Long weekends = social media airplane mode
08: Don't DM me, I won't see it!
It’s 5pm on eve of a summer long weekend. Here’s my number one best tip for you: DELETE YOUR INSTAGRAM/TIKTOK/TWITTER/FB APPS! Yes, like hold down your thumb on the app on the home screen of your iPhone until it wiggles and choose “REMOVE APP”. Now exhale. Sweet freedom! It’s gonna be fine: you can come right back Monday morning. If you’re privileged enough to enjoy some extended time off this weekend, pls save your brain for reading and cooking and chilling out and actually registering whatever’s going on around you.
Oh let’s be real: I am sure you’ll still be clutching the actual phone, because google maps and taking photos and kijiji furniture hunting and group chats and random thoughts on the Notes app (um, isn’t that actually like a lot already?) - but a social media free weekend? I’ll bet you $1000000 in worthless NFTs you’ll love it. Added bonus: the bet pays in worthless Bitcoin!
So don’t DM me, I won’t see it. I’ll be out back turning the physical pages on this delicious pile of paper books, but if you’ve got an e-reader well I forgive you. At least you’re not scrolling.
Apartamento Issue #29 Spring/Summer 2022 • There is an article in this glorious mag about legendary chef and researcher Claudia Roden along with her eleven short stories about food that changed my ideas on what a “lifestyle interior magazine” could be. The photographs are always to die for too.
Bedroom Rapper - Cadence Weapon/Rollie Pemberton • v snappy music memoir about being an upper millenial emerging artist in 2005 trying to create things on the internet in prairie isolation (and way before it was normal to make things on the internet). It’s an exacting education on indie rap, a diss on shady music labels, puts words to sounds, and is uniquely special if you were in Edmonton’s creative scene in the mid-late 2000s.
Making Space: Women and the Man Made Environment • by Matrix
Because in an IRL Handmaid’s Tale last week American people with uteruses were stripped of the fundamental human right to hold power over their own bodies…and now let’s make it architecture. The patriarchy is in the bathrooms and the subway entrance steps and all around us…get off the internet, I’ll meet you in the streets.