NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

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Today, I pre-ordered a signed copy of Lena Dunham’s upcoming book, Not That Kind of Girl. I am so stinkin’ excited about it, and the fact that it’s SIGNED BY ONE OF MY IDOLS is just insane. I can’t wait to read it. I’m a huge fan of Lena. I saw Tiny Furniture in 2010 and fell in love with her and how full of moxie she is. She’s only 28 and she’s written and directed a feature film that was accepted into the Criterion Collection, written and directed a hugely successful (and excellent) show for HBO, and now she’s written a book that she was paid $3.7 million dollars for. She’s successful, she’s funny, she’s relatable, and she’s a hilarious role model for twenty-somethings everywhere. Her book will be a source of inspiration and a signal that we can have it all. Women in positions of power and success are starting to write more memoirs, and I want to take this time to discuss some memoirs and other non-fiction inspirational books by women that I love, and some that I’m excited to read.

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COME SEE ABOUT ME

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Making : a wedding program & a huge mess of my closet.

Cooking : tomato sandwiches. Does that count? For whatever reason, family friends always send us tomatoes. We have bag fulls in the kitchen & laundry room. I’m not complaining, just spittin’ the facts.

Drinking : Piper & Leaf Pink Mar-Tea-Ni. Sweetened and iced.

Reading : The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers. Trying to subdue the True Detective withdrawals, of course

Wanting : Oh goodness, so many things. I’ve started my Christmas wish-list already! But let’s see… anything from Amy Sedaris’s I Like You collection, a Simplified Planner, and these collar clips.

Looking : forward to kicking my boyfriend’s toosh in Fantasy Football this coming week. We’re matched up against each other, and the claws are out. 

Playing : Donald Glover’s insane freestyle.

Wasting : as little as I can, or trying to. To quote one of the kids I keep at daycare, “We’ve gotta protect the Earth! It’s all we got!”

Wishing : my wants didn’t make me sound so materialistic.

Enjoying : blogging.

Waiting : for the weather to get cooler. I’m so tired of 80 degrees with high humidity. 

Liking : this, my most favorite, episode of This American Life

Wondering : if people are enjoying my blog, but telling myself, in the wise words of Tina Fey, “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”

Loving : compliments from a person you consider successful and intelligent. 

Hoping : I can move in with my college roommate in October.

Marvelling : at Kate Spade’s Spring 2015 collection.

Needing : a haircut.

Smelling : Capri Blue from Anthropologie (coming from this gorgeous opalescent constellation holder).

Wearing : this headscarf.

Following : updates on social media from my favorite shows that are returning in the fall. Parenthood, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Nashville, American Horror Story, Parks and Rec, Girls, Glee, Portlandia, SNL, Veep, and Scandal, I’m looking at you!

Noticing : that I’ve had “Appointment- 10:30!” written in dry erase marker on my mirror for entirely too long.

Knowing : that my friend Rachel will be back from Germany in less than a month, but wishing it was sooner!

Thinking : that my back hurts.

Bookmarking : this, to read later. 

Opening : in a matter of days, the signed Marc Johns print I ordered (it shipped out today!).

Giggling : when a man walked into the coffee shop today and the first thing he said to the barista was, “Did you know that at one point in history, Michael Jackson was making more money than Elvis Presley? Can you believe that? Elvis Presley! Ha! I’ll take a coffee with chocolate.” 

Feeling : wide awake.

FANTASY FOOTBALL BOY’S CLUB

I started playing Fantasy Football this year and I don’t really know exactly what I’m doing. I’m learning, I understand for the most part what’s going on. I drafted players that I know: Eddie Lacy, Jay Cutler, RGIII, but I’ll be honest, if it weren’t for the simplified drafting system on the ESPN Fantasy Football site that ranks players from best to worst, I would have had no idea who to choose once the players I knew were gone. But I’m learning, and I want to learn. I know a few girls that play Fantasy Football and are really good at it, so I’m planning to figure this whole fantasy league thing out, kick everyone’s tush that I’m lined up to play, and dominate the league becoming the league champion! Easy.

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KNUCKLES MALONE & THE STRUGGLE OF CHOOSING A BLOG NAME

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Choosing a blog name is incredibly difficult. It’s like a tattoo. Once you choose one, you’re stuck with it forever, unless you pay a lump sum to remove it (buy a domain name). I’m very hesitant to purchase a domain name. I’ve started a number of blogs in my life and I always find a way of abandoning them. Putting money on it may discourage my knack for abandonment, but meh. I have a feeling this one will stick, though, because I have a lot of thoughts now concerning loads of things, like art, film, television, fashion, life, people, feminism, human rights, etc. etc. etc. Thoughts abound!

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