Friday, July 06, 2012

Weekend Reading: The Random Good Things Edition

Today was a much more invigorating day at work- solving technical problems in the morning (in collaboration with my team), pushing through the pre-plans for this weekend's work... good stuff. So I'm feeling much more upbeat today. I don't know whether I should be happy or sad that work has such a strong effect on my mood.

Anyway, you didn't come by for more naval gazing. It is weekend reading time! I could not come up with any sort of coherent theme this week, so I've just got a bunch of unrelated good things:

First up, courtesy of @Aubergine_Kenobi, the science behind my dislike of most green veggies. (For the record, I'm fine with tomatoes.)

Next, GeekMom explains why it exists, and doesn't just merge with GeekDad into GeekParents.

Sticking with women in tech for awhile, this is an interesting interview with Margo Seltzer, a Comp Sci professor at Harvard.

I don't get political here very often, but some of the comments on Scalzi's call for comments from people still undecided about how they'll cast their vote for president are really interesting.

In honor of Andy Griffith: My Mom is a huge fan of the Andy Griffith show. This post from another woman whose Dad is a fan is interesting, and might make you think a little more highly of the show.

This post from Tragic Sandwich is just a great story. My wedding also had a project plan!

I found this really interesting post about the book Overdressed and how shopping has become entertainment via Bad Mom, Good Mom's reaction to it.

Happy reading!

Last minute addition, found thanks to my girls' sudden fascination with Riverdance- a Riverdance flash mob in Sydney:

Is there a chance for a dance in Sydney?


  1. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Wow--thanks for including me!

  2. Anonymous3:33 AM

    I used to have that exact same problem with tomatoes talked about in the article. Every year once a year (in the summer) I'd try them thinking I should like them. Eventually I did, but not until I was well into my teens. I still can't eat goat cheese or brussels sprouts and a few other strong tasting things that have specific bitter flavors. But the trade-off is I can appreciate and pick out specific spices in fancy mixed dishes.


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