Friday, July 11, 2014

Weekend Reading: The Travel, Books, and Fun Edition

By the time you read this, I'll probably be on my way home from a two week vacation in Colorado. I don't have a bunch of timely links to share, because I prepared this post before I left home. I enjoy blogging, but not as much as I enjoy traveling!

And I do enjoy traveling. I also enjoy daydreaming about traveling to more places. I recently discovered the Atlas Obscura site and holy cow, it is awesome.

I've long been intrigued by the question of why some people (like me) love to travel so much. I still don't know the answer, but I liked travel writer Evan Rail's take on it in the short ebook Why We Fly.

Here's a fun story of virtual travel, in which a writer uses Google streetview to visit her namesake town

I found this great post about being an African-American man working as a nature leader via @DNLee.

While I was writing up our recent trip to Torrance, I came across this fun looking local food blog. The handful of San Diego readers I have (and anyone planning a visit) might want to check it out.

Am I the last person to discover the charming kids' book And Tango Makes Three? We brought it home from the library recently, and Petunia loved it. So did I. It is a great way to introduce the idea that some families have two daddies (or two mommies) to a young kid, if it hasn't already come up in everyday life.

Don't worry, even on a fluffy set of links like this one, I have a YouTube video for you. Mr. Snarky makes sure of that. This week's is here because it is the best use of the bassoon since Peter and the Wolf.

Normal posting will resume soon... once we do the laundry, that is.


  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    I think I heard that the (real-life) penguins in that story got a divorce. :(

  2. Anonymous1:57 PM

    OMG, that video was AWESOME.

  3. Anonymous4:01 AM

    I still have that bassoon riff stuck in my head.

  4. Anonymous1:32 PM

    Still stuck. You look sexy when you do that.

    1. I'm sorry! The bassoon riff is awesome, though.

    2. Anonymous2:00 PM

      It's since been replaced by Pinocchio, from his how to make a hit pop song part 2.

      I've been to London Paris and Tokyo...


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