1. Do you find it hard to meditate regularly, or at all? That’s fine, says Adam Grant.
2. The German movie Phoenix is just great–see it if you get the chance. It has a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. (I’m normally a scaredy cat about thrillers, but this one strikes the perfect balance of suspense, melancholy, and history.)
3. This Target boho blouse just nails it–pretty embroidery without being too peasanty. I am wearing it now.
4. During a Q&A at Town Hall the other night, Steven Pinker responded that he’s pro-Oxford Comma and the audience started cheering. (Who can’t love Seattle?)
5. I had no idea Chuck Palahniuk is irrepressibly hilarious until I heard this Live Wire interview.
6. Palace journeys continue: It’s almost time to head over here, hurrah!
Iggy Pop first landed on my radar when he guest appeared on the Nickelodeon show Pete & Pete. I only just heard this song a week or two ago, but it has such great energy (especially for a winter’s day). No wonder Tina Turner covered it!
Lindt Dark Chocolate Cookie bar, your PGT-endorsed Galaxy Cookie Crumble replacement.
As a space committed to all developments related to the Galaxy Cookie Crumble bar: They are no longer selling it at Cost Plus World Market. (Teardrop.) I last spotted one in a Vancouver British imports shop last November, so it would seem distribution has changed.
However! I am thrilled to also let you know there is a new chocolate-cookie-bar game in town, and it tastes nearly the same: Lindt Dark Chocolate Cookie bar! It is so good–trust me on this. So far I’ve only found this kind of bar at Target (they sell the other kinds at Bartell Drugs, but not Dark Chocolate Cookie), meaning that it’s also about half the cost of the Galaxy.
Bright and comfortable like a good summer ensemble should be.
I’ve written about the joys of frugality before, and am pleased to offer this Old Navy summer top for your consideration. Not only is it $17, but it feels feminine without being summer-provocative. (And by “summer-provocative,” I mean ho city.) Pair with a warm, bright $15 Target infinity scarf or necklace, and you are set!
Ruby Beach on the Olympic Peninsula
Last weekend I finally got out of the city and made it to the Olympic Peninsula, which has a freaking rainforest in addition to other natural wonders, including beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Both water and forest were extremely nice. Plus, my friend Mandy introduced me to honey goat cheese during the trip.
Hoh Rainforest at Olympic National Park.
Charles ArtZone Interview with Nancy Guppy from Seattle Untimely on Vimeo.
It doesn’t get much love in the press, but Seattle has a truly fantastic sketch comedy scene. Just when I think I’ve seen all there is, three or four new groups will emerge seemingly out of nowhere and make you laugh in entirely new ways.
Recently, I was thrilled to see my favorite sketch group, Charles, get this Art Zone coverage for their Moby Dick adaptation set in outer space, Moby Alpha.
Moby Alpha won’t be back in Seattle for a while, but in the meantime you can catch their absurd hilarity at Seattle Sketchfest, going on at the Pocket Theater. I saw one-half of the duo (Charles Stockman) perform in a sketch competition last night, and even on his own he managed to win. Not an easy feat, considering all performers had to do sketches based on the theme “sustainable agriculture.” (And yet, several groups nailed it, because it’s Seattle.)