It’s been a minute since I’ve done one of these, as work and social life picked up in the “pandemic recovery period” (we’re not post-pandemic, I can’t bring myself to say that yet), I didn’t always consume enough content in a week to be able to pick favorites. That’s why I did my August Favorites post at the beginning of the week, but I felt like bringing it back this week.
Social Media Favorite: Christina Grasso @thepouf
I’ve honestly been getting bored by influencers lately, all the content feels the same. All the Instagram influencers are trying so hard to make video content and they are struggling, which is fine, it’s a learning curve, but it’s not enjoyable to watch. And the TikTok influencers are reaching that saturation point we hit with Insta a few years ago with the amount of sponsored content. Or they are making fun of Instagram influencers for struggling with video. But Christina is a true creative, she’s so editorial and really knows her style, but her content isn’t repetitive.
Movie/TV Favorite: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I’ve been re-watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Disney+ and I am really enjoying it. I also cannot believe how young the cast looks in the first season. I did some googling and Chloe Bennet, Iain de Castecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge were between the ages of 19-21 when they started the show. What’s even weirder is that I was younger than them when this show started and now I’m near a decade older. Time is a trip.
Podcast Favorite: Bad on Paper: Jennifer Weiner on Body Diversity in Books
The first book I ever read that explicitly stated that the main character wasn’t a thin person, was Jennifer Weiner’s Big Summer and I loved it. It was the first time I had ever experienced any kind of intimate scene in any type of media that involved a woman who isn’t thin, and it kind of shook me to my core.
I really loved this interview with Jennifer Weiner about body diversity, and diversity in general in fiction and the fight to have “women’s fiction” or “chick-lit” be taken seriously by the industry and by readers other than the women who enjoy the books.
Random Favorite 1: Hello Fresh
I don’t know how I used to plan all my meals, shop for all my own ingredients, cook all my own meals, and do all my other tasks. I know it sounds so dumb, but it seriously saves me so much time and brain power to not have to think about what I am making for 6 meals a week. Which out of the 21 meals I’m supposed to eat a week (I don’t always eat lunch though, so it’s probably like 18 meals a week really) really helps my brain chill a little. Which if you ever had to live in my brain you would also appreciate.
Random Favorite 2: Air Conditioning
It hasn’t been that hot a summer, but I am currently pet sitting at a house with air conditioning and I love it. I am cold (I actually turned them down, I was too cold). But it’s amazing.
Have a great weekend,