Tuesday, May 21, 2013

From the Blog-O-Sphere

Haven’t done one of these in a while.

First up:

Oklahoma, we are thinking of you. May you be reunited with loved ones. There is something about being a parent now that just tears me in two when I hear about lost and injured children. Last night I couldn’t bring myself to stop looking at pictures of the on-going rescue of children at the school in Moore, Oklahoma. Stay safe. Also,
this video of an elderly woman finding her lost pup is a tearjerker. [than you Colleen and Amanda].

The world according to a google-ized two year old (that really wants juice).

The US Stereotype map. Funny or in poor taste?

Thinking of going camping with small child this summer? Then this blog is for you. Lots of good tips about keeping your wee bambino warm - which is exactly the reason that had us driving down a mountain at 3am last August after we’d ditched our camping plans.

On my summer reading list: The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown (thanks mom)

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936. 

The real sounds of hearing loss. Can you tell what’s being said?

Funny pregnancy announcements.

This is a fun little tool: turn any map into a watercolor. I feel like I’ve already posted this. Sorry if it’s a duplicate.

Have you been following the big discussion in Portland about fluoride in the drinking water? I love you Portland...but come on. You guys are starting to sound like the anti-vaccine crowd. And that’s not a compliment.

We tried out a new restaurant with some friends last weekend: Cafe Munir in Loyal Heights (North Ballard). It was tasty! Sharing small plates is definitely one of my favorite ways to nosh.

Thought this was a fun little way to draw the community together: In Westchester, a chalkboard to write a dream on.

How to have happy, long-lasting relationships. [Thanks Sara]