Not funny, but worth noting: Just as rumors and winds of a tornado edged toward D.C. Friday evening, The Washington Post Tweeted: “Send us your storm photos, but don’t put yourself at risk for the pics.”
-o- Best 2012 Commencement Speakers -o-
What do Michelle Obama, Aaron Sorkin, Neil Gaiman, and Jane Lynch have in common? They’re all featured by The Wall Street Journal as notable commencement speakers. Here’s the WSJ roundup with embedded videos of the above speakers’ speeches and more.
-o- E-reading trends -o-
Love these. Do people who own e-readers read more books? Which is the most popular e-reader? This infographic even attempts to answer the question of why people read books.
Infographic from Mashable.
-o- Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes a ban on super-sized sodas -o-
Mayor Bloomberg of New York City has decided to try and ban all sodas over 16 oz. So… cups? Bottles? Cans? All of the above? Seems totally ridiculous to me but… This country is facing a lot of obesity-related health problems. Maybe just getting people talking about this is a good idea.
Here’s a link to Stephen Colbert’s video on the attempt: awesome.
-o- 10 NY literary bars -o-
This is more tourist-y than literary, but still way cool. In a few weeks my Aunt Susan and Uncle Brad are staging NY Peb Crawl Round III; maybe I can get one of these on the list!
Collection from Lonely Planet.
-o- 10 Jaw-droppingly beautiful places -o-
StumbleUpon has become fun again! Gallery (originally on BuzzFeed); I’ve been to Cinque Terre and want to go to that Crooked Forest ASAP.
-o- Top 100 Bestselling Books in the country -o-
List from Publisher’s Weekly. I included this because just today my friend told me she’d read Fifty Shades of Grey at the beach and I hadn’t even heard of it. And THEN my cousin raved about it at my Aunt Ginny’s birthday party. I’ll have to check it out!
-o- Cooking this week: Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil -o-
Here’s the recipe from SkinnyTaste.
(Image source: SkinnyTaste.com)
My last cooking adventure with the lovely Lindsey was SUPER successful… stay tuned for pics of our roasted chicken and romaine with spinach and red peppers.