Monday Snax

We had such a lovely weekend with Danielle and Logan; we didn’t want them to leave! Danielle recounts the trip quite well on her blog: check it out. The engagement photo of Guion and Logan makes me snort with laughter.

Without further ado, your dose of snax!

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Title. I still need to print this off and actually do it, but I love this pretty little quiz by Lapham’s Quarterly. Match the working title of the famous novel with its published moniker, and find yourself (mostly) surprised. Some of them are more obvious than others–The Whale later become what monolith of American fiction?–but some are quite obscure and surprising. (Lapham’s Quarterly)

Q&A with the editor of the style guide for the Interwebs. UNC professor Andy Bechtel has an interview with Julie Wildhaber, the Yahoo! editor for a style guide for the Internet. Now that’s an interesting idea. (The Editor’s Desk)

Bowing in Japan, a Guide. A helpful and lighthearted guide to the culture of bowing in Japan. I really love the opening photograph of an aquarium worker bowing to an orca. It’s a beautiful tradition, and it is funny how ingrained it becomes in one’s body; the funny references at the end of the article do actually happen (bowing while talking on the telephone, for example). (

Men more emotional in relationships? Coverage of an interesting little study about men and women’s emotional balances in relationships. Girlfriends, are you with me on this one? I feel like all of us have been saying this for years now. (Salon Feminist News: Broadsheet)

Bridging the Wage Gap: Men and Women in the Workplace. I am still astonished every time I see these statistics, even though I’ve heard them often. creates a sleek info-graphic to correspond with the depressing data. (

The Essentials. Wish I looked like this every day. (Garance Dore)

Dear Tall Truck that Touched the Trees. Another sweet thank-you note from Leah for you. (THXTHXTHX)

President Obama Not Really Sure Why He Knows that Lindsay Lohan Is in Jail. Really. Daily Intel is the ONLY place I get my news. And it’s the best. The only communication I have with Jonathan and Catherine on Facebook is the exchange of Daily Intel links. (Daily Intel)

Five Senses Friday. Every Friday, Abby posts the experiences of her senses for the day. It’s one of my favorite features on her blog. This week, she decided to show instead of tell, and the results are beautiful. (Abby Tries Again)

To the Lighthouse. But First, to the Food Carts. This will only be funny to fellow Woolf devotees. (McSweeney’s)

Aging Gracefully, the French Way. This might be my favorite link of the week. I want to do this! I think my mother already is. I read French Women Don’t Get Fat a few summers ago, and I’m all behind that lifestyle of natural elegance, simple indulgences, and dedicated skin care. One of my favorite points in this particular article was the average French woman’s complete disdain for the gym. Gyms are a form of torture. This is another reason why I’m all for continuing to live in a town where I can walk everywhere. (The New York Times)

Hope your week has started off well! We will talk again soon.

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