Web Time Wasters

How was your week, friends? Here in Minneapolis, it was weirdly rainy and cold, so I spent most of it doing indoor things and planning future trips. But this weekend has been gooooorgeous, so we’re making up for lost time with lots of bike rides, barbecues, and reading on the deck.

Links for you

Next week is the last week of the month, which means it’s time for my monthly No Grocery Challenge! If you’ve never watched my Instagram Stories, my NGC is a week where – in an effort to reduce food waste and save money + time – I cook only with what’s in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. It’s weirdly fun and gratifying! You can use this workbook to plan your own (it’s SO much more than just using leftovers!) or follow along here to watch me do it.

I was on Rolf Potts’ podcast this week, talking about traveling light, dressing modestly while traveling, and how to deal with travel anxiety. Listen here!

Have you read this yet? It’s a bit like David Sedaris, but younger and British.

Some truths from Bill Nye.

A good point: Don’t Use My Family For Your True Crime Stories.
Nobody has tried to make entertainment out of Sabina’s story, but if they did, I would burn their podcast studio to the ground. I would call them every night at 3 a.m, and then again at 5, and when they started turning their phone off I would show up and ring the doorbell. I would dig up their most embarrassing secrets and use them as blackmail. I would do whatever I had to do to get them to give up on the project. It would be intolerable to me—physically intolerable like the way a body can’t tolerate rotten oysters—for someone to splash Sabina’s last moments and the horror of her death onto a TV screen, or to narrate it between advertisements for Casper mattresses.

I’ve been catching up on this season of Queer Eye and if you, like me, where obsessed with the squash casserole recipe, here it is! This would be a such a good way to some of that end-of-summer zucchini we’ll all be drowning in.

Trying to get your business off the ground without a lot of capital? Here are 10 ways to bootstrap it!

Fellow MSPers – if you’re in the market for a floral arrangement, Northern Heir makes gorgeous arrangements out of local flowers in thrifted and vintage containers. Lovely!

A state-by-state break down of where you can support pro-choice organizations.

If you, like me, have been concerned about how many plastic straws you use, it’s worth knowing that eating less fish might actually be a more effective approach to limiting plastic pollution in the oceans.

Important and interesting: The Cost Of Being Disabled.

I hear people talk about how hard it is to make friends as an adult ALL THE TIME, so I liked these tips about friendship as a grown up.

Just as I suspected!!!! A UCLA study proved that, for a lot of people, “our need to reward ourselves materially may actually increase our stress.

I really liked this:
“I’ve always been a time-based worker. You know, like, ‘did I sit here for 3 hours and try?’ I don’t have a word count when I sit down to write. It’s all about sitting down and trying to make something happen in that time period — and letting those hours stack up.”

Related: Track your efforts, not your accomplishments.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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