I drove a lot this summer. Over 4,346 miles, to be exact. Over 65 hours in the car, to be even more specific. This, the average human would agree, is a lot of driving. Long-haul truckers might disagree. But, according to me, my dog, and many Americans, this is almost too much driving. From Pennsylvania to North Dakota to Georgia to Virginia and then back and forth to PA. And now, until late August, I’m calling Charlottesville, Virginia home.  
Now that my driving is over, all I need to do until late-August is anticipate Slovakia.  View high resolution

I drove a lot this summer. Over 4,346 miles, to be exact. Over 65 hours in the car, to be even more specific. This, the average human would agree, is a lot of driving. Long-haul truckers might disagree. But, according to me, my dog, and many Americans, this is almost too much driving. From Pennsylvania to North Dakota to Georgia to Virginia and then back and forth to PA. And now, until late August, I’m calling Charlottesville, Virginia home.  

Now that my driving is over, all I need to do until late-August is anticipate Slovakia. 

My triumphant (and much anticipated,  I’m sure) return to SnapChat art. I took a break, but distracting myself from meaningful writing was necessary tonight. Tinkerbell, ya’ll! View high resolution

My triumphant (and much anticipated, I’m sure) return to SnapChat art. I took a break, but distracting myself from meaningful writing was necessary tonight. Tinkerbell, ya’ll!

This casa is Jericho is made of bags of earth stacked and plastered over. 
“Half the world’s population lives, works, worships or keeps animals in structures built of earth, says University of California, Berkeley professor Ronald Rael.” (via NPR)
I’m obsessed. 
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This casa is Jericho is made of bags of earth stacked and plastered over. 

Half the world’s population lives, works, worships or keeps animals in structures built of earth, says University of California, Berkeley professor Ronald Rael.” (via NPR)

I’m obsessed. 

Yes! Future child/children need(s) this fabulous wooden sushi set. Because EVERY child has the right to wooden sushi. Especially sushi that closely resembles the French flag.  View high resolution

Yes! Future child/children need(s) this fabulous wooden sushi set. Because EVERY child has the right to wooden sushi. Especially sushi that closely resembles the French flag. 

Congratulations, me. There ARE (or were) geniuses who went to bed after 2am and slept until 11am. F. Scott Fitzegerald, Leo Tolstoy, William Styron are included on this chart. Does this mean there is still hope that I am (or will become) a genius? Yes. Maybe. I’m too tired to write about this.  View high resolution

Congratulations, me. There ARE (or were) geniuses who went to bed after 2am and slept until 11am. F. Scott Fitzegerald, Leo Tolstoy, William Styron are included on this chart. Does this mean there is still hope that I am (or will become) a genius? Yes. Maybe. I’m too tired to write about this. 

'Community' gets sixth season on Yahoo Screen

This makes me SUPER happy. SUPER HAPPY. 

Have we talked about the time I found a toad on the 2nd level of my farmhouse? It happened. About 1 week before we fled the farmhouse for the summer, I found a tiny toad on the top step. We’re adding the toad to our list of creatures we’ve found in our casa. 2 birds, a raccoon, squirrels in the walls, and so many spiders… it’s just stupid. Now, what kind of critters do I have to look forward to in Slovakia… View high resolution

Have we talked about the time I found a toad on the 2nd level of my farmhouse? It happened. About 1 week before we fled the farmhouse for the summer, I found a tiny toad on the top step. We’re adding the toad to our list of creatures we’ve found in our casa. 2 birds, a raccoon, squirrels in the walls, and so many spiders… it’s just stupid. Now, what kind of critters do I have to look forward to in Slovakia…

People who have international experience or identify with more than one nationality are better problem solvers and display more creativity, our research suggests. What’s more, we found that people with this international experience are more likely to create new businesses and products and to be promoted.
— William Maddux, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, found that among students enrolled in an international MBA program, their “multicultural engagement”—the extent to which they adapted to and learned about new cultures—predicted how “integratively complex” their thinking became.

@SCOTUSblog is not the real SCOTUS, but maybe they should be...

The Supreme Court made a ruling today on the Hobby Lobby contraception case. People are JUST THRILLED, as you can imagine. And many of these annoyed Americans are taking to Twitter to air their grievances. 

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) does NOT have a Twitter account, but a blog that covers SCOTUS DOES have a Twitter account. The blog’s Twitter handle is @SCOTUSblog. 

Hundreds of confused Twitter users think @SCOTUSblog is the real deal, and @SCOTUSblog is putting on a hilariously awesome show for its haters. Please please please click the link above and read @SCOTUSblog’s responses. WORTH IT. 

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