• I love Ida Skivenes, an Instagram food artist and enthusiast based in Oslo, Norway. She makes awesome (and when I say awesome, I mean holy smokes, that’s AWESOME!) things with her food and then eats it! Her website has some neat behind the scenes stuff, too.
• Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Who’s to say who the coolest stay-at-home dad is, but this guy ranks right up there.
• I was super sad the day Calvin & Hobbes was retired from newspapers. But I was super stoked to hear that cartoonist Bill Watterson made a surprise appearance in the funnies recently. He collaborated with Stephan Pastis on his strip Pearls before Swine, and the results were spectacular!
• I enjoyed reading this long article on how Ghostbusters got made. Anyone else have the soundtrack…on vinyl? (I wonder where that thing ended up…) (Hat tip to Austin Kleon)
• Sometimes the old way of doing things really was the best way of doing things. Here’s Melissa Fenton’s cleverly written Top 10 Ways to Give Your Kid a 1970’s Summer, which included a reference to blue cans of Planter’s Cheese Balls! Some highlights:
3. Make them play outside. Like all day. All. Damn. Day. Hot? Drink from the hose. Run through the sprinklers. Swim in the pool until your hair feels like straw, turns green, and the bottom of your feet are calloused from the bottom of the pool. Search for ladybugs, play hide ‘n seek between the houses, run down the street gutters after a rain storm. Read under a tree. I hear this lady named Judy Blume writes good stuff.
9.Build a fort in the backyard. No, I am not gonna help. Yes, you can use the $125 Pottery Barn Kids duvet cover from your bed. I don’t care anymore. Making a memory trumps 400 thread count cotton.
Finally, some posts from around here you may have missed:
• 5 Ways to Turn Messes into Memories
• School’s Out for Summer
• How to Make Your Summer Memorable