Even the squirrels are hipsters

squirrelnutella

A squirrel eats from a discarded Nutella container outside of my dee-luxe apartment in the sky. I think I need to move out of my little hipster town.

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Friday 5 on Saturday: Non Sequitur

Hello! This week’s been a departure from routine so here is the Friday 5 on Saturday again. This week’s theme is non sequitur.

1. What’s your sneeze like?

My sneeze is very loud and obnoxious, which is why I learned to sneeze very quietly. When I’m not in public I let it all out.

2. How’ve you been sleeping lately?

Like the dead. Alternatively, like someone who has walked a lot.

3. What was your last stroll like?

Leisurely, with WM next to me and a bottle of water in my hand.

4. What was the last thing you watched on YouTube (feel free to share the link!)?

John Oliver and Cookie Monster.

5. When did you last get something in right at the deadline?

It’s been a very long time since I’ve given into the side of me that leaves things until the last minute. I even get to work early now! We do wait to pay rent until the last day we can before it’s considered late, but that’s just us wanting to keep our money in out account as long as we can.

See you Monday!

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A glass of Merlot, a soft quilt, and some stimulating words

It’s time for my most arousing and stimulating read of the year. I’m saving it for a night when WM comes home late… Continue Reading →

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Your Life Calling review

Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your LifeYour Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life by Jane Pauley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I saw Jane Pauley speak at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and promptly put this book on my to-read list. It was immediately available from the library and I snapped it up, eager for inspiration. I’m 42, which mathematically qualifies as middle age, although I suspect the Boomers have wiggled that definition a bit.

This book is half auto-biographical and half stories from other people (most of whom were profiled in Pauley’s project “Your Life Calling” sponsored by AARP) who reinvented themselves at middle age. Wealthy people. Wealthy baby-boomer people. And mostly wealthy baby-boomers who had another income stream to support them while they chased their dreams. If you are neither a Boomer nor wealthy you are going to roll your eyes at many of the people profiled. Continue Reading →

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