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Weekend coffee #90.

Weekend coffee #90.

I just looked at the number in the headline and realized what that means…14 weeks left in 2019. Holy moly, this one went by quickly. And with two weeks of travel plus the holidays, I expect it will be 2020 like, tomorrow. Not mad about it, just observing, while I procrastinate on my currently very long to-do list. Likewise, here’s what I’ve been reading and thinking about:

  • This week’s media influencer, potential grifter story. I follow Duca on Twitter and haven’t entirely made up my mind about her. On the one side, I think she’s on the young side and living out her career in a public way. On the other, I’m not sure she exhibits the self-awareness needed to avoid some of what she’s run into time and again. Only time will tell, and in the meantime, I’ll read the book.

  • Look, I hated “Candy.” It was obnoxious and saccharine and came out at a time in my life when I was super insecure and being exposed constantly to pretty, petite blonde women (Britney, Christina, Jessica, Mandy, etc.). And while I’m older and wiser now, I’m still a sucker for pop culture in a vain effort to stay young and in touch. That said, this song doesn’t suck, and I’m here for it.

  • Speaking of evolving musical tastes, I just discovered this article from 2013 and let’s just say I can relate. I haven’t done the legwork, but I would bet money that Astral Weeks is my most listened to album of the last couple years for precisely the reason the author explains, it’s meditative. I put it on when I’m struggling to write and bam, the words flow. I’m not sure what that says about me.

  • A former coworker introduced me to Kathleen O’Mara sometime last year and dang, she’s funny. I especially loved her most recent piece “Signs Your Mom is Being Radicalized by Downton Abbey.” Pretty sure my mom already went to see it, so yeah, rings true. I actually never caught up on the show but who I am kidding, I totally will. #basic

  • Trigger warning: true crime content ahead. But yeah, um, wow, this story. So many factors to consider. The pizza? The possibility of planted evidence? The data? It’s wild to think that if this happened even ten years ago, much of what the case rests on wouldn’t have been a factor. Which only leads to more questions. If you’ve got thoughts, send them to me. I’d be curious to know what others think.

  • Switching gears a bit, I can relate to this woman. I’ve toned it down a bit, but during and immediately after the wedding planning process, I justified so many unnecessary expenses. Some small, some big, but most totally useless. It’s such an interesting experience and one that’s absolutely ridiculous on most levels (I loved my wedding but would not repeat, the pomp and circumstance wasn’t me).

  • So that leads me to wonder, will I buy these coveralls or not? I certainly don’t need them by any stretch of the imagination but being totally uninterested in jeans at the moment keep filling my closet with different pants, jumpsuits and rompers. It’s getting a little out of hand considering how often I wear actual clothes anymore (remote work forever).

That’s all for now - until next time, thanks for following along.

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Weekend coffee #89.

Weekend coffee #89.