I shall, from time to time, be posting links to things I find and enjoy on the internet. I figure today is a good day for that, as the only coherent thoughts I can form in my head right now are:
Omg, thank god it’s Friday, and I have a 1 in 176 million chance of not having to go back to work on Monday.
You can’t win if you don’t play, and today I’m being a playa. But, let’s face it – I have never consider myself a lucky girl, so I find some solace in A Treasury of Terribly Sad Stories of Lotto Winners. One of these guys actually has what seems like a case of the Numbers curse.
In keeping with the talk of millions, the Canadian government is apparently going to be saving 11 of them per year because they are going to stop making and distributing the penny! I’m actually really interested to see how this turns out for them, because for a long time I also thought getting rid of the penny would be a good idea until I started thinking about how businesses will have to entirely change the way they price their products. I guess in a few years we’ll see how that works out with our northern neighbors.
The Atlantic, one of my favorite news magazines, has a great feature called In Focus that I check out every week, and there have been some really cool recent ones. I was terrified on Monday when I saw that spiders fled an Australian flood and took up residence…everywhere but where they are usually living. There is also a great (but sort of sad) collection of photos from NASA taking apart the decommissioned space shuttles and launch pads.
Years ago, two of my best friends decided to take on couch surfers in their apartment, and they definitely lived to tell the tale, as they had as guests a mother who, as I recall, was escorting her young son to a local chess competition. Here is an article about a man who couch surfed across America.. very cool.
So, many months ago I started reading Game of Thrones but didn’t really get into it (I’m blaming that now on the fact that I hadn’t started playing D&D yet) but then last week I watched the entirety of the HBO series and I have totally fallen in love with the story and I’m hooked. I don’t think I am going to be able to watch the new season when it airs, but there happens to be an absence of something that makes me not care so much. I have to ask myself though, how is it possible I went 29 years without Jason Momoa being a part of it?!
He plays Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, and is SMOKING hot. Apparently, he is also far too strong for his own good, because I learned today that he accidentally broke both of GoT’s scriptwriter David Benioff’s hands during a drinking game… Umm… Whooops?
My god, the things I would do to get this man in my bedroom for an hour.