Merry Xmas

christmas-collagephotos via Lomography, 1stdibs, and Kryptons.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone. I found a few perfect reads for this vacation week of doin nothin but reading and lollygagging on the internet!
History of Cocoa via Art of Manliness

♠ Lifehacker’s Back to Basics: Simplifying Your To-Do List

♠ I love end of the year music lists, and of course I trust NPR’s 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2013

♠ More music: Top 10 Albums of 2013, according to Queens of the Stone Age

♠ One of the best stories I read about Peter O’Toole.

♠ A local photographer talks about the magic in and around creating and capturing moments.

♠ Long read about Dave Chappelle and his decision to recede, and his search for less.

The Intelligent Plant. A case for plants being more.

♠ Something to bookmark for next year: A Minimalist Christmas Help Your Child Survive the Season. This time of year can be overwhelming for all of us, including children.

♠ What would a list be without BuzzFeed? The Feature Stories of 2013 (30 Rock *sniff*)