Interweb Finds: Sex robots, Crazy Eyes & more

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It hit me yesterday that it’s mid-June.

No shit, right? But that midway point between last year’s Christmas and this year’s upcoming Christmas always gets me. It doesn’t help that this year in SoCal, it never stopped being summer, save for those occasional fall-like days.

The photo you see above is indeed one of John and me singing. He got a gig at Angel City Brewery (the spot where Rachel and I met for Beer with a Blogger), and I joined him for a couple of songs. It was a blast! I also made vegetarian dinners three nights in a row and did a headstand this week, so overall, I’m calling it a major success.

Here are this week’s interweb finds for your perusing pleasure:

A fascinating long read about… sex robots, among other things. The future of sex in a digital age:

“I ask Levy, a married man, what his wife would think if someone invented a sex robot and – out of academic interest – he wanted to sleep with it. ‘I don’t think she would have a problem from the infidelity point of view,’ he says. ‘I do think she would think I was off my trolley.'”

I’ll just be over here drooling over this pair of gorgeous vintage Fiats.

An interview with Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne, a.k.a. “Crazy Eyes.” (Goes to show how great of an actor she is that I’m amazed at how down-to-earth she really is!)

One family’s story of raising a transgender kid. I hope how this family embraced their child’s true identity becomes the norm.

Nubby Twiglet’s post, “Stop Playing it Safe,” hits the friggen nail on the head.

I wish I’d seen this gorgeous dome house when I visited Joshua Tree. (It even has its own Instagram account.)

The secret life of an Airbnb host who slept in his office every night to make extra cash.

“An extra $1,350 a month was flowing into my coffers. […] After receiving my first batch of positive reviews, the reservations poured in. Sleep came easier on my camping mat, and I dreamed in eighties montages about being a runaway Airbnb success story. But there is a reason it’s not called Murphy’s Theory.”


And that’s all for today! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there—especially mine on the other side of the country. I’m going to soak up the rest of my weekend by eating good food, reading a good book and trying not to stress over the little things. It’s not always easy, but it’s something I’m trying to remind myself of lately.

What are you looking forward to this week?