5 for 5

Two entries in two consecutive days! Sound the alarms! whoop! whoop!

Tom (unintentionally?) started a new meme, in which we name five blogs we think everyone should read, and five songs everyone should hear. I’ll bite, since it’ll provide you, dear reader, with some diversions when entries here are light.
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Not just for breakfast anymore

What was your first experience with the sacred cup of java?

I don’t remember my very first coffee experience, but I do remember one particular cup of coffee during Thanksgiving, when I was maybe a junior or senior in high school. I coolly poured myself a mug after dinner, added the appropriate levels of cream and sugar (read: lots), and sipped in it sophisticated style (or so I thought) along with the mingling adults.

I am aware that many kids in European countries drink coffee from a young age, but I didn’t start until well into my teens. I didn’t feel any real need to drink coffee. Then, again, who really needs to anyway?

I honestly didn’t drink a lot of coffee until the college years. It was one of those things that seemed required when you were pulling an all-nighter studying for the next anthropology exam. Either that, or chocolate-covered espresso beans (drool).

So began a new affinity. I would hesitate to call it an addiction.
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i seek you

Apologies for the lack of posts these past couple of days. The least I could do is provide you with some places to go. Here are my freshest Friday Finds:

  1. Inefficiency.org: humor, wit and Super Battles
  2. All of the Good Names Were Taken: insert witty description here
  3. The Colonel Sanders Conspiracy: he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly
  4. Comedic Cadavers: delightful randomness

Please share some of your Friday Finds in the comments as well! Enjoy your weekends!

tuesday linkage

I don’t really have a lot to say today, mostly cos this is the first week of the Spring Quarter, which in turn makes a very busy geeky chick indeed. Here’s some links of interest for the moment:

Enjoy your Tuesday! 🙂

No Logo

In relation to my post the other day about consumerism, I just found a pretty cool online documentary called No Logo (based on a book of the same name) discussing name branding. Good stuff.

I guess it’s time for me to pick up this book… funny that Amazon is offering it with a copy of Culture Jam (which I already own). Excellent observations on our culture and consumerism.