The Vikings left us with their own set of myths and gods (much to the chagrin of Greek and Roman academia), and a significant mark on the English language. I picked up Neil Gaiman’s playful Norse Mythology this spring because I was looking for something light and snackable to digest during some work travel. “Greek myths are full of sex and peacocks,” Gaiman told the audience at a recent book reading. “There’s lots of sitting outside and falling in love with your own reflection. No one’s doing that in Norse mythology. You sit outside in the winter, you’re dead,” he said. Continue reading Notes from Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ Featuring Ancient Aliens, Odin’s Ass Mead and Zombies
Reasons to not drunk text your crush (or ex) are the same reasons not to drunk message influencers when you see their on-point espadrilles hanging off a boat on the Amalfi Coast. Sure those shoes are amazing and you do want to know where to find them (save the LIKEtoKNOWit crap … that’s too complicated when fueled on rosé). I’m not going to condone any obsessive, irrational drunk messaging but hear me out on this one. Continue reading 5 Ways Drunk Messaging Influencers Can Help your ROI
This guy (pictured above). Is it an act? I met the fishmonger a few weeks ago in Seattle at the Pike Place Market. I wish I could tell you his name, but I wasn’t in a journalistic mood at the time (I forgot it). After reading Continue reading A Review: Why the FISH! Philosophy Works and Other Stories
Growing up in the music industry, I certainly had a mixed tape obsession. John Cusack’s character, Rob Gordon, explains the subtle nuances of making a mixed tape in High Fidelity when he puts one together for his girlfriend. Each song must have Continue reading Do You Remember Mixed Tapes?
I just finished the GQ Magazine article with Brad Pitt (because who wouldn’t?) about his divorce, finding himself and becoming a better man. OK, Eddie Vedder. The magazine took him to multiple national parks in California for the photo shoot, where Pitt apparently frolicked with the land and talked matcha tea during his “weird” time. Well I’m having a weird time, too. And I, too, am asking question of the futile world – which I think is OK. I see why GQ chose to bring our beloved Pitt to the wilderness (The Everglades, White Sands Continue reading Grand Canyon, Road Trip and Brad Pitt – O My!
I really like Alison Wonderland. She kind of reminds me of me at 15 (if I had blue eyes and natural blonde hair, of course) in a gangly, I-want-to-do-what-I-want kind of way. Granted, both of us are much older than 15, but the youthful energy Continue reading Hey Alison Wonderland … Gimme More Sub Kicks This Summer
I moved to a drizzly little town just north of Seattle the summer before middle school. In this tiny, peace sign-shaped subdivision, there were six girls all in the same grade. As preteen and teen girls do, we became the best of friends, then… Continue reading Coffee in the Morning
It was a cold, January night in London. I was walking through a narrow street, barely looking up over the scarf I wrapped over my nose. My friends and I were headed to… Continue reading The Music Store by Regent Street
Everyone is watching the Oscars right now – not because it’s an entertaining evening of television (because it normally is not) – but because they want to know what great movies came out this past year. And not because we suddenly have an influx of film critics in the States. It’s because we want to escape en masse. Like, now. Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Everyone is Watching the Oscars (Arts) Right Now
Victor Quiroz, sales manager at Covina, CA-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and former national REthink Council member, answered the phone after only one ring. It was early on a Monday morning, the day after attending an Oakland Raiders football game (they won, by the way). I knew he was traveling and probably had a long night celebrating the win but he answered chipper and … Continue reading Victor Quiroz Breaks it Down: The Importance of Being Mentored