Weekend Reads: Space, Books & Game of Thrones

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The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of work and fun travel. In two weeks I hit four cities in two, or was it three?, time zones. I always crave some time on the road. I want to leave my routine and my every day. Then, once I’m packing or in line at the airport, all I want is my big, comfy bed back. Am I the only one who does silly things like this? Either way, I got to mash some very cool work related talks and meetups with a family visit and some birthday time in Portland, OR! I ate and drank and laughed my ass off and reflected a bit.

Since I didn’t post while I was jumping from city to city I have so many cool links to share with you guys. Next week I’m back on a normal schedule and I have some great posts in queue – you’ll have to let me know what you think!

Space is the coolest. Even wringing out a wash cloth in space is cooler. And there are SO MANY PLANETS!!! But clearly, ours is the best for many reasons, but here’s 15 fun facts that will make you more valuable on trivia night.

5 sounds that have disappeared from our daily lives.

A really nerdy look at Game of Thrones: why the Tyrells are richer than the Lannisters.

Brad Goreski offers Game of Thrones characters fashion advice: “Rob Stark looks like a model. He should win the war just for being sexy.” Yes, Brad. I agree.

What was your first concert? Oh. Mine was NSYNC. *dodges flying tomatoes*

This blogger helps you determine whether or not you’re a foodie. I say, who the fuck wants to be called a foodie?

Lady nerds are the real heroes.

Remember when I said sleep was so important? Here’s a calculator to help you figure out what time to go to bed based on what time you want to get up!

Want to spark your inner creative spirit? Follow along with this university level class on doodling & neuroscience by cartoonist Lynda Barry.

The 20 most well-read cities in America – among them, Alexandria, VA. Related, the smell of a book. Mmm! Like, nothing else!

No time to read but want to expand your vocab? Vocabulary.com aims to help with that.

4 tips for avoiding burnout. Unless you’re this guy though, I kinda doubt you’re burnt out. You probably just don’t like your job.

Kids say the creepiest shit.

visualization of success. Which I’m printing out and putting on my wall at work.

And now I’ll leave you with this snappy tune & mesmerizing video to start your weekend. Have a good one, lovahs!

A-Trak & Tommy Trash – Tuna Melt from Pomp&Clout on Vimeo.

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