But first, a few random thoughts:
* Do you ever adjust your walking style depending on the shoes you’re wearing? For example, I walk differently – shuffle, stomp, point my toes – in my (rather unsupportive and flat) canvas sneakers than in ballet flats. Or skate shoes. Or wedges. Or heels. Or jandals.
* Totally random conversation with a friend: I would be an East Coast girl, despite aspiring to the West Coast (mainly for the weather). Apparently I seem very “Boston”. He based this on those two great dramas bearing the city’s name, namely, Boston Legal and Boston Public. We hadn’t even had any alcohol at this stage.
* I had a glass of wine on Friday. And I almost enjoyed it.
* The Library Bar was not quite as awesome as I imagined it to be. Mainly due to the selection of books. Still, it’s a wicked concept.
* And finally, rosehip oil has got to be the single most amazing liquid ever found. It’s been two? three? weeks since my skin went absolutely haywire – quite possibly due to a supposedly gentle Lush mask – and rosehip applied day and night seems to be slowly nursing my face back to a semblance of normality. Sure it makes me look greasy, but it beats the alternative.
Okay, now down to business:
WORK / CAREER
Monevator sets out to get to the bottom of why more and more people seem to be finding modern work intellectually intolerable.
Catherine shares her tips for becoming a superstar jobseeker.
From Grow, some food for thought about social media ghost towns, and how to bow out.
Controversial blogger Penelope Trunk wonders when it’s okay to use the F word.
Living Well on Less shares her experience of transitioning to an at-home career.
Finally, Amber at Blonde and Balanced has tips for freelancers on getting and rocking jobs.
Living Almost Large asks when you know it’s the right time to make a major purchase.
Thinking about taking up the small-town life? Read this post on the hidden costs of being far away from, well, almost everything, by Living Well on Less.
Check out this skirt steak and blue cheese salad at Smitten Kitchen.
Poor Girl Eats Well shares an uber-simple but tasty looking Mexican-style pasta bake.
Asian Pear has been getting some intense cravings – and just felt the need to share them pictorially.
And from Stone Soup, this, apparently, is tofu even carnivores will love. Hmm…
LIFE (and everything else)
Neurotic Workaholic voices some thoughts about plagiarism.
Spilling Buckets blogs about maintaining friendships, despite major ideological differences.
Jenn in Japan blogs about what happens when a former literary queen goes to live in Japan.
The Minimal Student writes about how to create good lasting memories.
Pear again! This time on hilarious Chinese-English mistranslations.
And at Stratejoy, Alisha shares the reason behind her drastic haircut and some observations on culture, prejudice and self love.