++The description of the Aleph in this short story also called The Aleph is wild.:
I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand...
++You could probably photoshop verdant & twisty German footballer Manuel Neuer into a Paola Pivi bear installation. Or he could hide out in one in the middle of a cop film chase scene!
++For a second I thought Mura Masa was a friend of mine who was blowing up and nope totally different guy with a similar sounding band name. There go the dreams of the fancy invites. Still the mixup brought me to this newish XCX collab so insert philosophical Zen Moments tweet here!
++My husband pointed out an actor I find handsome has a disproportionately tiny mouth and now all I can see is his mouth. Making small mouse noises.
++I've just been told the STEM major acronym (nickname for college students mostly majoring in science who are in high demand) has been around for awhile and I only now just found out about it thru the magic of memes. 2017 has been a really fun and whimsical year for memes so far.
++Continuing on into childhood regression this week, how cute is this book? Not groundbreaking or anything. And it's still nothing compared to the one odd book I had where if you held it from a certain angle and shook it the letters would appear to move around the page, or maybe I was sniffing too much Elmer's paste at a young age. I swear those black letters used to give the appearance of jiggling around like ants at picnic but no one would believe me.
I wish I knew about May's book with Owl viewer at Xmas because I would have asked for one. Stereoscopic technology, if ya Google it, has been around since the early days of photography and is a distant relative of one of my fave childhood toys, The ViewMaster. (And predates those kool Magic Eye posters.) On the music tip one of the best parts of the talk is where he talks about using old church boards and the physics behind the voluminous sounding (though non-echoing)claps on We Will Rock You. See kids, you do use the math later.
++Apparently Mercedes has been lighting up its front logo for quite a while now but I only recently noticed it in their TV commercials. I like the look and idea, even if the logo, especially when backlit from some angles looks like the poison control yuck face.
++Daaaamnson: I know he's not speaking to me directly. But it sure does feel like I'm bein hassled by Damson Idris.
++Paola Pivi: [Cue Almond Joy Jingle] Sometimes I feel like a pink, sometimes I'm white.
++Whoa, what just happened here? Reminds me of this new face cream I got that just gets EVERYWHERE.
++My own personal conspiracy theory is that certain printers require alignment pages to get you to spend more money on ink.
++Haven't done any formal evaluation, but I'm fairly sure that the content of my fridge = 72.2% salsa. #cribs
++I've now listened to one podcast and two You Tube interviews where a shadowy character named Mike Brown influences or figures into a person's story in one way or another. And get this, all are different Mike Browns.