“Parks And Recreation is criminally underrated and one of the best ensembles on TV. They figured out how to make comedy out of people who like things, as opposed to the usual sitcom where it’s just people being awful to each other. Turns out passion can heighten things in the same way that conflict does. And that delights me.”—Tim Carvell, head writer for The Daily Show (Rolling Stone Sept. 2013)
A new note-taking app from Dave Wiskus, Brent Simmons, and John Gruber. It’s extremely simple — which is its greatest strength. I take a lot of notes on the go, but I’ve long been frustrated by how long it takes to open and use many of the current note-taking apps. Sometimes I’m already on to my next idea. Vesper is nothing if not fast.
In my fast paced life, I literally sweat ideas like some kind of Marathon runner who drinks electrolytes with ideas in them and then ideas come out of my pores my fucking pores and so you guys I need an app that is just A SPONGE that I wipe on my glistening body and it captures my ideas before they drip on the ground like tears in the rain.
Indefensible just made me weep and shriek all at once. Well played.
Cup Day was mostly a strange time in my former workplace. Just me and the boss. Neither of us doing anything for the race itself. Not much point holding a sweep when there were only two people. It was actually a pleasant day to be in the office. No one called. No one bothered to email. The roads and cafes downstairs were quiet. Usually at around one o’clock each year the boss said the obligatory yet half-hearted “you know you can go to the pub or lunch if you want?” It was less of a question, more of a confused offering. I would decline. Sometimes we’d switch on the television because we felt that we should. We would pick a horse halfway through the race, argue the merits of foreign imports, watch them finish, sigh and then turn the box off and go back to the day’s offerings. It wasn’t always like this. I so used to enjoy my race days.
Create perfect “Packing to Move Interstate” playlist. Think up best possible hashtag for live pack-tweeting. Check Twitter. Check Tumblr. Check Instagram. Check Facebook. Open first cupboard. Oh jesus. Check ex’s Facebook. Check ex’s Twitter. Check Instagram again. Make executive decision that 9.30am is NOT too early for first glass of wine because can’t stop progress pack wine.
Man, the newish track from Australian electronic duo Collarbones is a sweet, soulful little thing. The whole electro-pop/experimental RnB/electronica/whatevery genre has been leaving me a little cold of late, but 13 listens to Missing in just over two days means this little crush may not be completely left behind in the early 2012 musical detritus.