Things I’m Loving

Weekend Links / Saturday, February 1st, 2014


Duolingo. This language-learning app is my new obsession. Download it for free on iTunes, and start learning French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish while you play. I always felt like a dud in college French, but now I’m learning Spanish like a boss.

“13 Examples of People Being Awesome in the Middle of the Atlanta Traffic Jam”

Cooking for Bae. I have laughed myself sick over this Instagram account that features the best of the worst food photos shared online. If you’ve never heard of a “struggle plate,” you will soon.

Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who costume. The trousers need a tailor, but Doc Martens?! YES.

This baby, who’s laughing at a dog eating popcorn:

Speaking of popcorn … I picked up some Skinny Pop Popcorn on sale, and OMG, WHY IS THIS STUFF SO GOOD? You get four cups for 155 calories, and it’s not even crazy-artificial – just popcorn, sunflower oil and salt. Gimme.

Helix. No one’s really talking about this new syfy show, but I’m loving it. It’s about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who are investigating a disease outbreak at an isolated research facility in the Arctic. And, you guys, it is creepy. Every week, they find a new way to up the ante, which shouldn’t be a surprise, since one of the executive producers is Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica).

Cristin Milioti singing “La Vie En Rose” on last week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother:

Chris and Ann’s send-off on Parks and Recreation.

The Bugle. Maybe I shouldn’t be getting most of my world news from a satirical podcast, but Diane Sawyer doesn’t make me LOL like John Oliver (formerly of The Daily Show) and Andy Zaltzman.

And this gallery of Snack Stadiums people have built for Super Bowl Sunday. Whoa.