Five Things I Liked This Week

It’s Friday so here’s a short list of things I liked this week, most of which I found on the internet. One is a book that I read in book-form because I found it while browsing at a bookshop, because that’s a thing I like to do. I find myself making short lists like this more and more often, so I hope you like them! If you don’t, tell me. Just know that I’ll probably keep doing stuff like this because, haha, I will do anything to distract myself from sitting down and actually writing something.

1. BANKS – “Brain”


2. Gabe Delahaye’s response to that terrible NYT article on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last days


3. Angel Olsen – “White Fire”


4. Jeff Chu’s profile on two sisters who left the Westboro Baptist Church (available paywall-free today on Beacon Reader)


5. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Things I’d Rather Be Doing Today

hello kitty december

1. Baking so many kinds of cookies, but especially:

– Sugar cookies (Christmas cutouts) with royal frosting
– Minty chocolate cookies dusted with powdered sugar
– Linzer cookies

2. Sitting in front of a cozy fire with a book, preferably a fantasy novel, though I’d be open to other genres

3. Studying all of the German past tenses

4. Walking on a treadmill while reading The New Yorker

5. Finalizing my list of favorite 2013 songs

6. Crafting stuff (stuff TBD)

7. Participating in a hot dog eating contest, which isn’t seasonally appropriate, but is something I’ve always wanted to do

8. Listening to a every single volume of A Very Special Christmas

9. Drinking unlimited beer, but only as long as I’m guaranteed to not be hungover tomorrow

10. Hiding in a Christmas stocking full of gifts and candy, which is what the Hello Kitty on my December calendar page is doing

11. Watching Lilyhammer Season 2, which isn’t even available until tomorrow and isn’t even really that good, though I’ll admit that I watched the first season kind of quickly

12. Buying Christmas gifts for myself

13. Doing all of the crossword puzzles I’ve saved during the past six months

14. Singing (karaoke)

15. Watching my mom’s Zumba class