this was a good week

Guess what -- this was a good week!  Here's why:

•  A few days ago, Marcus and Alex bought me surprise grocery-store tulips, and today we're off for a girls' weekend, mens' weekend and kids' weekend, respectively.  We cannot wait.  Respectively.

•  A comet named Lovejoy, now visible in the night sky.  (Related: someone give the person who named it a cupcake.  Best name for an icy, outgassing solar system body ever.)

•  I was thrilled to be a guest on Meagan Francis' podcast, the Home Hour.  Click here to listen.

•  Check it:  the Smithsonian just made over 40,000 of its images available online -- some of them never-before seen.  You can search and download them for yourself here!

•  My friend Ryan Youngblood, an awesome filmmaker who traveled with us to Ethiopia back in 2012, just released his latest film covering the past two years of his life.  Fair warning:  some of his images are a bit shocking, but his technical skills are so undeniably breathtaking, he always makes me wonder what the hell I'm playing at with my own camera.  Amazing talent.

•  The awesome men over at Street Etiquette have published their latest travel photo essay on the magic of New Orleans.  I have a sudden urge to head over to The Big Easy for some chicory coffee, no lie.

•  This site, which tells you what colour it is:  it takes the time, to the second, and converts it to the RGB code for colour, all while changing the background to the associated hue.  I know that last sentence was completely, grammatically and code-ily wrong, but just click over and take a look.  It's mesmerizing.  And really calming.

•  I've always had a secret dream to be a National Geographic photographer.  But I think being featured by a National Geographic photographer might be even better -- click over to see my interview on Lola Akinmade Åkerström's site.

•  And finally for the song today, I decided to go a little old school:  Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai.  Just because the video is so fun to watch.

Have a great weekend, friends.  See you next week.


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