My favorite things found across l’internet cette semaine. Every single one is worth a click through:
- This happened (HT Buzzfeed):
Just to keep Charlie on her toes, I shared a quick view of a text I sent to Jackie this morning. What follows is that email exchange.
To: Charlie, Jackie
Subject: What it looks like when you’re my favorite
Last time I invite either of you to one of my epic party’s.
I think you meant parties. Party’s is the possessive singular.
This is almost as good as the shenanigans I used to witness in real life.
I will be blogging this exchange.
Even better. I fully support you leveraging another digital channel that shows I am your favorite.
(Like what I did there?)
Some favorite recent links and discoveries:
UPDATE: Kai has reminded me that he sent me the basset hound video and I didn’t credit him. Subtle comment, Kai! And thanks for the tip!
I have a ton of really great ideas, but not enough time to bring them all to life so I’ve decided to introduce a new feature on the blog: Great Idea for You to Steal. Basically, I tell you about a GENIUS idea of mine and then you can steal it and bring it to life in a way that’s almost as good as I’d envisioned but probably not.
Top Shelf: The Bar for Tall People
When you’re a 5’10” woman, the bar is just a little bit higher. You can try and date men who are 5’9,” but trust me, you’ll notice the height difference. Beyond dating, it’s just tough to hear people who are lower than you are or you suffer neck pain having to crouch a bit to try and listen. Moreover, according to studies, tall people are happier. Surprising to learn that since I’m such an ice queen, but don’t argue with science.
So… wouldn’t it be amazing to go to a bar that was only open to tall people? That’s where Top Shelf comes in. The shelves are higher, the coat hooks are higher, and the eye contact is straight ahead or upwards. I’m debating whether I let shorter people in IF they bring a step stool. I mean, I do have a number of friends who I’d still like to talk to in my new and appropriately-sized hangout.
And we’ll find some way to partner with Longshot Apparel. Because I LOVE their blog and their mission and, presumably, the people who buy their shirts.
Background: this weekend, I am taking a poetry class with my old high school English teacher. Seeing as my dearest friend, Ellie, is an English teacher. I asked her for assistance.
me: did you do my poetry homework yet?
i got annoyed that your english teacher didn’t properly punctuate ted hughes’s name
i need something smart to say
Ellie: say something about art mimicking life
me: is that specific to these poems? or does that apply to all poems?
Ellie: then throw around “pathos,” “logos,” and “ethos”
english teachers eat that shit up
can i just say that three times?
Ellie: no definitely say all three
My dad was inspired by my client work in his Valentine note this year and sent me the following:
I hope you will be my Valentine again. I have FOCUSED in advance on it so I hope to leave you no ESCAPE. The FUSION of city and suburban life continues to agree with us. Some days I awaken here with the strength of a TAURUS or an EXPLORER. I love you, D.
Did you get it? Pretty clever for a chemistry major!
FYI, I did say yes.