Found out Hugh Jackman started a fair-trade coffee/tea/chocolate company, in case he wasn’t awesome enough yet.
Robert is working his way through Time’s list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923, which, looking at the list, sounds about as enjoyable as having a pair of doctors play tic-tac-toe on your stomach with scalpels. I was pleased to see the list includes “Watchmen” and “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, but the presence of not one, but two Faulkner books is enough to make me run in the other direction. And seriously, why 1923?
(Here are a couple other lists if you’re inspired: Harvard Book Store’s far less intimidating top 100, BBC’s list of the 100 best-loved books, Project Gutenberg’s 100 most popular e-books, and NPR’s top science fiction and fantasy books.)
Fashionflirt’s explanation of why putting effort into your appearance isn’t selfishness or vanity – it’ll actually make you feel better: ‘”You always look so pretty,” she said. “It always surprises me, that you make such an effort.” I shrugged. “It makes me feel better. And when I feel better, everything is easier.”‘