weekend edition 03

This week was somehow short and long at the same time. Monday was a day off, due to the MLK holiday. And I'm leaving Friday night to attend the Women's March in Washington, DC. It's a quick turn and burn - leave Friday night, arrive Saturday morning, march on Saturday, hop back on the bus. Back home early Sunday morning.

Depending on the time you read this, I'll probably be either:

  • a) riding on a bus
  • b) asleep on that same bus
  • b) hopped up on iced coffee, friendship, and good vibes
  • c) recovering in my own bed, with every notification and electronic turned off.

Can't march? Wanna tag along with me in spirit? I'm bringing my favorite black Sharpie, and I'm not afraid to use it! Shoot me a message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and I'll write your name (or anyone else you'd like, male or female) on my arm. We'll walk together.

To follow my progress on the march, follow me on Twitter or Facebook. I'll probably keep photos of the march off of Instagram, I'm not quite sure yet. But I'll have a bunch of inspiration for my Poems Before Breakfast series. We'll see where the weekend takes me.


Driving in Tybee

Here's what's buzzing around the internet hive:

What men would do if they weren't worried about what people would say about them.

These book covers are beautiful.

For the first time ever, the U.S. Mint issues a coin with a Black Lady Liberty.

Do you hate Mondays? I don't (Wednesdays irritate me, though), but I'm still gonna try these tips to begin my week.

I've always been freaked out by stuff like this. I didn't know it was a real phobia.

I want to see a museum filled with this miniature art. Please, and thank you.

These 16 Facebook accounts will make you smarter. Seriously!

Speaking of social media, these are the signs you might need a social media detox.

Do you begin your emails with "Dear" or "Hey"? Or do you jump right in?

These cookies look like animals and also stars. So basically, they're perfect.

Go for a walk. Your demons hate fresh air.

I'm totally busting out these yoga moves you can do with kids the next time babysit my niece.

Will Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg run for president

Easy, one-pan meals you can make in an hour.

Turns out you can learn how to do anything on YouTube. Even how to build a house. A single mom of 4 did it, and it's pretty amazing.

Hmmm. A beef jerky bouquet...just in time for Valentine's Day.

Would you buy a machine that turned your bad fruit into booze?

I'm digging this 31-day career detox/jumpstart. I like the first one (it's both the easiest and the hardest!)

Gray and gloomy weather forecast? Here's stuff you can do to keep the gloom from settling in your bones.

I would watch a reality show called Scenes From The Recovery Room for Outpatient Surgery: Stuff You Say While On Painkillers Edition.

These parents are hilarious and are therefore officially role models.

The next time you're trying (and failing) to fall asleep, try the 4-7-8 method.

photo: taken of an installation at ExpoChicago

(artist unknown, please let me now if you know the artist)