If you love hymnody or want some ideas about faith and art, check out this group of folks from Christ the King Presbyterian in
DurhamRaleigh (thanks, Kristen), NC. They have a couple of albums for free download on the site, and they’re both really good.
Praying scary prayers
Mine recently: Lord, until I can serve You better as someone’s wife, keep me single. (As someone who tends to make idols out of relationships, this is FREAKING ME OUT.)
Empire Cafe (Houston, TX)
I can’t speak for their food, but they make excellent coffee (and you get cookies with it) and the atmosphere is really laid-back and conducive to conversation or reading or whatever you want to do at a cafe.
Sleeping with socks on
Seriously, when it’s cold out like it is now, it makes more of a difference than you think it will.
This is a show on the Travel Channel in which Anthony Bourdain spends 48 hours in a city and eats and shops and hangs out and gives his recommendations on where to go with the usual aplomb and snark.
I’ve praised this show briefly before, but a refresher: It was a (sadly very shortly-lived) show on FX about two private detectives who get into miscellaneous misadventures. Really smart writing, really great dynamic between the two leads, lots of fun secondary cast. The reason I bring it up now is that it is now on Netflix Streaming, so now you have no excuse.