Reading Material: Walter White Privilege

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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

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 a half years out from my pregnancy days, and it was neat to sort of go through all of those memories again (and then lie down on my bed on my stomach and eat hot dogs without worrying about listeria or whatever).

Walter White Boldly Goes Where No Meth Dealer’s Gone Before over at Adweek’s blog, AdFreak. If you’re a Breaking Bad fan, check it, but even if you’re not, the video is pretty cool.

Reading Material || Semiproper

Eating Out and Claiming Food Allergies? We’re Not All Liars by Tiffany Self over at Scratch or Sniff my site for parents of kids with allergies, asthma, and eczema. I’ll give you the TL;DR: Tiffany called out a few people with large followings (including Food Babe) who encourage their readers to lie about their allergies to get what they want at restaurants. Our stance is that’s dangerous and it dilutes the urgency of real, actual, life-threatening allergies. Food Babe responded and – frustratingly – sort of doubled down. We’d love for her to retract her statement altogether, along with Dr. McDougall, who, as it stands, is ignoring everyone completely.

Wisdom from the AC Guy by Joanna at Our Freaking Budget. I like this story. :)

This entire GoFundMe called “I need some white privilege” that Kristen Howerton posted on her FB page. It’s funny (and meant to be funny), and while a lot of people are offended by it, a potato salad raised like $50,000, SO.

10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings at Medium. (I laughed out loud at “Will this scale?”)

Reading Material || Neon FreshYou may have seen this video floating around social media. Kacy Catanzaro is the first person to complete some course on some show (neither of which I know anything about), but it’s super impressive and the excitement (from Kacy, the crowd, and the announcers) is infectious.

Catch you tomorrow for TIHIF!

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  • Reply Alicia July 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    That video gave me goosebumps! She is amazing!!!

    • Reply Roo July 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      So good! I was still on the edge of my seat the second time watching it.

  • Reply Brad July 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Man, those 10 tricks during meetings were everything I wanted them to be. I think I’m going to make them my desktop wallpaper at work.

    On another note, I know you’ve decided on semiproper, but how did we not run puns on the word “gooroo” …seriously?

    • Reply Roo July 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Uh, they named their site after me? Maybe?

      Send me your best Venn diagram.

  • Reply Carrie July 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    How have you never seen “American Ninja Warrior” or the original “Ninja Warrior”?! I love those shows. I would collapse in the first obstacle.

    • Reply Roo July 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Never ever. I don’t even know what it is. Is it like Gladiators?

  • Reply Vanessa Wittmer July 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    okay that video. crying and putting on my yoga pants to go climb a wall or something

    • Reply Roo July 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Right? I was like, well I guess I’m not going to eat the rest of these potato chips.

  • Reply Joanna July 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Roo! Thanks for the double love! I also know absolutely nothing about American Ninja Warrior or the course, but Johnny and I found ourselves both yelling “NO WAY!!” at the computer over and over when we watched that video. Made me want to roar “GIRL POWERRRR!!” even though I think her success had more to do with her just being some sort of superhuman.

    • Reply Roo July 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Seriously, an adrenaline rush. While I was eating carbs.

      (And you’re welcome! I love that story.)

  • Reply Katie @ Domestiphobia July 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Um yeah. The potato salad guy? Went to the college I dropped out of after a year-and-a-half because it was too expensive. He was in my class. I’m still paying those loans. I bet he never had to pay a cent. Also, I work my ass off and can’t earn that kind of money. Not that I’m bitter…

    • Reply Roo July 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      How do you know he never had to pay a cent? (I’m wondering if I’m missing part of the potato salad story.)

      • Reply Katie @ Domestiphobia July 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        I don’t. But most of the kids who went there had parents who paid for their college. And also I’m bitter. ;)

  • Reply Emily July 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    American Ninja Warrior is the best…clean enough for young kids to watch (ages 5,3, 1) and still entertaining for the parents…it’s actually the only show we watch on a regular basis. Of course, the whole house will become a ninja warrior obstacle course. Just a warning.

    • Reply Roo July 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Haha! I’ll have to check it out. :)

  • Reply Lauren @ Faith and Macaroni August 4, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Dang. That video was the best thing I’ve seen in about a month. GO GIRL!

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