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I hope your rambles have been sweet and your reverie spacious
I used to love the word stunning almost as much as I loved and still love stellar but more than breathtaking. (I know stellar doesn’t quite fit but I sometimes substitute it for stunning).
It seems the online world has no other adjectives to describe people, paintings, tableware(!), music, clothing, even food, but especially photographs. I now fear using the word, which I used rarely since stunning should be something that resonates so deeply it stuns you. How can anyone be stunned by almost everything?
Originally posted on UPROXX:
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, or Susan B. Anthony’s birthday if that’s what gets you going, British life insurance company Beagle Street (what, is Corgi Street too good for you?) commissioned a poll to discover the greatest love-letter of all-time. The top 10 included Gerald Ford’s ode of devotion to his wife Betty after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and Ernest Hemingway professing his love to Marlene Dietrich, but the No. 1 spot went to a note Johnny Cash gave to his life partner June on her 65th birthday in 1994.
June 23 1994
Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it…
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Originally posted on Sam S. Mullins: a blog about anything:
Really? Even if people won’t want to date you ever again for fear that you’ll one day talk about them on stage? You’re sure?
Okay. Welcome aboard.
Here’s a cheap glass of wine. Where we’re going, you’ll need it.
I’ve got to tell you – I think you’ve picked a great time to get into the story game. I mean, with the success of storytelling podcasts like The Moth, RISK!, Definitely Not the Opera, Snap Judgement and This American Life millions of people are now aware of the phenomenon of modern storytelling. Just about every city in North America now has a regular storytelling event, and there seems to be more opportunities for storytellers than ever before. For raconteurs like us, the getting has never been good-er.
But before you start speaking your heart into the crackly microphone at the local roti place’s storytelling event (at which no one is there to actually hear stories [they’re just there…
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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Goodreads, the social network for book lovers, has at last seen its first major update since Amazon bought the company last March. This week, Goodreads rolled out a significant redesign on iOS (coming soon to Android) – something regular Goodreads users have wanted for some time. Now, instead of having you land on an outdated, grid-like homescreen when the app is first launched, it immediately displays a “news feed” filled with your friends’ recent updates on the network, including books they’ve read, rated, reviewed and more.
Here, you can like and comment on the posts from friends with ease, delivering on Goodreads’ promise to function as more of a social network for book readers, and not just a utility where you independently catalog your own progress.
Overall, the look-and-feel of the app has been vastly improved to look like something that fits in on Apple’s new operating iOS 8…or iOS 7…
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I discovered this brand of soda at Gourmet Garage, their SoHo, NYC location near where I work. Fell completely in love with the Lavender flavor- including the bottle itself, which I think is stellar. Honestly thought the lavender would be too flowery but it wasn’t at all, a lovely bit of flavor with a slight sweetness, and more body than a flavored seltzer. The dryness-along with my beloved soda bubbles- seems to work really well with the lavender. Reminds me of the blackberry Hint water, but with depth and carbonation of course (and a few calories, but they are worth it!). Lime tends to be my favorite in seltzers, hard candies, etc, but in this case, their Wild Lime did not enchant me quite as much as the lavender, so next I tried the Juniper Berry and I fell right back under the spell!
I’m one of those people who likes food and beverage packaging to look good too. And this is beautifully packaged and conceived. And needless to say this soda would be a great drink mixer. Alas, I have not found the brand again at Gourmet Garage. Dry Soda Co.’s website has their select retailers listed and one is Whole Foods, hoping they have it at the Whole Foods near my home. If not, yay, they are also available to buy online. I love a nice cold Coca-Cola about once a month: in the small 6oz in a glass bottle- it just tastes better, and I drink Hint water (along with regular ice water of course) and flavored seltzers- particularly White Rock, but sometimes I want sparkling or carbonated and not still, and the former with half or a quarter of the sweetness of regular soda and Dry Soda hits the spot like no other I’ve tried. In fact it reminds me of a really good tonic water in some ways, a beverage you can drink instead of alcohol, the dryness is quite satisfying in that way, you feel like you are drinking something special and sophisticated, well at least I do! (Oh and I would not kick the Wild Lime flavor off my desk, I’d still drink it!).