Thursday, October 30, 2014
Reading: Stoner by John Williams. I'm about 40% of the way through and shocked at how amazing it is. I found it through a Goodreads list of once cult favorites you've never heard of. It's about the expectations and disappointments in life; how a man in 1920s and 30s St Louis reconciles his ideal with the day to day.
Watching: Chicago Fire Season 2. So disappointed! I was a huge fan of Season 1 and I feel like it got 20x soapier in about six episodes. A lot of "drama"...and very little permanent movement or development. (There is a point where a character actually says, " We were here a year ago in this same exact position.") My theory is that most of the S1 writing staff has moved over to S1 Chicago PD, so I will give that a shot soon.
Listening: I really like the Grooveshark playlist by Ben for chill indie rock this week: "Sunny Disposition".
Doing: Reorganizing my closet and preparing a bag of stuff for donation. If it doesn't fit or it doesn't work with my wardrobe, it can still be the perfect piece for someone else. It's still mindboggling to me that people throw out their clothes in the trash instead of donate!
Links: This piece that it is still early for the internet. I have been thinking about it a lot. Sure, it may have been easier 5-6 years ago to start a biz, digitally market, or gain an audience, but this is the best time going forward! Read it and maybe you will be as inspired as I am.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
From the trailer, I was expecting it to be a comedy about a woman acting like a teenager. There would be a few laughs, a good soundtrack, and not much else.
|Laggies Movie Review|
The movie opens with Keira's Megan: a woman in the habit of letting other people decide her fate. She is with her highschool boyfriend and still works as a sign flipper at her dad's business at 28. When her boyfriend proposes (not a big spoiler-this happens pretty early in the film and is featured in basically every trailer), she "gives herself a week" to figure her stuff out. This leads to some adventures with teenagers, but (despite being prominently in the trailer) this is a small part of the movie.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I am so sad that Tati's Makeup Graveyard series is ending! Tati is one of the few gurus who preaches (and practices) common sense when it comes to makeup collections. Instead of hoarding, she highlights what products she gives to her family. Much healthier than all those Ikea shelves stacked to the roof! I am feeling inspired to go through all my makeup, reorganize, and give away.
Last but not least, I've been getting back into hand-lettering. I took a class a while back on Skillshare called The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch, but I got inspired again after seeing a few vintage prints on Etsy. Instead of admiring, I decided to practice myself! It won't be as perfect, but it's something fun to work on!
How is your week going? What are you working on?
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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