September 26, 2022

Time to break out the stretchy pants! 🥞


Dating back more than 30,000 years, pancakes might be the oldest breakfast food in history (though you can have them for dinner, too). There's even archaeological evidence that pancakes were eaten in prehistoric societies. They're consumed around the world in varying forms, from potato to buckwheat.
Pancakes are probably so popular because they're tasty and fairly cheap and easy to make, but if you prefer fancy and complicated you could order a $1,166 serving from the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel’s Opus restaurant. Their version contains pink champagne, lobster, truffles and caviar. To me this sounds totally disgusting, but I guess someone wanted this pancake abomination? Maybe it was this cat...
Dean Winchester pudding GIF

"These pancakes don't contain caviar! What am I, a peasant?!" - that cat, probably
(GIF via of Sabrina The Teenage Witch/ABC)

Let's pair the pancakes with some birthday cake in honor of...
• Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John, born this day in 1948. She's probably best remembered for starring in Grease, but her hit song 'Physical' was one of Billboard's highest ranking Hot 100 singles of the 1980s.
• Professional tennis player Serena Williams was born on this day in 1981. She was ranked world number 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks. She was the winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles and four Olympic gold medals. Williams is widely considered one of, if not the, greatest w̶o̶m̶e̶n̶'̶s̶ tennis players of all-time.
• Actress Linda Hamilton was born on this day in 1956. She's probably best known for starring in the TV series Beauty and the Beast and the Terminator film series.
• Writer T.S. Eliot was born on this day in 1888. Considered one of th 20th century's most prominent poets, Eliot first gained attention for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" in 1915, which, at the time, was considered scandalous, due to references to sex, regret, and mortality. He scored a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, so I guess the establishment came around on his writing.
 Experimental neurologist/psychologist Ivan Pavlov was born on this day in 1849. Best known for his classical conditioning experiments with dogs, Pavlov is considered the founder of behavior therapy.
Alright! Scroll on down to learn a bit about fellow Boredwalk customer J.C.! If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Monday email (and are a customer with some Boredwalk tees, tanks, hoodies, towels, bags, or books to show off), just reply to this and let us know, and we'll send you some fun questions to answer (along with our undying gratitude)!
We'll be back here in your inbox on Wednesday with some more random holidays to observe, historical tidbits to acknowledge, and fun links to entertaining content! Until next time...
Peace, love, and pancakes,
Jaime looking...cautiously a bad-ass self-altered It Will All Work Out In The End tee.
1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?
I am a psychotherapist, and I'm in private practice. It's virtual for now, but eventually I will have an office with big comfy chairs and pictures of anteaters. My dream day job? Zookeeper. I'm sure it's very complicated, but I really see myself being successful in the role of feeding and petting all the animals.

2. What's your biggest pet peeve?
I absolutely cannot deal with people that stand too close to me in line. Also, income inequality, the subversion of women's rights, and racism really piss me off. I also don't like it when people don't pick up after their dogs, or shuffle their feet, or wear too much perfume, or say "supposably"...I could go on for quite a while. I'm generally irritable and easily annoyed.
3. What's a life pro tip the Boredwalk community needs to know?
It's ok to be sad, angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed. It is a part of the human experience, like being hungry or having to pee. The "bad" feelings point us in the direction of stuff we need to address. Avoiding our feelings causes a lot more damage than the actual feelings themselves. Also, literally no one knows what they are doing. We are all just making it up as we go along. I worry about the people that believe they've got it all sorted.
4. What is something you wish you could go back in time and say to your younger self?
I would love to go back and give 13 year old me a big hug, and let her know that we turn out awesome. She'd be very proud of who I am today. I have a super dope family, amazing friends, and I say the F word like it is my middle name. (Which it kind of is...) None of life is exactly how I thought it was going to be, but it's pretty good overall and there's more laughter than crying.
5. What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?
I want to hike on the Appalachian Trail for at least a week. I want to start a fire without matches, sleep on the ground, read a map and get blisters.
6. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
I would love to be a shapeshifter. I've concluded that your reality is profoundly shaped by your corporeal form, and I'd love to see what the world looks like as a cheetah, or a whale, or a short person.
7. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?
My dad has always said "May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your nose." I think that's more than a minor annoyance, but it has such a mellifluous ring to it.
8. Clear up a misconception (about your job, where you are from, some other topic you know a lot about).
A lot of people think that psychotherapists have the right answers. But really, there are no right answers, and the therapy process is about finding out what is right for you. Also, every therapist is different. If you saw one that wasn't a good fit, don't give up.
9. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?
I'm at My first client and I joked that everyone's middle name should be m*****f*****, and it just stuck with me. It's now my unofficial official name.