My birthday this week, which made me angsty. So many people remembered though which was really sweet. Hung out with friends, got in some reasonable gym time. Getting the pool to myself for a while on Saturday was a highlight of my week.
Not feeling very creative lately, I think it’s because I’ve reached this really boring part of The Project – substantially done, need to incorporate comments and edit etc. Hopefully a good break over the weekend and the bank holiday next week will help me push through this bit and make some progress.
Had a call to prep for a panel I’m going to be on at ModevUX, the other panellists seem really cool so that is exciting.
Tube strike sucked, although it did mean that I was finally shut away without distractions to make progress on this document that I’ve been trying to work on for a while. My team went out to celebrate a launch, which was cool, although otherwise it wasn’t a good week. Couple of disappointments.
Booked my flights for McLean and Seattle later this month.
Incredible deserts at Aux Merveilleux, sushi at Dozo (my fave), Zuma (so expensive but amazing) and Yashin (wow!). Dinner at My Old Place (so tasty) and dim sum at Dragon Palace. Also went to My Old Dutch, Bill’s restaurant (desert), and brunch at the Troubador Cafe.
All caught up on The Good Wife, back to watching the latest seasons of Covert Affairs, Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother. Also watching Melissa and Joey. Finally got around to watching The Hangover 3, which was hilarious and wrong, as were the first two.
Still working on An Absolute Deception (I never normally take this long to finish a novel, but I’ve read it before and I’m not getting into it), 4 Hour Body (still trying out the tips, currently on cold showers – fail! – and swimming more, which is great), and Manage Your Day To Day.
Went to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which was completely bizarre but funny. The portrayal of women was pretty terrible though, including French maid outfits with the back cut out of the skirt (tiny frilly yet insufficiently revealing of their underwear without this modification?) except for one awesome twist.
Product links Amazon.
- Seattle and NYC, February 2014
- Returning To The Stage… After Harrassment
- Responsive Web Design – GGD Sydney, August 2013
ON THE INTERNET
- Interesting – At 30 Billion Pins, Pinterest Has a Fresh Take on Search — And It’s All About Mobile http://buff.ly/1iosbE0 /via @felsull
- Yay, @aimafidon wrote up her @bcs_lovelace talk – Leaning in when you’re not Sheryl Sandberg – The Student Edition http://wp.me/p28aRF-9z
- @shanley: Sexual assault in the tech community is real. New anonymous story in @ModelViewMedia: http://modelviewculture.com/pieces/an-unto…
- The natural follower to “social” media – Cloak: The Antisocial-Media App – http://buff.ly/QRxLTD /via @dontgetcaught
- Good stuff on irrational guilt, I identify – What Do You Feel Guilty About Today? http://buff.ly/1irTjkE /via @amygdalama @b0rk
- @feraldata: so many questions … what woman/ which book? RT @theretronaut: c. 1940s: Woman with books (http://buff.ly/1mQgBBc)
- </3 “Why Won’t You Educate Me About Feminism?” http://buff.ly/1tV8mYy /via @triketora
- The most interesting strategies for dealing with loneliness originate in Japan – http://buff.ly/1loPbTh /via @olivia_solon
- This is good, on the problems of “not all men” – ‘Not All Men Are Like That’ – http://buff.ly/1m39eoJ /via @DrJaneChi
- This is cool, reminds me of dear photograph – Video Beautifully Blends Old And New London – http://buff.ly/1m64uP4
- The datanerd in me is fascinated by this – How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data – http://buff.ly/1jcSTyl
- .@lindseybieda is right, the math on focusing on the pipeline when attrition is so high doesn’t add up – http://buff.ly/1jf5AsF
- This is really good, really necessary – Workplace Harassment, Reporting, and the Whisper Network – http://buff.ly/1m8VKrk
- @handee: my article http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/departmental/devalumnirel/prom/PROM-2013-English.pdf p 14-17 feat shoutouts to @CASinclude @bcswomen @ggdworldwide @MzTEK @belindaparmar
- “We don’t need to respond with rage. But we still haven’t come far enough to let such things go unacknowledged.” http://buff.ly/1hTGsqP
- “much of this “GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH” rhetoric is little more than patriarchy’s bespectacled wingman”http://buff.ly/1o4zUXg
- OMG so cute! Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos!! http://buff.ly/1fxUAHL /via @kwugirl@phedinkus
- Red panda! So adorable! http://sfist.com/2014/05/01/the_san_francisco_zoo_is_getting_a.php#photo-1… /via @miss_fae @NatDudley
- @renzo_soprano: It’s called a Quokka,lives in Australia,is endangered,& considered one of the friendliest, happiest animals on earth.
- @aydaring: Lol @ this kid missing the point by a mile “@CollegeFix: Meet the Poster Child for ‘White Privilege’ http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/17230/
- This! 11 Ways To Avoid Sounding Like a Sexist Jerk–Even If You’re a Woman http://buff.ly/1o4kr9N /via @dontgetcaught
- Everyone is tweeting this, because it is hilarious and amazing – programming sucks – http://buff.ly/1pU1ues
- This is an awesome article about the good wife, thanks @JillWetzler – Why Women Should Watch The Good Wife – http://buff.ly/1pRBBvZ
- I like how they have fixed these headlines – m.imgur.com/gallery/r12nF