Thursday, August 28, 2014

From The Blog-O-Sphere

Here is the latest from around the wonderful world wide web:

Sad day.
Group Health is closing the birth center where my two little babes were born. Every time I drive by the building I automatically zero in on the window to our room where Benjamin entered the world. I’d do the same for Emma except there was no time to look around and actually see the room. Bed! Bassinet! Here comes baby! And it was in the middle of the night. They’re not closing down the midwifery program, which is good, as I adored those women, just moving their base of operations to Swedish. Which is fine; I’ve heard many, many very positive things about Swedish MC. But still. That ugly old building is near and dear to my heart.

This is your brain on fish. 

What’s at the bottom of Lake Washington? I think about this every time I take a plunge into the lake...

Welcome to Washington: [potential] Grizzly Country!

What the heck did I just watch? Impressed, confused, my head is unable to absorb this crazy Russian dance version of Kiesza’s Hideaway. Things get interesting at 1:05 (ps: that poor chicken).

I’ve just added this book to my list: The Signature of All Things.

“This novel spans two centuries and offers the reader details of travel, adventure, love, family dysfunction, and science. Alma Whitaker is born in 1800 to a self-made man who becomes the richest man in Philadelphia. Alma is brilliant but homely, and during her long, loveless life she pursues the study of botany, ultimately proposing one of the first theories of evolution. Gilbert expertly tracks Alma's travels around the world, her struggles with her family and the man with whom she falls in love, and her desperate need to understand the mechanisms behind all life.”  -- Kate Mai, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX

Man sets record for the Pacific Crest Trail. 50 miles a day? No problemmo.

Two working parents, one sick kid. An examination of the cultural default.

20 foods you didn’t know you could freeze: yogurt, hummus, tortillas. Sign me up.

My SIL and BIL (that’s sister-in-law and brother-in-law) got us hooked on these videos while we were in Alaska. Basically, it’s adults acting out kid conversations: Kid Snippets. Another: Math. Dance class.

In other awesome news, GoPro just introduced a new camera harness - for dogs. No foolin’ peeps.

Bailey! Get up! We've got to put your new harness on! Bailey gettttt upppppp.

Not sure the Beast would be the best GoProDog. This is about as excited as he gets these days:

Be well, my dears.