Well, howdy, friends.
I know it’s been a while.
What have you all been up to?
Okay, enough about you. Let’s talk about MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
(You do know that is basically the main topic of this blog, right? I mean, other people have cooking blogs or fashion blogs or travel blogs. I have a MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE blog.)
1. I went on my first solo camping adventure of the season on Memorial Day. I drove up to the very tip top of the Leelanau Peninsula, hitting up Sleeping Bear Dunes (where I did NOT climb a single dune thankyouverymuch because, trust me, I have learned that lesson) and some of the cute lakeside towns along the way.
The campsite where I camped at was my first “rustic” campsite. Which is just a fancy word for “no electricity or showers or real toilets, so bring your wet wipes, folks.”
And, surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. It was super quiet and, unlike a lot of the other campsites I’ve stayed at, I didn’t have to put up with my camping neighbors partying it up until 4 AM. Probably because it’s kind of hard to party it up when your only form of entertainment is a campfire and a carton of wet wipes.
2. Last weekend, I went to a family wedding reception in Illinois.
It was great seeing relatives I hadn’t seen in a while.
It wasn’t so great realizing that I’m basically the lamest person in my entire extended family. At one point on Saturday night all my relatives, including my 96-year-old grandmother, went out to the pub, while I stayed in the hotel room, drinking herbal tea and watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory.
Also, I should probably mention my 96-year-old grandma brought her boyfriend from the nursing home to the wedding reception.
On the other hand, my plus one was Instagram.
As per usual.
Even after attending the Do-Dah Parade yesterday, I’m not entirely sure I could tell you what it was. It seemed like an opportunity for anyone and everyone to put on a weird costume and walk through downtown, waving and throwing candy at kids.
In other words, it was awesome.
In (even more) other words, I think I’m going to need to find a costume for next year.
4. I think I need to just mention here that, thanks to my recent acid reflux problems, I haven’t had coffee in AN ENTIRE MONTH.
(Okay, so there was one week in the middle there, where I tried to drink coffee and I would pretend that the burning sensation caused from drinking it was just the feeling of my esophagus waking up and not from it being set on fire by my stomach acid.)
I’d like to say that I don’t miss coffee one bit and that I’m perfectly clear-headed without it and I just rely on my happy thoughts and my oneness with the universe to wake me up every morning, but I would be lying.
Seriously, you guys, my head feels like this:
I hope that one day I will be capable of having a coherent thought again.
Until then, ummm… uhhh… whatwasIeventalkingabout?
Let’s move on to links, shall we? Because honestly my brain is done with thinking for the day. And, yes, I do know that it’s only 10 AM. That’s what happens when you replace your morning coffee with herbal tea. Your brain is like, “I ain’t playing this game no more. You’re on your own, body.”
5. I loved this post by Sarah from Yes and Yes on what do to when you hate your job and/or the city you live in.
Lordy, I have been there soooooo many times. Like, soooooo very many.
6. On a kind of related note: this post on why living in the Midwest is not any less cool/sexy/artsy/fun than living in New York or L.A.
Especially this quote: “You and your dreams are not defined by your location, and success can mean anything.”
7. Another recommended read: Pam’s post on being an overweight female traveler.
As a bigger lady, who has spent a whole lot of time in Asia, I could really relate to a lot of what she said. Especially when it comes to buying clothes. The few times that I did find something that fit me, the label would say something like XXXXXXXXXL. I mean, honestly, I didn’t even know that many X’s could even fit on a label before I moved to Asia.
8. Do you generally lack all ambition?
Except, you know, when it comes to important stuff, like binge-watching every single episode Orange is the New Black in one sitting.
9. Also worth reading: her post on why Paleo is basically the devil.
10. Umm, so apparently June 4th was Hug Your Cat Day.
Which is pretty much everyday in my book.
Unfortunately, my cat goes by a totally different calendar. From what I can tell, every day for her is “Bite Your Human Day.” That and “Yowl at Your Human at 6:00 in the Morning Day.”
Okay, now we can talk about you. How has your week been?