Web Time Wasters

How was your week, friends? Kenny had Monday off so we finally saw this movie and then fell down a Wikipedia hole reading all about the true story it’s based on. This weekend, we took a super quick trip up north to help my mom celebrate her birthday and enjoy a bit of fresh country air.

Links for you!

Can art save your life?

DIY plywood countertops. Would you do it?

I loved this: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned Her Most Important Lessons from Restaurants
Ocasio-Cortez’s platform is one built on her own life experiences. Her push for universal Medicare strikes a particular chord with the more than 85 percent of restaurant workers whose employers do not offer health insurance. Her proposed doubling of the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 addresses the income imbalances brought on by the tipping industry and the 40 percent of restaurant workers living in near poverty. Even her calls to abolish ICE tie in to the frequency with which immigrant restaurant workers are targeted.

This made me truly, actually LOL.

There’s no finish line or due date on creativity. 20 debut works of fiction by women over 40.

FASCINATING. The making of Canada’s white-Nationalist poster girl.
Her new, hate-based fame comes as a shock to pretty much everyone who knew her during her school days. Unlike fellow far-right traveler Stephen Miller, who was a glue-eating loner by third grade, Faith was beloved. Almost all the alumni I spoke to said she made them feel included and went out of her way to ask how they were doing, even when they weren’t in her social circle. 

As we enter gift giving season: 23 life-improving gifts you should just buy your damn self.

The best kept secrets for thriving in small spaces.

Oof.

What’s dating like without texting?
With texting off the table, I found I could live my own life much more easily. I’d just made a career change and had a new block of free time. I was eager to use that time exactly how I wanted: reading, writing, eating, cooking and exploring my city on my own time. I was excited to be dating someone new, but I didn’t want that to overtake this crucial downtime for me, which I was using to gain clarity on the direction and purpose of my own life.

Co-signed! Writing a book doesn’t pay NEARLY as much as people think and doing sponsored content to pay the bills is nothing to be ashamed of.

A toast to the tiny steps that add up to something big.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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