The weekend is here and what better excuse to stimulate the mind and senses with something new. This week, my recommendations are:
- Try out a new tune… or eighty. Rdio is the only way I listen to music anymore — new users can stream for free for six months, and virtually every album or song known to mankind can be found in their extensive library and streamed in full. Like Pandora, you can also pick a song or album you like and create a radio station, although I honestly find Pandora’s genius superior. Rdio’s strength lies in the ability to listen to any album through, or mix and match songs into custom playlists. Do it right, and curl up with your headphones and a good book — or just a good cup of coffee — in your favorite park or cafe.
- If you’re in San Francisco, this weekend is (of course) the infamous bay to breakers race. This wholly San Franciscan event is like Halloween and Christmas combined, only instead of opening presents, the surprises come from counting how many naked people you see. Do it right, and find some friends to wear matching super hero costumes with. Somehow I’ve never been in town for it these past three years, but as
I’m completely out of excuses I have several friends to support in the race, I’ll see you down on the sidelines to watch all the ignominy take place. After all, 101 years of history can’t be wrong.
- If not in San Francisco, the summer movie season has officially started and right now there’s two good excuses to drop some dollars on the big screen. Star Trek and Great Gatsby are out, and despite the various issues either adaptation will undoubtedly have, you know they’re both bound to be visually out of this world (and literally, in sort of both cases). Make it a double feature (ie. buy tickets for one, sneak into the other, as neither film is really worth the full price of admission, despite their respective merits), and do it right — bring a flask.
– image pinned from one of my fav blogs — Ulicam