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Listening to Umbilical feels like smiling while getting your teeth kicked in, because you know how much work it took for the assailant to get so strong.

Making Sense of Thouโ€™s Messy Metal Discography | Bandcamp Daily

๐Ÿ“š After we got Voodoo Doughnuts and Stumptown coffee, we walked to, then circled Powellโ€™s like vultures, waiting for it to open.

Cool experience, especially the rare books room. Restricted myself to just 3 books and some free bookmarks/stickers.

A collection of books, bookmarks, and stickers, featuring titles like The Happiness Hypothesis, Utopia for Realists, and This Is How You Lose the Time War.

๐Ÿบ whoa, โ€œGigantic Great Morning Maple Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stoutโ€ may be better than the Midwest (Goose Island, Founders) breakfast stouts.

Kinda makes you want to put more former presidents on trial for their crimes.

Theyโ€™re playing Joy Division in this restaurant and the song is 45 years old.

How is this possible?

Saw some women at the Farmerโ€™s market with โ€œplainโ€ (e.g. like Amish/Mennonite) dresses but heavy makeup.

Never seen that combo before and curious what faction it is!

Malort has made it to the west coast

โ€œChicago handshake $10&10;&10;Shot of Malort & PBRโ€

Iโ€™m not usually one for โ€œbrandsโ€ but I am absolutely making sure to enjoy:

  • Powellโ€™s
  • Stumptown
  • Tillamook
  • Voodoo
  • Pendleton

Worldโ€™s smallest park

Worldโ€™s coolest gal

Mills End Park, which is a to tiny tree in a to y cement enclosure. A woman stands by with her foot next to the park for scale.

We had to go 6 states away to finally try morels, but this mushroom โ€œcrepeโ€ was incredible and I can see what all the fuss is about.

Now I gotta find them at home. My land is too wet for them, but I know they are in the southern areas of the state.

๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŽฅ Watched the first and (part of the) second recent Dune movies during my travel today, and now I want to play Burning Wheel/Burning Sands again.

Another nod to Mitch Hedberg, via: Off the Mark

via bizarro:

๐Ÿ”Ž After the rain a dinosaur came up on the deck

A snapping turtle with a foot-long shell

the wind has no sound

you can hear the wind

This Wikipedia line about “circus peanuts” reads like a real-life Mitch Hedberg joke:

Circus peanuts led to the creation of Lucky Charms in 1964 when a General Mills employee chopped pieces into a bowl of Cheerios.

๐ŸŽถ Since starting to track 5โญ๏ธ albums, these are my first 9.

I promise there will be some that are other genres!

5โญ๏ธ albums are ones you are happy to listen to straight through without ever wanting to skip a track.

Old Haste the Day, Zao, Underoath, and Opeth. Plus some Silent Planet, Conjurer, and American Arson.

โšฝ๏ธ #IXI on to the #OpenCup quarterfinals!

โšฝ๏ธ Detroit supporters started loud but now I only hear the Brickyard Battalion. #IXI โšฝ๏ธโšฝ๏ธโšฝ๏ธ - Detroit 0 at halftime. #OpenCup

โšฝ๏ธ so far there might be more Detroit than #IXI fans here for this Open Cup game ๐Ÿ˜ฒ