GMM: Joe Pug — Windfall

Y’all. It’s getting to be embarrassing how obsessed I am with this album. I ordered the record, which was released this week. It arrived on Tuesday, but this week has been so jam-packed, I was finally able to pick it up yesterday. Clear vinyl, so cool! It hasn’t left my record player yet. I’m just listening to it over and over.

If you’re in Raleighwood tonight, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you check him out at the Cat’s Cradle back room. Alas, I will miss it, but I can’t be too sad, because I am travelling to help a couple of my good friends celebrate their marriage! Yeah #lizandneil2015!

Happiest of Fridays!

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WIP Wednesday & Yarn Along

I’ve got multiple secret projects in flight now. That’s one in the picture above, which I am woefully behind on. At least I’ve been able to carve out some crochet time this week, which hasn’t been the norm lately.

I love that my fiance M loves and encourages me to crochet. He recently surprised me with a couple of older thread crochet pattern books that I’m really enjoying flipping through. They’re giving me some doily ideas for the reception :)


Joining Ginny!

What have you been crocheting, knitting or reading lately?


GMM: Ben Rector — Forever Like That

Serves me right for installing an untested plugin I guess? I went to post this morning, and literally NOTHING worked on the WordPress web UI. My first instinct was that the surprise update from WordPress broke things, and went to go revert, only to discover this wasn’t possible. It’s also not possible to turn off the automatic updates. However, I did some more tinkering and disabled the Grooveshark plugin I added yesterday, and that seems to have fixed my immediate problem.

I’m still irritated that WordPress has hamstrung me, and congratulates themselves on good user experience. As a user experience professional, a good user experience is not to change something out from under your users and have no way for them to turn that option off or undo your actions. It’s to notify them of the available update, explain the urgency, and give them easy ways to update and to turn on automatic updates, if they wish. UGH.

I was in such a good mood, and was going to post something cute about making playlists for possible wedding reception tunes, but there’s nothing like problems with technology and dumb UX to suck that out of you.

Anyways, here’s some good music, and good music always makes things better. If you’re having a rough start to your day, I hope this helps you too!

Happy Wednesday!


GMM: Matt Maher — Rest

I’m on my 2nd pot of tea. I’ve convinced myself this is really okay, because I reused the tea bags to make the 2nd pot, so it isn’t a real 2nd pot.  A half-strength pot of tea isn’t a true pot of tea.

A month of travelling somewhere every weekend is really starting to wear on me. I’m so grateful that today is Friday, and that M and I have no plans this weekend. Seriously, I have no idea what we’re going to do, and that’s a glorious feeling.

Happiest of Fridays to y’all!


GMM: Joe Pug — Bright Beginnings

I hadn’t yet listened to Joe Pug’s new album through yet, because I was waiting for the vinyl release later this month. (Hipster, I know.) But it hit me yesterday — DUH, it’s on Spotify! So you can guess what I’ve been enjoying this week. I sound like a broken record, but it’s so good, y’all. If you like folk music at all, you should be listening to this.

Happy Wednesday!