Which type of Puzzler are you?
The “Try Anything”er: No chance it fits, but you’ll be damned if you’re not trying it. I mean, the the colors look kind of the same.
The Contemplator: Sits back. Does nothing for hours. Then grabs a single piece. The one everyone’s been looking for. The one that would unlock all the others. Fits it without hesitation or ceremony. Sits back. Does nothing for hours….
The Short Attention Span: Sits down and says things like “ohhh puzzle time!” Three minutes later retreats with with a flimsy excuse and a “ugh, puzzles are just NOT my thing...”
We have some thoughts on underappreciated genres that yield you some very reasonably priced gems (funk and swing jazz, for example). We will dive deeper in a future post. But country is one of those genres.
If you are a country fan, you can skip down a couple of paragraphs. You don’t need to read this sales pitch. If aren’t a country fan, because, say, you’ve heard Toby Keith or Shania Twain and that will be enough, thank you… let us ask you to reconsider. We will not pretend to be experts, but there is some really good country out there, and a lot of it is sporting a $5 price tag and is gathering dust in your local record store. As Laura, co-owner of Hymie’s Vintage Records in Minneapolis told us on a recent visit, “if you are looking for a Led Zeppelin record, it’s going to get snapped up before we even get it to the shelves. But we have all kinds of country that people walk right by.”
If you have records or you want to start getting into records, you should probably have something to play them on. Maybe you have your killer setup already. If you don’t, here is our advice about how to set one up.
We’ll be frank: We aren’t electrical engineers. We aren’t audiophiles. And we don’t aspire to be. But we have set up our share of systems for friends, family, and people we owe favors. It’s a minor hobby. So we’ll run you through some basics and point you to where you can do your advanced research.
There is nothing like a warm drink in your hand when the weather turns nippy. And making them is a fun activity for those months when you’d rather see the sunset from your window than your porch. Here are a few of our favorite hot drinks for the season.