Flattered to have my advice included here!
As you guys are reading this, my husband and I are on our honeymoon – four months after our wedding. We’re someplace warm-ish, cheap, near the water, with incredible food, in the continental United States and I can promise, you’d never, ever think to go there for a honeymoon. (I’ll blog about, obviously!)
Anyway, while I’m stuffing my face and reading this book, here are fun links for you!
Oooh! I love to see how different people live in and decorate the same space. Crazy how different the same apartment can look!
A really interesting essay about Hillary Clinton.
How long would you make it, if people treated you the way you treat Hillary Clinton? Would you not just be furious, by now? Would you not have reached levels of blood-vessel popping, shit-losing rage, or despair? Because the fact that she’s dealt with it at all, and kept her shit together, is admirable. The fact that she’s been dealing with it for decades, and keeps voluntarily subjecting herself to it, and, knowing exactly how bad it will get, and exactly what we’ll do to her, is running for President again, and (here’s the part I love, the part that I find hard to even wrap my head around) actually winning?To me, that is awe-inspiring.
Ah! Erykah Badu! You’re the best/craziest!
13. My least favorite body part is my colon.
14. My last meal would be toast with margarine.
15. Most people think I’m not capable of starting a bar brawl, but I will.
Hillary wrote wonderfully about being an ‘unremarkable’ child and how it equipped her with a great life philosophy.
What does life look like when you finally lose those last five pounds and achieve the body of your dreams?
This article is really, really not what you think: 3 ways polyamory has helped me have healthier relationships.
An important reminder: most of us can’t ‘see’ the culture we’re part of.
I love the phrase: “you can’t see the label if you are inside the jar.” … It can be confusing to try to talk with someone about the label when they don’t even know there is one.
Such a clever idea for decorating huge, empty walls!
Related: I love this shower curtain.
NBD, just a ballroom UNDER A LAKE.
Uh oh. Is this you? I can see a few of these in myself: How to recognize the signs of burn out before you’re burned out.
Note to self: next Christmas.
I am totally fascinated by the concept of Amish friendship bread. Have you ever had any?
Ugh. Yes. So, so true. The things all women know that you don’t know about.
We have all learned, either by instinct or by trial and error, how to minimize a situation that makes us uncomfortable. How to avoid angering a man or endangering ourselves. We have all, on many occasions, ignored an offensive comment. We’ve all laughed off an inappropriate come-on. We’ve all swallowed our anger when being belittled or condescended to.
It doesn’t feel good. It feels icky. Dirty. But we do it because to not do it could put us in danger or get us fired or labeled a bitch. So we usually take the path of least precariousness.
And to end on a lighter note: a Leslie Knope mug.
And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: True Story: I’m an alcoholic, 10 things to do in Florida if you (like me) don’t like amusement parks, Why you should hang out with + date people you admire.