Dear blog, I have been neglecting you. I would post photos of the reasons why, but they are still on my camera.
No! Wait! Instagram to the rescue!
There were rockstar things happening. We had our last show this week, and released an EP, with limited-edition hand-assembled cases (read: we are poor and spent too much time making something awesome). There are so many things I love about this, but my current favorite is that in the album insert, we thanked, by name, every one of our Facebook fans!
Okay, moving on to things that will help you make it to the weekend.
Let’s kick this off with something awesome – Why You Love The Fassbender – My favorite insight: “That’s what skill does to people: it makes them interesting.”
An awesome video – and shout out – from Rebecca. (Warning, video starts playing when you open the link.) I love this: “…the power of technology to enable trust between strangers…”
I’m on a band hiatus now, but I’d seriously considering joining another one if they made spreadsheets like this.
How to Lose 13 Pounds and Save $544! Such a great infographic.
Children With Swag (Thanks, Wes!)
They’d teach me about stupid white-boy stuff, like whippits. “What the hell is a whippit?” “Okay, you take this Reddi-wip thing, you push, you inhale it.” Stuff black people don’t do. I was like, “I don’t know the effects of this foolishness.”
-Run (of Run-D.M.C.) in an Oral History of the Beastie Boys
A visual presentation about the start of Pinterest. Super-cute.
Why you shouldn’t make fun of people for not knowing things. This is brilliant!
Related quote from an article that’s been making the rounds, 15 Ways to Stay Married for 15 Years:
Here is a fact: Whatever critical thing that you are about to say to your wife is already being loudly articulated in her head. And if it’s true, she already feels like crap about it. Assuming you married someone intelligent enough to like you and sane enough to let you put a ring on it, trust that they are self-aware enough to know when they screwed up. It may feel good to you in that moment to say the critical thing, let it go ringing through the air in all its sonorous correctness, but it will feel awful to hear it. The only, only way it’s beneficial to give your wife criticism of any kind is if you’re absolutely positive she is completely unaware. And you better find the nicest, kindest way possible to tell her. And even then, good luck convincing her. Their recognition of the thing you are helpfully trying to point out will be INHIBITED, not facilitated, by your criticism. And then you’re the asshole. So be careful.
And one more, from Zach Bryant, local designer:
We’ve taken the charge to be critical as an excuse to be cynical. We eschew wisdom in favor of irony. And, perhaps most damning, we choose fashion over formation.
Also from Amy:
(Isn’t he so handsome?)