“I like to start my notes to you as if we’re already in the middle of a conversation. I pretend that we’re the oldest and dearest friends – as opposed to what we actually are, people who don’t know each other’s names and met in an “Over 30″ chat room where we both claimed we’d never been before. What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer, I wait impatiently as it boots up. I go on line, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You’ve got mail. I hear nothing, not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beat of my own heart. I have mail. From you.”
i don’t know why i thought about this scene from You’ve Got Mail while i was compiling this week’s Mid Week Distraction, maybe because i feel like i’m sending a list of cool stuff to a faraway pen pal. did your parents ever clip interesting things out of the newspaper and post (or fax!) them to friends & family? that’s what this feels like.
PS be sure to check in the rest of this week – i have a rad giveaway + a new music mix in store!
a good reading list for the holidays
technically a best of best of 2014 music list
a look into the daily routines of interesting Australians
“transform a tiny apartment into a 5 wall home”
90s 4 eva
the making of that cool handmade Airbnb commercial
“Fuck! Yes! There it is! Let it go! Get it out!”
what’s really behind those perfect Instagrams?
“We give ourselves boxes so our peers don’t have to”
and the photos that changed them
“the new age of cultural manias”
i’m so excited for this it’s embarrassing
the abridged script (hilarious, amazing)
a vintage holiday playlist
to get you in the spirit
When she loses her cell phone signal, Beyoncé scratches Blue Ivy's head, activating her daughter's functionality as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
— BEYONCE FANFICTION (@BEYONCEFANFIC) October 20, 2014