Each week, I compile a small collection of stuff I wrote, read, tried, watched, tasted, and fell asleep on ( last two are mostly a joke).

Reading Material || SEMIPROPER

Reading Material || Semiproper

The SE Asia series took a surprising amount of time to write and edit and write and edit. I hadn’t really expected the emotional repercussions; writing has been in spurts. Two hours of writing – five day break. One hour of writing – seven day break. Two hours of writing, then hours of editing and putting it together. How obnoxious. You’d think I was editing a movie or gunning for a Nobel or something. Neither, just trying to put my thoughts on digital paper. The two I’ve put the most sweat/tears/thought into are here, if you’d like to read them:

- Bright Lights and Brothels
- Write About Her

Reading Material || SemiproperGood and Cheap, an incredible cookbook by Leanne Brown, the capstone project for her master’s degree in Food Studies at NYU. It was created with a food stamp budget in mind, and it consists of recipes for handmade, healthful food. Plus, it’s free. She’s made this incredible resource free to download for anyone who needs it. Something great to share with a friend or use for yourself if you’d like inspiration for tightening up your food budget. There’s also a print copy that you can buy, and proceeds go to subsidizing costs for printing and distributing to people who need it (who also may not have access to a computer and printer).

Thinking About Doing Something is Not the Same as Doing Something by Jamie Wright at The Very Worst Missionary. “What I got from Him in a brief moment of clarity was something like Baby Girl, you can hop down from that rickety, homemade pedestal, because really? You haven’t done shit yet. Relax, I’m paraphrasing. And He was right. I am giving myself a pat on the back for what?! Taking a trip? Flying far away? Sweating for a few days? I HADN’T EVEN DONE THE WORK YET. I hadn’t written the words I intended to write, I hadn’t told anyone the stories, I hadn’t done my job – but I sure as hell wanted credit for my good intentions.”

The Upside of Food Allergies by Tiffany Self at Scratch or Sniff *and* The Dreaded Ice Cream Truck by Kate Petrov, also at Scratch or Sniff. This is my site for people who have kids in their lives who have allergies, asthma, or eczema. I love that people have been coming up to me and saying “I don’t have kids that have allergies, but a lot of my friends’ kids do, and I’d love to be more informed.” It melts my cold hard heart. :)

Reading Material || Neon FreshIf you’ve ever had 2 Legit 2 Quit on a playlist, you may enjoy this video featuring Gabriel Valenciano and a Filipino men’s dance group called Manoeuvres (clever!).

I cannot properly introduce this video to you. I can only say that I was crying-laughing before the minute mark. Nicolas Cage, y’all.

Catch you tomorrow for TIHIF!

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Write About Her

July 22, 2014
driving

Disclaimer: This post contains adult themes. (Explanation here). Please use discretion. Locations and other details have been changed. I thought he was joking when Rob, an undercover investigator on the Delta Team, told us to wear dark clothing for this op. Rob’s intimidating at first glance – former military, old enough to be my dad, and […]

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The Life Changing Delay Start

July 21, 2014
delay-start

I do this stupid thing where I get something new, and I toss the instruction book in a drawer and assume I’ll figure it all out. Like with new phones or new electronic gadgets. Everything except IKEA items, because if you’re trying to assemble something from IKEA without the stick figures wordlessly showing you how […]

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This is How I Feel, Volume 62

July 18, 2014
markers

If you’re new here (hello!), This is How I Feel happens on Fridays, reflecting my deep, deep love of GIFs and dumb captions. ___________________________________ When I come home and discover that someone has given my toddler a box of markers. ___________________________________ Anytime I attempt eating salad. Guys, I’m still hungry.

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Reading Material: Walter White Privilege

July 17, 2014
Reading Material || SEMIPROPER

Each week, I compile a small collection of stuff I wrote, read, tried, watched, tasted, and fell asleep on ( last two are mostly a joke). I wrote a guest post over at baby gooroo called 7 Things No One Ever Tells You About Pregnancy. It was fun to write, since I’m about two and […]

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