Category Archives: Daily Euphoria

Daily Euphoria: Early morning mushroom obsession

beautifully lit Bridal Veil mushroom via

What do you do when you are waking up with coffee and your computer, and happen to click on  this  ?

You find yourself going down the rabbit hole, researching freaky, lace-adorned, carrion-scented fungi, and wishing you could be somewhere tropical, like at the base of a rotting log in Central America, so you could draw these suckers from life.

You also wonder how you can work the term Crinoline Stinkhorn into your daily lexicon.

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Daily Euphoria: Nekisia’s Granola

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Did I forget to mention the other secret ingredient? Can you feel it radiating from my baking sheet?

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Sunday Morning Pick Me Up #12.  Follow the gluttony on Instagram.

This granola  is on regular rotation here at Casa Hobo.  Dubbed “Farmhand’s Choice” by its creator, Nekisia Davis, the secret synergistic ingredients are maple syrup, olive oil, and sea salt.  Trust me on this combination!  Anyone I’ve fed this to always asks for the recipe, which was featured on Food52.  I like to use a little less oil , but make up for it by being  heavy handed with the pepitas and coconut.  Substituting in hazelnuts is also pretty divine.  Making a batch of this granola is the best kind of aromatherapy, in my opinion!

You can find out more about Nekisia’s other products at Early Bird Foods.

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Daily Euphoria: playing with my tea leaves

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They’re not just for brewing anymore!  Pineapple Oolong pattern-making, just because.

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Daily Euphoria : Canal House Cooks Lunch

Whenever I’m feeling uninspired in the kitchen, I visit the Canal House ladies and my apathy evaporates.   I want to crash every one of their (seemingly) impromptu lunches.   I found this post particularly endearing – not only can these two cook, but they have a great sense of humour!

(Image originally published on Canal House Cooks Lunch)
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Daily Euphoria: This is Water

This visual reinterpretation of David Foster Wallace’s 2005  speech to the graduating class of Kenyon College has been all over the internet recently. And for good reason.  Have a watch if it’s new to you.

While we’re talking awesome commencement speeches, here is Amy Poehler ( hilarious shenanigans and all) addressing Harvard’s graduating class of 2011.

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Daily Euphoria: Inadvertently dressing like inanimate objects

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It’s not everyday that you wake up, brush your teeth and look up to realize that you are dressed like a bottle of mouthwash.  My black cap is showing a little grey, truth be told.

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Daily Euphoria: Separated at birth?

Life attempting to imitate art by Yoshimoto Nara.

Life attempting to imitate art by Yoshitomo Nara.

Having some fun here at Casa Hobo.

The first time I saw Yoshitomo Nara‘s work was in print,  almost two decades ago, when I was a devoted Juxtapoz reader (back when magazines were my internet).   At the time, my exposure to Japanese art was sadly limited to traditional woodcuts, emblems and tattoos.   I fell hard for his work , and it proved to be a great gateway into discovering contemporary art coming out of Japan.

Can’t afford an original?  How about a Nara-designed doggy radio? Chronicle books also published a postcard book of  his work awhile back – which is where this gem comes from.  (Thanks for the snail mail inspiration,  Avery. You have great taste!)

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Daily Euphoria: David Foster Wallace Quote

“’Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?’

‘I give.’

‘You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there’s a dog.’”

David Foster Wallace, excerpted from  Infinite Jest (1996)

Find more DFW gems at Paste Magazine.

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Well, is there?

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