Now that everything’s all prettied up, I’m ready to get back to my regular blogging adventures. Here’s some randomly awesome stuff – put your feet up and take a little break from the week. You know you need it. (Me too.)
This is a great little article from Buzzfeed about Why You Should Read Like A Teen Again. It’s as if someone dictated that right from my mind! I am forever trying to re-capture that feeling, even – just as the author said – through the shame of enjoying (and hating, simultaneously – ugh, the loathing of Bella and everything she stands for!) the Twilight series. What’s the last book you read that gave you that reading-like-a-teen feeling?
Holy cow, it’s been a long time since I posted a mid-week break! Yikes. My ‘regular feature’ posts were put aside during the chaos that was Christmas and, well, all the surrounding months, so I’ll try to get back into the swing of things over the coming weeks!
Speaking of, it’s no secret that I love 80s and 90s television shows (what’s your favorite? I love recommendations!) and My So-Called Life is one of the very best. I actually came to this show as an adult, but I love it so so so much. The A.V. Club agrees in their article, “My So-Called Life Set The Path All Teen Shows Would Follow”. Indeed.
On a more serious note, if you’ll allow me a moment: I recently watched this Ken Burns documentary about the Central Park Five and was horrified – and yet, sadly, not shocked at all. I’d somehow never heard about this case, but was hit with a deeply disturbing sense of deja vu – you could simply replace the names and be reading the story of the West Memphis Three, which happened right around the same time but in a town a lot of us could explain away as being ‘backwoods’ if we wanted (which is of course too simplistic). I think we’d have a harder time making the same excuse for this remarkably similar case in New York City. It’s an upsetting story all around and only served to remind me that I must find a way that I can support the Innocence Project, which I think is doing incredibly important work.
Ok, speechifying over. Want to see the pretties? This week’s is a particular pretty mosaic, isn’t it?! Have a good week, friends!
I haven’t caught up on most of the posts yet, but I’m really enjoying this Rembert Explains America series on Grantland by Rembert Browne. Funny, insightful, interesting and a little nostalgic somehow – it reminds me a little of an updated, cheeky version of Steinbeck’s amazing Travels With Charley. Which you should also read, by the way.