Web Time Wasters

 

Lyrics NSFW.How was your week, friends? I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel (which was amazing) and cut 8 inches off of my hair. What do you think?

But enough about my lob. Links for you! 

I’ve got space for three more people in April’s Network of Nice. Can you hook someone up? Do you need a hookup?

A reminder that some years we coast and some years we do the work.

If you’re an addict in recovery, what is your life like without drugs?

I will relinquish all else to ride that buzz to oblivion. Even if it began as a timid glass of chardonnay on a ponce’s yacht, it would end with me necking the bottle, swimming to shore and sprinting to Bethnal Green in search of a crack house. I look to drugs and booze to fill up a hole in me; unchecked, the call of the wild is too strong. I still survey streets for signs of the subterranean escapes that used to provide my sanctuary. I still eye the shuffling subclass of junkies and dealers, invisibly gliding between doorways through the gutters. I see that dereliction can survive in opulence; the abundantly wealthy with destitution in their stare.I loooove hearing about international tourists’ impression of America! 10 tips written for Japanese travelers coming to America.

Is this cute? Ridiculous? Both?

Things to eat/cook/bake: spiced cauliflower ‘couscous’, houseplant cupcakes.

How did we decide that 1,200 calories is the magic number for diets?

What I do know is that 1200 is the general number of calories health professionals say women cannot drop below without suffering negative health consequences.
Interesting, isn’t it? 1200 calories. The line between health and what they call “starvation mode”. 1200 calories. The dangerous tightrope that many women are trying to walk, because they think this is how thinness is achieved.Well, this is adorable: young people swapping clothes with their grandparents.

I think these would go with everything.

Nope.

Is ‘norm core’ really A Thing? Ugh.

Just another pretty thing that’s too expensive for me.

Cute. The Everyday Awards.

Fascinating. Tales of a female sex addict.

When I left New Zealand after a year and a half, my going-away party was America-themed. We danced to Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and ate baby carrots with ranch dressing, chili, and brownies and wore costumes like Colonel Sanders, Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, and a Hooter’s Girl. Here’s how non-Americans throw “American Parties.” 

Truth. You can occasionally run away from your problems.
My yearning to get away came from a deep place, born of wanderlust and wonder and “what if?”, but also frustration, exasperation, and the heavy weight of stagnancy. I wanted to start over. I wanted distance from painful relationships and suffocating family connections and a culture where I didn’t feel welcome. I wanted to pull up the anchor of my life (that I’d never wanted to drop in the first place) and set sail for something new. Put simply, one of my biggest problems was that I needed to run away.

Love this: fashion inspiration from film’s underdogs – Little Edie, Dawn Weiner, Maude of ‘Harold and Maude’ (one of my favorite movies!)

Last but not least!  I’m starting a monthly video series, tentatively titled ‘Cats & Questions’ – I’ll answer your questions about life/travel/business and then show you my cat in an outfit. Yes, really. If you’ve got any, send your questions to sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org!

Some Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: True Story: I’m Tiny, Mini Travel Guide: Korea, How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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