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Friday Feels

Friday Feels
Hola amigos! How are things over there? Tell me in the comments. Things over here are a bit hectic. I’m preparing for a big transition that I’ll disclose later, but it’s making my mind chatter extra noisy these days. This weekend I have a Friday party to attend and am debating on driving down to Houston either tonight or tomorrow morning to surprise my momma for her birthday! What about you?

I hope you enjoy this week’s list of links that made me feel feelings.

Friday Feels

Friday Feels

Happy Friday, friends!! I had a really busy week that seemed to zoom by. How about you? Accomplished any nagging tasks? Have fun things lined up for the weekend? I’m heading to Houston tonight for a photo gig tomorrow and to celebrate an early Father’s Day with the pops.

Enjoy this week’s round up of links that made me feel feelings.

  • I’m half entrenched in the gig economy and health benefits is top on my list of concerns.

  • Speaking of gigs, here are 12 women and their side hustles.
  • This is beautiful and heartbreaking.
  • I can gawk at National Geography photography all day.
  • Currently reading and enjoying American Wife. Thanks Lisa for the rec!
  • Difference between inspiration and imitation.
  • A good-hearted and creative roast is sometimes tickles me. Enter Bow Wow challenge.

  • I only won’t eat one thing off this list. Can you guess it?
  • Was just talking to one of my besties about how breakfast dates make us happy.
  • I was having a conversation with a friend of mine recently. Maybe the question isn’t what makes you happy but what are you willing to suffer for?
  • I love the kinds of people who would fill potholes with plants.

  • A master class on conservation by Jane Goodall.
  • Personal Plugs

  • My favorite cupcakes in Austin.
  • I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram. Wanna hang?
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    Friday Feels

    Hi everyone! What do you have going on this weekend? I’m driving down to Houston to spend some time with my mom in honor of Mother’s Day. I’m trying to prioritize seeing them more. Time spent with parents gets even more precious when we get older. What are you doing this weekend? What’s been making you laugh these days?

    I’ve been sitting on some of these links for a while and thought it’s time to share them for a round of Friday Feels, a list of pieces of the internet that made me feel feelings.

    Friday Feels

    Hello friends! I hope and trust you are well. I’ve been trucking along attending events and working small gigs. I want to be better at using my down time to blog more both here and on my food blog! It’s just that Netflix and bubble baths are so enticing. You can follow my daily antics on my instagram. What are your antics as of late? What did you have for lunch yesterday? Dinner? Tell me in the comments!

    Here’s this week’s links that made me feel feelings.

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    Hello! I haven’t done a Friday Feels in a while. It’s just been kind of depressing out in the world lately and I don’t find myself meandering on the internet as much. But I’m here now with this latest installment of things from the internet that made me feel things. Are you up to anything fun this weekend? Tell me in the comments! I’m heading to Lake Charles, Louisiana for Mardi Gras with Austin Food Magazine.

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    Friday Feels

    That photo above is from a coffee date I had with a friend this week and we each brought the same notebook. I delighted in that coincidence and had to boomerang it. Happy Holidays, all! I’m heading to Arkansas for the weekend to stay with Sugarface’s family. I can’t wait to take some time off to spend with lovely humans and dogs. What about you? Are you traveling anywhere?

    Here’s this year’s last Friday Feels, a round up of links that made me feel things.

  • Very much enjoy Bourdain in this post-election interview.
  • I found a new favorite instagram. It’s a guy and his grandma! Have to enjoy with sound on!

  • The Dalai Lama on what’s behind our fear of be being unneeded.
  • It’s not often I find online quizzes thoughtful, btu this Self-Knowledge Questionnaire is thoughtful.
  • A conversation about prejudice.

  • 25 authors and the best books they’ve ever received.
  • At the time of this writing, I have 4 more books to read before the end of the year to meet my goal. Am appreciating shorter books this time of year. This book of poems was lovely.
  • What 86 burglars revealed about how they cased their jobs.
  • Photography Inspiration

  • Street Photographer Recreates Photos He Took in the 80s in Amazing Reunion Series
  • 40 practical photography assignments to reinspire.

  • Gorgeous photos of fog waves.
  • Personal Plugs

  • I posted a few portrait sessions on the blog. I posted a holiday family one, a lifestyle blogger, and a dreamy newborn cousins one.
  • On our podcast, we had our second live recording and you watch it here. We discussed the Gilmore Girls reboot.

  • In 2017 I resolve to update my food blog more often. Recently I posted about a new restaurant offering “dope Chinese.”
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    Hello friends! Happy almost November! Are you ready for November? Are you panicking like I am? I had so much I wanted to do this year and still a lot of it left to accomplish! Oy. So this weekend I plan on catching my breath with Sugarface and doing something that makes us happy. Maybe a hike with the dogs? And I have a barbecue festival to attend. The joys of being a food blogger! What do you have going on this weekend? What have you been reading?

    It’s been a bit since my last link round-up of Internet pieces that made me feel feelings. Some of these links I’ve had in my pocket for a few weeks. Enjoy and happy Friyay!

