Friday Links (Leaving on a Jet Plane Edition)

“Go where we may, rest where we will,
Eternal London haunts us still.”
― Thomas Moore

Here it is, kittens, the last Friday links post in the US for some time to come. Cue the nostalgia.

I’ve neglected you, but I’m not particularly sorry since my other brother John is finally in town and the whole family has been hanging out for the first time in nearly a  year. Mum and I did haircuts and facials yesterday (which I’ve decided needs to be the new standing ritual prior to all Trans-Atlantic travel). I saw Xarissa in DC the other day for lunch some much needed pseudo big sister gossip before we left, and Amy and Ryan are coming back down this weekend to join us in our expedition to Busch Gardens tomorrow – although the weather has decided to be early Fall-ish instead of late Summer all of a sudden! It’s been deliciously cool and clear!

I’m currently throwing some quick posts together to do my best to keep you entertained while we’re dashing frantically from flat to flat trying to find a place to live. We truly have no idea how this next phase of the adventure is going to go, it’s all being played very much by ear. Wish us luck, minions!

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that it’s 2013.

On a lighter note, Jeff found this – and oh, how we laughed!

Pretty watercolor portraits of some of literature’s most popular heroines.

Oldy but a goody.

Neat map!

This is a thing?

Here’s some oddness I can get behind on the other hand!

It is often wise to recall that the industry that tells us that whatever our current body shape, type, style, or method for controlling/dealing with problems related thereto is bad – is just about as old as time.

One Christmas my present was tickets to Swan Lake performed by the Russian National Ballet. It was gorgeous, but the memory that sticks out was one of the characters after executing a highly athletic combination of leaps received an applause less enthusiastic than he clearly thought he deserved. He made several insistent bows until he got the amount of accolades he wanted. Clearly he needed a team of these.

And, lest we all forget what’s coming up in about 48 hours

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