Friday Mayan Apocalypse Fun Day — 12/21/2012

21 Dec

The trip back to California started with a stop in LA. Can’t believe how much I missed this buzzing, insane city!

Well, I hope there are people out there reading this…not running away from zombies/meteors/giant mutated animals/whatever the Mayan apocalypse is. If any of that is going on…well, it’s been real, folks.

What I Learned:

  • Before Hans Christian Anderson, kids were busy reading Aesop, Homer, Psalms and other much more complicated things than I ever read. Gah, fricking smart kids of the past.
  • Only 450 women across the world are commercial airline pilots. 450. WHAT. This is why I’ve never heard a woman over the plane intercom. (via CNN/Stuff Your Mom Never Told You).
  • The first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel was a 63 year old woman who did it to finance her old age. Wow.


  • This modern gingerbread house is too cool for school.
  • This list of 50 ways to spend Christmas alone has so many great ideas! I’ve never spent Christmas alone, but I did spend Thanksgiving alone once. My solution? Ice cream, steak and TV.
  • A collection of brilliant book ads. I love those library trucks!
  • I can’t decide how I feel about the Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby coming out in the spring. This trailer makes me feel like it’s going to be a whole lot of glitz, without a lot of substance…but the casting is just so good! Leo! Carey Mulligan aka perfection on earth!
  • Looking for something weird to do near you? Check out Atlas Obscura for awesome recommendations!
  • Assuming that there will be a 2013 and Earth isn’t reduced to space rubble, I would take any of these 2013 calendars!
  • Ever wondered how tall all those male Hollywood guys are? The answer? Short. Very short.
  • 65 funniest webcomics. You’re welcome.

One Response to “Friday Mayan Apocalypse Fun Day — 12/21/2012”

  1. katgustafsson December 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Thanks for the Atlas Obscura link!

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