Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
So, spiders, I know we can coexist if you stop being such douchebags. You out number me, but I'm bigger. Let's erase the hate. Let us walk peacefully from our home to the street, and in return I'll stop spraying you with water. Deal?
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I had a few interesting thoughts over the past couple days. I has to do with the idea of being 'indie' or a 'hipster'. I have occasionally found myself unwillingly slipping into these categories. The original idea of being indie or independent, in my opinion, seemed more to do with rebelling against consumerism and rejecting traditional mainstream thoughts that the majority subscribe to. But recently, I get the feeling that these definitions have shifted. Identity based on consumption. I think people who identify with what they buy are strengthening the idea of consumption. I don't think there is anything wrong with buying things. But I do think that it is meaningless, and that more benefit can come to both individual identity and collective identity by giving more importance to things like patience, understanding and love.
Now, time to go shopping...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
But then I was inspired by Ronald Regan, and decided that, being the moth after National Ice Cream month, it would be "socially acceptable" for me to write about Molly Moon's Ice Cream shop. Most of what I'm writing here is paraphrased from said article.
Molly Moon worked in an ice cream shop when she was in college, and was inspired and always thought one day she'd open her own. She then worked for Music for America, an organization that spread voter awareness by bringing booths to register voters to music events. Then she opened up the ice cream shop in Wallingford, which over the past month or so has been extremely successful; the first two weeks of opening they sold out of ice cream every day. She worked until 3am making more for the next day.
It makes sense, having an ice cream shop in Wallingford. There is really no other 'gormet' type ice cream nearby, which is a surprise given the walkability of Wallingford. It is probably one of the cheaper things to do. Which sorta makes it difficult, for me at least, to walk by and not stop in for a scoop. (Note to self, to get in shape, just stop eating so much ice cream)
Walking into Molly Moon's shop is like walking into any other ice cream shop. Except that it is really hip looking. And they have flavors that challenge social norms like balsamic strawberry, cardamom, ginger, honey lavender and thai iced tea. And they're awesome. They have the staple flavors also, but feel free to try a sample of whatever suits your fancy on their compostable sample spoons. My recommendation is a double scoop of either scout mint + salted caramel OR vivace coffee + chocolate.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
"Veteran rockers AC/DC are set to become the next major band to sell a new album only through Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, a move that highlights the growing music-industry clout of Wal-Mart.
The AC/DC deal, however, comes at a time when the retail giant -- the largest seller of compact discs in the nation -- is signaling it may rock the music world by stocking fewer CDs. Such a move is part of a trend that would further accelerate the already steep decline of CD sales as consumers make the transition to digital music."
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I am totally excited about SIFF this year. I am waiting to read the Stranger for advice on what to see, there are so many films.
I've added the venues to a geocoded map for people to check out where the venues are. Feel free to use it here. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
So-called "global warming" is just a secret ploy by wacko tree-huggers to make America energy independent, clean our air and water, improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles, kick-start 21st-century industries, and make our cities safer and more livable. Don't let them get away with it!
-- Chip Giller
Founder of Grist.org, where environmentally minded people gather online.
Way to go Chip. I'll put a link here to your site and hopefully both the people that read my blog will go there and donate a million dollars. Each.
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