Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Snoop Dogg + Lion

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. aka Snoop Dogg now goes by Snoop Lion after an epiphany in Jamaica. I've been packing and getting ready for school, but I couldn't help turning on the computer to share this bit of "news".
via It's a chem reaction

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday night links + An Olympic weekend

via Fancy
Here is an extra long list of links accumulated over the week:

Carmadgeddon is coming back. (via LA County)

Want. (via Herschel Supply)

The challenges of making friends as adults. (via NY Times)

Breaking Bad's hairstylist. (via Chun Li's Spinning Bird Kick)

Seals are dog mermaids. (via I Raff I Ruse)

These balloon lights. (via Voltex Store)

Scientists have made artificial jellyfish from rat hearts. (via Nature)

Oops. Scientists have also doomed us all. (via Disclose)

Trailer for The Master is out. (via Youtube)

Hidden NYC subway. I love this kind of stuff. (via Fast Co.design)

If I wasn't so lazy, I would try to win this. (via flavorpill)

Lenovo's CEO gives his bonus to 10,000 employees. Now I'm extra glad I just bought their laptop. (via Dailytech)

Bill Murray  Kaiser Soze is now party-crashing all over the United States. (via Super Official News)

Have a fantastic weekend! And remember the Opening Ceremony is tonight!
via Fancy

Thursday, July 26, 2012

E.T. + Walrus-speak

Honestly speaking, this guy is more talented than I'll ever be.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Weather + Clothing

This website tells you the temperature and gives you clothing suggestions. The only thing I'm iffy about is how similar/random the outfits are in each city, but maybe it's just hot everywhere right now.
via Wevther

Monday, July 23, 2012

On competition + Other insights on how to succeed

“Competing with yourself is more difficult, requires more bravery and leads to more insight.”
- Seth Godin
Competition as a Crutch, by Seth Godin (via swissmiss)
50 things every creative (and everybody else) should know. (via #The50)
Why hanging out with (fill-in-the-blank) people will make you (fill-in-the-blank). (via Lifehacker)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday night links + A cheery weekend

via Fancy
This would have been more appropriate last Friday, but it still makes me laugh. A darker character for Where's Waldo?. (via This isn't happiness)

Four animals that are mayors. (via mental_floss)

Rat snatching milk from a cat. Exactly as described. (via Youtube)

My kind of twitter war. (via Buzzfeed)

Pretty salad bowls. (via swissmiss)

A video of the very popular Michelle Jenneke set to music. (via Vimeo)

Marissa Mayer is Yahoo's new CEO. (via CNN)

Blurring lines. (via swissmiss)

I agree with this. (via Lainey Gossip)

Have a great week everyone. And stay safe.

via Eggheads

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Final decision. Finally. + King Hall

It's done. It's decided. I'll be going to UC Davis School of Law this fall. Wish me luck!
Don't ask...via Eggheads

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Clams + Licking salt off the table

I'm not sure if I'm disgusted or amazed, but my eyes can't look away.

Team eXtreme + LA vs. SF car rally

In college, several friends and I started this silly, unofficial club called Team eXtreme (name to be taken extremely seriously) and went bungee jumping, sky diving, white-water rafting, and laser-tagging (also to be taken seriously) together every couple of semesters.
via Pinterest
A few weekends ago, we met up again for a car rally. Six friends and I drove from 11:30PM until 6PM the next day to look for the checkpoints (abandoned oil refineries, old missile bases, beautiful chapels) the organizers had entrusted us to find. Once we arrived, we had to hike, hop fences, climb over barbed wire, etc. to take a picture as proof. Along the way, there were vicious (but ultimately friendly) egg/condiment fights with other teams. And at the end, we met up with some friends from SF, who also had had their own checkpoints to complete. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun, and I probably won't do something so nonsensical again for a long time.
via Rental Car Rally
One of the things I most appreciated was the enthusiasm most of these participants had. There were more than 50 teams and many of them spent weeks preparing their costumes, decorating their cars, and matching their supplies with their themes (examples: Mario Kart team threw bananas, Ice Cream truck team left sundaes on everyone's cars). A couple of teams even bought an old limo and bus to compete in.
Shandon Chapel (one of the checkpoints) via gather
Although this wasn't the most dignified or intellectual event, the participants of the rally inspired me, and I could definitely learn something from them. Seeing these people in full costumes and ecstatically completing tasks even after several hours on the road, I felt as if this is the way life is meant to be lived. They signed up for something and committed 100% to it. Better yet, they stayed positive and cheerful the whole time.Whether my idea of a good time is eating my way through a seven-course meal, spending the night playing Taboo, signing up for a crazy car rally, or all of the above, this is how I want to live: fully, excitedly, and a little bit foolishly.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunflower fields + Appropriate ambling attire

