odds and ends

Some people wondered where their cats go when they leave so they turned their cats into cinematographers or photographers.  Take a look at some of those cats and their work.

These vivid photos of golden fireflies in Japan look unreal.  It looks something out of a Disney movie.  Actually, it reminds me of that scene in the lagoon in the Little Mermaid when Ariel and Eric were about to have their first kiss.

I love reading cookbooks even though I don’t cook that often.  I never really thought about celebrity cookbooks being mostly ghostwritten, though it does make sense considering how prolific some of them are. Also, an update with Gwyneth Paltrow insisted on Twitter that she wrote it herself but the NY Times says she they stand by their reporting o_O

This kid got an awesome wardrobe because it comes with the Lion and the Witch too.

An excerpt of “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir” from Jenny Lawson details some incidents she’s had to deal with working in HR.  All I can say is if I ever had thoughts about working in HR, this would definitely kill it.

I think I’ve only tried 3 out of 12 on this list of strange fruits & veggies from Mental Floss.

These are some festivals to consider when thinking about your next vacation.  I especially like the Water Festival in Chiang Mai.

Last but not least, ramen is a staple for many a college student or people eating on the cheap but it also has a devoted following for it’s versatility.  Serious Eats details how you can upgrade your instant noodles. I don’t like to eat it too often because it’s not very healthy but this makes it pretty damn tempting.


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