Well that was a bit of a breather, wasn’t it! Not really intentional, but anyways lots to catch up on, which I will do in my characteristic “giant post with lots of pictures” format. In other words if you have already hopped over to that Flickr link on the right, you might as well skip this one. 🙂
So that should bring us roughly up to date, other highlights include a rocking Chinese New Year’s party, dinner with an old friend from junior high and her adorable family, another week back at work and the quickly approaching weekend.
As an added bonus to this already way too long post, here are three things I thought were cool today:
Unhappy Meals by Michael Pollan – I finally finished reading this article that the always amazing Katie recommended on her blog recently and while long it is really worth it, especially if you haven’t read much by Pollan already. He every so succinctly presents why nutrition in its current form isn’t the healthiest for Americans, why we should eat more food (and less of the stuff that just resembles that concept) and the dangers of trying to fix your diet with the newest health craze.
Valentines by NPR for the public radio nerds among you – I don’t normally find valentines that entertaining unless of the snarky vein, but these were both hilarious and cute. Plus they are free to send to any and all of your friends/lovers/arch-enemies/etc.
World Press Photo Contest 2011 – I tend to find the field of photojournalism a fascinating one and this link proves over and over again the incredible power of the perfect image to inspire/sadden/frighten/disgust/comfort/etc