Internet Inspiration – November 28, 2014
November 28, 2014
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Internet Inspiration – December 12, 2014

*singing* It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The 2015 Unravelling Book is here!

AND Best of My Days 2015 is ALSO here!

If you’re in need of a laugh, check out this snarky Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog. It’s hilarious (and profane, if that’s an issue for you).

Copy: “Exclusive! Grow organic mushrooms every two months for three years … Glass cloche protects mushrooms as they grow.”

Drew Says: The cloche does not come with your fungus log; it’s an additional $189.95. And you have to buy it, right? You can’t just leave your shiitake log exposed to the elements like that. Your mushroom risotto will end up being 50 percent cat dander that way.

Let’s be clear on this right now: If you invite me into your home and serve me mushrooms from your home log, I’m not eating them. You are trying to drug me, and I’m not having it. Unless your home has a climate-control system similar to an Ebola quarantine room, I’m not touching those things. Don’t be a fungus person. They’re right below entomologists on the creepy scale.

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts and know someone who’s into leggings, I humbly submit to you Darling Legs, the brain child of my beautiful blog designer, Jo. December 17 is the last day to pre-order and get the leggings funded.

This was an interesting article on the decline of ideas as part of our normal culture and discourse.

If our ideas seem smaller nowadays, it’s not because we are dumber than our forebears but because we just don’t care as much about ideas as they did. In effect, we are living in an increasingly post-idea world — a world in which big, thought-provoking ideas that can’t instantly be monetized are of so little intrinsic value that fewer people are generating them and fewer outlets are disseminating them, the Internet notwithstanding. Bold ideas are almost passé.

A majestic cathedral made of trees. Anyone up for a trip?

I loved this article about how WILD is going to be a blockbuster movie ushering in a new paradigm of women who choose to be alone.

… that first shot contains everything you need to know about why Wild is so important. It’s a story of a woman who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail for 94 days in the wake of her mother’s death, but more than that, it’s a story of a woman who is no longer anything to anybody. We’re so used to seeing women entangled with other people (with parents, with men, with children, in neurotic friendships with other women), that it’s surprising, almost shocking, to see a woman who is gloriously, intentionally, radically alone.

If you wondered about Bill Gates’s best books of 2014, it doesn’t sound like a bad list.