Links of Joy: Chicken on a raft

Chicken on a raft? Chicken on a raft. I recommend headphones if you’re reading this at work. It reminds me of this song by the Brobdingnagian Bards, I don’t know why.

Since we’re on music, Dolly Parton played Glastonbury (aged 68 and still awesome!), including playing Yakety Sax:

And of course, 9 to 5 (I love how you can hear the whole audience singing along to it).

Can we just talk about this pink lame confection of a pinup dress by Deadly Dames for Pinup Girl? I am in love. No idea when I’d wear it, but I’d find a reason! “What do you mean ‘it’s casual Friday’? This is TOTALLY casual. I swear I just threw it on this morning.” I’m also rather taken with this dress covered in fairytale castles.

For some quick and dirty crafting (and isn’t that just the best sometimes?), Veronica Varlow has posted a tutorial on punk-ifying a t-shirt (it’s no-sew!). Now I just have to pick a tee to give the rock and roll treatment (I’m not exactly short of t-shirts…). She’s also been posting a monthly tarot horoscope, and I’ll admit I’m addicted.

Speaking of which the Atomic Tarot Kickstarter by the Atomic Pixies (so cool, I’m really hoping this gets funded so I can get the finished deck) still has 11 days to go. Do go have a look and consider becoming a backer- for me it was an insta-back.

In conclusion, unicorn towels.




Links of Joy: Games and homes and glad wrap

Reading: The Good Creative by Paul Jarvis

I’ve read both Paul Jarvis’ other self-help-y books, ‘Be Awesome at Online Business’ and ‘Everything I Know’, and enjoyed them, so I was very excited to see he has a new book out on bringing creative ideas to fruition and building them into something more, which is what I’m aiming to do. And it’s a quick read, which I’ll admit I like, because there are few things more satisfying than finishing a book, right? Even better, he currently has some special offers for the book’s launch week.

Playing: The Three Things Game

I love Veronica Varlow. Her blog- the Danger Diary, is full of interesting stories and ideas. A while ago she posted about a game she plays on her tour bus, and I thought, why not? Admittedly, when I play it with my flatmates (and my Best Beloved, and my flatmate’s awesome girlfriend) we’ve been, generally, waiting for our takeaway order. But it’s KIND OF like being on a rock and roll tour bus, right? You know, if you squint hard… Anyway, you think of three connected things and each say which one of the three you are, and why. Simple but a lot of fun- and I recommend reading more about it at the Danger Diary- in fact as I said, I recommend the Danger Diary in general. The Tarot Horoscopes  are also a fun read.

Listening: Welcome to Night Vale (click the link and then click on Night Vale)

If you haven’t already heard of this, you’re missing out. It’s a seamless blend of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Woebegone style narration and HP Lovecraftian fantasy. It’s a simple idea- Cecil, the DJ on the community radio station in the desert town of Night Vale, presents unfolding events and community notices. But it packs so much into that premise. Some episodes will seriously creep you out, others will make you squee, all of them will make you laugh. “Wednesday has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict”.  Scroll down the page for a list of places you can subscribe- for free- to this great creative project. Listen, enjoy, and do not approach the dog park.

Other links that have made me smile this week:

Curious Places– I’m a sucker for weird and wonderful houses, and this blog is full of them. Favourites of mine include this tiny Victorian cottage, and this leopard print house (one day, when I own my own place…).

Speaking of  houses, I’m definitely planning on staying at Cedric the Tiny House some time. I’d love to own a home like this some day.

Eco-friendly reusable glad wrap– it’s a thing!

RIP Maya Angelou

What about you? What have you found in your internet wanderings this week? Share it in the comments.