Last year I got into listening to podcasts. Mainly, true crime podcasts. However, recently I’ve started to discover fictional series podcast’s stories. I’m a big SciFi nerd, so I’ll begin in that area.
The first podcast I recommend is one called “Ostium.” Ostium follows one man on his quest to find an empty town named Ostium that no one else knows about. When he arrives, the town is of course empty and locked. He finally gets in and he begins to explore. He finds a special wooden map table and each door in the city leads to a new location and a new time. What is this place? Why is he here? Who are the others that he keeps seeing? Add some danger, a romance and some intrigue and voila! Interested? Check out this podcast.
The second podcast I want to tell you about is “Today’s Teenager.” A good podcast that discusses relevant topics related to teenagers. The host explains a teenagers point of view and gives the reasons behind them. Examples are given in a way parents and other adults can understand. Topics include Teens and video games, how to talk with your teens, teen apathy, emotions and more. If you have a teen in your life this is definitely one you have to check out.
The third podcast I would have you listen to is “The Earth Collective.” At first listening to this podcast goes a little slow. You are trying to figure out what you are listening to and why. Humans have gone to the stars. They have conquered and settled on other planets. On one of those planets humans did amazingly well. Then something happened. The Darkness. The civilization and population begin to decline. The darkness took them, it was to be feared, stay away from the darkness. To save themselves, humanity develops a way to stay in the light. Now, all that humanity cares about is surviving the darkness by staying ahead of it. Constantly moving. On what are house caravans and any means of motorized movement. One member of the caravan decided to make a broadcast about the history he knows and what their life is like now. He uploads his broadcasts to the last satellite in orbit so maybe someday someone will find it. The historian is beginning to figure things out. Others may be listening in. What happens to humans who can’t keep up? Mysterious things start to happen. Conspiracy? Aliens? Afterlife? Listen to find out.
What do you think? Interested in trying any of these? Let me know what you think. Do you have any podcasts you think I should listen to?
It’s time for the monthly article I write on Fashion Terms. Some of these terms as common place others are obscure. I hope you enjoy a little jaunt into the world of clothing. Here are ten terms to know this month.
- Baseball Cap: A cap that has a dome shaped top. It can be a solid color or multi colored dome. It can also be made of different fabrics, but usually nylon. Has an adjustable headband.
- Davy Crockett Cap: A head covering made out of racoon fur with the tail of the racoon attached to the backside of the cap and laying down along the neck. Worn in Colonial America and re-popularized in the 1950s and 1960s. Named for famous early American Davy Crockett who died at the Alamo.
- Chevron: A design which has two straight lines that meet to form an inverted V. These V shapes are worn on the sleeves of uniforms for the military, police and fire.
- Couture: Comes from the French and is used to describe a style of fashion which is the ultimate in fabric, construction, and design. These clothes are shown twice a year and sold to a very limited audience due to extremely high cost.
- Androgynous: Someone or something possessing male and female characteristics.
- Mantilla: A shawl or veil worn by Spanish women made of lace and worn for special occasions. Maybe worn over a high comb.
- Natural Fibers: Fibers that are from animals, plants or mineral origins. Different from those that are made of chemicals (manmade).
- Organza: A light fabric which is transparent and stiff. It is made of rayon or silk yarns. Can be crushed buy also it is easy to press into shape. Often used for dresses, millinery, and trim.
- Parachute pants: A straight legged pant with a zipper from the hem up the leg to make it fit to the ankles securely. It has three zipped pockets on each leg and another at the waist.
- Signet Ring: A ring with a large stone or piece of glass cut into a pattern that represents a single person or family. Used to make impression in wax seals.
Stop by next month for another installment.
Is it the sixth month of the year already? Yes, time flies. If you were to ask me it flies a little to quickly. I had a goal of reading 12 books this year. It’s June and I haven’t even finished one. I was a girl who would read four books at once and finish two a week years ago. While my reading habit has fallen by the wayside my journaling habit has not. I spend almost everyday in my journal now. I’m either drawing, writing, making a list, bujoing (Is that a word?), cutting and pasting and more. I’m really going through journals like crazy. So to help you with your journal keeping habit here are 10 journal prompts for the month of June. Enjoy!
1. What do you want to do outside this summer?
2. Do you garden? Why or why not? Describe your garden.
3. What are your favorite summer foods?
4. Describe a dream picnic. What food? Where? What is the weather like? Descriptions of everything!
5. What traits do you look for in a partner?
6. What is your favorite movie? Favorite movie trilogy?
7. Life check. Do you like where you are now? Explain.
8. What is the best compliment you ever received?
9. List 5 songs you are listening to right now.
10. Are you organized? How are you organized? Why are you not organized? Explain.