there’s so much to see on the internet.
here are some of my recent favorite finds – recipients of my always fresh, never frozen:
of the weekies
picture of the week:
it’s been a week of see-ya-laters here in fayetteville, as i load my civic with an impressive amount of “essentials” and head west today. four months can seem both a flash in the pan and an endless vacation, but for the most part, it’s been a time of growth i wouldn’t trade for a year’s supply of shakes custard.
i’d like to dedicate this edition of the weekies to my roommate and partner in this walkabout adventure. i’d like to say about emily all the things that make her such a rock of a friend . . . to record here the ways watching smash and the walking dead, taking pictures in the backyard, and hiding vegetables in bacon have been exactly what i needed . . . how friends you literally meet on the internet can change your life from the inside out.
i think maybe, that i can’t say those things here, on the internet, without doing serious salt damage to the inner workings of my keyboard. so i’ll just say, see ya later.
i’m sure that in moments like these we could have taken better pictures, but i couldn’t love them any more.
personality test of the week:
like most girls passing notes in middle school, i developed a slight obsession with tests that tell me who i am, who i’m growing up to be, or what kind of ponytail best represents my spirit animal. needless to say, i was very excited to click through this little test going around the webs.
i had an addy doll growing up. of course, this was mostly because it was ALMOST like my name, but i also appreciate this theory:
Girls who had Addy grew up with an acute sense of the lack of diversity in early-’90s consumer culture.
did you have an american girl doll?
amazing feat of the week:
i jumped into following aidan donnelley rowley’s year without wine when she was about halfway through. this week, she completed it. her words on the process have been really thought-provoking, and i can’t wait to read more as she unpacks the effect of such an exercise moving forward.
try this! of the week:
i never get tired of sharing allie’s stuff, as she encourages me to be a better writer, thinker, and person. this week, she challenged readers to a writing exercise, to create new and interesting metaphors. she had me at meta . . .
i’m going to try this in the near future. i’d love it if you’d join in and share what comes out of that brilliant mind of yours!
words of the week:
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
Henry David Thoreau
it seems i’m full of cliches & excitement.
see you on the other side!