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Friday Feels

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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    Friday Feels

    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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    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!
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    Happy Friday everyone! I had a great week and felt loved. It was my birthday week and I shared my birthday with one of my puppies, Neva. She turned 3 and I turned 33. I loved spoiling her yesterday and she might be hungover on joy today, wondering where all her special treatment went!

    Please enjoy the links that made me feel things this week! Tell me what you’re doing this weekend!

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    Friday Feels

    And that’s a wrap on the work week! I spent a lot of it in the car driving to events during rush hour and to a friend’s house to help him with his yard while he’s on vacation. I’m looking forward to a slower weekend with more time on the couch. Maybe with the two books I’m reading. But first, I’m excited about a double date tonight with lovely people! I plan on asking them how they feel about eating dessert first.

    Here’s this week’s list of links that made me feel feelings. Hope you enjoy! Tell me what you’re up to in the comments!


    Throw back with the First Lady

    Honey Badger don’t care

    Friday Feels

    Friday Feels

    This week was unrelenting with terrible news. I’m hoping you find some peace in the company of your loved ones. I’m looking forward to seeing my family in Houston, with pup in tow. I will keep Martin Luther King’s words close. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”

    Here are this week’s links that made me feel things.

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    Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend? Tell me in the comments!

    I collect these links that make me feel things throughout the week and I noticed a somber theme to this week’s collection. I’ve always believed that grief is the price you pay for love and some of these links have beautifully conveyed that. I made sure to at least make a couple of the videos lighthearted!

    • Nothing is promised. The first piece I read about love suddenly lost. It’s a good reminder that no one knows how much time they have left with their loved ones.
    • The last link mentioned this story.

      But also, it solidified my belief on how vital it is to document your love while you have it. Whether that be through silly personal snaps and videos, or getting the most amazing professional engagement and wedding photographs that you can… Because, as awful as it is to think about, you just never know what might happen.

    • My friend Addie wrote this piece about love lost 10 years later.
    • And lastly, this was a heart-wrenching read about the dissolution of a marriage. What was most heartbreaking to me about this read was the regret. How small decisions can actually be big decisions that irrevocably take you down a path you don’t want. This concludes my list of love lost reads!
    • I already do a handful of these hacks from this list of 102 ways to not let irrational thoughts ruin your life.
    • In a past life, I managed the social media of a company in the transportation industry. I shared fun relevant links on Fridays and would have shared this post of beautiful bridges.
    • My notebooks have always been kind of like besties to me.
    • I’m sometimes guilty of judging someone for being pretentious. This article will help give me pause the next time I find myself judging someone for pretension.
    • Weekend food goal.
    • Personal Plugs

    • This week’s I Feel Better Podcast was about The House on Mango Street.
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    Happy Friday, friends! This week seemed to drag on even though I had a full calendar. I think it was because I missed Sugarface while he was away for work. Good thing I get to see him tonight finally! I hope your weekend is refreshing!

    Here’s this week’s list of pieces of the internet that made me feel things.