How was your week, friends? My car rather unexpectedly shuffled off this mortal coil, forcing me to cancel the 2.5 week roadtrip I’ve been planning for months. Weep! Since I was planning to travel over the July 4th holiday, car rental prices are prohibitively expensive. Like, two-months-of-rent expensive.
I like to buy cars with cash (yes! really!) so I’ll be tweaking my saving/earning over the next few months while getting a looooot more familiar with my bike, Minneapolis’s public transport system, and my husband’s car. If any of you are a one-car family (with kids) or car-free, I’d love to hear your tips!
Links for you!
As we enter summer travel season, a loving reminder to OMG NOT USE UBER and use Lyft instead. Here’s a running list of all the horrible things Uber has done. Of course, Lyft isn’t perfect, but they’re much, much better. If you’ve never used them before, here’s a $5 credit towards your first ride!
My friend Nick talks about ‘passing’ as cisgender and that time he accidentally mansplained childbirth to a woman.
At one point I made a comment about how although the shoulders are also pretty wide, once you birth the head it’s all gravy from there. And let me tell you. The one other mom in the room (aside from my wife) was unimpressed with a man telling her how hard or easy any part of childbirth was. I got a very quick eye roll with a sassy, “Oh you found that did you, Nick?!?” with a look at Anna that communicated some sort of “get your man in check.”
Yes, adjusting our mindset is super important. As is monitoring our self-talk. BUT SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO BUY NEW JEANS. An epiphany from a master life coach.
Related: I’ll never stop recommending these jeans. Even my fancy, stylist friends swear by them!
I loved these you-probably-haven’t-thought-of-them budget ways to transform your home.
Oh my goodness, YES. Stop postponing your life till you lose weight. Start doing things now.
As a Type-A human, I needed this reminder: The Problem With The ‘What Else?’ Mindset.
You could witness the most precious moment of someone’s life, or read a news story about a horrifying and terribly sad event, or complete one of the most impressive accomplishments of your creative career…. And somehow it’s never enough. Because there’s always something else to do, something else to accomplish, something else you might be missing out on… right. now.
Cute! 10 celebrities who are surprisingly good dancers. See also: I’m now into Sam Rockwell. So.
New hobby: ‘Volunteer location scouting for Wes Anderson.’
For my fellow freelancers: Don’t ‘wonder’ about your paycheck. Ask for it.
I love this! A site that’s devoted to rounding up clothing for women that has pockets! Because that meme is accurate.
Ahhhhh! Lorde had a secret Instagram account devoted to reviewing onion rings?!!
Hope you had a lovely weekend, friends!