content overload

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Way too much to read, listen, see, do, eat, drink, watch, write, and make. I want to do it all and every day I just find out about more stuff!

I will be honest that TV has taken a bit of a backseat lately. We don’t have any shows going right now. Although we did start Boardwalk Empire. Egads, that thing is about MEN being MEN and being POWERFUL. Which I’m not so sure I need to see another show like that, but it’s very well done so….

I’ve been reading at night instead of watching stuff and am trying to read during my lunch at work as well. It’s going okay! Here’s a master list of the things I’m trying to consume this week…maybe just this afternoon!?

An hour long video interview with Ashtangi Laruga Glaser. She is amazing. I can’t wait to watch this.

I’m currently reading two incredible page turners.  I was making fabulous prgress on the second book in the Elena Ferrante trilogy when I listened to this episode of Books on the Nightstand. I am now obsessively reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I’m not sure how great a book it is (quality wise), but it’s definitely entertaining…the Gone Girl of 2015 for sure.

My podcast feed is out of control. Trying to listen through it all, but getting bogged down. Especially with the slew of new albums being released right now too!

Oh, and let us not forget, the internet. There is my Feedly list of blogs, which is downright gigantic. The flood of daily news (thank god for NYT Now), op-eds, long reads, twitterings, and vlogs. Yep, I said vlogs. Perhaps my secret obsession with YouTube channels should be saved for another post entirely…

And on top of it all, today is Thursday and Thursday is when the GOOP newsletter arrives in my inbox, ready and waiting for ridicule!

It’s all too much…but in a good way I’m pretty sure.

painting above from Dorothy Goode

 

 

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let’s december

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Ah. It’s Monday. Thanksgiving is over. Got to see lots of family, friends, little nieces and nephews, cocktails, great food, and a lot of candy cane Joe-Joes.

For the past two months I’ve been doing blogging challenges, posting every single day. Part of me isn’t sure how to go about things without making time for the blogging. December is going to be free form on here…especially since I pulled the plug on my 52 poses early.

Found a couple fun things going on around the internet this morning. Katie Levans has got 25 Days of Yoga for us on Honeystuck, Slate’s kicking us off with the Best of Year lists, and Danielle at Lou What Wear breaks down Cyber Monday.

Let’s do it!

heavy things

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Ugh.

Yesterday when scrolling through my podcast feeds I saw that Lauren Bacall died…on Tuesday. And I just found out on Saturday?!? What’s going on!? Oh wait, I know, Robin Williams also died, things in the Middle East are insane, Michael Brown is dead and this is now going on. 

Things are always in shambles, but lately it’s a little bleak. On top of all this global sadness, our old boy Mr. Forrest/Bagel is having real trouble walking and seems to be in real pain every time we go to pick him up the past couple days. It’s tough not to get down. All this puts things into perspective I suppose.

Here’s a great little video from classic Sesame Street featuring Robin Williams. Thanks to Mom for sharing it originally. Hilarious, sweet, and appropriate for the times.

It’s supposed to rain all day today. I’ll be honest, I’m looking forward to staying inside hanging pictures and reading. Have a great Sunday everyone.

My internet…part I

ahhh the internet. Every morning I get up about an hour and half before I have to be at work. I don’t shower in the morning (I have a weird, OCD like obession with having to shower RIGHT before I get in bed at night…), I don’t wear makeup, I don’t have to walk the dogs, I barely have to do anything…but I still need at least an hour. Why? To browse the internets in peace with coffee.

After checking email and social media outlets Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (blech!), etc. I make the some rounds:

Google News
Slate...although, since their redesign, I’m not so sure…I’ve never seen a website that is this unpleasant looking…horrible
Daily Beast
NPR
Vulture
Entertainment Weekly

Of course, after checking twitter and the like, I find myself in various random corners of the internet and ultimately, laughing to myself while looking at Buzzfeed lists.

I’ll be back soon with part II, focusing on my favorite blogs.