Mid-Week Procrastination

I have not been in the mood to write blog posts for the past, honestly couple months at this point; as you can probably tell by the amount of posts I wrote in April versus May and June. I don’t know what it is, except maybe the weather and not wanting to be inside? But I’m still doing other things inside so I don’t think that can be it.

I also have been really struggling to focus at work so far this week, my mind is 10,000 places and none of them are work. Except when I was researching brain injuries yesterday and sent myself into a full spiral about how reading about how the brain scraping against the bony projections inside your skull as it slams forward or backward into your skull (depending on how you hit your head) was making me queasy, but it was my brain reading about my brain being injured that made me feel that way AND it was my brain thinking about my brain making me queasy. Seriously, full 45 minute spiral on that. I actually had to text a friend a series of 4 panicked messages to explain my meltdown, and then I felt better even though she didn’t respond until hours later. I just needed to get it out of my head (my brain!) for my brain to calm down. How the hell do people do brain research? I would just be constantly thinking about how my brain is researching itself!

Also, another note to say that if none of these articles, videos, podcasts, or other distractions fully scratch your procrastination itch may I recommend rearranging your dwelling? I did that this afternoon and I feel like a new woman.

These first two are subjects my public health minded self has been wondering about, are we going to see more colds and flus this year because we essentially lost a year of normal germ exposure?

And, if you had asymptomatic COVID, are you at risk for long-COVID? I mostly wonder this one, because I think about how close you have to get to people working in a vet clinic (where I worked for all of 2020) and how much public interaction I had working in a vet clinic and I can’t help but think that there is no way that I didn’t have asymptomatic COVID. I mean I hope I didn’t, but at the same time that would be extremely lucky.

An answer to the question, can my lips be addicted to lip balm?

I desperately want a Hill House Nap Dress, I can’t bring myself to spend the money and haven’t worked one into my budget yet but I will continually obsess over them and read blogger’s reviews of them until I can get one of my own. Although, I am really excited for Elsa at Simply Elsa to release hers because she is closer to my size than any of the other bloggers’ reviews I’ve read.

Speaking of Elsa, I made her easy lemon, thyme, ricotta toast this morning for breakfast and it was delicious. I’m thinking I may toss it under the broiler for a few minutes tomorrow morning to make it a little meltier. YUM!

It was the Olsen twin’s birthday last week, which obviously means that there were loads of nostalgic pieces about Olsen twin fashion and movies- and I agree Holiday in the Sun vibes is the vibe we all deserve this year. Also, how did I forget that the iconic Megan Fox was in this movie??

A Nylon profile of one of my favourite (and one of the original) Internet personalities: Ricky Thompson.

Carly on how she keeps herself sane online.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the culture of consumerism, cheuginess, classism, and conspicuous consumption and this article does a pretty good job of articulating what I have been thinking about.

However, this episode of Be There in Five does it even better. Hold on for a rambly, classic Kate Kennedy narration.

I’m a big Rifle Paper Co. fan and their collab with SummerSalt Swim is sooooo cute!

I really want an umbrella for my deck table so that I can work out there without getting burned and actually being able to see my computer screen.

The Gossip Girl re-boot trailer dropped last week, and as this The Cut writer says, these teens scare me and while I knew I would never be in the original group’s friend group because I was poor, these kids would reject me not just because I’m poor but also because I’m an uncool, deeply boring, nerd.

Basically, I want to do every trip that Carly Hill has done this year. Here, Savannah, Georgia.

On the return to dressing for the theatre – God I can’t wait to experience something campy and delicious.

Have a great rest of the week!


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