Friday Links

So, this week I’ve been pretty busy with my new job, grad school orientation, surviving earthquakes, and devouring The Magician King (more on that next week).  And this weekend I’m ready to fight for my life.  So you can imagine I don’t have too many links this go around.



  1. Going to the minaret of Jam by motorcycle
  2. What explains the remarkable rise of Greek yogurt?
  3. The efforts to get the Israel natural gas project off the ground
  4. Anne Hathaway is a class act
  5. ” The Defense Language Institute is where young men and women learn how to eavesdrop on the nation’s enemies, provided that the enemies speak slowly and limit their conversation to hobbies and the weather.”
  6. Old Russian periodicals online. OMGOMGGEEKTIME>
  7. Love this post a lot.
  8. I studied abroad in Africa tumblr
  9. I do, in fact, major in basket weaving!



5 thoughts on “Friday Links

  1. I read The Magicians & The Magician King this week. It’s impossible to put them down. I think I need to reread them now to discover all the hidden little language gems. The first chapter of MK made me laugh out loud. I know a lot of people are conflicted about the series, but I’m definitely giving it top billing.

    1. Oh I am 10000000% behind it.  I also laughed out loud at some parts.  He has a very unique writing style.  I loved both so much, I’m so jealous Mr. B still has 300 pages to read in The Magician King. 

  2. There’s never a good time to have kids (unless you’re independently wealthy). Once we realized that, we just went ahead and did it. Of course, you can see how that turned out. Let’s see, at 44 we’ll be planning a bar mitzvah…

    1. There’s never a good time to have kids unless you figure out that you can write a program that will take hundreds of fractions of a cent from your company over a number of years. 

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