Monday, January 26, 2009

Cool or Kewl

"Foods and beverages in hip, eco packaging that offer innovative tastes and functionality are irresistibly "kewl" to Gen Y"... ew.

Its statements like the one above that inspire a hatred of the skeezy marketeting rep. However, this article about what Gen Y eats and why is interesting.

Our Registry

We're not going to register - living in Belgium makes bringing back gifts impossible and since we'll be moving back to the States but of unknown destination, it simply doesn't make sense to recieve actual things. So aside from asking for homemade items, from blankets to photo albums, songs to sculpture, we're going to ask for donations to our honeymoon. This site seems like a great way to do it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Get Crafty!

How to make crayons into cool new shapes via Craft.

How to resurface your table with dominoes also via craft.

How My Cigarette Tastes

Via BoingBoing

The Evolution of 10 Food Logos

I love the Morton Salt Girl. You can see her evolution over the ages in Neatorama's review of ten logos. Not so appealing as she ages - Betty Crocker... Others include Aunt Jemima, Quaker Oats and the Gerber baby.

Cupcakes are Adventurous

Here is a sweet little stop motion video by Kristin Lepore. Its ten minutes long and I certainly didn't expect to watch the whole thing but within two minutes I was hooked on the story.

Kid's letters to Obama

Dear President Obama,

I want to tell you hi. Do you work with Santa Claus? Can I meet you in your house? Can I say bye to you after I meet you? And then can I meet you again? And then again after that?

Sergio Magana, age 5
San Francisco

From the book "Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country."

Cat's Reaction is Hilarious

I laughed out loud repeatedly watching this cat's reaction to getting a butt scratchin.

Letter from Bush's daughters to Obama's daughters

Not nearly as revealing as I would have hoped, a little to ... polished. It makes me think it is a bit of PR and not really an open letter from the Bush daughters to Obama's children. But, interestesting to read all the same!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In Honor of Today being a GREAT Tuesday

Why I'm ANGRY and relieved that Bush leaves is put so articulately in this note, with a damningly long list of heartbreaking elements from the past 8 years.

Why I'm HAPPY and relieved that Obama is arriving is told in this short and powerful story by a conductor in Chicago who had an interesting experience with Obama as a senator here.

And lest I get too sentimental, the 44th president is coming!