Books, Recommendation

What I Read | APRIL 2017

Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson Bryson, known mainly for his European travelogues, here documents his return to the USA through a series of newspaper essays.  Having tasted life in Europe, his musings about his home country are mostly exasperated.  Occasionally, usually at the prodding of his British wife, he remembers something lovely… Continue reading What I Read | APRIL 2017

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Personal

Online Dating as an INFJ (aka Tinder Update)

About a month ago, I wrote about my half-hearted attempt to try Tinder.  Since then, I have kept my account...quarter-heartedly?  Eighth-heartedly?  What I mean is, I open the app every couple days, swipe left on everyone, and close out again. I know I'm not doing it right.  I've tried prioritizing different things:  first I opened… Continue reading Online Dating as an INFJ (aka Tinder Update)

Books

Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

I loved this book, but it also infuriated me.  Two years ago, when I was 25, I wrote 80 pages of a pseudo-memoir about how I was 25 and had so far avoided having an actual boyfriend.  Now Katie Heaney does the same thing, and SO MUCH BETTER.  I'm over my jealousy - this girl… Continue reading Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

Pop Culture

A Better Set of First Date Questions

BuzzFeed recently introduced me to the the existence of @firstdateqs, a Twitter account where people are revolutionizing first dates.  Throw out questions about careers and families of origin and ask the truly important ones, like, "Do you think birds hear their own voices and are like 'ugh is THAT what I sound like?'" I'll be… Continue reading A Better Set of First Date Questions

Weekly Series

StumbleUpon Sunday (4)

StumbleUpon is a giant collection of the best pages on the Internet. StumbleUpon is a great way to lose hours of your life.  Luckily, I braved the Internet vortex so you don’t have to.  This week I found these especially interesting websites: Silk This is the coolest website that allows you to create fantastic art… Continue reading StumbleUpon Sunday (4)