December Things

Thursday, December 31, 2015

– My parents bought me a Keurig coffee maker for Christmas, which I might be loving a little too much, considering I now spend my last few minutes of consciousness each night thinking about the coffee I'm going to drink in the morning.

– Also loving the Kindle my boyfriend bought me to support my goal of becoming a real ~reader~. The added bonus was that he had already loaded it with a bunch of books from my Goodreads list. I am good to go.

– This article by Reid Ewing (Dylan from "Modern Family") about his body dysmorphia reminds us of two important things: (1) Celebrities are people too. Their lives are not perfect and they are not invincibly happy just because they're famous. (2) Body dysmorphia can affect males too (!!!).

– I finally crossed Cheesie's off my list of places to go. You really can't go wrong with a macaroni and cheese sandwich.

– "Finding Me" by Michelle Knight, one of the three girls from Cleveland who was kidnapped and held captive for more than ten years. A sad and tragic story, but worth reading.

– "Nathan For You," a show you've likely never heard of but should definitely start watching. In the show, Nathan Fielder helps small business succeed – with offbeat strategies. It's the perfect combination of Why would someone do that? and Wait, that's actually genius.

– Another good show: "Jessica Jones," but you probably already knew that. (I'm only on episode 6.)

– I loved Emma Gannon's post "In Defence of a Messy Instagram Feed." Curated Instagram pages are pretty, but they can also look painfully staged and therefore disingenuous. Capture the moment, post what you want without having to consider the other hundreds of photos already posted. Having an 'aesthetic' is overrated.

– This sweater is saving my life. It's literally impossible to feel cold when wearing it.

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  1. I just crept your GoodReads list, and the Gillian Flynn books are so good! I'm also reading Girl On The Train right now, and I really like it. I have a Nook I barely use - I need to try to read more next year too!

    1. Ooh that's good to hear!! I have a book checked out that I'm planning to start soon, but after that one, I'm debating between "The Girl On The Train" or a Dean Koontz book.