Oct 31, 2010  •  In Art/Design, NYC, Travel

Paris vs New York

Paris vs New York is a whimsical blog which showcases illustrated comparisons between the two cities. Not only are the style of illustrations right up my alley (cute and minimalist), the comparisons themselves lead readers to wonder which city comes up best. Just from a quick look, it seems as if the author of the […]

Oct 29, 2010  •  In Geek, Video Games, Web

“Oregon Trail”…With ZOMBIES!!!

This is too epic not to share. Everyone’s favorite video game from elementary school, Oregon Trail, has been re-mixed into a zombie survival game called Organ Trail. Created by a group of indie developers called The Men Who Wear Many Hats, the Flash-based game (sorry, iPad users) is fairly accurate, fun, and completely addictive. Apparently, […]

Oct 29, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Star Wars

Vintage-Style Star Wars Travel Posters

Inspired by the vintage travel posters of the early 20th century, illustrator Steve Thomas has created eight retro-style posters that pay homage to my favorite film franchise. Prints are forthcoming! Via Neatorama. You may also like: If Star Wars Was Set in an 80’s High School Watch Star Wars in Text Animation The Inspiration Behind […]

Oct 29, 2010  •  In Career, Food, Home

Guest Post: Your Job is Ruining Dinner

I don’t particularly like cooking, and I’m embarrassed to reveal just how many days per week we order in (especially during the latter weeks of my pregnancy). However, home-cooked IS best in my opinion and I prefer my mother’s dishes over a restaurant’s any day. In this piece Susan ponders if women’s careers have lead […]

Oct 28, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Infographics, Movies, Web

50 Movies for 50 States

Redditor subtonix made a map of what movies best represent each of the 50 states. Personally, I would have gone with Sleepless in Seattle for Washington, and Grumpy Old Men for Minnesota, but I agree with most of the choices. I especially love Clerks for New Jersey, and Red Dawn for Colorado (Wolverines!). Do you think your state was […]

Oct 28, 2010  •  In Geek, Guest Posts, Relationships

Guest Post: TV Boyfriends

Today, Jen returns with a topic I am all too familiar with: TV boyfriends. Like Jen, I also get invested in the characters of my favorite television shows, and can completely understand how one could become attracted to a character (and not the actor). Do you have any TV boyfriends/girlfriends? I am a complete TV […]

Oct 28, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Star Wars

Boba Fett’s Invoice to Jabba the Hutt

Illustrator Brock Davis has created a fictional artifact from the Star Wars universe: an invoice made out to Jabba the Hutt for services rendered by bounty hunter Boba Fett in the capture of Han Solo. Love it! Via Boing Boing. You may also like: If Star Wars Was Set in an 80’s High School Watch Star Wars in […]

Oct 27, 2010  •  In Baby, Claire, Personal, Pregnancy

The Birth Story, Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2… I’ve decided to go a slightly different direction for this final post in Claire’s Birth Story series: a timeline with descriptions. I’m so glad that I wrote down the times and details when it was still fresh in my mind, because I can hardly remember any specifics now! 10:00am — Admitted […]

Oct 27, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Books, Cute, Entertainment, Funny

Man Men Mr. Men

Are you familiar with the popular children’s book series “Mr. Men”? Well, the clever folks at thepoke.co.uk has mashed it up the AMC hit series Mad Men for some amusing results…     They’ve even created a complete story called “Mr. Sterling Gets Angry” —     Via The New York Times. You may also like: Harry Potter […]