Since 2009, New York Times journalist and poet Alan Feuer has collected, curated, and shaped craigslist Missed Connections ads into featured poetry collections for the paper. These fresh and oh-so cheeky “found poem” compositions evoke romantic perspectives in otherwise mundane circumstances. For instance, whoever imagined a timeless meet-cute at a port-o-potty? Knock Knock combed through Alan’s NYT “Poetic Connections” section and transformed his work into a sweet, funny, and curious collection: I Hope You Find Me: The Love Poems of craiglist’s Missed Connections.
What if you could pair cocktails with everyday errands to keep your holiday spirits bright? Our new book Drinks for Mundane Tasks: 70 Cocktail Recipes for Everyday Chores by David Vienna tackles just that. The excerpt recipes below will help you get crap done while keeping your mind somewhat merry. Now stand up, raise a glass, and get to it!
In terms of wit, humor, and creativity, Knock Knock has met its match in Dan Golden—artist, designer, and wearer of awesomely-knitted fisherman beanies.* Dan’s vast repertoire of work strikes a welcomed balance between contemporary, polished sophistication and quirky commentary. Read more about The Gummy Bear Book and Sorry I Farted and 24 Other Apology Postcards author, Dan Golden, in this Q&A!
Remember these nutritional-ish terms the next time you fill out your What to Eat Pad or find yourself on a mountain with a naturopathic doctor and need a conversation-starter.
When you lose your lover, your job, your lease or even just feel stuck in a rut, it can be hard to see the positive side and get your groove back. Rather than talking, talking and talking some more, the best way to scoot your blues to the curb is to take action. After all, action quiets the mind and kick-starts a new, uplifting chain of events. So shake off that funk by taking on small but mighty challenges. It’ll help turn your adversity into awesomeness.