Lately, every time I talk to Robin, it seems to go like this:
Me: Hey there. How’s Yosemite?
Robin: Cool. *insert funny story about teaching* Not enough snow though.
Me: Yeah. Ugh. Drought.
Robin: How’s wedding planning?
Robin: I know you’re busy, but you should totally blog.
Me: I’m not actually that busy. Just lazy.
Robin: THEN BLOG!!!
Me: … I gotta go.
This has been going on for months now and in the interest of mixing our conversations up, I’m giving it a go. I’ve been trying to think of something important or useful to write about, but having not come up with anything, I’m just going to share some things that I’ve been into lately.
- The Librarian Problems tumblr
- The Roots Revival and Appalachia Rising playlists on Spotify
- Revlon’s scented nail polish. My fingernails smell like chocolate!
- Chia pudding. When my friend first described it to me, I thought that it must be the most depressing food of all time. But it’s actually pretty tasty depending on how you make it. Kind of like tapioca.
- Speaking of weird food, I now have a constant stock of sea tangle snacks. The first time I tried them I hated them, but I gave them another go and now they’re my daily AM treat. The teriyaki ones are the best.
- The Fitbit Force I got for Christmas. I have it connected to about twenty different apps and I find that I love the gamification of fitness. That’s probably a post for later.
- Udacity. I’m working through a Java programming class in order to improve my tech smarts. Udacity takes a project-centered approach to learning so you end up with very practical skills. Since they’re self-guided, you can start them whenever you like.
- Offbeat Bride. If you know anyone planning a wedding, even if it’s pretty traditional, send them here. Everywhere else makes me feel like I’m doing it wrong. When I read posts on Offbeat Bride I figure if those couples can wear Halloween costumes and get married in front of a TARDIS, the world might not end if I don’t do a garter toss (I’m what they would refer to as Offbeat Lite).
- I just bought a pair of Sseko sandals and they’re a lot of fun. You get two ribbons and two sandal bases. You can tie the ribbons to create different styles. The sandals are made by women in Uganda and the purchase goes to support women’s university education.
- If you’re not watching HBO’s True Detective, you should be. You should also be reading the books that inspire it. If you think the weird twig sculptures and Matthew McConaughey’s hair is creepy, it gets way more surreal after you read The King in Yellow.