Stuff & Things, Volume I
This was actually the first time I’ve ever tried a pulled pork sandwich of any kind and now I regret it because it was so good I could have cried and I haaaaaate eating red meat. We also had some “burnt ends” from Lockhart’s BBQ, which were delicious but make me a little uncomfortable because I just want to know what end of the pig it is. Then we tried a slider from Slows that had jalapeno sweet relish on it, which is something I want to make myself very soon. And I will also be finding a place that sells Trout Slayer Wheat beer, my favorite of the day.
Anyway, that was yesterday and now it’s today, which I planned on using to link up to some of my favorite reads from the week. I’ve bookmarked a lot of cool stuff lately so it’s about time I start sharing.
> 20 things I wish I knew about photographing in manual mode. SUPER helpful if you’re new to photography. Seems like I’m learning something new about manual mode every day!
> Melinda Gates has made contraception and family planning the target of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and spent World Population Day speaking out about its importance. Her goal is to raise $4 billion over the next 8 years to provide contraception to 120 million women around the world.
> How to survive Mercury Retrogade. I’ve never been one for astrology but the fact that it feels like my world has turned upside down every time Mercury Retrogade comes around means there might actually be something to it.
> Why killing time isn’t a sin. As someone who feels a pang of Catholic Guilt whenever I’m not using free time to be productive, this is really good to hear.
> Climate change is, unfortunately, STILL a controversial issue, but it looks like scientists are finding more evidence that human activity is linked to it.
> I’ve avoided ranting about Daniel Tosh because aggressively mediocre comedians are irrelevant to me, but this is the best response ever in regards to his rape “joke”.
> Money buys unhappiness. Yep.
> Meet Miss Subway. “From 1941 until 1976, the Miss Subways contest — “a search to find the loveliest subway rider” — graced New York City subway cars near and far.”
> 10 grocery shopping tips for a whole foods approach. I already do a few of these, but there are some great tips I’d have never thought of otherwise.
> The US has just experienced the hottest 6 months in the history of ever. Although I’m sure you already knew that if you live here.July 15, 2012
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