  • How to be a writer.
  • I finished a few good books since the last round-up. Goldfinch was an great read.
  • When Breath Becomes Air and Blankets were also enjoyable reads.
  • I started reading The Nest and Love Warrior this week.
  • There’s been a lot of race thoughts and discussions amongst my circle. There’s this open letter. And our podcast discussed Code Switch, an NPR podcast. (episode isn’t live yet).
  • Ruth Bader’s Ginsburgs advice for living.
  • At every stage of life, you should be a rookie at something.”
  • Dear Michelle Obama

  • Roxanne Gay’s 13 rules for Female Friendship.
  • Kim Kardashian, Elena Ferrante, and the right to privacy.
  • I liked some of these tips about working for yourself.
  • Best Jobs for your personality type. This was uncanny for some of the people in my life.
  • Ultra Rich Man’s letter to his fellow filthy rich Americans.
  • Personal Plugs

  • A few weeks ago we celebrated 50 episodes of I Feel Better Podcast by recording live! You can see the Youtube replay here.
  • I wrote about this awesome boozy ice cream place in Austin.

  • I shared a recipe for Chorizo Quiche with Hash Brown Crust.

  • I also recapped Toronto.

  • Did you see my first newborn photography shoot?
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    Welcome to fall everyone! This weekend I’m hanging out with Sugarface and his mom at Austin City Limits. I haven’t been to ACL in 9 years; so I’m excited to enjoy the cooler weather outside with a couple of my favorite humans. Here’s this week’s list of links that made me feel things. How are you spending your weekend? What have you been reading and watching?

  • I can read and watch dog articles and videos all day. This one is about a smiley rescue.
  • Fascinating read about 5 Love Languages. “The longer you are with someone, the larger the space grows between what you think he or she is thinking and what he or she is actually thinking.”

  • How to tell a mother her child died.
  • Kids say the darnest things.
  • The first act of the ‘One Last Thing Before I Go’ episode on This American Life made me cry.

  • I started this graphic novel this week and cannot wait to have some time to dive back in.
  • I want to make this.

  • Around the world in pancakes.

  • These glitter pens have been making me happy.
  • On mentors and how “to be the person for other people that I want for myself.”
  • Personal Plugs

  • Our latest episode of I Feel Better was about Bridget Jones’s Baby and self-help books.
  • I wrote a piece about one of my favorite restaurants in Austin for Austin Food Magazine.
  • I recapped all the meals I had in Toronto on my food blog.
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    Friday Feels

    Hello! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared some of my internet finds that made me feel feelings. The last couple of weeks have been a bit busy work wise for me. Is it just me or is this year going by so fast? Is this just a sign of being older? The acute realization that there will never be enough time? Well, I hope you take some time this weekend to breathe and look at your life with gratitude. Enjoy this week’s Friday Feels!

  • Reading about some of these acts of kindness brought tears to my eyes.
  • An engaging (pun!) read about how people who lean on rational can make their decisions about marriage.

  • Funny customer complaints. I laughed out loud at the dog shampoo one.

  • I think the world could be a better place if this was required reading.

  • I have major wanderlust for Japan. It might be a couple of years but I will continue to dream.
  • How to get started.
  • Why Alicia Keys isn’t wearing makeup.
  • Photo Editors’ Notebook: What makes the image of Omran Daqneesh Extraordinary?
  • We talked about this sort of thing a couple of episodes ago on our podcast.
  • 50 ways happier healthier and more successful people live on theit own terms. I might have already shared but still great, even if I can never do the first thing on the list.
  • Mothers aren’t meant to bounce back after babies.
  • Personal Plugs

  • I started blogging Barcelona eats a couple of weeks ago on the food blog.

  • I started yet another instagram account. It just now made sense to pull out my portraits from my main account.

  • Latest episode of I Feel Better is about Stranger Things and Genre Fiction vs. Literary Fiction.
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    Friday Feels

    This was my first week back from Spain and it’s been a doozy of a week. My calendar is brimming and my email inbox is a beast that needs to be tamed. Expect some posts next week about my trip. I started posting on my food blog. You can see the first post listed under my personal plugs in this week’s list of things that made me feel things. I’m heading to Houston after work today to visit my parents and also to pick up Bob the dog. They’ve been babysitting him so we could travel. I’ve missed him! What are you doing this weekend?

  • And some good (and adorable) news in the news!
  • Interesting read about Chinese food and inauthentic cooking.
  • Journal prompts from Joy the Baker.
  • My friend has been crocheting little super heroes and dropping them off at ComiCon for years. I love that she has repeat finders! Read her latest recap here.

  • While I’m bragging about my friends, my other friend Thomas’s photos from his honeymoon are killing me with wanderlust.

  • A divorce lawyer’s guide to marriage.

  • Why you should let yourself be photographed even if you don’t like how you look.
  • Do your friends actually like you?
  • A guide on how to support your stressed loved ones according to their personality type. On point for me as an ENFJ!
  • Find a new city.”
  • Advice for young writers.
  • I read Fates and Furies while in Barcelona. I found myself relishing subway rides so I could whip it out and continue reading!
  • I also started Men We Reaped in Barcelona. Finished it this week and it’s relevant and maybe even essential reading.
  • Speaking of essential reading, I also finished Lindy West’s Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. I loved the biting. polemic style. She takes on fat shaming and rape jokes.

  • I’m in the reading zone and also started Truth and Beauty and am already enthralled after just one chapter.
  • Personal Plugs

  • I started posting about Barcelona this week on the food blog. The first post was about paella!
  • Also enjoyed the photos I shot in this food blog post about a new opening in Austin. The sangria pic especially!
  • Our latest episode of I Feel Better went up yesterday and it’s about the Olympics!