Went to Charlotte this weekend with Tyler to celebrate another year of existence. We went zip lining, hiking, ate a ton of great barbecue and saw our friend Andrew Nicholson play some NBA basketball, then got a drink after the game with some fellow Bonnies. Oh, and I drank my weight in sweet tea and Cheerwine. Ain’t no thang.
23 was pretty uneventful, but I have a feeling 24 will be a great year. #cryptic
This map has been going around the internet. You’ve probably seen it posted with a headline like “Here is your state’s favorite band.”
But this map does not show what your state’s favorite band is. It does not purport to show what your state’s favorite band is. This map shows what band or musical artist people in your state like to listen to more than people in other states.
The man behind the map, Paul Lamere, gathered streaming data by zip code and then built an app that let’s you compare the most distinct tastes by region. Pretty cool!
For example, according to the map, people in Idaho are way more likely to listen to Tegan and Sara than people in the rest of the United States.
This does not mean, however, that Tegan and Sara is the most popular band in Idaho. What is the most popular band/musical artist in Idaho? I have no idea.
Tom Petty was pretty popular when I was growing up there, but that was years ago. Who knows? These misleading headlines are not the map’s fault.
Went to Pittsburgh this weekend with Tyler. We also hit up New Castle, Erie and a few places in between. Lots of driving, but it was a great weekend.
Saturday morning, we were having breakfast in our Grove City hotel when we were joined by an older couple, John and Patricia from Detroit. They were in town for their grandson’s lacrosse game, and they have traveled to India and Africa, working in orphanages and helping others. They told us that as you get older, helping others is what makes you feel fulfilled. They also said the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s selfishness, because love is about serving others.
I don’t usually like getting philosophical before 9 a.m. on a Saturday, but this was exceptional.
We also ate at Primanti Brothers, walked around the city and listened to one of the Duck Dynasty brothers give a talk (for those who care, it was Jase).
Traveling with Tyler is always a lot of fun. I’m already looking forward to going to Charlotte in April. We’ll be going to an NBA game to see our former Bonnies classmate play, and we’ll hike, eat barbecue and potentially go zip lining. Can’t wait.