Bring a kite to fly, craft a kite there, get some food to eat. The weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous (mainly sunny, high around 70) with winds enough to keep up the kites and proceeds benefit a new playground.
Coming out just in time for the holiday break this winter, Walking with Dinosaurs looks like it’s going to be the best thing to happen thus far to 3D dinosaurs. And, except for the voice over in the trailer, there are no voices — the dinosaurs are not speaking, only squawking, roaring, and grunting. Could this be a feature-length movie with no words, only dinosaur noises and visuals to convey emotion, build characters, and move the plot? Amazing. The fight scene already makes me sad. Dinosaur times was scary.
Submitted by Coujo (via iamchuckyouarepie), these pants are hands-down ridiculously amazing. And the only acceptable time, in my opinion, that leggings can be worn without a dress/tunic outside of exercise activities.
On Friday, visitors to Philly Pretzel Factory stores can pick up a free soft pretzel. Early birds can even win a month’s worth - one free pretzel every day in May - if they’re among the first 100 to…
Thanks to Philly Pretzel Factory, you can get a free pretzel — no purchase necessary — at any Philly Pretzel Factory location (in more states than Pennsylvania) tomorrow, April 26, in celebration of National Pretzel Day.
You know, in case you want to save the 50cents you normally spend on a pretzel from a cart.
If you’re looking to listen to something soft and reflective, go ahead and stream Dension Witmer’s new album over at Paste (via Tangzine). The self-titled album is his ninth — a fitting time to sound introspective. Produced by Philadelphia’s Devin Greenwood and with guest performances by Sufjan Stevens, Rosie Thomas, and William Fitzsimmons, it comes out on April 30 on Asthmatic Kitty Records.
Here is a tutorial (via Inspired to Share/The Neighborhood) on how to make a kite with paper, skewers, a straw, tape and string. Oh and scissors. I wonder: Does it fly? There are no pictures of that happening.
I went to a lot of weddings about 5 years ago when I was still a student and had little expendable income. I gave very few wedding gifts and promised a lot of handmade kites because I like kites and I want to share them/that like for them. I have yet to deliver on those kites. I have been collecting materials (discarded umbrellas and leaky tents), and I tried a couple prototypes a couple years ago, but the mechanics/balance was off and they only flew about four feet off the ground. I became discouraged.
Sorry friends. The list of kites I owe haunts the back of my mind, if that is any comfort.
Maybe these paper kites will work. There is a template.
Swedish indie folk group Junip release their self-titled second album on April 23 via Mute. The trio features acclaimed Swedish-Argentine singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez. He describes the theme of the record as “finding that hopeful feeling between the lines” during “those life-changing moments that shake people up.”
This is working for me on a warm, overcast day while I rock the bleary-eyed computer-screen-stare and think, “Ugh. It’s only Tuesday?”