Friday, March 13, 2009

Things I’m Loving

Thirteen good things for you to check out on this Friday the 13th

1. Just another reason why I love the New York Times
One is 8 Million is a weekly web series featuring different characters in New York City. Amazing.

2. The Cult of Done Manifesto
by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark
1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
3. There is no editing stage.
4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
6.The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
8. Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
11. Destruction is a variant of done.
12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
13. Done is the engine of more.

3. Way hipper than weather.com

4. Uncle Austin’s granola recipe at Homesick Texan

5. This American Life on Television: Season Two (now available in stores and on iTunes) Incredible.



6. The Human Clock
Keep this open for a little while, it's pretty interesting!


7. For those of us not lucky enough to attend the SXSW Festival, NPR is providing excellent coverage. They’ve put together a playlist of 100 artists playing this year. Click here to stream it. They’ve also put together a free 10-song sampler available here for download on iTunes.

8. My friend Seth’s article about Baltimore

9. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
By Molly Wizenberg

10. My homepage

11. David Hockney
He has been a favorite of mine since college. This week I rediscovered how much I love his work.

12. The music of Jackson C. Frank
(Thanks Channing!)

13. Do you dance around your house a lot? A lot of dancing goes on in our house. Ely Kim danced for 100 days in 100 different locations to 100 different songs. If you don’t smile while watching this, you have a cold, cold heart.



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