Here are five things that I think share the awesome gene:
1. Keel's Simple Diary
|I chose orange, but they have a rainbow of colors to choose from.|
Keel's Simple Diary prompts you to describe your day in an abstract way by asking you to encapsulate it in one word. They give you three choices, for example:
Your day was (only choose one):
( ) an intermission. ( ) transparent. ( ) unorthodox.
There are also all sorts of kooky true-false statements and interpretive sketches that aim to get at the core of your beliefs and personality.
2. New music
|Stoked about my new purchases from Phono Select.|
My car is a hooptie. Not a blatant hooptie, as you may not be able to tell from the outside. But don't be fooled, it's a hooptie in disguise. I've found a way to coexist somewhat peacefully with the duct-taped glove compartment, finicky air conditioning, and defective side mirror. But one thing that has managed to bum me out and inconvenience the hell out of my music-listening game is the fact that one day, out of the blue, the buttons on my CD stereo fell completely unresponsive. Basically all I can do is change CDs, forcing me to listen to CDs the whole way through, without any of that ADD-ish switching of tracks. This makes finding a solid start-to-finish CD crucial. That means no snooze-fest songs to interrupt my car-dancing groove sessions. That's why I was so excited when I found a five-track Parliament Phunkadelic CD, which is as far from a snooze-fest as you can get.
I also found a Miss You Much single from Miss-Jackson-If-You're-Nasty. This will come in handy when I eventually get a record player. Man, fixing my stereo, purchasing a record player - my music to-do list is getting pretty crowded!
3. Broadacre Coffee's Lavender Latte
A purist might argue that a shot of espresso and milk makes the best latte, but sometimes a little something extra, like Broadacre's house-made lavender syrup, sends it over the edge. The coffee house also boasts an eclectic playlist.
|Snakeskin in a neutral print pairs well with almost anything.|
|These green-eyed loves from Madewell are on my lust list.|
5. Pinkberry's Strawberry Flavor
|New favorite combo: strawberry flavor with milk chocolate crunch, strawberries, and a wafer.|