It’s the last Tuesday of the month. This is when me and Lauren give you the things we love and if we saw you in real life would aggressively demand you add them to your list. Ok but seriously, add it. Add it!
Normally if someone says “guided meditation” then I start on with Fight Club quotes. Actually there’s not much that won’t make me start on with Fight Club quotes, but I digress. Headspace is an app that gets you to sit and be still for 3 minutes while it guides you through some deep breathing and mediation. To let your thoughts wander but also be aware of your breathing. It’s a free app, of course with a paid option, but I mean when’s the last time you sat and did nothing but focus on breathing for 3 minutes?
So I was a little leery when Instagram and Twitter had me hyped up for the Fenty Beauty line being released by Sephora. Normally internet things sell out in seconds only to be re-sold more seconds later on sites for triple the retail value. But I had a minute and hoped over to Sephora to see what was what and much to my surprise there was no problem dropping the Killawatt highlight duo into my cart. It wasn’t a fluke either! Rihanna was prepared with tons of product on hand forever and ever amen. And it wasn’t just a “oh this is cute let me support Rihanna” kind of product. She made a point to be inclusive and have shades that cover people with albinism all the way to the most melinated.
But that highlight tho. I got the Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule set. Will definitely buy again. AND there’s holiday eyeshadow kits coming soon.
Obviously whatever Shonda Rhimes touches is gold. But she’s launched a website that is part lifestyle blog, part inspirational vlog, part news, part activist, and all awesome. I’m so glad to have a website that I want to visit everyday.
Hillary Clinton – What Happened
This book is long. LOOOONNG. And dry because it’s politics. BUT hear me out. Read it. Or get it on audiobook (that’s the route I went but it’s still 16 hours). She covers what policies she had in place. Some “day in the life of” stuff. Some history that I didn’t know, cause I don’t read political books. But it re-energized my anger at everything that’s going on. It’s such a long fight. A few weeks ago on Politically Re-Active podcast (for serious, add that to your list too) bell hooks was on. I haven’t worked out exactly how I feel about bell, but she did say a Buddhist leader told her to keep her anger and use it as compost. I figure I can channel the anger into doing something worthwhile. Donating money or volunteering or at the very least donating and demanding change. So thanks Hills.
Bonus points, here’s a picture of me and Hills circa ’96 when Bill was making his rounds and Hills came to speak to the black kids in Houston. I’m very very much considering a fan letter along with this picture. We’ll see how fueled up I am by the end of the week.
Which Chris Are You?
My most divisive Facebook tactic is to get people arguing about the hierarchy of the Chrises. I LOVE THIS GAME. I love this so much that I took the time to scroll through Google images and come up with a grid of each Chris of equal beard strength to judge accordingly. It was a painstaking task but if you want to troll, you have to put your thumbs to work.
Anyway, they are in the CORRECT RANKING ORDER. It goes Pine, Evans, Hemsworth, Pratt. FIGHT ME ON THIS I BEG OF YOU. (Honorable mention: Messina, on account of how adorable he is).
So there is this Which Chris Are You Test and I implore you take it.
I’m an Evans. Pratt took it and he was Evans. And Evans was like “You aced it.”
Pine being the greatest Chris is the hill I choose to die on.
What’s on your list this month? Tell me in the comments, or add your link with the button below. But for real take the test and let me know which Chris you are!