Tuesday, September 08, 2015

News and Reviews

Happy Tuesday. If such a thing exists. :)

We went apple picking this weekend at
Jones Creek Farm up near Sedro-Wooley.  Emma has been sneaking asian pears all day and Ben and I are mid-way through the apple pie-making process.

Here are the latest and greatest from around the web this week:

A contender for best obituary. (Also, his daughters definitely didn’t like his second wife, right?!)
"There will be no viewing since his family refuses to honor his request to have him standing in the corner of the room with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand so he would appear natural to visitors."

Your baby’s leftover DNA is making you stronger (thanks J).
A rebuttal. 

Fake diamonds? Hell yeah.

The love affair with Iceland(ers) continues.

Los Angeles has shady balls.  Genius.

Robots destroy reef-eating starfish. I’m trying to convince Chris to go down to Panama with me to hunt invasive lionfish with spear guns. I’d be game for volunteering on a robot project too. Especially if it involves the Great Barrier Reef (bucket list!!).

When women write a sex memoir. 

Who’ll Freeze First? A Puzzle About Size and Staying Warm (new favorite science blog)

Stay out of Portland, Californians.  (Poor CA, here in Seattle we blame everything from bad traffic to horrible rental prices on them too). 

Preschool And Privilege: When Early Education Hinges On Parental Flexibility

This post really resonated with me today (and I only have two!): On life with three. Life, you are crazy and chaotic right now. I’m behind before I even wake up. 

And the best for last. There is a online petition to rename an Ohio ‘mountain’: PALIN PEAK. Hilarious. Keep your mitts off of Alaska, Ohio.