Snapshots into my life right now:
- Someone posted our class photo from 2003 on Facebook and started tagging everyone in it. I can’t believe it’s basically been 10 years since we started high school.
- Bodies are funny. Not so long ago, I couldn’t eat peanut butter without breaking out in cysts, I couldn’t go a day without washing my hair and NOT look like a homeless swamp monster, and I had less of a face than I did an oil slick. None of these are true right now. Yay hormones righting themselves, eventually!
- Attending the Magazine Awards this week, it struck me just what a rich history and tradition the industry has. I hope one day digital media will host its own equivalent (and yes, I know there are the Webbys, ONYAs, etc, but one that’s purely editorial would be bangin’).
- I would quite like to be able to put the phrase “award-winning” in front of my name. Perhaps some day.
- I was finally, I think, getting comfortable with the idea of getting married in the next year or two. And then I wasn’t. My original life plan included getting married close to 30 or so, at which stage we would then be ready to buy a house and have kids. Marriage was a trigger, really, for that next life stage. Getting married at 24/25 means coming back post-honeymoon to years more of the same: renting crappy Auckland housing stock while scraping together a deposit. Someone I know reckons she was never this cold while living in Canada (where it SNOWS) because property there is actually properly insulated.
Links I liked this week:
Blueberry cream cheese pie with shortbread crust (via Poor Girl Eats Well). Drool!
Triple berry buttermilk bundt, by Smitten Kitchen
Stonesoup explains how to get more fish into your diet, even if you don’t live near the sea
How to learn a language in 90 days, at Zen Habits
Ask A Manager busts some myths about job interview thank-you notes
Aloysa shares her thoughts on the can-women-have-it-all debate
Earth and Money shares how to pull off a frugal, green wedding for $5000
Finally, TeacHer Finance voices something I’m feeling lately – that the financial journey never lets up