The “Another year older” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #150

 

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”–Unknown


Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #150 :: The “Another year older” Edition¬†:: 09:20:2017

Another year older…

I can only hope I’m another year wiser. ūüôā

My birthday is this Saturday. I have nothing planned which actually feels good. I’ve been going and going since the middle of August. This will be a quiet weekend… a quiet weekend full of birthday cake and sleeping in.

This past weekend I was in Arizona celebrating my Mom’s 70th. I can’t believe she’s 70. SHE can’t believe she’s 70. She said to me, “I feel the same inside. I only know I’m getting old because I’m watching the children in my life growing up.”

I know the feeling, Mom. (SJ will be a teenager in a little over a month.)

Yes, time is a cruel mistress but I wouldn’t give up the wisdom I’ve gained for youth. Unless it was a temporary thing, then I totally would. Heh.

Much love to you all! Birthday wishes can be sent here.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. ¬†This is it. ¬†My Eat Fuck Kill popup shop closes on Saturday. Use coupon code “EatFuckBye” to get everything (except earrings) at 50% off! While supplies last, naturally.

This space intentionally left wiser

As seen on the Internets

 

SJ and Rusty

While in Phoenix, SJ and I witnessed some magic at the Colten Cowell Foundation‘s “Crime Fighting Cave.” Families who have a child with a life-threatening illness can come to this special “bat” cave to experience some fun together. We were invited to the season’s opening because I’m going to be doing some work for them. I’ll share photos when I can. It’s a TRIP.

:: Interactive map of hot springs in the United States
:: https://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/hot_springs

:: My Cape Cod friend Swainer is going on a grand sailing adventure with his family
:: http://www.capecodchronicle.com/Swain-Family-Embarks-On-A-Six-month-Sailing-Adventure.htm

:: James Corden gives an Old Navy employee a break
:: https://youtu.be/-L2ISN0XbuE

:: Firsthand thoughts on intergenerational trauma Thanks, Jessica!
:: https://ww2.kqed.org/just-like-my-mother-how-we-inherit-our-parents-traits-and-tragedies

:: Bjork’s trippy new video: “The Gate”
:: https://youtu.be/_n0Ps1KWVU0

:: A pro poker player talks about getting past your own biases via
:: https://youtu.be/FVamrGf8UYA

:: “Weird Al” will play Oompa Loompas
:: http://variety.com/john-stamos-finn-wolfhard-weird-al-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-in-concert

:: Disneyland is making nachos with corn dogs instead of chips
:: https://www.eater.com/disneyland-corn-dog-nachos

Real things you can actually buy: YAY


Great baby gift: Srsly digging these screenprinted baby bibs that are fashioned after two of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorite jabots, aka collars. Fun fact: When this Supreme Court Justice issues dissents, she wears the golden, armorlike one.

They’re called “Ruth Baby Ginsburg” and they are available for $16 each. Both can be had for $28.

Real things you¬†can’t actually buy: yet


The Dadbag

Insta-beer belly: Though not yet in mass production, the¬†Dadbag is a real thing. It’s a fanny pack that looks like an exposed “dad bod” belly. Its designer, London-based Albert Pukies, is looking for production partners to bring this bad boy to market. Until then, enjoy these images.

Featured events

 

Type-In at California Typewriter

Berkeley, California
[9/26] A type-in at California Typewriter, 5 PM to 7 PM

The film California Typewriter opens in Bay Area theaters on 9/29

Oakland, California
[9/19] Heather Gold’s Yarn¬†(comedy storytelling) at the¬†Octopus Literary Salon

“Gina Gold (NPR’s Snap Judgment) Emily Epstein White (Netroots Nation) Becca Blackwell (They, Themselves and Schmerm). This is an incredible line up and an unusual opportunity to see Becca on the west coast.”

[10/21] Nemo Gould solo show and open studio, Lost & Foundry Studio

San Francisco, California
[10/21] Bikes to Books 4-year Anniversary Ride, 1 PM to 4 PM

Gerlach, Nevada
[10/13-10/15] Gerlach Race Days, Celebrating 20 years of the Land Speed Record Thanks, M2!

Current mood: Another year down

Rusty’s Electric Dreams¬†is a weekly inbox zine from the curious mind of¬†Rusty Blazenhoff.

Described as, “One of the most inspiring, weird and off-kilter collections of curated kitschy ephemera for the big-brained.”

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