Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, Mary was chilling - for finally, her day off!!
You guys, I'm not exactly sure when it turned from fall to winter, and I'm really not sure when Christmas decided to poke it's head around the corner, but the holidays are here and cookies have been baked and lasagna will be made and carols will be hummed and Veronica Mars is marathoning on TV (seriously) and I will not set foot into a theater for the next 52 hours. So here's wishing everyone safe travels (if you're traveling), mugs of hot toddies (whether you're traveling or not), and a very Wonderful Winter, Festive Festivus, Crazy Kwanza, Happy Chanukah, and Merry Christmas ;)
~ An interesting look at the biographical fan fiction genre (of which, I admit, I was swayed into reading and loving)
~ Find a spare hour and watch this Wes Anderson-styled documentary about the team of people who open up Antarctica for the start of the tourist season
~ Utterly random, yet wonderful
~ This beautiful website that celebrates travel stories and photography is back and better than ever.
~ An encyclopedia of all things art
~ #ihavethisthingwithfloors (I really do. See: above picture)
~ If Grandpa Joe can dance, Grandpa Joe can work
~ This entire saga is amazing (and really makes me wish my name was Elizabeth Gallagher)
~ The MTA's newest campaign to stop the manspreading. But will it stop the fare hikes as well?
~ Thanks to the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, I got my ticket to the NYT Travel Show - will I see you there?!
~ And finally, as I look forward to celebrating my first official Jewish Christmas tomorrow, why we'll be dining on Chinese Food