Week two! I have so much to share.
Brace yourself for some luscious images. Tec Petaja takes the photos I wish I’d taken. Sometimes it makes me sad that I didn’t, but mostly I’m just thankful he shares them with us.
his & hers: inspiration – Love the interplay of these photos.
Blog versus Life – This was an interesting read, about the dangers of turning your life into fodder for your blog.
After the sky fell – a beautiful short story
P-tacky made a .gif! That is all I have to say about that.
I am so impressed with Laurel Denise – a local business-woman and delightful person – sending her 2012 planner on a blog tour. Check out where it went! (Also please admire all the lovely product shots by Marcy May.)
Speaking of awesome local people, Abby Pratt, ladies and gentlemen – On being a feminist and a Christian.
It’s Okay If You Suck At This – I’m probably not the only one who needs to hear this often.
A bit more business/life advice/encouragement – Fail Fast, Fail Often (I really want to fail more often this next year. Oh crap. Did I really just say that?)
Failing Successfully – Is anyone noticing a theme? (These lists might be a more useful summary of my life than I’d anticipated.)
“Imagine showing Jefferson the Internet. I think he’d immediately launch a start-up, design three apps and propose a new form of government that leverages social networks, all before lunch.” Government, business, innovation, et cetera.
“As I have become more honest about my struggles, an amazing thing happens. The very act of being vulnerable provides a kind of implicit permission for others to admit they are going through hardships as well. There is almost an immediate sort of healing when you share; when things get real.” When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned.
The Civil Wars Tour Diary – This makes me want to go on tour. I just don’t know whether I want to be a musician or a photographer.
While we’re on the topic of The Civil Wars, check this out. It’s a great feature on them, attempting to understand more about their success. Bonus tidbit: while on tour with Adele, the three of them apparently got matching tattoos. Thoughts?
Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey. – Not only is this mildly terrifying, but I love that there is such a thing as HONEY LAUNDERING.
And I’ll end with something that had me laughing over and over again – Dealing With Your Own Cultural Irrelevance – “The Internet is basically like being at a house party and trying to find the bathroom and opening up a door to a room where a bunch of kids are playing a game or doing a drug or having an orgy (metaphorically) or something and you get all flustered and say, “Oh, my God, I’m sorry!” and they all look at you like, “You pervert,” and you quickly slam the door shut. Everywhere you go on the Internet there are rooms you don’t understand, people playing games you don’t know the rules to, teenagers doing drugs you’ve never heard of and can’t even pronounce. And you just walk through the halls of this house party, aging in fast forward, until you open the one last door at the end of the hallway and it’s Death.”