Saturday, September 25, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of September 19

Today is one of those days that I wish I was in the southern hemisphere.  Then I would be looking forward to spring instead of dreading autumn.  It's already colder and wetter here and I have a feeling we're in for a long winter.  On the upside, I stocked up today on hot cocoa mix.  I like to make the best of things.

(Side note: This week might be slim on posts.  It's my best friend's wedding next Saturday and I have a lot to do to get ready!)

And the award for coolest weather event ever goes to ... Volcano Tornados!

The marine biologist part of me really wants to eat at this underwater restaurant.  The claustrophobic part is already feeling panicky and has cancelled our reservation. found what they believe are the 20 worst children's book covers.  I'm not sure it's just the covers that are bad. (And I got the link from EW's Shelf Life.  I don't really spend much time on sites with ads for fake wrestling and Maxim's best bikini ladies.  Just ignore that part.)

I dare you not to spend forever looking at The NYT's Interactive Literary Map of Manhattan.  It's got markers and quotes where fictional events happened in Manhattan.

Do you know about Tilt-Shift -- using trick photography to change the viewers perception?  Well, if you want to weep tears of joy, check out this Tilt-Shift Van Gogh collection made by an art student. (via Flavorwire)  Here's my favorite (well, one of them anyway -- this Starry Night also blows my mind) --

Oh, what the hey -- here are some more tilt-shift photos.  Remember, these are all real scenes not models.

Better work avoidance through web browsing,


  1. You always find the neatest stuff. I had to look at the children's books covers ... that was so funny! Thanks for that!

  2. Jenners - I spend a lot of time on the internet so that you don't have to. ;)

  3. LOL!!! I am laughing so hard at those children's book covers!! Did you notice the same thing that I did with a number of those titles?!? :)

    Sorry for the bombardment of comments today! Finally getting all caught up on my reader and decided to leave one of my favorites for last!! :)