Cerebral Shenanigans

just a personal blog

What You Crave vs What You Need

  • Chocolate: Raw nuts/seeds.
  • Oily/Fatty Snacks: Kale, leafy greens.
  • Soda/Carbonated Drinks: Actual, literal bubbles.
  • Chips/Salty Food: Topsoil.
  • Cookies: Freudian psychology.
  • Sweet Tea: A strong Southern gentleman to take care of you.
  • Pasta/Carbs: Pasta/Carbs.
  • Ice: The sweet release of death.


Freedom Fry - The Wilder Mile

It’s September 15th but I am still clinging to the vestiges of summer. Leaves are oranging, the sun is setting unsettlingly earlier and earlier and to make matters worse, it’s Monday. But as we cross the threshold to October and pumpkin spice takes the place of shorts, I’ll let this song preserve the illusion a little longer.

The Wilder Mile fits into the indie niche left barren by Summer of 2010, which had Edward Sharpe, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons on repeat. The harmonies twanging with lo-fi, the clapping, whistling and the tambourine (never forget the tambourine) transform the chilly impending Autumn wind into a warm one.

So as your day winds down, let Freedom Fry cheer you up a little. Their EP, The Wilder Mile, came out August 5th.


Some fun with getting super vintage! I swear, this dress is such a dream. It’s from eShakti, which does custom-fit dresses to your measurements for shockingly good prices. Definitely would recommend :) (I’m not being paid, I swear.)

Dress: eShakti
Hat, brooch: vintage
Shoes, tights: offbrand


So these are from a photo shoot my friend and I did earlier this summer, and boy, am I happy with them! My friend basically asked me if I wanted to do a pin-up-inspired photoshoot and, given my predilections for a) dressing up, b) being dressed up by others, and c) having my picture taken… I said yes. It was a total blast! She did an incredible job with my hair and makeup, and then we took pictures at my house and at a 50’s-style diner nearby. 

Dress: eShakti
Belt: thrifted
Shoes: gift
Hair, makeup, photography: my fabulous friend Alissa


French composer Marin Marais - La gamme et autres morceaux de symphonie / Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris, “The Bells of St. Genevieve”. (1723)

Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)

Fabio Biondi (violin)

Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord & positive organ)