25 May 2014

Weekend List!

Sarah's List: 

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos. (I'll never forget the day I first saw the Fed Ex arrow.)

Fedex by Dano, on Flickr
You'll never unsee it.
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License  by  Dano 

Looks like they caught the guy who scared the bejeezus out of us in December.

The Little Art House in Eastern Congo. It's not all bad news coming from Goma.

A house paint that vaccinates your house. Sign me up.

It sucked my blood by gagstreet, on Flickr
Take that!
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License  by  gagstreet 

The Most Positive Countries in the World.

Feelin' fine in DRC. Too bad nobody asked. We're gray on the map, as usual.

An excellent list of some really great reading.

What happens when kids only see white people in books.

Emma Thompson would rather have a root canal than join Twitter. Ditto.

And when your entire life is about to change, I've found rewatching every episode of Sex in the City is a very effective coping mechanism. 10 years later, here's how the seasons ranked.

Yes, that is a pink velour case.

Jill's List:

Doing my pre-flight reading.  Not sure about the "lady" part, but this is pretty good advice.

This is amazing. (Where are my scrunchies and stirrup pants?)


Too many claim white people are at risk in communities of color. Really, it's those communities that are threatened.


Is "doing what you love" actually the best advice?

How do you feel about  this depiction of Kinshasa and the final, take-away message:
My ultimate advice? Simple: don’t go to dangerous places like this unless you have a really, really, really important reason to go there.

Dang it.  I have apparently wasted a lot of time.

Groaning-cheese, anyone?  I hear it's better than an epidural.

Image from Wikipedia

No cheese?  There's always the over-the-top birth plan to get you through.  I may have once been handed a birth plan by a patient that instructed me to call in a sushi order after delivery.


  1. Just totally laughed my way through the article "How to Survive a 10 hour Flight like a Lady". So perfect, so true, so funny!!!

  2. That depiction of Kinshasa is... oh my lord. That's the kind of narrative that made my mother lose sleep at night, thinking that I was gonna get robbed all the time. The real message is: put your own name on your freaking luggage tag, DUH. And make sure you have people's cell phone numbers so you can borrow a phone and call whoever you need to call when you land. DUH. And just... don't be a sucker. Suckers get robbed all over the world, not just in Kin. So lay off the "most dangerous place on earth" attitude. I usually try not to be rude... but what a stale, janky perspective.

    1. Right on. That's the reaction we were hoping for. Could you copy and paste and comment on his post too???


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