When I was living in Wellington, NZ with one of my best friends, we would pretty regularly have two-person dance parties to get out of a funk/wake up/get ready to go out. The above video is a fairly accurate representation of what said dance parties looked like.How was your week, guys? I worked and wrote 1,000 things, started planning my Birthday Adventure (road trip! camping! islands! kayaks!) and caught up with old friends. And! I went to a local beauty pageant where one of the contestants wore a camouflage formal dress and shot a compound bow for her talent!
Aren’t you glad that food trucks are popular now? I sure am! (When I moved back from Asia, I was sorely, sorely disappointed by America’s lack of street vendors. I want to stand on the sidewalk, eating food with my fingers as traffic zips by, dammit!)
Such an adorable idea – teeny, tiny photo albums made from your instragram photos!
Also! I’m sending out the Yes and Yes Gazette (read: newsletter) today at 2:00 pm CST. It will include a 90s mixtape. So if you wanna sign up, now might be the time. Just sayin.”
I always just assumed that even women who don’t have that maternal rush suddenly develop it the moment the kid pops out, you know, like with Miranda in Sex and the City or Keri Russell’s character in Waitress. It will all suddenly make sense. So I just have to go for it. But honestly, I’m scared. Could I possibly be a suitable mother? I drop a lot of things and I require a lot of sleep and I have a deep phobia of vomit (true story). And I love the way things are right now between me and Matt. Will a baby change that?
Crazy! Did you know that in the 1970s a baby chimp was raised entirely by humans and taught sign language? A movie was made about the entire debacle – it culminated with the the chimp smoking pot and humping a kitten. Whaaaat?!
I would like to discuss this. So, everywhere we go, we can’t help but think This is a place where rape happens. I am not unusually afraid of rape, by the way. This is a normal level of fear for a woman who has not been raped.
I would be lying if I said I never wished Mark had chosen a different career that earned more money. I would be lying if I said I never got jealous of all my stay-at-home mom friends because the choice to stay home or work was never mine to make. I would be lying if I never said that sometimes I felt it was unfair that the burden of lifting our family out of a paycheck-to-paycheck existence always fell on me.Cute! Stylish 70 year olds.
How was your week, guys? I spent mine bumming around Sydney with a friend I’ve known since first grade! We poked around Manly beach, ate a lot of amazing food and discussed all the things that come with adulthood.
Now! Fun things from the interwebz!
I loved Brandy’s collection of awesome things her 3rd graders have said over the past year. On vacations
“They are good until I get carsick every time. Last time my mom made me puke in a rubber boot.” On being smart
“Being smart is basically one of the best things I have in life.” On spelling tests “There’s not enough brain fuel in the world to get me to spell ‘especially’ correctly.”
How was your week, friends? I spent mine in Bowral, a little town between Canberra and Sydney. There was much hiking and face-stuffing and the like. Also: warming myself by a woodstove and poking around boutiques. Lovely!
Now! Interesting things from the internet!Refugee resettlement is something that I feel really passionately about (I taught ESL to KaRen and Hmong refugees in St. Paul, Minnesota for two years.) Australian channel SBS has created a super interesting reality show in which Australian citizens experience Australian refugee detention centers, long boat voyages and refugee camps. Wow.
Interesting! The stories behind different items on Ebay Angelyne is a Hollywood Icon, best known for her self promoting billboards and driving around town in her pink Corvette. This shirt was actually purchased directly from Angelyne, out of the trunk of said pink Corvette.
In the event that you have to fax something to someone (how vintage!) you can do it all online now – without a fax machine!
I won’t let anyone tell me who I should be, and I certainly won’t let them tell me I should be this or that so that men will like me. If I like wearing rompers and eating FroYo instead of drinking wine and reading Ayn Rand, so what? And what if I like doing both? Are dressing the way I do and being a strong, independent, smart and driven woman mutually exclusive? I say that’s bullshit.
Granted, I do get her point. And she has some valid takes on things. Ladies, we should never EVER dumb ourselves down to be more attractive to a man. Don’t ever make yourself seem more stupid, a worse driver, not as good at sports, not as business savvy, etc. just so that the man you’re with or want to be with will accept you.