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But seriously, this guy rules. Just another verification that Iceland is one of the best places on the planet. One day I will get there!
How is Toronto stuck with Rob Ford – the butt of every joke for comedians around the world – when other cool cities get someone this amazing? If by some dreadful twist of events, Robby wins another term, I might have to move to Reykjavik. Amazing music, scenic city, cool mayor. What more could you ask for? Sadly he is leaving office in the spring, but I have a feeling his replacement will be just as awesome.
This may seem kind of random, and it’s so rare that I actually write anything down on paper anymore that I could barely remember what my actual handwriting looks like, but I love learning about stuff like this.
Remember when you were a kid and your school would give you a flier of books you could order (or did that only happen at my school)? Well, I ordered a handwriting analysis book from it. I guess my parents were just so happy to see me wanting to buy a book that they didn’t care what kind of book it was. I have very,very few things from my childhood anymore (I hate clutter and live in a tiny apartment so I dump things I don’t use regularly) but I STILL have that book. Because I still find it interesting.
I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that the most random things – handwriting, the day you were born (astrology) – could tell you so much about yourself. I realize many people find this kind of stuff goofy, but maybe you read through the infographic above and found a lot of it actually made sense? Any time I have an opportunity to potentially learn more about myself I take it.
I’m right handed and my handwriting has always been atrociously sloppy and slanted. I used to read that book and try to change my writing to be prettier because the pretty writing was always attributed with more positive qualities. It never worked. You can’t change your writing just like you cant change the day you were born or who your parents are.
Of course, you can see an example of my handwriting right below this post.
Imagine, imagined. How great is this? Pablo Stanley is awesome for making this. Go buy his work.
This song is always such a great reminder on Christmas. Hope you’re all having a lovely Christmas Eve.
It’s a funny thing how people assume that, because I have a blog, I must be an extrovert. The truth is, this blog is my way of working around my introversion – it is how I deal with my desire to connect with people, without enduring the exhaustion that comes with doing it in person.
There are a lot of bloggers who are extroverts – so I understand why people are shocked when they meet me and find out I’m actually pretty quiet – but those bloggers tend to have blogs that are about nothing but themselves/selfies. That’s the easiest way to tell the difference.
If you read a blog that is actually about something rather than just about the blogger – they’re probably an introvert leaning on their blog as a way to engage in the self expression they find hard when surrounded by attention seeking extroverts.
It has nothing to do with not wanting to be around people – I need to see my friends regularly or I get really sad – it’s that I get incredibly tired after a day spent around a lot of people. This has become even more obvious to me since starting to work in an open concept office again, after working from home – all alone – for the past two years. My energy is drained by the end of the day and I need a nap once I get home.
There’s nothing wrong with being either/or, and ambiverts are the best. But introverts definitely get misunderstood the most – this beautiful animated video explains it well:
Thompson Holidays made this incredible genre map that shows how music genres have spread over time. Click here to launch the super cool interactive version.
Using research from sites such as Bass Culture, Wikipedia, The All Music Guide To Electronica and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, they came up with this map that shows where and when a music genre started, and how it spread. It’s absolutely fascinating to see just how one genre inspired and influenced the next.
They note that it’s impossible to know exactly when a genre began, so all genre births are placed within a 5 year period.
It’s interesting to see that the place of birth is rarely the location where the genre became most popular.
No doubt there are likely some historical inaccuracies and subgenres left out, which could easily be fixed with a more dedicated research team that isn’t quite so focused on just dance music – but this is a pretty solid and impressive start. I look forward to one day seeing a more rock focused/complete version of this map.