How was your week, friends? We were in Vermont for my birthday/our anniversary (it’s exactly as wholesome and picturesque as you’d think it is). This weekend we took the boys to a midnight showing of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure at The Riverview and helped our friends warm their new house.
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As you probably know by now, I’m a HUGE champion of small to mid-sized cities and the affordable cost of living they offer. I’m super excited about the Cost Of Living Diaries interview series I’m doing with Livability. This month, we talked to Isabella who moved from Washington DC to rural New York state and went from a $1,850 rent payment to an $800 mortgage!
As we head into Labor Day sales, a reminder: Buying something we don’t need on sale doesn’t mean we ‘saved money.’ It means we spent slightly less money on something we didn’t need in the first place.
Related: How To Stop Buying Shit You Don’t Need.
One of my favorite things to do is read books set in upcoming travel destinations. I’m heading to Winnipeg in mid-September so I just requested this and this from the library. If you have any Winnipeg book recs, tell me in the comments!
I decided that I’d use the time between my birthday (last Wednesday!) and the mid-term elections to get SUPER serious about my political involvement. After a lot of thought, I decided to volunteer for Tim Walz’s Minnesota gubernatorial campaign. How will you get involved? If you’re not registered to vote in the midterms, here’s all the info you need!
Somewhat related: Does Stephan Miller have any friends? An investigation.
There is no “Personal Life” section on Miller’s Wikipedia page, the first place any hard-hitting journalist should go to for answers, presumably because he doesn’t have a fulfilling personal life. Since Miller is a “millennial” — he’s 32 — an easy way to determine whether he has friends is by looking at his social media accounts. He only follows 55 people on Twitter, many of whom are either his colleagues or accounts for various Trump properties around the world. He has not tweeted since 2016, an eternity in online years. Not being active on Twitter is not necessarily indicative of anti-social behavior; on the contrary, people who are too online are the ones you need to be worried about. It’s just kind of weird, is all I’m saying.
Have you ever noticed that 90% of design blog house tours are from NYC or LA? I loved this tour of a “charming home in the Ohio corn fields.”
GOD I LOVE A GOOD LISTICLE WITH A CATCHY HEADLINE! The Life-Changing Advice Of 100 Insanely Interesting People.
A reminder for all of us: go with your ‘hut’
I imagine this ‘parenting hack’ would work for, oh, EVERY HUMAN.
Hope you had a lovely weekend!