two blogs, one stone

Here are the newest additions to my Google Reader:

1) Suri’s burn book

2) Myths retold

And here is Matthew Baldwin of Defective Yeti telling a fabulous story from Back Fence PDX. A taste of what you can look forward to if you make the trek to Nairobi to visit me.

He has a post about Back Fence PDX, where you can find some other charming and hilarious storytellers. I may or may not have stayed up past my bedtime watching them.

Also, I promise this page will become less of a collection of random Internet curios once I flee the country on August 14. In the meantime, check out that browser address bar! Woah-ho! I’m a URL!


1. “As the situation descended into chaos, the researchers stood by and watched—until one of their colleagues finally spoke out.” (It was ethical at the time.)

2. This is totally disgusting, but not disgusting enough to change my habits:

3. “The end result of less diving is that watching women play soccer at the highest level is less encumbered by obvious cheating histrionics and more of a pure experience.”

4. It’s Wednesday. Hump day. Here is something to get you through the afternoon — 39 songs in one. Girl Talk, watch out, you’ve got company: