1. I love those Biore pore pack thingies. I get strange, perverse pleasure from seeing the hard little gooblets that vacate my pores. (Wait, too much information?!!) Check this gorgeous-cute graphic-tutorial from The First Lime on how to make your own. Will have to try this! Also, how cute is this girl’s blog? Can you believe she’s only 14?!!
2. I love this post by Sarah Wilson about eating well whilst traveling. I love hearing about how people look after themselves whilst traveling, as it’s something that I always struggle with (Jess Ainscough at The Wellness Warrior always asks people this question in her wonderful Foodie Friday sections).
I am currently planning a trip next year. (‘Planning’ may be too strong a word at this stage, more like ‘formulating an idea that will soon be made solid into plan-form but at this stage still remains a glorious idea in my head’). I want to go to Europe for three months. Something that has been mildly worrying me (yes, even during this formulation phase, which is just ridiculous!) is the fact that I won’t be able to have my green smoothies every morning.
I’ve been thinking about getting a personal-portable-blender-thingy, because they sound awesome. Or, you know, I could just chill out, relax, do the best with what I have access to whilst traveling, and follow Sarah’s lead a bit… Check it out.
Oh, and while you’re there, drool over the amazing fig tart and frozen pecan pudding!
4. As a lover of language, who is frequently known to use larger words than necessary (much to the chagrin of her boyfriend), I squealed a little when I found these graphic representations of big-long words courtesy of the Project Twins. How I long to be multivagant (wandering over hills or mountains)…
Hot tip: Try calling the jack-ass in the cubicle next to you an Ultracrepidarian – A person who gives opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge (as depicted above). That’ll show him!
5. Brainpickings.org has got a list of 9 books to make you a better reader and writer. I’ve read two of them (On Writing, by Stephen King, and The War of Art, by Steve Pressfield), and I recommend them both highly. Will need to scoot my online-butt over to the Book Depository to order a few more!
One of my favourite Pressfield quotes is this one:
Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.
Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates the strength of Resistance. Therefore, the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul.”
His book is awesome, and I intend to write a post on it in the future.
Hope you are feeling the love today!