Hi! Wondering what a virtual happy hour is? Well just imagine we're together, sipping on some drinks and catching up. It's a lot of rambling...so very on brand for me. Cheers!
If we were at happy hour, I'd first tell you about my dog because I literally can't stop talking about him. He's a little 8 year old chi-terrier mix (now) named Leo. I've had the pup for about 6 weeks now, but I somehow can't remember life without him? And I know how dramatic that sounds....but it's true! He's the tiniest little nugget but he makes me so happy. I'm creepily staring at him right now as I type this and I couldn't be more obsessed.
Also, since I get this question a lot: Did I name him after Leonardo DiCaprio? Not necessarily. Have I decided his birthday will be the same day as when human Leo won an Oscar? You bet.
Okay, so TV. I know it's summer so a lot of the good shows aren't even on BUT I watch most of my shows on Netflix + Hulu anyway AND I'm notorious for starting shows after everyone else has already finished them. Which brings me to The Handmaid's Tale. OH MY WORD. I actually have a hard time binge watching because it legitimately terrifies me. So I watch an episode or two and then either turn the TV off or watch something funny/dumb (like Friends. I can't quit that show) for a little bit. If you haven't seen the show yet, I do highly recommend it. It's not scary like IT scary, but more like "omg is this going to happen?! AM I A HANDMAID??" scary. Oof.
Next, in completely unrelated news (you'll get to talk soon, promise) I read this article this week and I would really like to talk about it. I'm weirdly obsessed with other people's routines and Martha's was definitely worth the read for me. It's kind of weird but definitely perfect? And in proper Martha fashion, the whole thing has the perfect amount of humblebragging.
Never change, Martha.
Lastly, we need to talk about Texas. As much crap as I might give the state (sorry), Texas is home. I've lived in what feels like a million different states in my life (actually just five), but anytime I "go home" it's to Texas. And that's why this past weekend/week has been so heartbreaking. Luckily, home is in Austin so my parents and a lot of my friends are okay. But I know so many people in Houston, and while they are safe I know it's been terrifying. Like others, I feel incredibly helpless but I actually also feel guilty. Like, I should be there braving this all with everyone else. Until I can get there, I'm donating as much as I can. If you feel the same, here are a few different ways you can help. NPR has a good one too.