Daily Archives: July 7, 2015
HSBC fires UK employees for staging a mock ISIL-style execution
Photos: This cliff-face house overlooking the Aegean is a lair fit for a supervillain
At least 14 are dead after a terror attack in northern Kenya
Edit: Slowest post ever! First Ever Glossybox: May 2015
I bought my first glossy box and received it a week ago. I also bought Birchbox to see which one I liked best, but this has not turned up yet, so haven’t cancelled my subscription for either. Almost 2 weeks later, I received June’s Glossybox!
So while I am super slow on this, I’m going to tell you about both – today!
I was really excited to see what would be in my Glossybox when it arrived. I knew a bit about them and had seen other blog posts in the past, so I wondered what I was going to be trying. I have read that the boxes have gone downhill a bit lately, but held out hope.
It arrives in a cute, dotty logo box and inside is a pink wrapped box. Love the design and wrapping inside, it’s a nice touch. (My photos could be better!)
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Apple’s App Store could take a lesson from Apple Music on the human touch
The FBI raids the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle
Here’s The Winning Doodle! (I Have More Doodle News, Too!)
Last week the lovely and talented Alicia Jamtaas was the big winner of the Mike Allegra Win A Doodle Contest. Her prize was a custom made doodle of anything she wanted.
What she wanted was raven shape-shifter.
I had never heard of a raven shape-shifter before. Fortunately, Alicia clarified things:
“A raven shape-shifter is a woman who is able to shape shift into a raven. Like a selkie – woman to seal.”
“Ah!” I replied. (I decided not to mention that I had never heard of a selkie, either.)
Fantasy stuff is not really in my wheelhouse, but I figured I’d come up with something. I visited Google Images. There I discovered that no one on earth seems to agree on what a raven shape-shifter looks like.
So I winged it (so to speak).
Here’s your doodle, Alicia! I hope you like it.
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A liberal term for a conservative court
NPR ran an interesting story yesterday about how this was a liberal term for a conservative court.
No doubt, with the affirmation of the Affordable Care Act and the comprehensive legalization of gay marriage, this has been an interesting term.
Commentators have suggested that the split is between ideological conservatives like Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia and the more economic or pragmatic conservatives like John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.
But don’t forget the awful campaign finance decisions as a quick reminder on how this is not a liberal court.
Next year the court will take up the abortion decision and questions of affirmative action, so stay tuned to that.