I'm posting a week late or a day early, depending on how you look at it. I'm tired, dears! I'm off to Mexico City for a few days to meet up with an old friend and be a tourist. I can't wait to see Frida Kahlo's house and eat pozole and use some of my totally awful Spanish. Mostly I'm excited I won't be able to use my phone. Yay for disconnecting!
This warmed my heart at the top of the week: a debate team from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility in the Catskills beat a Harvard Debate team. Spoiler alert: they couldn't use the internet to prepare, making the win that much more impressive.
There's a bit of a romanticized narrative around falling in love with a creative person - the starving artist, being surrounded with beautiful things & art. In reality, they're pretty terrible partners because after all that creativity energy is used, there's little left for their partners.
“People tend to come to Tucson to figure something out." The New York Times discovers hidden beauty in my hometown's aging, decrepit and geographically desolate state.
Ronda Rousey is my new favorite bad ass. Her rant on Do Nothing Bitches (which Beyonce played at a concert recently) is so spot on and this New York Times profile about her taking on body image issues and Hollywood made me fall for her even more.
You'll want to turn up the sound when you watch this video of two cats aggressively making out to Katy Perry. Not sure why, but this is making me laugh and laugh and laugh today.
Reddit. It's like the youngest brother who just can't quite seem to keep a job and pay rent on time. But it's trying!
Sometimes shutting your trap is the best thing you can do for yourself and those around you.
Shopping is a problem - for me and a lot of women I know. A few years ago I implemented a "higher quality" rule after hitting an income threshold that could support it, and a closet full of things that never fit quite right. Not long after that I implemented a one in, one out rule so I'd stop holding on to things I barely wore. With each move I get closer to a closet that reflects what I actually wear, what fits me very well and is tightly edited with go-to pieces that require little to no thinking. That's why I think this rule of only purchasing items $150 or more isn't the most absurd thing I've ever heard. Arbitrary rules that make you stop and think actually work.
A dying 27 year old father wrote letters for his son to open at critical moments in his life. I laughed, I cried and I laughed while I was crying.
Ever heard of an If-By-Whiskey argument? Neither had I, but the democratic candidate debate this week was, at times, a perfect case study in it.
I almost posted a Daddy Yankee video because I've been listening to a lot of my Spanish music lately, but I thought I'd spare you this week. Have a good weekend!