Link Love from Around The Globe

Normally I’d leave all of this until my monthly budget roundup, but they’re starting to pile up in my inbox, so here you go 🙂

Before we begin, this has been bugging me for a while.

On Top Chef Masters episode 2, Kelis showed up to judge. Bla bla bla she was mean and there are a lot of dirty jokes about meatballs, but all I could think was WHO MAKES THAT DRESS SHE IS WEARING?




We have a family that is spending $38,200 per year.

The family’s income is $21,700 per year.

The family adds $16,500 in credit card debt every year in order to pay its bills.

After a long and difficult debate among family members, keeping in mind that it was not going to be possible to borrow $16,500 every year forever, the parents and children agreed that a $380/year premium cable subscription could be terminated.

So now the family will have to borrow only $16,120 per year.


Abe Lincoln just can’t get over it

I can do that face too!

Want to rent a country?

$70,000 a night for a minimum of 2 nights and you can have Liechtenstein!

Are you sure it’s not a banana?

What a will!

If people acted in real life like they did on Facebook

If Barbie were life-sized…

I’m just surprised no one has tried making a life-size doll like this before 🙂

Canon Advertisement: You know when you’re ready

Domestic Jenny’s AWESOME closet

There are no words for how amazing this wardrobe is; more pictures after the jump. They are a must-see for any closet fiend.

Bureaucrats, Civil Servants and their salaries

India – 2003 – Makes $199 USD a month

Thinking about birds..

How men and women see colours

BF actually spots the differences between colours and shades more acutely than I do, but he doesn’t have the names for them.

The Original Photoshop

Very cool. 🙂 “Original Photoshop”. It is kind of sad, but not surprising.

Then and Now

A secret dome in Witley Park underneath the lake

Centuries-old tsunami warnings carved in stone in Japan

They’ve really lived with the fear of tsunamis and earthquakes there. Read more about it after the jump.

Samurai chopsticks


Spider invasion in Pakistan

Very cool, and apparently very helpful. Read more about it after the jump.

Snail Mail…. realized!

Speaking of insects, real-life snail mail. What a novel idea 🙂

Fuuvi Chocolate Camera

This makes me want to eat it, not use it.

Photo manipulations of animals

I picked my two favourites, but there were plenty more in the link.

Speaking of animals.. this made me laugh 😛

Dear Fork…

Harvard Entrance Exam from 1869

Wow is all I can say. 🙂



Spike Jonze presents Lil Buck (an L.A. street dancer) and Yo-Yo Ma, the most amazing cellist I’ve ever heard 🙂

This is an awesome mix of modern and classical. Lil Buck is dancing to the live accompaniment of Yo-Yo Ma.

Suwappu augmented reality

Frankly, I think you need to be on drugs to understand this. 🙂

I didn’t really know what it was at first, but I saw cute little toy animal figurines and I was sold on watching the video ;P

“These cute and interactive little toys are called Suwappas and can be “brought to life” by activating an app. Simply point your mobile device at one of the Suwappas and, although it may look like it’s sat there minding its own business, you can suddenly see it talking, moving, changing its features and even its surroundings all through your phone.”

25 ways to wear a scarf!

Awesome new style blog by a gorgeous girl named Wendy. Her boyfriend (I think?) outdid himself with the planning of making such a creative and fantastic video. If not for the style idea, watch for the artistic creativity. Genius!

(Infinity looks repeated to me, but apparently an Infinity scarf vs. Infinity DIY is different.)


About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.