A thoughtful illustration (NSFW)

This week one of my friends reported he’d commissioned an illustration for me whilst hanging around Reddit. A banjo(y) of sorts. This is my favorite instrument and I love them so very, very much. He thought he’d be funny and have the ultimate banjo drawn. I’ll update this post later once I know the name of the artist, because it is actually clever and well done. But… graphic and profane. 

If you are easily offended, please don’t read further.

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I love the Internets

There’s a lot of stuff I share on the Internet every day. Here’s a round up of the things I most enjoyed last week by category.

Inspiration

  • Dear single dudes: it’s time to man up. Ok, so this blog (beyond this entry) is a little conservative for my tastes. But this entry, though it does have low points of sexism and religious undertones that will never resonate with me, speaks a universal truth. “If you’re hanging out with a woman and you feel like you might be into her, tell her. Call her on the phone. Take her out on a date. Say the words: “I’d like to take you out.” No ambiguity. Plan the date yourself. Women want you to be decisive. Lose the whole ‘so waddaya wanna do tonight?’ schtick. Take charge. Pick her up at 7. Pay for the meal. Have a conversation with her. Go mini golfing or something. Go somewhere. Open the door for her. Put your phone away. Open up to her. Share your ideas, your dreams, your fears. Get to know her. Pursue her. Pursue her. Invest yourself in the process, as scary and unsure as it may seem. Take a risk, gentlemen. Go out on a limb for once. Be purposeful. Be desirable. Be a man.” 
  • Chipotle adds content to packaging. And now I want to put meaningful, interesting words on everything.

Nifty

  • OK Go has a new video. This band has perfected the music video. So thrilled to learn that they had created yet another. Oh, and BTW… If you’ve never seen their collaboration with Chevy, it’s worth a watch, to0. 
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. I devoured a wonderful book this week. Quotes that struck me as I was winding my way through this story: “How pointless life could be, what a foolish business of inventing things to love, just so you could dread losing them.” and “She stared at him until a smile broke out and spread over her face like the sun coming out after a storm.” and “In a place like this, some secrets kept themselves, out of a failure to stand up to the competing rumors.”
  • John Fullbright gets another great mention. This time it’s by Rolling Stone, which says to me that even more people (the average American) may learn this man’s name. Bad for my ability to see him in intimate settings, but good for his ability to be a forever musician. Way to go, John.

Music

  • Brothers on a Hotel Bed by Death Cab for Cutie (with RAIN) This is a new app I discovered from a Twitter referral this week. Rain Moods. In the promotional website they have dozens of songs paired with a rainstorm. Take note of all the Bon Iver at the bottom of the page where links to all the songs reside. Enjoy your rabbit hole. 
  • Writing on the Wall by Bear’s Den The drum part and harmonies that start around 3:05 just kill me. Love.
  • Ramona by Night Beds Rediscovered this recently — a great driving, indie, folkie, melodic, harmonic piece of Sheri candy. 

A love note from me to you, pretty lady.

Do you need a love note? Here you go. I found this lovey quote online this afternoon and decided to turn it into a quick graphic. 

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