this was a good week


This was a good week!  Here's why:

•  Today's my mom's birthday, the Astros are in the World Series, and the heat has finally broken -- alleluia.  Also, since we're back in our old neighbourhood now, I've returned to my usual movement routine, including revisiting the old hike-and-bike trail.  Yay, normalcy.

•  Speaking of moving back, yesterday I did a Facebook Live touring the little apartment, and talking about starting an art collection habit.  Did you see it?  Thinking of doing more of those -- so be sure to like the page and stay tuned!

•  31 Things that Happen When You Decide to Live Your Dreams.  I clicked on that link expecting to think it was full of bunk but ... I didn't.  There are lots of truths to these words.  Give it a read?

•  Just in time for Halloween:  a stop-motion video made of ... carved pumpkins.  This video makes my carving skills look particularly pathetic.

•  And speaking of Halloween, my friend Jenny Lawson is giving a tour of her haunted dollhouse.  It is incredible.  Don't miss the second and third installments here and here.  

•  And speaking of cool art, check out what you can do with a rotating staircase, a trampoline, and some coordination.  Awesome.

•  Thoughts of a self-portraitist (as opposed to a selfie-taker).  So interesting.

•  And finally, for today's soundtrack -- remember that cool black-and-white animated video that A-ha did back in the 80s, for the song "Take on me"?  (That song was definitely on the soundtrack of my youth.) Well, 32 years later, they just released another video -- and this time, it's an acoustic version.  It is surprisingly lovely.  Click here or the image below to give it a listen.

Have a great weekend, friends.  See you next week.