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Everything about this movie is in my wheelhouse. #MaxGreenfield4eva

How was your week guys? I’ve been trying (with varying degrees of success) to really slow down and enjoy the holiday season. I’m dialing back the client work, writing some really great blog posts for 2016, and working on an awesome, free, super helpful collection of things for you. Stay tuned!

Links for yoouuuu!

Amid cries to “stop being lazy” and “do something already,” Winter sleeps on.
Tensions between Winter and the Upper-Midwest escalated early last week, when leaked video posted to Youtube showed the season sleeping on a friend’s couch during Thanksgiving weekend. In the video, an alarm is clearly audible, and rather than springing to action, Winter is seen shifting its weight, and then falling onto the floor. Media expert Ruby Krantz has described the video as “a horrifying and graphical display of seasonal lethargy not fit for the squeamish, decent-natured, or elderly.”

Loveitloveitloveit. Real, life chickens in outfits, doing awesome things.

Feminist killjoy temporary tattoos.

Also hilarious: Photos of sad dads at a One Direction concert.

Have you heard of the book I Am Jazz? “Nearly 600 people filled the library in rural, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin to hear a public reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl, with many in the crowd expressing strong support for a local family with a transgender child.Weeeep!

Have you heard of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine? They partner with restaurants, universities, catering companies and grocers to move leftover food to homeless shelters and rescue missions!

Ahhhh! The true-life horror that inspired Moby Dick.
Saltwater saturated the bread, and the men began to dehydrate as they ate their daily rations. The sun was ravaging. Pollard’s boat was attacked by a killer whale. They spotted land—Henderson Island—two weeks later, but it was barren. After another week the men began to run out of supplies. Still, three of them decided they’d rather take their chances on land than climb back into a boat. No one could blame them.

Have you heard of the Bechdel test? A movie that passes the Bechdel test is a movie that has at least two women characters, who talk to each other, about something other than a man. Here are five holiday movies that pass the test!

Somewhat related: Barack Obama did not “give Michelle the world.”

When I can afford real, paint-on-canvas art, I’m starting with this.

Such a great post: 15 things for when the world is shitty and terrifying.

If you know/love/are related to an addict, you might connect with this essay written by the late Scott Weiland’s ex-wife and kids.
December 3rd, 2015 is not the day Scott Weiland died. It is the official day the public will use to mourn him, and it was the last day he could be propped up in front of a microphone for the financial benefit or enjoyment of others. The outpouring of condolences and prayers offered to our children, Noah and Lucy, has been overwhelming, appreciated and even comforting. But the truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.

I liked this: be a creator, not a critic.

Lovely! The unexpected freedom of being single at 41.
However, I am now awash in a freedom I did not anticipate and I feel great, which at times has been unnerving. Am I supposed to feel this great? I possess none of the traditionally recognized keys to happiness, no husband, no children. I am alone, a state which I am supposed to have spent my life trying to avoid. There is so much around me that suggests I should be feeling otherwise that at times I second-guess my own contentment. And yet, when people ask me what I do, I’m sometimes tempted to answer “whatever I want.”

So, so funny.

More cat hilarity.

Let’s gape at photos of current A-listers the first time they were on the red carpet. Little Kristen Stewart!

I am COMPLETELY FASCINATED by Outer Coast College in Sitka, Alaska.

This blog post is not what you’d expect: Why I’m done asking my husband to help me out.

Useful for the holidays! 10 ways to fake a clean house. (But I think it’s just better to save up for one of these and schedule it to run every day.)

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: Holiday decor ideas for people who are lazy (or usually hate holiday decor), How to make your house cozy when it’s grey and horrible outside, How to give great gifts to just about anyone.

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