Month: January 2016

Tina Belcher Learns to Drive

If you aren’t a Bob’s Burgers fan yet, please watch this video and rectify that immediately. If you’ve already done that, here’s what I wrote about this week in case you want to catch up: Lounging Poncho – I’m basically a professional at relaxing. Poetry 101 – Looking for poem recommendations! Reading Reminder – Join my 2016 Reading Challenge! 😀 Lady Ghostbusters – Is it time yet?! Toast Ambassador – Because I love toast. Find Your House & Wand on Pottermore – I’m a Ravenclaw. The Crush Continues – I ❤ the killer on The Fall. Oops. Week of 29 January 2016 – On toast, waterboarding, and Wonder Woman.

The Crush Continues

Soooooo, a few days ago, Timehop was kind of enough to remind me of the time I binge-watched The Fall and things got a bit awkward: I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to be into the super-sick serial killer, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯… The reminder made me decide to rewatch the show over the past week, and today I realized I posted about it about one year ago: It was originally posted elsewhere (and moved here recently) so you may have been reading this blog for months with no idea that I had some awkward, creepy crush on a murder-y dude but NOW YOU KNOW. Maybe the post sort of explains it enough for us to still be friends? 😉 (I mean, look at those GIFs!) Also, the show is really well done. It’s set in Belfast, which is a nice change, and Gillian Anderson’s Stella Gibson is a silk blouse wearing, badass feminist detective. 10/10 — Would watch again! (And I am.) I’m really looking forward to season three.

Find Your House & Wand on Pottermore

To be honest, one of the greatest disappointments in my life so far has been that I didn’t get to go to school at Hogwarts. The magic! That castle! The outfits! And the preparation for a badass career in the Wizarding World! Even though we can’t really go, getting sorted into a house and being chosen by a wand on Pottermore is still pretty fun. When they opened the sorting quiz back up this week, I thought maybe I’d be Slytherin now… something about my thirties just made that seem possible. I’m still Ravenclaw though. 😀 And now you can get a wand too! TL;DR: I’m a huge nerd. 😉

Toast Ambassador

The other day I needed to sign up for a Google Apps email through WordPress.com to use at work, which meant getting a new domain first, and soooooooo: Welcome, ToastAmbassador.com to the Internet! 😀 (I’m sarah@ there.) I really love toast, and my name is an alias for the cute toast emoji (look!) in our Automattic Slack. (Which leads to someone realizing that for the first time occasionally and going, “Why are you a smiling piece of bread?”) Anyway! Isn’t that little toast logo just the cutest? And so official! The Kawaii Toast is from Collective Creation & the leaf frame is from Erin Bradley Designs (both on Etsy). I combined them in Inkscape to make my status as Ambassador of Toast super legit. Have you visited the site and joined my toast mailing list yet?  Related: Remember the last time I needed a domain and ended up with tennisballwearingawig.com? (I’ll never forget, Pretty Little Liars. That was just too odd.)

Lady Ghostbusters

Thankfully, still true: And this reminded me… Is it Ghostbusters time yet?! This 80s kid wants action figures! Or at least a trailer already! I’m sort of over reboots & remakes & reusing the same ideas, but I’ll 100% make an exception for this one because I bet it’s going to be fantastic.

Reading Reminder

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Oscar Wilde Need tips on how to read more this year? Or want to join my 2016 reading challenge? 😉 I’ve got three crossed off the list! (And they were accidental, because so far I forgot to plan my reading around the challenge. Goals!)

Poetry 101

I’ve spent hardly any time reading poetry. Ever. Except in a few random literature courses in which it was assigned and required and usually nothing about it woke me up. But sometimes I’ll catch a line or two of a piece and get the feeling that I’m missing out. Recommendations, please! 😀 Here’s a cute, tiny poem as thanks in advance: Fame is a bee. by: Emily Dickinson Fame is a bee. It has a song— It has a sting— Ah, too, it has a wing.