Monday, August 27, 2012

Web Wilderness / Branching Out

We arrive yet again at the beginning of the work week.  Summer, your warm feeling is fleeting. Soon, we'll be swaddling ourselves in warm layers in an attempt to fight the brash Nebraska wind (Seriously, isn't the wind the worst part about our winters?). I tend to view the beginning of any new season as a chance to look at my city in a new way - to try to find new restaurants, meet new people,  find new causes and ventures to support. 

Omaha has been changing at such a fast pace. I love the fact that I live in a community where independent local businesses are popping up offering a new point of view. As our business pursuits grow, our city becomes stronger, more competitive, and a place where people want to come to live and work. 

Whether you're thinking about your career path or your personal life, there's nothing better than a chilly fall day inside with a cup of coffee in hand, blanket wrapped around you to gain a little insight. So enjoy these last few care-free days of summer. Sit outside, go on a picnic, or watch the late sunset, just drink it all in as much as you possibly can. And if you can't do any of that today, well here are some internet distractions -

  • I LOVE all things David Lynch. His world is a creepy, yet beautiful one. Unfortunately, Urban Outfitters has defiled one of my favorite Lynch projects - Twin Peaks. Just, no.
  • Yeasayer played in town this last Saturday. I'm a big fan on their first few albums, but this last one that came out is just SO different. Bad? No. Just a complete departure from the sound they originally created. Speaking of which, here are 9 other examples of bands who changed the sound which made them famous.
  • Well, here's what I'll be doing this fall. 
  • How did I miss these great Parks and Rec teasers when the Olympics were on? Oh, I know why...because I don't have cable. 
  • If you haven't seen this yet, the amazing band Swans has been streaming their entire new album, The Seer, here. Check, check, check it out. 
  • We don't get too into politics on this blog, but this article listing how many bands have issued Cease & Desists to mostly GOP pundits for using their music during their campaigns is hilarious. 
  • Um, Kanye's dancers performing during a regular ol' airline flight is pretty great. That poor guy just trying to get back to his seat is pretty priceless too. 
  • Check out this great handwritten lettering site. I wish I had the dedication to see a project out every day for an entire year. 
  • Another Parks and Rec link - supercut of all of Leslie Knope's impressions 
  • These Calvin & Hobbes GIF's are absolutely adorable!
  • I'm getting very excited for Arrested Development to come back. As a result, I've been revisiting some past episodes mostly just to make sure I catch these 53 jokes I may not have caught before. PS - I wish they would have kept in the bit about Tobias actually being a black man.
  • Here's a look at some of the most popular television characters floor-plans. I've always been in love with Carrie Bradshaw's apartment.

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