I haven’t been this happy it’s Friday in a long time. But after three intense weeks at work, today is the deadline. I’m really excited to shout “Pencils down!” at the end of the day.
- I learned of Amazon Whispersync. Basically, you can buy a book for Kindle, add narration from Audible, and seamlessly transition between the two. The site says “Now you don’t have to put a book down — even if you’re cooking, running, or commuting.” OR SHOWERING?!?!?! This is amazing.
- My favorite boots were in the shop. After five years of a lot of loving, they were literally falling apart (huge holes in the toes, worn-down heels) but I was afraid to leave them with anyone after the first pair of shoes I had repaired turned out kind of eh. (Like, they are repaired but the service was awful — every time I’d go back to pick them up on the agreed-upon date, he’d tell me it was going to be another week — and they are fixed but not OMG AMAZING fixed.) Finally, I couldn’t ignore the holes any longer — picking out socks with the thought of “will these look OK showing through the holes in my boots?” on your mind is kind of sad — so I read a bunch of reviews online and took them to Houston Quality Shoe Repair. I’ve felt a little lost while dressing myself in the morning this week, but I get them back tomorrow!
- My hair was out of control and I kind of gave up on trying to tame it. I have to believe that, plus my lack of boots, has a lot to do with why I’ve felt extra stressed this week. But I’m getting a relaxer tonight, thank goodness. It seriously felt like we had a third person living in our house. On my head.
For your reading (and viewing) pleasure…
A Reaction to the Backlash Against Mindy Kaling [Racialicious]
An Interview with Jessica Valenti [The Hairpin interviewed the feminist author of the new book Why Have Kids?, which I am planning to start reading this weekend. It's free to borrow if you have Amazon Prime, but I might make it my first Whispersync purchase.]
My mom sent me this video about the new Little Mermaid ride at Disney California Adventure Park. It’s about how they made Ursula and it’s pretty incredible. Three-year-old me is terrified by it but adult me finds it pretty badass.
My friend Dallas started a new blog, Pearl Clutching. So many of my posts are inspired by conversations that she and I have so I’m really excited that she’s blogging now!
That’s what’s up with me! What’s up with you?