|from crumbly paste to liquid gold|
Stuff to Read:
- Learn how to change your attitude and choose to be happy
- When I was grading essays and exams as a TA, my students wrote all kinds of weirdly hilarious things and it made the work go faster. Sh*t My Students Write compiles some of the best, weird things from student papers so that everyone, teachers and non-teachers alike, can enjoy them.
- Check out the dirty love letters of famous authors. If you want to cut right to the good stuff, James Joyce was a dirty, dirty dog. Not safe for work if you're reading them out loud... in fact, probably not safe for your brain. Don't say I didn't warn you.
- You can balance Jezebel's list of 75 Books Every Woman Should Read with Esquire's list of 75 Books Every Man Should Read
- This slideshow will help you become as much of a pizza connoiseur as I am
Stuff to Watch:
- Yesterday, I watched "Hungry for Change," a documentary about how the processed food that we buy from the grocery store is flat-out killing us. I could have done without the dramatized segments (they have actors play office workers who change their lifestyle habits and eventually become happier), and I took the segment on juicing with a grain of salt (the people recommending it were not doctors but rather nutritionists and laypeople), but for the most part it's a good overview of why we need to stop eating crap.
- I also started watching the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove." I gave it three episodes to suck me in and it failed miserably. I had such high hopes because everyone was saying how great "House of Cards" is and I'm in the market for a horror-themed TV show. Unfortunately, the writing and acting are both terrible. The only thing it has going for it is that the whole season is available at once, so if you start caring about the "mystery," you can watch the next episode right away to find out what's happening. However, if any of you got further along in the series and something really cool happens, let me know and I might pick it back up again.
Stuff to Look at
You guys, I haven't been clothes shopping in SO long. Not really, anyway. In the past three months, I bought some new athletic gear to run in and I bought some new flip flops from Old Navy, but that's about it. I think I am learning to be more sensible with my money, but I'm also not the size I'd like to be, so I'm reluctant to invest in clothes that (hopefully) will be too big for me in a few months. But every once in a while, it just feels good to have a new outfit. I'm having a sort-of-reunion with some college friends this weekend and Lord & Taylor is having a big sale next week (although really, when are they not having a sale?) so I'm starting to get the shopping itch.
Whoever decided that maxi dresses were back in style, I'd like to kiss that person right on the mouth. Yeah yeah short dresses are cute and all, but I'm a grown-ass woman and I ain't got time to worry about the wind blowing my skirt all over the place. Or whether or not I've shaved my legs recently. Thank you, long skirts.
Something like this would look just as good at the park with the kids as it would on a date.
On the other hand, I dig the flamenco-inspired hem and Tim-Burton-esque stripes (with neon yellow accent at the neckline) on this dress, even if it's less versatile.
Yeah, I'm bad at wearing color.
I did just buy this tunic (literally 30 seconds ago), but I have a feeling the grim print cancels out the pretty color. But as you know, I like bones.
Well now this has devolved into me shopping online rather than writing this post, so perhaps I'd better skedaddle. You've made it halfway through another work week! The end.