I wrapped up this school week with a teacher work day and a trip to the salon. Turns out my hair can actually look really great when someone else is in charge of doing it. And for 200 pesos ($5), that nice lady can be in charge of doing my hair as much as she wants. Check out what my pretty hair and I found on the internet this week.
- Who Eats a Handful of Almonds, Anyway? at Writing From the Middle of Things – You are not alone!! Unless you are the person eating a handful of almonds (Melody, I’m looking at you). Then you’re alone. Alone with your handful of almonds.
- When Rich Westerners Don’t Know They are Being Rich Westerners at Djibouti Jones – With the great wide world of blogging at most of our fingertips, there is no excuse for ignorance.
- When White People Don’t Know They’re Being White at between worlds – Because the past does matter, especially since the past in many ways has determined the present. White privilege is a thing, and the more you know about it, caucasian friends, the more you can avoid being a jerk about it.
- The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World at Imgur – So so cool!
- Writer Talk: In Which I Talk Writing With Sarah Bessey by Chris Dikes – I love Sarah Bessey’s blog! Her words in this interview spoke to my writer’s soul.
- Many Are The Plans in The Mind of Mary by Mary Hooke – “There is more to calling than what I am to do… and that far MORE important is who I am to be… I can’t plan being. I can simply be.“
- 10 Reasons I’m Reading Harry Potter to My Children at between worlds – Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
- History According To Tumblr at BuzzFeed – Tumblr is so funny. And it’s informative!
- 3 Reasons I Quit Loving the Sinner and Hating the Sin at Five Kids Is A Lot Of Kids – “You know, as if we believe that ‘God SO LOVED the world He sent his son’ instead of ‘God so despised sin…'”
- Facebook News Feed History of the World: World War I to World War II at CollegeHumor – Maybe if this is how they taught history at my high school I would’ve learned a lot more. Also, this Hindsight guy makes a lot of sense. (*Just like real live history, this article contains language that may be offensive to some.)
- Our Idiot Brother on Netflix – Cute, cute. Poor Ned just kept getting punished for the way he valued honesty! I can relate, Ned. Also I really enjoyed Paul Rudd’s ponytail when he and Lesbian Ann Perkins broke into Ned’s ex-girlfriend’s house to get the dog. There was one sexy-naked part I skipped over, but other than that I loved it!
- Parks and Recreation Season 5 on Netflix – I finished it and loved every second of it. Can’t wait to get my hands on Season 6. Although I heard it was cancelled halfway through the season or something? TV people are nuts.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas on Netflix – I totally intended to watch way more Halloween movies this month. I watched this one while dying my hair this week and wondered, as I do every time I watch this movie, whether this movie gives children nightmares or if they like it.
- Friends with Kids on Netflix – Definitely thought this movie was going to be way funnier than it was. Un-met humor expectations weren’t the only thing that bummed me out about this movie though. Marriage was kind of seen as an awful mistake by all of the characters – married and unmarried. It’s that kind of marriage-portrayal in the media that is destroying the sanctity of marriage if you ask me. In the end Maya Rudolph and Annie’s cop boyfriend from Bridesmaids did have a nice relationship and Adam Scott (seriously, did I watch enough Adam Scott this week?) and the girl with the weird mouth ended up together I guess, but it took forever. Final verdict: Too long and not funny enough. (Although I did really like when Maya Rudolph said that her husband goes into the bathroom with a laptop and a sandwich and he said, “I like to take my time.” It wasn’t all bad.)
- Hayden Browning EP at Amazon – I went to college with this guy and I LOVED whenever he sang ANYTHING. I always hoped he’d make music I could buy after we graduated and he did! I hope he keeps ’em coming! (You can also download the EP on iTunes.)
- Phillip Phillips Pandora Station – Loving the crap out of this mix of musicians. Ah, Phillip Phillips, won’t you be my man? Plus so much Imagine Dragons and Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers and OneRepublic and everything white girls like me love. Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus came on today and I had never heard it before. Loved it. I know new butt-bearing Miley Cyrus has everyone all worked up but I am DIGGING the new music, girl. Can’t help it. We can’t stop, right MIley?
- This Kid’s Logic Will Make You Delete ‘Candy Crush’ From Your Phone And Hand Over Your Socks by Kid President at Upworthy – This guy’s always got something good to say. “FACT. Right now somebody’s supposed to be doing something important, but instead they’re playing Candy Crush.”
- Seelye and Sons – Elliv 2011 Mumford Cover by Jay Bowser – Cedarville University, where I went for five great years, has a wonderful award show celebration every April where students perform popular songs within a certain theme. I don’t remember what the 2011 theme was, but I do remember that these guys’ performance of Caves by Mumford and Sons was great! So great that I wanted to share it here with you all, two and a half years later.
- Chasing Stars ONEREPUBLIC Cover by Brittany Moultroup – This lovely lady is also from Cedarville! She lived across the wall from me freshman year and I used to go over and rub my feet on her fuzzy rug while she said hilarious things. Then we lived together the summer between our sophomore and junior years while we worked at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Maryland. She’s funny and gorgeous and so super talented. That’s her husband there sitting on that drum-box-thing.
- 48 Reporters Asked This Guy The Same Dumb Question About Women. His Response? Absolutely Perfect. at Upworthy – I don’t really know who this guy is, but I like what he had to say. “Recognizing somebody else’s power does not diminish your own.”
General good finds:
- Harry Potter Monopoly – Please, please, please, please, please, please, please! My birthday is next month.
- “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” – Rick Warren