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The Kingston 256GB flash drive. Call me naive. But the future just hit me now. And I’m a little scared.

256GB flash driveVIA dvice

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With PS 22.

Coldplay’s VIVA LA VIDA

I’m still crying.

Check out their blog for more songs.

Don’t lie. You cried too.

For the lack of posts. Must meet deadlines. I’ll be back in full force next week. Have a happy holiday weekend!

In keeping with the animal theme.kittens

VIA Cute Overload

… use the bathroom. AKA the battle of the sexes.

bathroomVIA this.might.suck

rock paper scissorVIA Carlsmart

– Percentage of cesarean births in the US in 1965: 4.5% vs present day: 31%

– Cesareans account for 45% of all delivery costs. The cost of an uncomplicated cesarean for insured patients averages $13,000. More than twice as much as a vaginal births.

– The US leads other developed nations in numbers of cesareans. But rates lower on infant mortality and birth weight statistics.

– The maternal death rate began to rise in 2002.

– The typical newborn is delivered at 39 weeks vs the full 40 weeks.

– In California, cesareans account for a range of 16% to 62% of all births.

– The World Health Organization recommends cesareans not go over 15% of all births.

So… guess what’s the no brainer here?

VIA LA Times

USA Today lists the ten best graduation commencement speeches. Here are my favorite highlights…

Steve Jobs @ Stanford, 2005: Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

David Foster Wallace @ Kenyon, 2005: There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”

Earl Bakken, University of Hawaii, 2004: By all reckoning, the bumblebee is aerodynamically unsound and shouldn’t be able to fly. Yet, the little bee gets those wings going like a turbo-jet and flies to every plant its chubby little body can land on to collect all the nectar it can hold. Bumblebees are the most persistent creatures. They don’t know they can’t fly, so they just keep buzzing around.

Lesson learned from USA Today’s list?

1) there are no good graduation speeches prior to the year 2000.

2) everything is hard. suck it up.

3) hard work = rewards. though i hear my internal bullshit radar beeping here. yes, some people work hard and earn their rewards. some people don’t, and earn their rewards. that’s life. it’s all a crapshoot. but that is no reason to cry and despair. make the best of what you have. and see what happens.

“Keep smilin’, keep shinin’
Knowin’ you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for…”

friendship

VIA BuzzFeed; lyrics by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.

Currently Reading…

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Currently Loving…

Twitter; Masala Chai

Currently Hating…

Being sick