Aaahhh...weekend. Getting a lot done, but getting some welcome time to recharge. Or pre-charge, as I like to call it.  When I'm not up to my ears in opera or home improvement tv, I like to surf teh interwebs. And I like to post cryptic links to things, in the wild hope that you'll click through and find something that you think is interesting.

Today? Is one of those days.

  • This. Did you know? I'm not sure that I want my inane 140-character thoughts preserved for all time. Granted, I would've assumed that they'd be kept somewhere for a certain amount of time...but FOR ALL POSTERITY??? That's just too much gravity for "has officially had TOO MUCH CAFFEINE. Gaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!" Am I right?
  • Our favorite shiny-sneakered pianist has found a way to make me desire an iPad EVEN MORE THAN I DID BEFORE. Damn you, Lang Lang. (By the way? This piece almost made it on to my senior college recital. I do a mean lip trill.)
  • This made my inner feminist laugh. (If you have a 'Y' chromosome, feel free to skip this.)
  • The line between health food and comfort food is oh so slim (says the girl who ate half a wheel of brie for dinner. But I went to the gym first! That makes it OK! Right?), but this looks like it might have the best of both worlds.
  • I love these guys. New album out soon...and, from the first single, it's worth the $.
  • And, in the so-sexy-i-might-die category, this 80's remake. HOT. (The video? not so much. Unless you're in love with St. Vincent.)
  • I know butter's not a health food. But this makes me take it so much more seriously.
  • Want some goooood singing in your life? Check this out. There's a fee, but it's SO worth it. I hear there's a pretty fabulous bass-baritone in the mix...
  • One of my favorite memories of my Nana is going to her apartment and eating butter mints (hmmm...a theme?) and caramel pudding. Caramel pudding that she made but putting a can of milk in a pot of boiling water. There was no Jell-O packet to be was MAGIC! (My mother considers me certifiably crazy for still craving caramel pudding, but that's a story for another post.) This is a recipe that I will definitely hang on to for the first cold snap of fall!
  • This song reminds me vaguely of my Nana's pudding, with the bonus of being country enough for my Papa to enjoy. He never really got it, though...
  • I bought two pairs of these bad boys for the summer...lightweight, flattering, and COMFY. Huzzah!
  • I love this guy's site, drawings, whole philosophy. This is one of the doodles that I've printed out and hung in my office. This is another. I heart him. And I have to admit, I wish I had the insight and persistence to steal his job. :)
  • I was talking to my mom on the phone, and heard a bird chirping in the background. My mom knew what kind of bird it was. I didn't. I just ponied up a ridiculous amount of $ for this...because I want to know who's singing in my trees! (for the record, it was a cardinal.)
  • And, finally, this. Because it's oh so true.
And my five:
  1. Having room to (temporarily) stretch out on the bed.
  2. Puppy kisses. I love that big lug.
  3. Brie. Wait - brie that I don't have to share. (It tastes better, I swear.)
  4. Time to recharge, to be alone, to be silent.
  5. Creative work.


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