From an “Overheard in DC” blog:
A guy and a girl are standing in line to order coffee.
Girl: “So what do you do?”
Guy: “I work on the Hill.”
Girl: (pause) “Oh sorry, I didn’t mean what do you do for money. I meant what do you do to make the world better?”
I am a fan of this one in particular. Because in Washington, DC, especially, and probably like many other places, but in DC especially people just wanna know what you “do”, or rather, want to let you know that they are super important because they work for the federal government. So I love the girl’s response and actual interest in what someone else really does do.
We’ll write another blog in a month or two …
love fútbol: In the spirit of Spain and the European Cup, found walking around DC the other day, brought to you by Instagram
What I have been looking at this morning (disclaimer: this may cause you to lose 2 of your 20 free monthly visits to the NYTimes, my apologies, though, any gripes can be taken up with NYTimes themselves):
Go Spain! 2:45 pm EST
Rocinha in Rio: Video on BBC
Great translation website: Wordreference
I know my mom wants to see this: Brave
Cat Power fans? Ruin
Freelance photojournalist risks: Hammerl
Catalunya is not Spain: Catalan expressions
Innovation in Brooklyn: The Ascent
One more Google tool: Google drive
If you’re a Lance fan (or not): Actual documents
Love her: Mafalda
Not that I am any type of news authority but I felt the need to blog about something.
Happy start to summer!
A friend living abroad in Madrid shared:
This is Tom Friedman on foreign affairs
This is Henry Rollins in the above quoted interview