on my reading list

On My Reading List No. 1

Happy Friday! First of all, thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful feedback about the new site. I am so, so touched by the outpouring of support. It really means the world to me.

Tomorrow, Sebastian and I are going to take a Sushi-making class in the Mission (one of SF’s trendier neighborhoods), and the rest is a complete mystery to me. I know that something is happening, but so far S will not tell me the who/what/when/where beyond that I need to be available for most of the day. All this for a girl who hates surprises!

Regardless of how you feel about Valentines day, I hope this weekend brings you joy in spending time with the ones you love (even if that means just taking some quality time out for yourself – hey, it counts!). In the spirit of the holiday, here are a few things that caught my eye this week that I’ll be catching up on over the weekend:

Articles

(1) A list of Valentines Day horror stories that will make you really, really glad to be single/past the awkward dating phase of your life | New York Magazine

(2) Dana Carvey’s impersonation of the Beatles discussing Kanye West is the funniest thing you’ll see today, if only for Bill Hader’s manic giggle | Vulture

(3) Angel’s timely and extremely necessary article on conquering your blog with intention. I’m actively in the process of re-evaluating my content, and this post couldn’t have come at a better time. | Studio 404 Design

(4) 5 reasons why you need an editorial calendar – preach, Bri. | Life by Bri

(5) “Most people assume that they know whether they are happy or not, but in reality, judging our own happiness can be very difficult.” Bringing some intentionality to living a happier life | Fast Company

(6)”The thing about stereotypes — and it hits leadership, it hits technical fields — is they’re completely self-reinforcing”  – Sheryl Sandberg (yaaaaas)Mashable

Books

(1) American Gods – Neil Gaiman. I’ve just finished Gaiman’s early novel Neverwhere, and am completely and totally in love with the story and Gaiman’s fluidity as an author. Next up is his magnum opus, a dark epic that tackles religion, social perception, and the boundaries of language. Sounds like fun, no? See also: this brilliant dramatization of Neverwhere featuring James MacAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch because omgomgomg.

What are you up to this weekend? I’d love to hear all about your V-day plans – let me know in the comments!