this was a good week
This was a good week. Here's why:
• The weather's getting more reasonable, I had a great quick trip to Dallas, and best of all, I finally had a breakthrough with the creator's block I've been wrestling with while putting together my keynote talk for a photography conference next week. I'm SO excited about it, too. (Incidentally, the conference is in San Antonio, and there are still tickets available -- will I see you there?)
• My friend Jenny's new book debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list -- like there was ever any doubt! It really is a great book -- you should get yourself a copy (as long as you're not offended by profanity. If you're offended by profanity, trust me, this very hilarious book, with its nonetheless incredibly vulnerable look at mental illness, is not for you).
• My friend Taiye spoke at TED -- and her talk, "Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, Ask Me Where I'm A Local" has a lot of interesting food for thought, especially if you're an immigrant or come from an immigrant family. Really provocative stuff.
• For the math geeks among us: the fold-and-cut theorem states that you can cut any straight-line shape with just only one cut. It's a long video, but so damned cool.
• Getty Images has awarded its first Instagram grant -- here are the winners. Awesome.
• Finally, for today's soundtrack, actor Sean Hayes and his husband Scott Icenogle lipsynch to Janet Jackson's and Missy Elliott's song, BURNITUP. It makes me laugh and laugh and laugh.
Click here or on the image below to watch.
And on that wacky note, have a great weekend, friends. See you next week.