Insomnia means Reading

Couldn’t sleep this past night (still not sure why; I had some chocolate from Foster’s after work…but that’s not really that unusual.). And not sleeping, means I find other ways to occupy myself. I’ve been devouring Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows and some other online reads. Here’re some suggestions (not all articles this time):

When Michelle Obama Came to Lunch. This reads like a story; written by a humble appetizer chef at Gramercy Tavern who experienced the frenzy of a VIP lunch she did not get to make. www.gilttaste.com/when-michelle-obama-came-to-lunch.

Starbucks ‘The Perfect Latte.’ This adorable Starbucks ad is marketing genius. vimeo.com/38790505.

BookBook for Air. This is not really an article. But isn’t it still wonderful? I’m coveting it. twelvesouth.com/products/BookBook_for_Air/gallery

Barbara Robbins: A Slain CIA’s Death. The first woman to die in Vietnam — and one of the first women to work for the CIA. This agent’s death was just recently connected to the CIA. Fascinating story — also provides a great deal of insight into how the CIA is structured and the heavy toll it can take on a person’s family. www.washingtonpost.com/local/barbara-robbins-a-slain-cia-secretarys-life-and-death

The Lennox! I’m not a Pinterest person, but I’m learning it can be useful for things like sharing ideas for how to decorate a new apartment. Here’s our collection of possibilities. pinterest.com/shanspain/the-lennox/

Timelapse: Sunrise to Sunset. Basically, what I watched this AM from my window. The sky is crazy-beautiful — and I can’t get enough of watching how the sun moves across the sky. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mAbf6BcUtw

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