Weekend coffee #87.
Long weekend, short week ahead, and I couldn’t be more excited. Took Thursday off to ride a silly tourist train outside of New Hope, Pa. and eat some delicious food at the Salt House, hit the beach and slid on into the weekend. Hopefully full of as many bodies of water as I can get into. Next week includes a trip to Cape May with my college roommates and more summer fun before the seasons change. I’ll take it, especially with the big HR Tech Conference looming just around the block. So before I shut my brain off for the foreseeable future, here’s what I’m reading and thinking about:
This week’s Griefbacon by Helena Fitzgerald is a punch in the gut for anyone who loves, lives or leaves New York City. Seriously beautiful stuff, and it made me miss a former friend in the best, worst way possible (also, see this). Particularly this part:
“Love a bar for no good reason, because it happens to be in proximity to your friend’s apartment. Take everyone you date for five years to this bar, have every important conversation there. When friends have crises, hide in corners there trying to talk them through it, trying to find any useful words. Build a vocabulary of your whole familiar life into this place that doesn’t even make good drinks, but where you went because eventually the most important quality something can have is what has already happened there. Move away from the bar when you move in with your boyfriend and, when you hear the bar is closing, mean to go back one more time but never do.’
10 Lies I’ve Told Myself, in No Particular Order. All of these and probably more.
How to Build a Life Without Kids. Probably the question I get asked the most.
What the Great American Road Trip Says (and Misses) About America. Combines more than a few of my favorite things.
The Photography of Margaret Bourke-White. All those angles!
This Baggu Canvas Market Tote that’s popping up everywhere.
That’s all for now. Enjoy the extra time off and as always, thanks for following along. Until next time.
Image by Dorian Mongel.