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

  • Your body is not your masterpiece, you are. “We are encouraged to obsess over our instrument’s SHAPE  - but our body’s shape has no effect on it’s ability to accept and offer love for us. Just none.  Maybe we continue to obsess because  as long we keep wringing our hands about our paintbrush shape, we don’t have to get to work painting our lives. Stop fretting. The truth is that all paintbrush shapes work just fine -and anybody who tells you different is trying to sell you something. Don’t buy. Just paint.”
  • How a password saved my life. “I had to type this statement several times a day. Each time my computer would lock. Each time my screensaver with her photo would appear. Each time I would come back from eating lunch alone.”
  • Colorado legalizes marijuana, doesn’t implode. “Marijuana-related arrests, which make up 50% of all drug-related crimes, have plummeted in Colorado, freeing up law enforcement to focus on other criminal activity. By removing marijuana penalties, the state is estimated to save somewhere between $12 million and $40 million, according to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy.” There’s some statistics on job creation in this article, too. 

Nifty

Music

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

  • Strong, vulnerable men. “If The Masculine has confidence without tenderness, it can turn to arrogance. And then there’s no real invitation for The Feminine to show up. And all softness with no fierceness, well that doesn’t give The Feminine a very safe resting place to unfold — and what The Feminine really, really wants to do, is unfold.” I sure like the way Danielle LaPorte says things.
  • Don’t let the shame gremlin keep you small.  “She is authentic and flawed and a glorious truth-teller who makes it possible for others to feel empowered. Her work is important. And it’s not at all what she expected her life to be about. Her work scares her. She is not comfortable with vulnerability. But, she invites it into her life and embraces it. No… she creates opportunities to practice vulnerability. And by doing that… by sharing her failures and flaws she gives us access to living, as she says, a wholehearted life.” I was wrestling hardcore shame gremlins this week. Worse than I have in a decade… seemingly out of no where. At least I knew what was happening, which is how I found this post with this great excerpt. It didn’t fix me, but it helped.

Nifty

Music

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. 
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