Friday, November 08, 2013

Weekend Reading: The Awesomeness Edition

I have things in my list of links to share that aren't full of awesomeness, but I think I'll just save those for another week. I've had a very frustrating week in which all of the time I had reserved to work on performance reviews for my team (due Monday!) got eaten up by a problem that was supposed to be the responsibility of a different group, but kept boomeranging back to me. Guess who's working on performance reviews this weekend? I could rant further, but not without breaking some of my rules for blogging, so I won't.

I fear that if I include any of the links I have on serious topics, I will devolve into ranting, because there were too many things in my links and in the news that remind me how screwed up and unfair our world can be.

Instead, I will remind myself of the awesomeness in the world, and in doing so, I will share it with you.

First, a story about an opera performed in LA's Union Station, amongst unsuspecting commuters.

This poem about a scene in an airport lounge restores some of my faith in humanity.

I love this bunny. OK, I love all bunnies. But this is a particularly smart one.

Periodically, my husband gets emails intended for someone else with the same first initial and last name (xkcd covered a similar scenario recently). Tonight, one of those emails arrived, and it had a link of such delightful absurdity that I have to include it. I give you: 15th Century Flemish Style Portraits Recreated in the Airplane Lavatory.

I am a bit jealous. I also occasionally get emails for someone else. My name is more common than my husband's so the emails I get are for someone else with my same first and last name. But they are just about a community theater and never contain links to toilet paper art.

This video comes from Mr. Snarky, too, but he found it on his own, without the help of mysterious correspondents.

As always, you are welcome to leave additional awesomeness in my comments.


  1. I have an awesome! In fact I just sent it on to some people with the subject 'awesome'. This is a video of a man, Zach Anner, with cerebral palsy doing a short workout video. He's an amazing man, and the videos are inspirational, encouraging and funny. Overall awesome.

  2. Anonymous9:16 AM

    More awesome!

  3. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Squirrels "the 'what does the fox say' of the 90's"


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