For your amusement, a fairly new Tumblr - Composers Doing Normal Shit. (Hey, Mom, I didn't name it.)
Every entry is totally delightful - and how much do I love that Caroline Shaw is on there? A lot!
Story about Caroline Shaw - I went to see the ensemble Roomful of Teeth at Wellesley last spring and they performed two of her compositions. And they were GREAT, and I remember thinking, "I need to commission her before she gets super-famous and completely out of my price range." One week later, she won the Pulitzer Prize. I console myself with the thought that at least my instincts are good.