I woke up this morning and discovered that we’re in a snow globe! Here are some links for your snow day:
☆ I have to admit, I was not much of a fan of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I know lots of people liked it (and the subsequent books), but it was not for me. This piece in the New York validates my viewpoint:
[T]here are blatant violations of logic and consistency. Loose ends dangle. There are vast dumps of unnecessary detail. . . . The jokes aren’t funny. The dialogue could not be worse. The phrasing and vocabulary are consistently banal.
☆ At least twice a day I accidentally hit the Caps Lock button and send someone an instant message that is the equivalent of shouting. Sure, I could be more careful in my typing, but … what if the Caps Lock button just didn’t exist?
☆ Mark Bittman teaches people how to prepare three basic meals.
☆ In January, the gym is always jam-packed with people who haven’t yet given up on their resolutions. Here are some tips for those people.
☆ And finally, because it’s so bizarre that I can’t keep it to myself, here’s a middle-aged woman with a full back tattoo depicting an abstinence novel about sparkly vampires.
☆ Actually, I can’t leave you with that image … so, as a palate cleanser, here’s a less offensive Twilight bit: Go Fug Yourself ran a cute slideshow of Kristen Stewart at the People’s Choice Awards.
Have a great weekend!