Last week, I tried a new style of post with all my mental tidbits... a bunch of random facts or stories or photos/videos that I think are worth learning about. Here we go!
New Words Debuting This Month
Every month Merriam-Webster announces new words added to the dictionary. Here are some highlights this month:
Getting Sexy Back
Nicole Stein from Canada did what any warm blooded woman about to get married would do for her soon-to-be-husband: she arranged a sexy boudoir photo shoot in her bedroom... dressed entirely as a T-Rex.
The photographer, Kissy Spicer, said the shoot itself was pretty hilarious...
“She’s only 5′3 and the suit is over seven feet tall without the tail,” Spicer explained. “She was knocking stuff over and she hit the ceiling fan a few time. We tried to do a picture of her pulling the robe off her shoulder but her arms weren’t long enough.”
Something tells me that this T-Rex lady and I would hit it off REAL well in real life! I love this kind of humor. I would do this but dress up like a football!
Listening to Whispering Videos on YouTube is Apparently a Thing Now
Do you know what ASMR is? Am I the last person on Earth to find out about this? Assuming I'm not, I'll fill you in...
ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response which describes a kind of low-grade euphoria characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin. Some examples of this are whispering, paper crumbling, fingers tapping something, and getting personal attention from someone else like having your hair cut, fingernails trimmed, or your ears cleaned! Vox explains it better.
Many people describe the feeling as "tingles" that run through the back of someone's head and spine. Others say the feeling is deeply relaxing, and can even cause them to fall asleep. Although the term ASMR may sound very technical, there's actually no good science or research behind the phenomenon. The term is believed to have been coined in 2010 by Jennifer Allen (...). The term quickly caught on, as people finally had a way to reference the pleasurable feeling they had been experiencing.
I got curious and looked up ASMR on YouTube and - wow! - the volume of videos capturing people doing seemingly mundane things was overwhelming. I got sucked into watching like 10 minutes of a woman tapping on a microphone and whispering (flashbacks to our deranged Kermit the Frog).
If you're feeling in the mood to experience it yourself, here's a 3-minute video of someone stirring mushroom soup outside. Knock yourself out!
Are Dads Feeling More Guilt?
A new study collected from 1,200 dads found that women aren't alone in feeling guilt over not spending enough time with their kids.
Nearly two-thirds of working dads surveyed (63 percent) said they envy stay-at-home dads. About one in five (19 percent) said they feel guilt about not being “present” enough with their children and 17 percent said they suffer from “dad guilt” about working too much
That's all I've got for today!!
How was your Tuesday?
Any random smatterings to throw my way?