Friday 7 Quick Takes (vol 80)


This week on Totes Awesome Channel, we exchange gifts! My Valentine was Bri. The card still makes me laugh. ♥

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Last night Ashley D and Nicole did their vlog together. Ashley and I had front seats to behind the scenes. (Can you have front seats to behind something?)

Their super giggly vlog:

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Last week I mentioned how disappointed I was in younger Linda for not picking the sweet guys who did the sweetest things. I just wanted to pat younger Linda on the back for having excellent taste in friends. I received Valentines from some cherished friends from college this week.


I promised Danielle that after I finished Psychopath Test, I’d share my thoughts on the blog. I didn’t have any favorite excerpts or strong enough feelings to post a full review but I did enjoy the read! Jon Ronson, author of Men Who Stare at Goats, indulges his fascination with psychopaths. Namely, what are the characteristics of psychopaths and where and how do they operate. He writes about his personal research in a disjointed manner but the content and storytelling is engrossing enough that I didn’t quite care that it wasn’t very cohesive. Also, he notes that as we read the book, we may look at ourselves and grow anxious that we might be psychopaths. He then kindly reassures us that if we are anxious about being psychopathic, we are not psychopathic! Whew!

Great introduction but obviously also a dark read.


Current reads: One Hundred Years of Solitude, I Married Adventure, and American Gods.


This was simultaneously a great and hard week. I’m so glad it’s Friday and I have a fun weekend ahead filled with blogging friends! Most of them nuts for running a half marathon! ;)


This week’s moments of bliss: ♥ this vlog (Take 2) ♥ the intro to this vlog ♥ this vlog (It was a good week on TAC) ♥ deep fried avocado stuffed with chicken and doused with sour cream sauce ♥ emailing reactions to Mad Men as I’m having the reactions to Kim ♥ puppy cuddles ♥ emergency stash of chocolate at work ♥ fresh fiscal month ♥ taking myself out on a Valentine date on actual Valentine’s Day since dude was busy (wasn’t that bad!) ♥ fried rice balls ♥ making eggs for breakfast before going to work ♥ work week is finally almost over! ♥ Mad Men marathons with Bob

Question: What made you laugh this week?