Weekend coffee #57.
I haven’t checked to see what Punxsutawney Phil (or Staten Island Chuck) said about what’s left of winter, but I suspect it’s sticking around for a bit. Pretty sure the pic above is a marmot, not a groundhog, but oh well. Cute either way. My brain is fixed on congratulating myself for completing a dry January, free from booze and shopping. Time to drum up some new goals for February, already feeling packed to the gills between work, travel and more than a few social obligations. Anyway, here’s everything else occupying space in my brain:
Meet Virginia Stopher, 19-Year-Old “Girl Hobo” of the 1920s, Who Left Her Husband to Ride the Rails. New (old) stories entering into the public domain, makes me wonder what happened Stopher in the years after this piece ran.
Here’s How Exxon Wanted to Save the Planet. Given how wild the weather is as of late, I applaud the out of the box thinking, even if the ideas weren’t feasible. Doing nothing certainly isn’t helping.
On a similar note, no online shopping company can figure out how to quit this one plastic bag - polybags touch almost everything you order online. Would definitely like to cut back on plastic use in my day-to-day.
Given the nature of what I do for a living, I’m going to start incorporating more about work. And after last week’s Buzzfeed layoffs, I think it’s time we talk about PTO and what that means for employees. Let’s start here.
“The idea of the Valley girl has expanded past this geographic area, to the point where people know about her, but they don’t know where she actually comes from.” A new exhibition features female artists of the San Fernando Valley.
Hi, can I have somewhere to wear this? I’m feeling pale and restless. Need to make some travel plans ASAP, but where to go…anywhere honestly. Maybe Belize. Or Nicaragua. I think this suit transcends location.
Until next weekend. Stay warm.
Image by Niklas Tidbury.