Perusing my fav used book store. So many gems! (at Eliot’s Bookshop)

Perusing my fav used book store. So many gems! (at Eliot’s Bookshop)

Bilbo Baggins could be a girl.
This fantastic blog post reviews how under-represented females are in children’s stories, and so in reading to her daughter the author changed genders of the leading characters. She found it easy to do, and it’s a great idea for all parents to try in order to break down gender barriers for the next generation.

Bilbo Baggins could be a girl.

This fantastic blog post reviews how under-represented females are in children’s stories, and so in reading to her daughter the author changed genders of the leading characters. She found it easy to do, and it’s a great idea for all parents to try in order to break down gender barriers for the next generation.

‘Atop a Cake’ by AlvvaysHeading into the weekend, this is a perfect summer jam, by a cool Canadian band.

‘Atop a Cake’ by Alvvays
Heading into the weekend, this is a perfect summer jam, by a cool Canadian band.

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‘Avant Gardener’ by Courtney Barnett is my new jam.

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‘Blue Boy’ by Mac DeMarcoSunday morning album. #macdemarco #saladdays

Cooking, coffee, books. This.

‘Blue Boy’ by Mac DeMarco
Sunday morning album. #macdemarco #saladdays Cooking, coffee, books. This.

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Simple. Smart.

DragDis.  

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‘Like a Mighty River’ by St. Paul & The Broken BonesSunday night. Wine and tunes.

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‘Get Ya Outta My Head’ by My Glow PartyIn honour of World Gay Pride.  My Fav Kylie Minogue.

Get happy!

‘Get Ya Outta My Head’ by My Glow Party
In honour of World Gay Pride. My Fav Kylie Minogue. Get happy!

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This Is An Air Conditioner Igloo, Because Running Our AC Means Destroying Igloos
Air-conditioning units are like the acne of apartment buildings. But not only are they ugly; they also demand quite a bit of electricity, which too often results in the burning of fossil fuels. In order to highlight the issue, one artist decided to make AC units unavoidable—by placing 45 of them in the bustling Serbian capital of Belgrade, where people couldn’t help but look.
"Some people got angry, because I put all this trash in the middle of the pedestrian area," she wrote. "Some people liked it, because you could chill out inside like in a little shelter and smoke or drink. Some others started a discussion about climate change on a Serbian blog. That’s why I love to work in public space, because you get an immediate response from passersby."
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This Is An Air Conditioner Igloo, Because Running Our AC Means Destroying Igloos

Air-conditioning units are like the acne of apartment buildings. But not only are they ugly; they also demand quite a bit of electricity, which too often results in the burning of fossil fuels. In order to highlight the issue, one artist decided to make AC units unavoidable—by placing 45 of them in the bustling Serbian capital of Belgrade, where people couldn’t help but look.

"Some people got angry, because I put all this trash in the middle of the pedestrian area," she wrote. "Some people liked it, because you could chill out inside like in a little shelter and smoke or drink. Some others started a discussion about climate change on a Serbian blog. That’s why I love to work in public space, because you get an immediate response from passersby."

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"The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for you by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson"

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While I’m on the dance kick, I’m reminded of my fav Fresh Prince of Bel Air episode, when Aunt Viv returns to dance and rocks an audition. It gives me hope that you can get back into it at any age.

Yanis Marshall Choreography.  I really dig his brand of ‘street jazz’; a mix of jazz and hip hop.

This video is so inspiring, it just reminded me how much I miss dance. I’ve been thinking about taking a class for some time, and so I’m heading to a class this afternoon! 

I’m making it my mission to be able to do this routine.

This is the best. video. ever.

Well said, John Oliver. Let’s hope your American audience hears you. 

Our kind of donut. 

Our kind of donut. 

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