A long time ago, I once sat on a picnic table with Tori Amos. We chatted for about a half an hour. Or I guess I should say, Tori and the girl I was dating at the time chatted for about half an hour. I was sort of awe struck and quiet. Until Tori leaned forward and asked me where we were from; I brilliantly answered in a cracking voice, "I really like your music." Ugh. My therapist says just talking about it in public is a huge step forward for me.
We're Huge In Carmarthenshire :: Daily Grind #164
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ventipop. And please get some of your friends to sign up for the newsletter. They don't have to read...I just need the traffic. Since I've been posting the Daily Grind, er um, you know daily...the audience has been growing a bit. Just this past week, I've had new readers from India, New Zealand, Spain, Indonesia and one of those made up sounding places in the UK: Carmarthenshire. Oh yeah, Venti is huyooooge in Carmarthenshire.
It's Monday, so we're in dire need of some good things. Let's Grind!
10 Good & Funny Things
Song O The Day :: Tori Amos' cover of "I Don't Like Mondays" @toriamos
"Feed Your Inner Bitch" - A customer was offended by a candy bar wrapper, but not so offended they couldn't eat the chocolate before returning the wrapper to the Heavenly Chocolate Emporium in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. (Has there ever been a more perfect name for something?: The Heavenly Chocolate Emporium. Think I've dreamt of that place.
Mental Yoga - How a tragic fire in London led to the creation of 911 as we know it today.
We're All With Claire from HR:
Stray Apostrophes - In this "You're Welcome" post, find out how to properly make your last name plural this holiday season.
Britain's Posh Pooch Hotel - In Carmarthenshire, South-West Wales (see a trend yet?) there's an A-List resort where dogs listen to Brahms, travel by Chopper, sleep in chalets with heated floors and when you take away one of their toys you must say, "Thank You." (The only thing I'm thankful for when I take away one of my dog’s toys is the fact I still have my hand.)
Trailer O The Day - Steven Soderbergh's new project of HBO titled Mosaic
Steven Soderbergh’s latest project, Mosaic, takes two forms. The first is a free iOS app that contains an interactive miniseries with over seven hours of footage that you can move through in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure, with “DVD extras” built right into the story. Mosaic will also air in a more conventional linear form on HBO in January. Wired has the story of how Mosaic came to be.
A Big Move - Sweden is relocating an entire town.
Real or Memorex? - This video supposedly highlights a few gardens and castles located in Carmarthenshire offering proof of its existence. I'm thinking it could be some lost Lord of the Rings footage: