Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
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)
Have a fantastic weekend! And remember the Opening Ceremony is tonight!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
“Competing with yourself is more difficult, requires more bravery and leads to more insight.”
- Seth Godin
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
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.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
|via Rental Car Rally|
|Shandon Chapel (one of the checkpoints) via gather|
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
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!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
|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.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
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)
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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?
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
|The flipped-over van on their album cover is from an accident they had while touring. via Lady Danville|