Some random things since I haven’t posted originally in so long:
+ I was in a rut for a couple weeks, and am happy to feel like I’m on the other side.
+ I dislike almost everyone on Southern Charm, but I so enjoy watching.
+ James came home from a work trip last night, and we had a great date out with fish sauce wings and lots of laughs.
+ I got a Cuyana bag, and I’m in love.
+ My best friend is about to become a mom, and I am thrilled for her and cannot wait to meet her little one.
+ I ran my first half marathon of the season this morning, and it wasn’t as bad as I had worried it’d be.
+ One of my best girls was in Brooklyn and made time to catch up over burgers.
+ I have been eating in the backyard, and I have tan lines, and my winter coats are in storage.
Hope you all have had a great weekend. As someone who has been dwelling on the negative disproportionately lately, I needed a couple days to remind me how much there is to smile about.
Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.Every Last One (Anna Quindlen)
You can’t invest in your looks as your only thing because it’s a depreciating asset. It’s like putting money into a stock that’s going down. Invest in your brain, invest in your talents. Those things can appreciate and they get better as you get older.Rashida Jones (via Levo)
I will never call myself a ‘cancer survivor’ because I think it devalues those who do not survive. There’s this whole mythology that people bravely battle their cancer and then they become ‘survivors.’ Well, the ones who don’t survive may be just as brave, just as courageous, wonderful people and I don’t feel that I have any leg up on them.Barbara Ehrenreich (via nprfreshair)
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50 years ago, America’s biggest employer was General Motors, where workers made the modern equivalent of $50 dollars an hour. Today, America’s biggest employer is Walmart, where the average wage is eight dollars an hour.
… And Walmart released their annual report this month, and in it was the fact that most of what Walmart sells is food. And most of their customers need food stamps to pay for it. Meanwhile, Walmart’s owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas… And she said about it, “For years I’ve been thinking about what we can do as a family that can really make a difference.” How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?
How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?”(via jesswanderlust)