Weekend coffee #89.
Here we are, halfway through September somehow. The big HR Tech Conference is only a few weeks away, which means I’ll be packing my bag and heading to Vegas soon. Second trip this year, lucky me. Maybe one day I’ll write the story of my fateful first trip to the Strip, would fit nicely into a collection of anecdotes about the utter chaos that was my life from 18-28. Though I’m not sure how special that makes me (spoiler alert: not even a little). Anyway, Co-Star told me not to look back, so perhaps I’ll heed the app’s advice and keep moving ahead. Here’s what this week held:
I’m not crying; you’re crying. Having once upon a time been accepted to the University of Tennessee for that Ph.D. I have yet to attain; I have a special place in my heart for the Volunteers. This story reinforced that soft spot.
Did you read this week’s internet breaker? Holy moly. I’m a loyal New York reader, and this one did not disappoint. Mainly because I think we’ve all had those types of friendships, albeit not to such an extreme level.
Ok, ok, I said I wasn’t going to reminisce, but 9/11 brings up strong memories. Thought this piece from The Atlantic was an exceptional look at the fallout and how a direct loss shapes relationships and perspectives indefinitely.
I'm excited to see Gloria: A Life tomorrow at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Sometimes I think I was Ivy League in another life. It’s the only way to explain why I love the preppy, leaf crunching atmosphere of the university campus.
Apparently, this week's post is all about me and what I’m doing, which includes trying to find some fall activities to get me into the change of seasons. So far, that consists of a trip to Sleepy Hollow, apple everything and something called AddamsFest.
I’m back on my #VeganTacoTues bullshit, using cooking after work as a form of stress release. I started this a few years ago when I decided to make a different taco recipe every Tuesday for a year. This time I’m capturing each one in my Instagram stories and highlights.
That’s all for now. Until next time - thanks for following along.
Image via @tjdragotta.