Another week of web random, coming your way…
Glasses Problems, Last Meals, the Wonderful Weirdness of Twitter, Amy Poehler Scooping Ice Cream, Outlander, Spotify and more…
October 13, 2013
I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 10 years old. Far from being some cute quirky thing that hipsters like to glorify, glasses can be a massive pain in the ass- especially when they immediately fog up the second I open the oven door. Thankfully, Buzfeed feels my pain with “7 Problems Only People With Glasses Understand”
Loved, loved, loved this Amy Poehler article on her before-she-was-famous, high school summer job scooping ice cream.
With Twitter going public, diehards have been mourning the End of an Era. I’m no Twitter diehard, but I loved this article by Farhad Manjoo (my fave tech writer) begging Twitter to please, Stay Weird.
Starz is in the process of adapting my favorite series of books, the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, into a television show airing next Spring. I’ve been apprehensive of seeing characters and scenes I love so much presented on the small screen, but after Starz treated myself and about 150 other obsessive fans to a question-and-answer session with Gabaldon and series producer Ron Moore (he of the updated Battlestar Galactica), I’m more excited than anxious. After the Q&A, during which we were shown stills and clips from filming, we were fed a gorgeous Scottish-themed lunch in a rooftop spot in Chelsea overlooking the Hudson River. It was not only a perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday, but I got a chance to meet Diana and get a copy of one of my books signed, which thrilled me to no end. See our photo below, and forgive me for my ridiculously strange half-mullet-hair-hybrid thing going on (bad angle, I swear!):
Are you a fan of the books, too? Gabaldon and Moore had held a Q&A at NYC’s Comic Con the day before, talking about what aspects of the book would be making it to the show, and what would be elaborated
I’ve never really embraced Spotify (I’m not down with how I have to sign in with Facebook, no other option. I mean, really?) but you can’t argue that it’s a huge way for people to share music. Mashable investigates how the company is changing the economy of music today.
And speaking of music…
I loved the song highlighted in the above Mashable article, Spirit Animal’s Black Jack White:
Check it here on Amazon (here’s the direct link)
and on iTunes
And enjoy your week, my little lovers!
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