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Bless You Internet, Vol. 1

May 15, 2017

One of my favorite blogs is SEMI-RAD, mostly because it’s freaking funny and filled with lots of tongue-in-cheek outdoors tips, which I love. The blogger, Brendan Leonard, has a series that he updates every Friday called “Friday Inspiration.” In it, he unloads all of the best stuff he’s found on the Internet that week. As we all know, the Internet can often be the armpit of humanity: dark and disgusting. It’s nice to take a break from all of that and see the silver lining. So, to follow in the footsteps of Brendan Leonard and add what I hope will be a little more joy to the world wide web, here is the first in my own series of best stuff found online. Enjoy!

  • I am obsessed _with the series _Stranger Things, no small reason being because of the music. Synthwave, as a genre, is like an auditory carne asada taco to me — it’s soooooo _good. For months since watching _Stranger Things, I’ve scoured the web for good theme remixes. This week, I found THE ONE.
  • This one dude filmed one second of every day he was hiking the PCT and it’s pretty beautiful. 

  • I discovered a poet named Rudy Francisco this week, and his poetry just gets under my skin. It’s so beautiful. Here’s one he had posted on his Facebook page that I just adore:rudy francisco

  • This Facebook album about dogs is the best thing ever. It made me laugh really hard.

  • I follow about 20 different National Park Facebook accounts, and nothing makes my day like seeing pictures like this get posted:

    bison calf
  • This entire Facebook page brings me more joy than is probably normal.

Sunday Thoughts: Through the Lens
LET’S TALK ABOUT STAR WARS ALREADY.
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