1| I didn’t need more evidence that Lin-Manuel Miranda is the world’s cutiest pie, but the world delivered this adorable family video anyway.
2| FINALLY the first full-length trailer of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I am very optimistic!
1| My vacation in Slovenia was one of my favorite trips this year, and this couple’s blog post has GORGEOUS pictures of some of my favorite destinations!
2| NomadicMatt is one of my favorite travel bloggers, and I love this piece he did about pursuing your life’s passion.
But I don’t buy into the idea that “you can find your passion” by sitting down with a pen and paper and thinking, “OK, I’m going to write down my passion and just do that.”
I think you stumble onto your passion.
You go out and live life and then realize: “this is the thing that lights my fire the most.”
1| WOW. Paulette Perhach tells an all-too-possible story that immediately convinced me to start an FU Fund (yes, that stands for what you think it does). Women! Start a savings account! Don’t let your need for money keep you in a job or relationship that is harmful to you.
2| My former Baptist pastor posted a link to this blog about why people are leaving the Baptist denomination, and I totally agree.
3| I’m in love with this guy’s story. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s late in life, a label which helped him appreciate his obsession with building adorable walkways and hideaways for his four pet cats.
1| Beren and Luthien are my #relationshipgoals, so I am THRILLED that their story is getting lifted from The Silmarillion to have a book of their own.
2| If you don’t know who I’m talking about, check out this wonderfully titled post about J.R.R. Tolkien’s radical female character, “Luthien: Tolkien’s Badass Elf Princess.”
3| Donald got booed a lot at the Al Smith dinner, but Hillary was a superstar! She’s funny and inspiring, and I like her a lot. Haters to the left, please.
1| Feminist satire with Kristen Bell: what could be better?
1| 9 Brutally Real Reasons Why Millenials Refuse to Have Kids
I LIVE. If you like babies, you probably need a sense of humor (or empathy) to read this article, but as someone who has always been deeply ambivalent about having biological children, I was screaming in agreement throughout the whole thing.
2| Marvel movies have boring soundtracks – here’s why!
There is only one thing worth seeing this week on the Internet, and it is Sia’s music video tribute to the 49 children (this video makes it so obvious that they were just CHILDREN, having fun and being dumb and maybe reckless, but children nonetheless) who were murdered in the Orlando club.
Maybe you’ll be able to get through this without crying, but I sure couldn’t.