via Fancy
I wish they had outfitted the poor model with clothes since I'm sure there must be bugs everywhere in this flower field, but it looks like a gorgeous place to be regardless, no? 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday night links + A sunny weekend

via eatdrinkchic
I definitely agree that changing one thing can lead to better habits all around. (via Refinery29)

Essential for ice cream cone parties. (via Oh Happy Day)

Despite recently discovering how terrible colored jeans look on me, I want a pair of these. Terribly. (via Arnsdorf)

I watched Moonrise Kingdom the other day and loved it. Like any other Wes Anderson movie, it was whimsical, witty, and visually gorgeous. It was also a bit sweeter than most of his movies and had some of my favorite actors. (via Youtube)

Speaking of fantastical movies, the trailer for Oz. (via Youtube)

I don't usually think of good service as the norm or even a necessity at a KBBQ restaurant, but Genwa had such great service that I feel obligated to point it out. (via Yelp)

Restaurant week is happening in LA for the next two weeks! (via dineLA)

And to offset that cost, freebies are happening everywhere. (via LA Times)

Happy National French Fry Day everyone. Have a great weekend!
via eatdrinkchic

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Homemade cherry ice-cream

It's been so hot these past few days. I feel like one or ten of these cones (a day) would really hit the spot.
via Just One Cookbook

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Piñatas + Presents

via Carmichael Collective
I've been making piñatas this past year to give as presents because they're personalized, doable while watching a movie, cost-effective, delicious, and somehow still enjoyable to destroy every single time. That's why I totally laughed when I saw this picture. How gruesome. And accurate.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday night links + A colorful weekend

via Design*Sponge
Rainbow-colored architecture to brighten your day. (via Flavorwire)

Here are several suggestions of foods that will help with your beauty issues. According to this, I will need lots and lots of vitamin C. And salmon. And lemons. And everything else that's healthy. (via Refinery29)

QR codes on your headstone--would you get one? (via Atlantic)

In the media spotlight A LOT this week...Katie Holmes. (via Lainey Gossip)

Steve Nash. (via LA Times)

Frank Ocean. (via Slate)

Higgs Boson explained for people like me. (via Laughing Squid)

One of many Olympic issues. (via Atlantic)

Top 10 books read based on the numbers printed and sold. (via Visual News)

17 tips to make life easier. Must try #7 and #12. (via Aimless Direction)

15 offbeat holidays to celebrate in July. I can't wait for National French Fries Day. (via mental_floss)
For now, let's just enjoy International Kissing Day. Have a good one .

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Happy 4th of July

I hope you have fun celebrating freedom, independence, no work/school, pretty fireworks, or whatever you like :). I'll be heading up to the mountains tonight to enjoy the show and full moon. What will you be up to?
via Ffffound

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lady Danville + The Last of Summer

The flipped-over van on their album cover is from an accident they had while touring. via Lady Danville
Now that I have around a month left before starting law school, I've been trying to cram as many local events as I can before leaving. I was lucky enough to see Lady Danville play at Grand Performances this past Sunday, and it felt like I was experiencing the epitome of a SoCal summer. The weather was the perfect amount of sunny, the venue was beautiful, the drinks were plentiful, and the talented band (from Los Angeles!) had a sound that was just too easy to love. I'm going to miss this place.