Posts in Other Concerns
Consumable, September 2019

In a world drowning in content, products, and personas, sometimes I feel tight in my chest just thinking about everything out there to choose from. In this monthly series, I share things I watched, read, listened to, ate, drank or used that felt worth my time.

This September, I present to you: An Ode to My Favorite Women in Comedy. They make me laugh. They make me cry. They remind me to love myself but not to get too cocky about it, okay?! They are so, so smart. They have each written memoirs that I now treat as gospel.

These women are Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Amy Poehler. These are the creations they so beautifully put forth into the world and that I graciously consumed this September.

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The Weekly Concerns, No. 4 (Mrs. Everything, The Overdue Life of Amy Byer and Where'd You Go, Bernadette)

At the end of a particularly stuck-in-my-head week, here are some words from the books I am reading that have stayed with me, that I hope will make you want to read them, too.

Mrs. Everything, by Jennifer Weiner

“You’re doing the best you can, Jo would tell her, over and over, and refrain from pointing out that Matt never seemed to torment himself when he was golfing the first time Flora rode her bike on her own, or reading the paper during Leonie’s first successful dive into the deep end.”

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Consumable, June 2019

Written by and starring Ali Wong, this super fun film spins the tale of two childhood friends who meet again as adults. You know, the classic story of the successful, world-renowned professional reuniting with The One Who Still Lives In The Hometown. And while all of those Hallmark Christmas movies with a similar thene have their place, this is tiers above those in terms of quality. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I wanted to be friends with every character in this film.

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The Weekly Concerns, No. 3 (The City That Never Sleeps)

Last weekend, I was consumed with a very special celebration - my best friend from college is getting married in just a few months! 

We rang in the occasion with a bachelorette party in New York City, beautifully planned by the bride’s wonderful sister. In the City That Never Sleeps, the options for celebrating are beyond endless, so I won’t even begin to make hard-and-fast recommendations. However, here’s a bit of advice to consider when ringing an upcoming nuptial agreement in The Big Apple.

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The Weekly Concerns, No. 1 (my dogs, the Avengers and Kualoa Ranch)

My time here in Hawaii is coming to a close and I can’t believe how quickly 6 weeks flew by. On the flip-side, when I think about my dogs I feel like I’ve been separated from them for one million years. Hopefully they remember me.

Since this is the first time I’m doing a weekly wrap-up type of post, I feel the need to explain the plan for these to my two avid readers. You know what they say - things get better and better the more you explain them. 

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Night Gathers, and Now My Thoughts Begin: Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere

Spoiler warning if you haven’t seen the premiere of season 8 of Game of Thrones. However, if that’s the case, you really shouldn’t be on the Internet right now. Spoilers also below for Harry Potter, and again… if you haven’t read that series, stop reading this and go check out Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone from your local library right now. 

WINTER IS HERE.

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