The roommate is here! The roommate is here! Yep, the old roommate from LA is in Austin for the weekend. There’s going to be lots of ice cream, dancing, and outdoor adventures…if the rain holds off! Hope you all have exciting weekend plans!
What I Learned
- No matter what, DO NOT decide to bury a dead squirrel you find while camping. You just might end up with the bubonic plague. Yikes!
- Thomas Edison was a straight up fox when he was 31. Please make sure to hit the “View full-size image” link for ultimate old-timey sexiness. Mercy!
- Feeling blue? Feeling frustrated? Feeling like you’ve been done wrong? Feeling slightly, just slightly, dirty? Bessie Smith understands and tells you all about it in the Empty Bed Blues. And please read the lyrics here. I’m pretty sure she’s not REALLY talking about bacon. Maybe.
- Want more Bessie Smith? (Why wouldn’t you?!) Try: Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, I Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl, and The Dirty, No-Gooders Blues. Ah yeah.
- I may have posted this before, but I LOVE this advice on how to stay married for 15 years. It makes so much more sense to me than anything else I’ve read. And yes, I’m super unmarried, so I don’t really know if this advice works, but I do know that some of it has come in handy in past relationships. And #5? 100% yes to that.
- How to attach a wine crate to your bike rack. Dying to try this! Cecilia would look even more European!
- I can’t agree more with this quote.
- How do you get a model dinosaur into a museum? Why, you airlift it in, of course!
- I think any woman who has read a beauty magazine at some point can identify with some of these irrational beauty fears. Armpit cancer!!!
- Eerie photos of abandoned video rental stores. What hath Netflix wrought?!
- Would you like to learn more about Jay-Z? The only acceptable answer is yes. Slate/Longform have you covered with a collection of articles about the “Greatest Rapper Alive”. The lawyer’s look at the legal claims in “99 Problems” is classic.
And everyone needs to watch the Downton Abbey season three trailer NOW: