Friday, December 27, 2013

From the Blog-O-Sphere

Here are the latest and greatest from around the internet, my dears.

Let’s start on a high note, shall we?

What makes us happy.  Besides fancy chocolate.

Rock on, Padre. What would Baby Jesus eat?

For Christmas dinner this year we made marionberry pie, thanks to Costco now carrying jumbo packages of the tasty berry. I liked this recipe although we substituted the crust for a butter/shortening combo version from the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook.

There are a lot of questions swirling around Santa this year but one is undeniable: Santa is white. Colbert says so. :)

My dad and Benjamin both love flamingos. I’m getting them this contraption next year: Flamingo bike.  Or these. If the price tag ($2.5k) wasn’t so steep.

For the gardeners out there: Think this would work? Protect your strawberry plants with strawberry rocks. 

I asked Ben the other day if he wanted a baby [doll] to have while I was attending to the new baby. His answer? An emphatic "NO. I WANT TRUCKS INSTEAD”. Hmm, back to the drawing board.  How to prepare your older child for a new baby.

27 incredible views you’d only see if you were a bird. Holla, Seattle!

Why moms that quit their jobs to stay at home should get a post-nup. 

The coolest science of 2013, in GIFs.

Warped childhood, Restoration Hardware Style. Love the commentary on these!

The Rock’n’Roll Casualty Who Became A War Hero. Fascinating.



PS: That’s Ben surveying Chris’ desk at the annual holiday party last weekend. He approves of the spinning chair and green keyboard buttons. I think it’s so fun to visit Chris at work; I can’t get over the fact that every single person (including the CEO) sits at work stations set up on long tables. I’m not sure I’d love the setup, but Chris says it makes collaborations with fellow employees really easy (and cuts down on facebookers!). What do you think? Is it your cup of tea?