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Do not whine… Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.

— Joan Didion, Blue Nights

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What Molly’s Been Up To :: October 13th - October 19th

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Read//

A thing I don’t discuss a lot because I’m not trying to be confronted by men with ponytails is that I VERY occasionally will read a comic book or a graphic novel. I’d heard some really positive things about Teen Dog so I picked up the first two issues today and I also found this super dark adaptation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch that I have to read, duh.

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Watch//

You all know that Gilmore Girls is on Netflix now, right?

Listen//

Truth - Alexander
All Shades of Blue - Gregory Alan Isakov

Eat + Drink//

Lindsay introduced me to The Hightower this week and damn- that is a very happy hour. Lindsay each ordered a frozen caiprinha and split the blistered green beans and fried chickpeas and got out of there for under $10. Dope!

Learn//

We had a pretty productive session at the laser cutting studio this week. I learned that although there are some beautiful dark woods, they’re not always great to use for laser etching. I had to use a white stain and it still didn’t turn out as stellar as I’d hoped. Results below.

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ETC//

+ We saw Tig Notaro and like duh, of course she was a revelation.
+ Craig bought the supplies and is preparing for to make a hard cider for Friendsgiving next month. I’m doing my part by helping to design a label for his gigantic cider jug. Here’s the mock-up below. I’m gonna change it up and hand draw it later.

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How did I treat myself?

This week went by faster than I know how to handle. I think I treated myself well? I’m gonna really treat myself like a K W E E N this week though. Let’s give this past week a 3/5. Not bad. Room for improvement.

What Lindsay’s been up to :: October 12-19

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READ //

  • Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott 

WATCH // 

  • South Park, “The Cissy” (“ya ya ya, I am Lorde”)
  • Slowly working my way through the first season of Gilmore Girls. Feels right to be watching it in the fall. 
  • Getting caught up on Project Runway. Wow, Korina is a NIGHTMARE. I really thought I’d like her at the beginning of the season, and then she turned out to be the nastiest. 

LISTEN // 

  • Neko Case, “Fox Confessor Brings the Flood”
  • OOPS accidentally started casually listening to Christmas music.

EAT + DRINK // 

  • So. much. water. I’m halfway through a two-week gallon-a-day challenge
  • The Mega Mexicali salad from Greengo’s (my absolute favorite)
  • A delicious cheese plate and a pint with my love at Mueller Cafe
  • My first Fredo from Caffe Medici. Already scheming a reason to go back for another one. 

BUY // 

  • A non-comedogenic anti-aging moisturizer. Because I’m at that age between pimples and wrinkles. 
  • Some Johnson + Johnson baby bedtime lotion. Really helping me doze off, y’all. 

LEARN // 

  • The dermatologist down the street is great and not at all scary. Hallelujah, I have no worrisome moles. (Crossed that item off my 101 in 1001 list).

ETC // 

  • Got to FaceTime with my bestie Erin, who is wrapping up 2 months in London. 
  • Crossed another item off my 101 in 1001 list: we saw Tig Notaro Thursday night at The Paramount. 
  • Had the best time reading my sweet young friend Meg’s blog. I used to babysit Meg and her 3 sisters when they were little, and she is such a delightful 19-year-old person. I wish I could bottle that sweetness and optimism. 

LOOKING FORWARD TO // 

  • Getting out of town for the weekend with a bunch of people from our church. 
  • Less than a month until I’m in NOLA with all my best friends to celebrate Whitney + Ryan’s gorgeous wedding!

HOW DID I TREAT MYSELF? 

A little better! 3.5/5. I did go to bed a little earlier most nights, and I put on nice calming body lotion every night this week. 

GOALS FOR THIS COMING WEEK // 

  • Keep drinking a gallon of water a day
  • Start planning out which Christmas crafts I want to make and start buying supplies.
livefortravel:

cuties everywhere, #latergram.

livefortravel:

cuties everywhere, #latergram.

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What Molly’s Been Up To :: October 7th-October 12th

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READ //

Scripts and Typography Sketchbooks, both by Steven Heller
The lettering obsession is in full swing.

WATCH //

Once you’re done reading this post, I’m going to strongly urge you to click on over to Netflix and enjoy yourself several hours of mindless House Hunters watching. House Hunters is strengthening my relationship. Have you ever yelled at a bunch of dummies with an unrealistic budget on the TV with the man you love the most? It’s a really special moment.

Here’s two that will really invoke your ire: 

-The quirky girl in Ann Arbor
-The couple in Portland.

There’s only one season on Netflix right now so you should have no trouble finding those two. Incidentally, that one season was filmed in 2008, so I have a bonus game for you. Do you think the couple was able to keep the house after the recession? There was one that we know was filmed in the summer of 2008 and a finance d bag and his wife were buying a second home in Martha’s Vineyard. Schadenfreude is real and it sits on my couch and eats from my candy bowl.

LISTEN//

En t’addendent - Melanie Laurent
Vampires - RY X

EAT + DRINK//

You guys, on October 12th in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen, I tried the much lauded Pumpkin Spice Latte and all I have to say is “BAAAAAAAAAARF.” I can’t begin to explain how nasty it was as well as John Oliver can. Check it here.

LEARN//

I might be misunderstanding the assignment, but I’m learning a whole lot about the murder of Hae Min Lee on Serial, a podcast you all need to be listening to.

ETC//

-Brunch was incredible. More pictures after the jump.

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It’s heart healthy! I’m being heart healthy!

— I say, every morning when I dump a small island nation’s supply of cinnamon into my coffee

Spooky Coven Brunch

Spooky Coven Brunch

{Click the picture to get the mix}

We’re having a Spooky Coven Birthday Brunch in honor of our good friend Brooke’s birthday tomorrow! Naturally, I was put in charge of making the mix. My instructions from Brooke were “I want it to be spooky, but not like Monster Mash, y’know?” 

I tried.

{Tracklist}

1. It Must Be Something Psychological//Katie Lee
2. Carousel//Melanie Martinez
3. Far From Any Road//The Handsome Family
4. Old Fashioned Morphine//Jolie Holland
5. I Put A Spell On You//Nina Simone
6. Spooky//Dusty Springfield
7. Lay Down In The Tall Grass//Timber Timbre
8. Dracula’s Wedding//Outkast
9. Go to Hell//Nina Simone
10. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings//Father John Misty
11. Lungs//Townes Van Zandt
12. The Devil Had A Hold of Me//Gillian Welch
13. Evening on the Ground//Iron & Wine
14. Hunger of the Pine//alt-J
15. My Body’s A Zombie For You//Dead Man’s Bones