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Did you know that ‘Hang Onto Your Ego’ is actually a Beach Boys song? Not a Pixies song? I had no idea!

Are you guys battening down the hatches in preparation for Thanksgiving? My guy and I are roadtripping around my favorite travel destination (Wisconsin) and working our way through this book.

Before we dive in, three of my older posts that might help you navigate Thanksgiving/the holiday season in general:
How to survive holiday travel
6 awkward holiday dinner situations and how to deal with them
The best ever outfit in which to consume Thanksgiving dinner.

More links for you!

An sad/interesting post about the reality of being a plus-sized woman marrying a thin man.

I wasn’t surprised that this woman took so many wilful leaps past “couple” and landed on “roommates” in her split-second sussing-out of our relationship – it happens literally all the time. But it was a disheartening reminder of an assumption that has circumscribed my life: couples ought to “match”. My partner and I do not. He is thin and I am fat. He is conventionally desirable and I am a “before” picture in an ad for weight-loss tapeworm eggs. It is considered highly unlikely – borderline inconceivable – that he would choose to be with me in a culture where men are urged to perpetually “upgrade” to the “hottest” woman within reach, not only for their own supposed gratification but also to impress and compete with other men.

Things to eat/bake/cram in my mouth hole: roasted red beet hummus, pecan pies baked inside apples, creamy roasted red pepper soup.

Some wisdom about jealousy and how you can harness it.

Yup, this looks gooood: Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel on a Budget

Can you believe this family redecorated their entire home in four weeks? And it’s gorgeous.

Related: you could make a studio or home office out of that garage you’re not using!

I took this book on my recent vacation and read it in two days! And it was written by a fellow Minnesotan!

Same price as a bouquet, doesn’t wilt in a week.

Dreamy. A jellyfish tank installed in an abandoned building.

I’m totally guilty of writing listicles with lots of actionable items but I loved this post:
Twelve Habits of Happy, Healthy People Who Don’t Give a Shit About Your Inner Peace

When I went to Alaska to see the Iditarod, I referenced ‘To Build a Fire‘ in conversation about, oh, a million times. Thus, I loved this post about the stages of reading ‘To Build A Fire’ by an unduly hopeful person.

“The animal was depressed by the tremendous cold. It knew that it was no time for travelling. Its instinct told it a truer tale than was told to the man by the man’s judgment. In reality, it was not merely colder than fifty below zero; it was colder than sixty below, than seventy below. It was seventy-five below zero.”
I still, at this point, believed with all of my heart that the man was going to build a fire successfully. The title of the story is “To Build A Fire”! Why would you call it that if nobody built a fire in it?

I belong to the cult of Connie Britton. Do you? (Once a friend said that I had hair like her and I was pretty sure I didn’t need to accomplish anything else with my life.)

A boon for your cheese plate! Tiny cheeses!

I love the idea behind 15each.co. Gently-used, name brand and vintage clothing that costs $15 a pop and $3 from each purchase is donated to disaster relief!

A lovely, helpful, five-part series on dealing with competition.

Hope you guys have a lovely week!


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