Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Major Update

After some real soul-searching and lots of design trials, it's official. The ladies are moving...

to Tumblr!

Make sure to update your RSS feeds with the new link: http://ladyfaces.tumblr.com/

Don't worry, all your favorite posts have been moved over to our new home. Get ready for lots more sass, humor, debates, cuteness, and ladies in your face.

House Cleaning

So last week was rough. You went to Google Reader, hoping to find the latest Lady Face posts, and what did you get? Nothing. The void. The swirling mass of darkness sending you deeper into depression and suffering! Oh the existential angst!

Sorry for the vacation, guys. I was moving and lacked internet, and then the works makes for unrelated blog busy-ness. But I am back with fun content to distract you from your workday!

First, some business. I got tired of the old layout so I updated to this new model. Thoughts?

Also, although I like the blogger, I've been toying with the idea of moving Lady Faces elsewhere--Wordpress (which I use for the work-blog) or Tumblr (the design of which I really like). So I'll leave it to you guys. Take the poll or post in comments and let me know what you think. Either way, this redhead will be providing you will lots of distracting news/videos/snark/pictures of adorable things.

Monday, August 24, 2009

What Does That Do For Your Facebook Relationship Status?

From imaginary sibling Felicia Day comes this hilarious (and catchy) song, "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?"

Is it wrong to want a dress like that? For Halloween, guys.

Nature: Where the Scary Lives

This Onion article confirms* what I've been thinking all along: if you try to sleep outdoors, even just in your own backyard, you will not survive. Between the ghosts and the axe-murderers and the poisonous spiders, you might as well just shoot yourself and save the psycho killers the trouble.

"We now have definitive proof that most children who camp out in their yards will die a horrific death," said Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services. "Whether it's a sudden wolf attack, an escaped mental patient, or just Old Man Greenly, who lost his hand in a gruesome mill accident and now seeks his bloody revenge, young boys and girls rarely live to see their parents or friends again."

It's why our ancestors invented indoors, people: so we wouldn't get killed by Old Man Greenly.

*What a fantastic day for "scientific" studies!

Be Prepared

Most scientific studies are pretty dry. Even the one that will detail the cure for AIDS or something will probably not be the kind of reading you want to take to the beach. It's part of being a researcher--your job is to inform, not to make the results all pretty.

Except this study from Canada is totally kick-ass. Researchers looked at what would happen if a zombie apocalypse actually occurred. The findings? Forget trying to study and ward off the zombies. What you need to do is get out your machete and start chopping zombies.

My favorite part: "In their scientific paper, the authors conclude that humanity's only hope is to 'hit them [the undead] hard and hit them often'."

And unlike many other studies, this one is totally useful! Swine flu is just a sign of things to come. Soon we'll be talking about a zombie epidemic.

When You Hear the Phrase "Orphaned Hedgehogs," You Know This Is Going to Be Cute

Oh geez, they could make a freakin' Disney movie about this: orphaned hedgehogs think the brush is their hedgehog mother.

"Workers say Mary, Mungo, Midge and Slappy get comfort from playing with the centre's cleaning brush and enjoy rubbing against it."

I know. I know.

Break Out the OED

CNN has put together a video of some people's least favorite common words/phrases.

First of all, the "sick" kid--did he time warp here from 1994? Who uses "that's sick" to mean "that's cool" anymore? Second, the "I know" guy--maybe your kids/other people actually do know what you're trying to explain and they want you to stop already.

My least favorite word? Pee. UGH. It sounds like you never grew up and learned how to talk like an adult.

What's your hatiest word?

When I'm a Parent, I'm Totally Going to Heckle

Yeah, that's what it felt like even when I was in the chorus.

Monday Morning Cute: the People Edition

Paul Rudd, you might be the cutest human being on the planet. Except* for Color Me Katie.

*In fact, are you two related?

Friday, August 14, 2009

As Addictive as Popping Bubble Wrap

It's Friday. Like you're actually doing work anyway.

I am totally sucked in. Forget the Word Jumble! I'm all about popping words.

(Blame bookshelves of doom for your lack of productivity now.)

Way More Important Than Health Care

Here's an issue everyone can agree on. Bipartisan television-watching!

Shameless Plug and the Scariness of Babies

Hey, guess what I wrote--this article!

Working at a children's hospital has made me terrified to have kids. So many things can go wrong with them! Their insides could fall apart at any minute! And you wouldn't know it until there was a bunch of organs on the floor!

Fortunately, the little girl in this article is doing fine and the outlook for the future is bright.

But seriously, kids (all you child blog-followers), take care of yourselves!

Some Like It Hot

Check out these previously unpublished pictures of Marilyn Monroe.

To all those young actresses who try to pose like Marilyn: give it up. You cannot be Marilyn.

Hi Honey, I'm Home

AMC has created one of the best marketing campaign's I've ever seen for the new season of Mad Men. Between teaming up with Banana Republic and holding their "Be on Mad Men" competition, it's a great way to get people interested and involved.

Now they show you how to make classic cocktails, like a Tom Collins or an old-fashioned or eight versions of the martini.

When you get home from work today, loosen your tie, put on some music, make yourself a drink.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sometimes I Feel Like This

You're going out in the world, little bear!