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For the Week (3.17.13)

Spring’s almost here, right? That’s what people were saying at the beginning of March. Maybe that’s true in some parts of the country, but I swear that the spring doesn’t make it to Chicago until May at the earliest. Last year on St. Patrick’s day, Chicago was 70 degrees and MANIC. Not only is it the city’s biggest holiday, but it was also t-shirt weather! Everyone was outside and ridiculously happy, which is the only response to a freak “heat wave” in March. This year, however, it’s in the 30s. Typical. My spring skirts are still tucked away, my sleeveless blouses waiting for an afternoon to see the sunshine.

Until brighter days, I’ll leave you with a few links and some flowers. Hopefully it’s warmer where you are!

For the Week (2.25.13)

For the Week

This is Sevi. Have we talked about Sevi? Probably not, because I’m not with her most of the year. She’s my Dad’s dog, but to anyone that knows me, I just call her My Dog. Sorry, Dad.

Sevi and I are tight. When I’m in Chicago, I chat with her on the phone (she usually stays quiet), and we have the occasional Skype date. I demand that my Dad send me pictures every few days. Whenever I am at my parents’ house, she is by my side. It’s all slumber parties and girls’ nights. Gotta love a Golden.

There’s not much else to say about Sevi right now, except that I miss her and wanted to share a picture of her on this week’s link post!


Speaking of the links, it’s been over 3 weeks since I’ve done one of these, so sorry about that! Last weekend I got so excited about the recipe that I was posting that I forgot all about links. That extra week helped me find a variety of interesting things, so there should be something for everyone. Usually I’m scrambling to find enough stuff, but not this time. Just kidding… I’m totally on top of my stuff all the time…

Please, if you click any link out of all of these, let it be the first one. I promise you will appreciate it. You need a giggle break. This is my giggle break. I ran around my apartment reenacting it. You will appreciate that statement only if you click it. Thank you.

  • Please just click THIS. No seriously. If you only click one link, let it be this one.
  • Chicago friends: The best places to laugh!
  • A more or less convenient “hack” for making pasta
  • Slang and Facebook’s graph search
  • Do you take baths?
  • Hiring is basically dating now
  • Would you want to wear these clothes?
  • The only way to improve Rob Delaney’s tweets

Read or watched anything else lately that deserves an honorable mention? Let me know in the comments!

For the Week (2.3.13)

Two weeks ago I signed up for Pocket, an app that let’s you save articles and webpages to read later. So far, I love it. It’s changing how I read and archive content. I scroll through my Twitter feed and mark interesting things to read later, and only when I’m done do I head over to read them. It’s also a great way to kill time on a bus if you have a couple interesting links right in front of you. Pocket integrates with Twitter, Google Reader, and your browser so you can quickly save pieces. And the web and mobile apps make reading articles a pleasure – no pesky ads or annoying layouts. It just looks good. Plus, you can favorite and search for articles.

That’s just my own little plug for an app I thought was great! This week’s link roundup features a wider variety of articles than in the past, mostly because I pulled them from my favorites on Pocket over the last two weeks.

For the Week (1.20.13)

Juicing has been on my mind since I watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead last May. I knew a couple of people who juiced, but it seemed like only a small trend. But all of a sudden, everyone started talking about it this week. Joy the Baker is chiming in, Heidi is commenting on it, even Design Sponge had a couple articles about it this week. Being a cheap college student with a minuscule kitchen, I could never justify an expensive juicer. Nevertheless, what I thought was a passing trend seems to be a health trend that’s here to stay. Young friends of mine, please chime in: what are your thoughts on juicing? Do you have a juicer, or do you go to juice bars? I’m still not convinced. Let me know, and in the meantime, check out a few of the interesting things I found this week.

For the Week (1.6.13)

What is living “the dream” nowadays? If you could do anything, without limits or hinderance, would that be living the dream? It’d definitely be living your dream… For me, I’d eat or cook for a living, or something in the restaurant industry. It’s still hazy. Or I’d travel for a living. But I don’t think I’d enjoy all of the intermediary steps to becoming a professional travel writer or restauranteur, so I’m stuck headed down a mysterious path to an indiscernible ending. Oh the joys of being an almost-college-graduate.

Two of the interesting links I found this week feature indie “dream” jobs — professional baristas (and the camps you can attend to be one!) and modern small farmers. At least that’s what I imagine to be super cool indie jobs. Check them out, maybe you’ll want to join in the fun too. Here’s hoping I can find a part-time job at a coffee shop this year!