Thoughts

What’s your unfair advantage?

On our drive up to Stanley Lake a few weeks ago, Rachel’s sister introduced us to a new podcast, StartUp, which tells the story of one man’s efforts to start his own podcasting company. It’s an entertaining and informative account, and I’ve really enjoyed learning from the entrepreneur’s mistakes, second-hand.

In one episode, the entrepreneur recounted a meeting with a potential investor who asked a penetrating question: “What’s your unfair advantage?”‘

Books, Mind, Thoughts

The Dream Team: The BFG vs. Inception

Rachel and I enjoy reading to each other out loud. We’ve trekked through Middle Earth, fenced on the Cliffs of Insanity, washed up on the shores of Hikueru, and we are currently on an ill-fated expedition to Isla Sorna.

Just prior to Isla Sorna, though, we spent some time in Giant Country with the Big Friendly Giant and his slightly smaller friend, Sophie.

It had been about twenty years since I last read The BFG, Roald Dahl’s classic children’s nocturnal adventure novel. I had never read it out loud, which is a shame because Dahl is a master of gloriumptious language. As we approached the climax, the story began to feel familiar, but not because I was remembering the plot from my childhood readings. It felt familiar, I realized, because I had experienced it more recently in another form. 

Thoughts

KitchInspiration #01

Oh don’t mind me, I’m just having way too much fun over here with Anthropologie’s new lookbook they so delightfully and terribly delivered to my mailbox last week.

Let’s face it, I do already have an assortment of Anthro dinnerware, but who cares? No big deal? I want more!

Let’s get into it:

^^Buying a pretty salad bowl pretty much compels you to eat more salad, right?^^

^^I’ve been getting the hankering for making cloth napkins lately.  I recently saw someone who made a whole bunch for cheap using Fat Quarter Bundles that people use for quilting! Isn’t that genius? They’re already pre-cut squares in a variety of colors, and all they need is hemming! And considering you can get a bunch together, they end up costing around $2.50 a pop instead of Anthro’s beautiful napkins that cost four times as much. There are a bunch of beautiful options online! Going to get to it one of these days!^^