Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Missing Links 

A compendium of recently blogged-about stuff-and-services which, due to their continued strong presence in my daily existence, deserve a hit or two.

1. Gourmet coffee roaster Raven's Brew Coffee, first discovered (subjectively) last summer in their home base of Ketchikan, recently rediscovered at the Newton, MA Whole Foods Market. The label designs alone would be worth it if the coffee wasn't so clearly cared for. Best options for the caffeine fanatic: Wicked Wolf or the herein-depicted Deadman's Reach.

2. The wonderfully restored and dizzying Holyoke Merry Go Round, at a dollar a ride, and two-fer on Tuesdays (more pix and video here, but mind the Angelfire popups). First attended with wee-one back in March, according to a selfgoogle, though it seems like much longer ago. Willow's behavior in its presence is unchanged as of this week: the flashing lights, loudlound music and three-dimensional motion clearly make her nervous, but once she gets her nerve up she keeps it up with unmasked self-encouragement. Nearby Children's Museum, itself adjacent to the small-as-you'd-expect Vollyball Hall of Fame, is decent, too, if you're ever in the area.

3. Daily reads: Fark, CNN, the social bookmark manager's recently updated community page. My Kinja blogdigest, and my Kinja-based library blog digest. Also my Orkut communities (from Bluegrass to Explaining Things Really Badly), my email, my reinvigorate blog-hit stat-tracker, and my own blog.

4. Weekly reads: Newsweek, The New Yorker, Utne, The Onion, Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

5. Music now constantly stuck in my head: various cuts from Toots and the Maytals recent guest-star compendium True Love. Toots Hibberts' exceptional duet partners this time out include Bonnie Raitt, Trey Anastasio, The Skatelites, Eric Clapton, Ryan Adams, and Willie Nelson. It works, and you should get it now.

posted by boyhowdy | 12:24 PM |

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