Friday, July 11, 2014


Weekend Roundup

me at summer campWelcome to the weekend, everybody. I am about to go to some sort of Elvis festival in Michigan; I hope you've got something equally chill lined up yourself. If you are hurling yourself onto the couch to read stuff on your phone, may I suggest your horoscope or your catfish warning signs or the Weather.com apocalypse, or the lost polyamorous episodes of Boy Meets World, or a helpful rundown of Trends Men Hate? Other options include: a diary from 1989, a summer river diary from right now, the inaugural meeting of our Rom Com Club; we've also got three great personal essays, about a just-okay Cupid and the prom king on Instagram, and the commodity fetish of T-shirt feminism. Last but certainly not least, don't miss Sarah Miller's star turn in 42: The True Story of a Hot Old Lady. We'll see you back on Monday.

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Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

pretty ballerinas!! If I had a Pinterest, I would put that on my wedding Pinterest-folder-hearts-thing.

Five Things I Liked This Week:
1. the Trends Men Hate piece was pretty great. Will definitely read again.
2. Making 30 Rock references after LeBron James' big announcement. I don't know much else about Cleveland.
3. Writing to an airline to tell them about the awesome gate agent who rebooked a flight I missed and pretty much saved my day.
4. Oil free moisturizer
5. Thinking that maybe I might have the self-confidence to start job hunting again.

What did you like this week, everyone?


@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) This week was a roller coaster but there were definitely some good bits:

1. The place I volunteer needed a few extra hands for a cool project, so I got to do something new (that I can hopefully do more of in the future).
2. Re-watching Gentleman's Dignity, re-living the swoons.
3. Halfway though summer classes!
4. Bicycling despite the heat like a warrior.
5. Hmm, am stuck for a fifth thing. But still overall a good, if stressful week.


@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) p.s. thanks for keeping hope alive via the five things. I like having a chance to reflect on the best parts of the week.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@adorable-eggplant It helps me to stay a little more positive. I could easily make a list of Five Things I Didn't Like This Week, but that would be much less fun.

Clara Morena

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)
1. My new haircut!
2.Watching arrested development
3. Being told I was a good writer.
4.ice cream
5. popcorn


sooooo good amazing ;♥@v


Five Things I Liked This Week:

1. Listening to Their Eyes Were Watching God as read by Ruby Dee. I fell in love with this book when I was a teenager, but it is so meaningful to me now, in my 30s. Ruby Dee's narration is amazingly rich and evocative. It made me cry in the train station.
2. Very handsome man I am dating surprised me at my restaurant job this week, after I'd been an incredible brat in the morning, and we ate lunch together. He is my Tea Cake.
3. Unexpectedly got the day off today, which means my lazy butt made it to the gym, and ...
4. Wrote 3 pages onto my novel today, which is not a lot, but is better than the one page I usually manage after work.
5. New Batgirl redesign.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@redridinghoodrat Yes! I love the new Batgirl redesign! Sounds like a pretty good week overall.


One huge awesome amazing thing I liked this week:
Last day of work at the job I have been wanting to leave for the last year!! Also everyone being super nice and hopeful about my next step, which makes me feel warm and good.


@DoMark Yay for escaping that job! :)

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