The Spring of the Next Level
It’s here. Technically, I’m a little late, but at least I got this post in before April. We’ve come full circle as the Glory Year experiment moves into it’s final chapter. That’s not say that someone can’t have multiple Glory Years in a row - perhaps a Glory Decade would work? This season is green and growth and famous and outside and warmth and...
alliemyers asked: wait, what?
Happy Passover!– (via drewrifkin) To everyone. Heading up to Highland Park, NJ with Beth to celebrate.
My Cereal Short-List
As inspired by Amy, and not necessarily in any order: Reese’s Puffs Cracklin’ Oat Bran Quaker Oatmeal Squares (all varieties) Just Bunches! Gold Grahams Honey-Nut Cherios Kashi Go-Lean Crunch (Honey Graham) Oh’s Corn, Rice, or Wheat Chex (no milk) Smart Start - Originally the “cereal for women,” now it’s ok to eat regardless of your gender. ...
#403: NUMMI →
This American Life The story of a car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry, if only Detroit had been quicker to learn its lessons. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: how it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved. Frank Langfitt explains...
25 before 25 UPDATE
Here’s a list of things I’ve completed from my original list. Still plenty to finish in the next six months but 12/25 is pretty good… 2. Buy a camera - Yup! 3. Grow my beard and hair out for the first time in my life - Yessir! 5. Visit Roland in Texas - Mmhm. 6. Work on getting my Choral music published - SO close…. 11. Go camping. period. - Is it cheating that this...
I just bought the hell out of these plane tickets:
Flounder, Colin, and I just booked these flights at midnight last night!! We’ll be visiting my family, exploring everything, and stuffing our faces for a little over 2 weeks. And then as soon as I get back, I head to the Bahamas for a bachelor party! Bobby’s my date (sorry, Jenny). Summer/Fall 2010 is going to be crazy…
Dear Tessa (girl on main street):
you were fun. but are you on crack-cocaine???
Coverage of Delaware the Musical Finale! →
drewrifkEn: “Students dressed in blue and gold showed their spirit for the university as a crew of cameras rolled and directors shouted through megaphones Saturday on the North Green. The spirited atmosphere was the scene of the finale for Delaware: The Musical, a full-scale music video to show prospective students the highlights of the university and the spirit of the student body. ...
Finale Filming on the UD Alumni Relations Blog! →
A HUGE thanks to Stephen Mangat and the rest of the Alumni Relations crew for the shout-out and pictures..
#246: My Pen Pal →
This American Life. Stories of very unusual pen pals, people whose relationship could not exist without the help of the postal service.
smokybanjo asked: How DO you make gifs?
They seem super fun.
I've always wondered...
They seem super fun.
I've always wondered...
Selection from Delaware: The MUSICAL - Avi Amon ...
Gratuitous Picture Slash Animated .GIF of Michelle Tuesday If you imagine really hard, it looks like scarf-Michelle is spitting into hat-Michelle’s mouth. Yeah! Sorry for the low resolution, I had to steal it from the youtube sample on my dashboard. I don’t even know why I made this…
Midnight Chat (from last night)
Brion: If I had someone that would give me money I'd totally quit [my job], read, then write something vaguely interesting that no one would really buy
Brion: Sadly, I like eating
#402: Save the Day →
This American Life. Stories about one person single-handedly taking charge of a situation gone wrong.
This seems appropriate....
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Perhaps the coolest company website ever? →
And it’s all handmade! Thanks for sharing, Sarah.
Top 1 Reasons I love the Information Superhighway:
This is the best thing to ever happen to me. And to us. EN2NE4evR. If you have no idea what we’re talking about click here.
#377: Scenes From a Recession →
This American Life. The economy works in mysterious ways. This week, we highlight the unusual circumstances our economic drought has left us in, and the newly hatched plans being made to survive it.
Damn it, unsaved Tumblr post!!!!
I was just working on a GREAT post about my trip to New York, but then I was an idiot and X’d out of the tab. If you can imagine the loudest expletive ever, that’s just what happened. Anyways, here’s the Spark-notes version: Traveling was easy, I had a great time, saw some fantastic people, had ultra-delicious food, and came back completely inspired. Hows that?
Top 1 Reasons I didn't document my trip to NY
I’m an idiot.
Heading to NYC!– To meet Susan Stroman - can’t even believe it myself. Call me if you want to hang/drink (216.870.8586) Also this is my 300th post. I did it, you guys. I finally did it!
Hans Zimmer and the Wall of Sound
From Eric Whitacre: A few years ago Hila [Piltmann] recorded a bunch of solo vocals for the film The Da Vinci Code. We spent a week or so in London while she recorded, and I got the chance to talk quite a bit with Hans Zimmer. He’s incredibly nice, and funny, and very, very generous with his time. One of the things we talked about was his approach to writing orchestral scores for films, like...
I'm on a boat.
Literal. Doing some filming today on UD’s research vessel, the Hugh R. Sharp! I’m definitely going to auto-tune the hell out of this part. And hopefully I can work out a Titanicesque shot, too… Also, Dear Weather/theLord/Whomever, Please start spring soon. Forreals, I love snow, but not when it isn’t handled properly. Your pal (4LYF), Avi
gracenmichelle: Avi is coming to NYC this Thursday! Hooray for making internet friends IRL friends!!!! Hell yes IRL!
Nate Hall - So Long Nate is a brilliant producer and songwriter. And also he’s my roommate. Thus, I am directly responsible for this masterpiece. Nope. While I’ve heard PLENTY of Nate’s songs that I would consider worthy of being called a “debut single,” this the official track (available on Amazon here). Seems like everything is coming together for him - new...
#204: 81 Words →
This American Life. The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness.