Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stuff I Like: Treat Yo Self + Reading/Watching

Treat. Yo. Self.  What are the little things you do that are treats? I've obviously listed a few of them here already (fancy candles, grocery store flowers, etc) but I also have a few things I do that are small luxuries:

- Pedicures. I mean, this seems like such a duh but I almost never get my nails done! I only get pedicures in the summer and I go to a weird little cheap stripmall place and I love it. I take a La Croix and my Kindle and I let the massage chair molest me for as many cycles as my pedicure takes.

- CineBistro. If you don't live near a CineBistro or something similar I'm sad for you. It basically ruins any other movie-going experience: giant comfy reserve seating, cocktails, no kids, dinner served as the previews start. It's fucking amazing and it's my favorite place to have a solo dinner-and-a-movie night. (Or, even better, if you have a weekday off and can go mid-afternoon.)

- Lunchtime yoga. This is something I started doing for myself at the beginning of the year because most of my workouts are pretty tough/competitive and I needed to balance it with something gentle. The campus gym offers free lunchtime yoga classes and I've been going twice a week. I've always liked yoga in a casual way but this is the first time I've been consistent in my practice and it's been really wonderful. It helps a lot with my consistently tight hip-flexors and also makes me feel less murdery, which is a total bonus. For everyone.

Money Diaries. I am so obsessed with Money Diaries over at Refinery29 though the commenters can be SUPER JUDGEY but are fun to read as well. I just think it's interesting to read about how people spend their money at different income levels and clearly I'm not the only one. Also, I am always a little surprised at how much help some of the younger women get from their families because that was not my reality, sadly.

Also, this is a pretty hilarious read: The Unbearable Wrongness of Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gimme Danger. This is for the old rock-n-roll ladies! Did you know that Jim Jarmusch made a documentary about Iggy Pop and the Stooges? I just watched it the other night (it's on Amazon) and it was really good! I didn't know all of the history behind the Stooges and really loved watching the old footage. Iggy Pop is a national treasure and I'll pretty much watch anything he's in and his last album Post Pop Depression is brilliant.

Watching, Part 2
I don't have a listening recommendation this week so maybe watch this instead:

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