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.
One of the absolute best parts of being an adult for me has been knowing myself so well, fully accepting who I am, and being happy about it. It’s awesome. There’s no reason to worry about what someone else is thinking about me and I’ve got zero hours to dedicate to not doing exactly what I want to be doing. This has gotten even easier in my thirties. So, here’s my quick & simple advice for living a great life, being cool with who you are, and finding your slice of happiness: First, stop thinking and saying negative things about yourself. Guilty pleasures? You don’t have any! There’s no reason to have guilt over watching a long-running TV drama or reading regency romance or whatever you prefer. You like what you like & that’s awesome. (Hi, I still watch Grey’s Anatomy. Also, I’ve read dozens of romance novels this year and they’re fantastic.) Also, basically always do this: And say what you want: Bitch? Please, like you care if some jerk calls you that. Pfft. Never be silenced. And …
(You watch Bob’s Burgers, right?) Yep. (Spotted this on Kim’s tumblr & couldn’t resist!)
Since I shared my iPhone homescreen recently, I thought I’d also share a photo of the computer I spend so much time on (professionally & personally). I’ve definitely met people based on them spotting a sticker they like, so I recommend this approach if you wouldn’t mind strangers chatting with you randomly. Most of the stickers on my MacBook Pro are from Redbubble and CafePress, except the WordPress ones, the Twitter bird, and the GitHub girl. See: feminist heart, Leslie Knope, </patriarchy>, Tina Belcher, Veronica Mars, Buffy, DFTBA, GitHub girl, books.
On the eve of my thirty-third birthday, three things I love: Bob's Burgers comic book (early birthday surprise from the husband), macaroons from @hautesweetspatisserie, and my homemade cold-brewed iced coffee. 33 tomorrow! A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Jul 6, 2015 at 7:35am PDT
You watch Bob’s Burgers, right? Here! Reasons! Feminism In A Run-Down Taffy Factory: The Women Of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ (NPR) 27 Tina Belcher Lessons To Live By For 2015 (BuzzFeed) In Praise of Tina Belcher, Subversive Feminist (Pacific Standard) Is Bob’s Burgers A Feminist Masterpiece? (YouTube) Even if you don’t want to watch for the awesome feminism & great teen girl portrayal, it’s just plain funny & the whole family is fantastic.