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"White feminism is being a feminist, but only as it applies to you and people who look like you, and it goes against everything feminism should actually stand for."
DIY Powerpuff Girls sleep masks that I'm assuming are for children (but I would still like to make one for myself)
Why intuitive introverts need meaningful work (this resonates with me big time – I'm an INFJ)
Need. These. Pants.
Honeybees make a very cute noise when they're surprised
I've seen a lot of statement earring DIYs lately, but these are just fucking cool
Amanda Knox wrote a good article about what relationships in prison really look like
Most young people don't identify as straight
I love this needle-felted hoodie DIY
The community college where I work screened this documentary last week. So good. I highly recommend it!
What's happening around here
My wife Kristie's father passed away very unexpectedly last week. There has been a lot of travel, tears, time off, and heavy sadness in our home.
I'm trying so hard to push through a newly redesigned (and renamed) blog. It is thoroughly time for a change. Now if I could just bend the rules of the Internet to fit my needs...soon. I hope :)
I'm so close to finally finishing that one last hanger-on Christmas present (which has morphed into a birthday present due to its tardiness), which means I will soon have the creative time and energy to write some new DIY posts!
We're also almost done with that big work project. Lots of endings and beginnings going on.
I've crossed a few more books off the running list in my bullet journal. Most recently this one, which I read on the heels of watching 13th. Both were excellent. If recent events have you looking for a more in-depth understanding of our country's history or searching for ways to be a white ally, these two are on the syllabus for sure.
Kristie and I are working on travel plans for 2017 and 2018 (or at least we had been until last week). There's money to be moved between accounts, tickets to be considered and mulled over, and then eventually purchased (with an undercurrent of nerves) or left for someday else (with a tinge of disappointment). And always more saving to be done. It's a lot to figure out. The trips will be solo and together and family ventures (and one surprise trip I know nothing about), and I'm beside myself with excitement.
Speaking of which – I'm going to San Diego later this month for work. It will be my first time in California! If you've been there or live in San Diego, what do you love about it?
Planning trips is a slippery slope. Once we start, Kristie and I can't stop talking about all the other places around the world we want to visit. Sweden and Denmark, Mexico, Iceland, Italy, the American Southwest, back to Paris, Vietnam... really, the list doesn't end. (And I'm happy for that. And happy to have a partner who's always ready for our next adventure.)
Are you still watching "The Walking Dead"? I'm one episode behind, but is Pollyanna McIntosh not the greatest name you've ever heard? I find her character intimidating and strange, and someone I'd really like to be friends with.
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