I knew someone in college who was really, really into lucid dreaming and he was always pressing books on me and trying to talk quietly to me until I fell asleep/was asleep and explaining how to take control of my astral plains or whatever and maybe he was on to something.
Almost everyone my age who is interested in food credits Alton Brown of Good Eats with feeding that kernel of curiosity in the late 90s/early 00s. He didn’t have the stupid construct that I was following along (wasn’t allowed to use stove) or that I could buy expensive ingredients (couldn’t earn money because childhood), and instead focused on teaching you how things worked, and this is what made him so great.
A Kentuckian made this. I live in a county named for his ancestors, and that, my friends, is a fact. Also, he apparently used to date a dark haired woman with my same last name, so when people ask me if he dated my sister I don’t say no.
Yes, I’m going to do this until the Derby. I’m not sorry.
After listening to this segment on This American Life, I’ve been trying to figure out who the true freaks* are in my social network. I’ve spent maybe an hour this week researching ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response), and thus far, no one can explain what it is you feel like. I get that you seek out things that make you feel tingly, but doesn’t…everyone do this? Or is this response to the whispery ladies special? Readers, please advise. I am genuinely curious. Surely one of you must know!
I’m sorry to do this for you, but with the return of al fresco dining comes the return of take away shows over at La Blogotheque. If you have enjoyed any indie rock at all in the last ten years or so, you will be instantly in love with these unusual location song videos by all your favorite musicians. I return to this joyous expression of Nantes by Beirut the second the weather gets warm. Consider the rest of your summer auditory experience a gift.
Feeling a little melancholy today, and the Milk Carton KidsTiny Desk Concert from NPR is just what the doctor ordered. These guys are a little nerdy-looking, but they’re subtle, sweet, and wistful– just perfect for waving goodbye to winter.
Fun fact: there are two albums for free on their website, so go over and listen to them!