A thing I don’t discuss a lot because I’m not trying to be confronted by men with ponytails is that I VERY occasionally will read a comic book or a graphic novel. I’d heard some really positive things about Teen Dog so I picked up the first two issues today and I also found this super dark adaptation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch that I have to read, duh.
You all know that Gilmore Girls is on Netflix now, right?
Eat + Drink//
Lindsay introduced me to The Hightower this week and damn- that is a very happy hour. Lindsay each ordered a frozen caiprinha and split the blistered green beans and fried chickpeas and got out of there for under $10. Dope!
We had a pretty productive session at the laser cutting studio this week. I learned that although there are some beautiful dark woods, they’re not always great to use for laser etching. I had to use a white stain and it still didn’t turn out as stellar as I’d hoped. Results below.
+ We saw Tig Notaro and like duh, of course she was a revelation.
+ Craig bought the supplies and is preparing for to make a hard cider for Friendsgiving next month. I’m doing my part by helping to design a label for his gigantic cider jug. Here’s the mock-up below. I’m gonna change it up and hand draw it later.
How did I treat myself?
This week went by faster than I know how to handle. I think I treated myself well? I’m gonna really treat myself like a K W E E N this week though. Let’s give this past week a 3/5. Not bad. Room for improvement.
EAT + DRINK //
LOOKING FORWARD TO //
HOW DID I TREAT MYSELF?
A little better! 3.5/5. I did go to bed a little earlier most nights, and I put on nice calming body lotion every night this week.
GOALS FOR THIS COMING WEEK //
Scripts and Typography Sketchbooks, both by Steven Heller
The lettering obsession is in full swing.
Once you’re done reading this post, I’m going to strongly urge you to click on over to Netflix and enjoy yourself several hours of mindless House Hunters watching. House Hunters is strengthening my relationship. Have you ever yelled at a bunch of dummies with an unrealistic budget on the TV with the man you love the most? It’s a really special moment.
Here’s two that will really invoke your ire:
-The quirky girl in Ann Arbor
-The couple in Portland.
There’s only one season on Netflix right now so you should have no trouble finding those two. Incidentally, that one season was filmed in 2008, so I have a bonus game for you. Do you think the couple was able to keep the house after the recession? There was one that we know was filmed in the summer of 2008 and a finance d bag and his wife were buying a second home in Martha’s Vineyard. Schadenfreude is real and it sits on my couch and eats from my candy bowl.
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You guys, on October 12th in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen, I tried the much lauded Pumpkin Spice Latte and all I have to say is “BAAAAAAAAAARF.” I can’t begin to explain how nasty it was as well as John Oliver can. Check it here.
I might be misunderstanding the assignment, but I’m learning a whole lot about the murder of Hae Min Lee on Serial, a podcast you all need to be listening to.
-Brunch was incredible. More pictures after the jump.
— I say, every morning when I dump a small island nation’s supply of cinnamon into my coffee
We’re having a Spooky Coven Birthday Brunch in honor of our good friend Brooke’s birthday tomorrow! Naturally, I was put in charge of making the mix. My instructions from Brooke were “I want it to be spooky, but not like Monster Mash, y’know?”
1. It Must Be Something Psychological//Katie Lee
2. Carousel//Melanie Martinez
3. Far From Any Road//The Handsome Family
4. Old Fashioned Morphine//Jolie Holland
5. I Put A Spell On You//Nina Simone
6. Spooky//Dusty Springfield
7. Lay Down In The Tall Grass//Timber Timbre
8. Dracula’s Wedding//Outkast
9. Go to Hell//Nina Simone
10. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings//Father John Misty
11. Lungs//Townes Van Zandt
12. The Devil Had A Hold of Me//Gillian Welch
13. Evening on the Ground//Iron & Wine
14. Hunger of the Pine//alt-J
15. My Body’s A Zombie For You//Dead Man’s Bones