As I am writing this, I am eating one of this season's more delightful finds, a Sumo orange. Most of our friends and family have heard us rave about this extravagant fruit. Despite it's cost, we recommend you try at least one this season. After all, citrus can be the perfect anecdote to lethargy during these cold winter months. And so is uplifting entertainment. So I’m starting this month's newsletter by requesting that you first go grab a snack (I suggest a Sumo) and then check out some enjoyable (and entertaining) diversions below.
We like you, Lena
We were recommended The Organist podcast by a family member. (Thanks Lauren!) We're fans of Lena Dunham, so we'd suggest you first check out the episode, a conversation with Lena Dunham and Judy Blume. After a listen, you may want to reread some of those old Judy Blume novels. Or binge watch one of our favorite shows, Girls. Both are on my calendar for Saturday.
As someone who drove a 1977 red Plymouth Fury during my high school years, I found this blog post by Mike Monteiro about budgeting for web projects much more engaging than I’d expect from a blog post about budgeting for web projects. But that’s his ingenuity. We not only highly recommend the post above, but his book Design is a Job. And we’re eagerly anticipating his new book, You’re My Favorite Client sometime later this year.
A few newsletters ago, we shared a link about the benefits of standing desks and how we use them at Gridwork. Well, we are in need of a new one and came across this project that involves building one with plumbing pipe. Apparently, this is an emerging trend because the guy at Home Depot said there's been a lot of non-plumbers clearing out his inventory lately. Trendy schmendy. We’re jumping on the bandwagon and giving it a try. We will share our results. If they're good.
When it comes to technology and the Internet, it’s hard to know what’s next. Here's a crazy pocket medical gadget that we came across and found fascinating and seemingly groundbreaking. Thought you might too.