Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

Ready for the weekend? I always am... To help you pass your Friday here are the highlights of what distracted me this week online, what I bookmarked that I hope to one day eat and a picture. Happy weekend!

I think I'm daring because I'm running a 10k on 4/2 (my second race and longest distance); this guy is daring because he is riding HUGE waves at night in Hawaii. How bold but I am keeping in mind to each his own. (via The Improvised Life).

Ever since tasting the "marmalade rice" at a friend's wedding, I have admired Iranian food though I haven't had it often. Najmieh Batmanglij's cookbook and work in general sound amazing.(via NY Times)

If, like me, you like topical books but have trouble getting around to reading them, you will find this article on vanilla and this one on avocados interesting as they include mini-histories.(via NY Times)

These running headbands with built-in headphones look handy - no ear buds to fall out and no chill to the  inner ear from wind. Plus they are washable as long as you remove the headphones. (via VitalJuice, a great health subscription e-mail)

A real life version of the house from UP. (via Courtney)

A bedroom with a pirate ship! Then copper gutters and other unique work on the architect's page. Room decor is much more advanced than when I was a child and wanted a reading nook built into the wall thanks to magazines at HQ. (via Tenille)

Patagonia is at the top of places I want to explore. Check out this article on a remote place to stay and experience it. (via Tenille)

Atlas Shrugged officially is a movie (via Pete). I loved Ayn Rand's books in college. If you haven't read her test the waters with Anthem, which clocks in at ~100 pages and gives you a feel for her general plot. I started with The Fountainhead, then read them all, though John Galt's monologue in Atlas Shrugged almost lost me. 

15 Most Popular Autocorrects from February... Low brow, perhaps, but I laughed until my stomach hurt.(via Doug)

Make your own fringe-y streamers! These look so fun and simple. This blog was added to my reader, but I can't remember how I reached it. Oops.

Athletic Body Diversity Reference for Artists at Intergalactic Messages - I especially liked how she wrapped up the post with this statement "Reminder to self and others: fitness does not always equal perfect washboard abs." (via Courtney)

I love the meditative act of chopping things and this OCD Chef Cutting board highlighted at Baking Bites sounds like a dream.

Recipes Bookmarked
Candied Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Maple Tempeh Bacon
Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice at 101 Cookbooks
Lemon Vinaigrette at Organic Spark via Deliciously Organic
Popcorn with Coconut Flakes and Mustard Seeds at NY Times
Rainbow Sprinkles

Sweet Homemade Milk Liquor at The Kitchn

Altea, Spain September 2009

Find more artists like DUM DUM GIRLS at Myspace Music

Frontier Psychiatrist has highlighted this band a few times and I like their sound.


  1. Atlas Shrugged is going to be the most tedious movie ever. They should have made Anthem into a movie instead. That one at has some pacing and the sci-fi setting going for it.

  2. Not a bad point... I can't imagine a trilogy. The tone of the trailor was a touch heavy for me and I enjoy that.