parasite kids sucking elderly parents' remaining...
A new item has been added into the regulations, stipulating that grown-up offspring who have the ability to live independently shall be held criminally responsible if they cheat, rob, or blackmail their parents into giving them money or property. This article is interesting: http://opinion.globaltimes.cn/commentary/2011-01/618469.html
Valentines Day cards
I love Valentines Day. And these super creepy cards. If you’d like to send me one, I’ll give you my PO Box. http://www.buzzfeed.com/tiad/creepy-valentines
and here, we have a city full of crazies.
I love random things, and I found these tonight and had to buy them. It’s an octopus and alligator salt and pepper shaker set. Adorable (I’m easily entertained. Sometimes).
the walk from no to yes
I read his book “Getting to Yes” for a negotiation class last semester. Interesting.
you can port your phone # to Google Voice
Aw, sad. I have all my darkroom stuff still (my dad gave me a room at his office building for a darkroom when I was in high school/college). I love black and white pictures, and the whole process of being able to develop them. Way more fun than printing out pictures from a digital camera. And even more fun than photoshop. ...
Anyone who says I don’t need a chow this very instant is lying. See the full gallery on posterous
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Matsuo Basho
The only place I’ve had toasted ravioli in Missouri was at Lincoln Days. I’m not saying they weren’t great, but I don’t know if that’s the best food representation. http://noms.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/01/12/funny-food-photos-food-by-state/
I’m totally in love with Google’s Zurich offices and Pixar’s California offices. http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/creative-modern-office-designs/
TIF project demands subsidy from the city
The J.E. Dunn project joins another prominent downtown TIF development that’s missing projections on repaying its city-backed bonds, the Power & Light District. City officials acknowledged last summer the downtown entertainment district will likely require at least a $10 million annual subsidy for the foreseeable future to repay its $295 million in bonds. Read...
Tuscon House Resolution
Whereas on January 8, 2011, an armed gunman opened fire at a ‘‘Congress on your Corner’’ event hosted by Rep- resentative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona, killing 6 and wounding at least 14 others; Whereas Christina Taylor Green, Dorothy Morris, John Roll, Phyllis Schneck, Dorwan Stoddard, and Gabriel Zimmer- man lost their lives in this attack; Whereas Christina Taylor Green, the...
"superhero" gets nose broken
inflation arrives in China
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/business/global/12inflate.html?ref=business The central bank has been pumping out currency at an ever-accelerating pace over the past decade to limit the renminbi’s appreciation against the dollar. That strategy has helped preserve a competitive advantage of Chinese exporters by keeping their prices relatively low on global markets — while also protecting...
41 places to go in 2011
Just what I need. More travel lists. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/travel/09where-to-go.html?src=me&ref=ge…
China tests J-20 while Gates is visiting
A senior American defense official said that when Mr. Gates asked Mr. Hu to discuss the test, it was evident to the Americans that the Chinese leader and his top civilian advisers were surprised by the query and were unprepared to answer him. Photos of the flight of the radar-evading J-20 had been prominently posted on unofficial Chinese military Web sites a few hours before the meeting. “It...
ferret bites off sleeping babys fingers
This is so disgusting. http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/10/2575140/ferret-bites-off-sleeping-babys….
bad news for mo dems
So, in my attempt to post something at least once a day, I promised myself that I would occasionally actually write something myself. This weekend has been very productive. Yesterday I had an early meeting for a campaign I’m working on. Then I had lunch with my parents (and Zoe). Visiting my mom is like visiting one of the wisemen. She always has gifts. This time it was an origami kit...
really cool KC company
I’m working on something for the KC Industrial Council’s annual Brick by Brick awards. One of their winners is Zahner. They’re hq’d in Kansas City, but they’ve done some really awesome projects all over the world, including the art wall at Doha in Qatar. I want to see all of these awesome buildings. http://www.azahner.com/zahner_projects1.cfm#
social media icons
soo cute. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/10/cheers-a-free-social-icon-set/
Middle Eastern tourist destinations
I always find it really hard to read stuff like this. Because whenever I do, I get really restless and feel like I should be trip planning. And then I get worried that I might not make it to all the places I want to go. But I always read travel posts anyway. Oh well. http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/sep/04/middle-east-new-trips
UK faces 20% VAT tax
Weren’t politicians oh-so-nonchalantly tossing out a VAT tax as a cure for economic issues? Oh yes. Good idea. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jan/04/labour-squeeze-vat-rise
you & me
self-funders strike out
I feel like someone should do a study on this. The statistics would be interesting. Maybe. Maybe not. http://www.politico.com/pitboss/
best travel pics
I am totally in love with this persons entire photostream. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jojofotografia/with/5320914466/
RNC debate recap
tips from smashing
RNC debate recap
$5/gallon gas in 2012
thats it. I don’t care how ugly they are. I’m buying a Prius. http://www.salon.com/news/trending/2010/12/28/5_dollar_gas
Today I got up early and went for a quick run before work. I got an early (for me) start today which allowed me to stop by Caribou on my way to work and get a chai tea latte to help me get through the morning. I was quite productive, which is good, because things are getting crazy. I even skipped my yoga class today, which is a big deal, because I usually go every Monday. But I did spend the day...
man installs camera in his head
This is totally disgusting. And also kind of cool: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12040776
25 new free fonts
I love fonts. Especially ones that other people have already done all the work on. Get them here
More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Arkansas Sky
More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Arkansas Sky
Shrinking human brains
oh hey, french face
that’s not really her name (it’s Zoe). this is my parents’ dog and my cousins frenchie.
Predictions for the Future of Politics and Social...
“As many have already foreseen, social media will not require experts for much longer.” http://mashable.com/2010/12/29/predictions-politics-social-media/