Each week, I compile a small collection of stuff I wrote, read, tried, watched, and ate (pizza while sitting on my countertop, like an animal).
Probably going to get a Pulitzer for this expose. (Joke.) Why Did These $68 Shorts From Stitch Fix Show Up With a $24.97 Price Tag From Nordstrom Rack? Make sure to check out Kat‘s video, too. As an aside, a lot of my friends on the www LOVE Stitch Fix, and although I tend to buck a trend, I actually placed an order last month, just to try it out. So, I don’t know if they hate this article or not, but they have my money, and will let you know – honestly – how it works out. In regards to trend-bucking, a lot of people have canceled their subscriptions, but not necessarily because of this article. (You can lurk on their FB page for some reviews.) So maybe I’m bucking the trend again? IDK.
This (also over at Adweek) is incredibly cute —> Here’s the Most Adorable Use of Those Personalized Coke Cans and Bottles Yet
In June, I went to SE Asia to write about human trafficking and the sex trade. I’ve written a few posts so far, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve met my personal goals (I set them for myself; no one set them for me) –> 50 of you have pledged to support the Exodus Road’s Delta Team monthly, and we’ve raised $2800, more than enough to buy their team a couple of computers. Thank you so much for following along, reading, and supporting. Here are a couple of posts, if you haven’t read them and you’re interested —> Delicate/Brutal || Bright Lights and Brothels || Write About Her
Your comments on a very, very serious, late-night snack injustice. (I’m impressed.)
I like this post over on Laura Vandkerkam’s site about changing your script. Over the past couple of years, I’ve found that as I learn more and try more and age more, I’m holding on to “my script” with a looser grasp (remember when I homeschooled for a semester??), willing to change things as I go. I want to be teachable and not so bent in my ways that I’m missing out on flourishing and growing and bettering and all sort of other things that end in ing. (The comments are good, too.)
Disconnect Completely During Quiet Hours to Boost Your Productivity by Mark Wilson over at Lifehacker. I’m having a hard time with this one, absolutely. I’ve been taking baby steps, though. I don’t work after 9p, and I try to at least be in my bed by 9:30p. (Jack goes to bed later than I do.) Lately I’ve been playing music and flipping through catalogs or reading or something similar. But sometimes I’m messing around on my phone. Scrolling through Instagram, looking for examples of a home decor thing I want to try on Pinterest, texting friends, writing to-do lists. Part of me thought it would be very bold and relaxing to make my entire bedroom a no-tech zone, but I don’t know if that’s too… too bold. Thoughts?
I’ll get crunk off tea any day with you. Nice work by Devin at Stitch Culture. (Perfect gifts for your BFF. “Best friend isn’t a person; it’s a tier.” – Mindy Kaling)
We suddenly have HBO, although I think this is fleeting (we’re not big TV watchers, so it seems weird to pay for it), and I zoomed through both seasons of The Newsroom. I know people hate it, but I actually really reeeeaaaally like that show. I found some Newsroom GIFs and I wish I had GIF to explain exactly how I felt…
Catch you tomorrow for TIHIF!