Monday Musings: Strange Mail Edition

Hello there! Hopefully your late July isn’t as scorching as it is here in the Big D. At least we have plenty of time to catch up on our Netflix queue and old favorites. Time for musings!


I was OBSESSED with the TMNT when I younger and have very mixed feelings about the new version about to come out. Why do they look so scary??? Anywho, Pizza Hut is (understandably) trying to get as much traction as possible from the new movie. So much so that they created a real-life Pizza Tank.

Best Buy channels Max Fisher from “Rushmore” in their latest ad.

If you’re an adventure lover, this epic kayaking video might make you so jealy you’ll be jam.

For those not freaking out by GMOs, seedless mangos are now a reality.

If you’re looking for a creative outlet, and want to learn more about the U.S. Postal Service in the process, Ripley’s is having its annual Strange Mail Contest and is challenging people to send weird things in the mail, with correct postage attached, and no container/envelope for a chance to volumes 1-10 of its annual book. The contest ends September 5th!


Monday Musings: Are You Phubbing With Me? Edition

Happy Monday morning, everyone! Feeling much better today than last week and had a fun weekend at Index Fest listening to indie and local North Texas bands play across town that ended in a Girl Talk dance party. Hopefully your weekends were just as great. Time for musings!

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Check out this wonderful video essay about one of my favorite movies, Rushmore.

Aren’t Sundays a little boring now that Breaking Bad is over? Here, Vince Gilligan tackles four popular myths about the show.

Are you guilty of “phubbing” when you’re out with your friends/spouse/date/family?

The amazing StoryCorps turns 10 this week and NPR is celebrating by running stories all week.

And finally, I was a band nerd in high school. So I was pretty much geeking out watching the Ohio State Marching Band perform this tribute to Michael Jackson. Amazing!