Web Time Wasters

A gorgeous video with a bit of NSFW language

How was your week, friends? I took Monday – Wednesday off for my birthday; we stayed in a barn silo converted into an Airbnb! Then we came home and I mostly spent the week refreshing the news and buying things off this Houston recovery Amazon wishlist.

Links for you:

For me September feels like another January … which means it feels like decluttering season. I loved Kat’s questions to ask yourself while you’re decluttering:

Does it have familial or personal value?
Does it have historical or collector value?
If it has historical or collector value, do I personally like it? Or should I sell it? Is it even worth anything?
Do I really need 20 pairs of shoes? Do I wear them all?

OHGODYES: Worrying is not an action step.

Flattered to be included in the Jumpstart Your Joy podcast’s big season two finale show!

I’m vegetarian and Kenny isn’t. I loved this roundup of Twin Cities restaurants that meat-free and meat-lovers will both love.

Reminder: Absolutely no one has it all figured out.

What’s it like to get married where the catering is a pretzel vendor?

This is the obituary of my friend’s father. What evidence of a life well-lived!

Ha! The summer bucket list of a 35-year old woman.

4 rituals that neuroscience proves make you happier.

FASCINATING. Apparently, “mistress dispeller” is a job in China.
His clients are women who hope to preserve their marriages by fending off what is known in Chinese as a xiao san, or “Little Third”—a term that encompasses everything from a partner in a casual affair to a long-term “kept woman.”

The real reason women drink.
The longer I am sober, the less patience I have with being a 24-hour woman. The stranger who tells me to smile. The janitor who stares at my legs. The men on TV who want to annex my uterus.

I’m in the process of writing my next New Things list and I’m adding ‘make fire cider‘ to it. Have you every tried it?

Oooooh! Don’t these Korean beauty products look great?



that Quartz article about why women drink is just finding ALL the words to describe what I’ve been feeling since I entered my mid 30’s. SO GOOD!


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