This post is going up a little late today, which is completely unusual for me. I blame the post-Disney depression. It’s a real thing, you guys.
This week’s top 5:
1. Nicole’s birthday was Wednesday! She and I will be the same age for a whole 3 weeks. After she got off work, we went to go pick up her new Acura! Now she won’t have to borrow my little Prius. I’m pretty sure that thing doesn’t have enough “power” for her driving habits. We’re celebrating her birthday and fall things this weekend!
2. We went to see Ouija last night. Answer this for me: Do you pronounce it “Wee-ja” or “wee-gee”? I’ve always done the former, since it has an A on the end of the word, but apparently a large majority of people pronounce it “wee-gee”. They did in the movie, too. But the dictionary.com sound (click the speaker button) agrees with me. I’M SO CONFUSED. Oh, that movie was 3.5/5 ghosts on the scary scale.
3. I have a real online shopping addiction. I blame Amazon subscriptions. Getting a package at the door only to open it and find Tide Pods and toothbrush heads isn’t fun, and it needs to be rectified by sending a Sephora package straight to my door. This is logical, right? Long story short: A lot of happy mail is on its way to me today.
4. The Atlanta Blogger Meetup is only a week and some change away! I’m SO excited about this — it should be really great. If you know of any bloggers in the Atlanta area, let them know!
5. October’s Ipsy bag is awesome. It’s still by far my favorite subscription box.
Things that are on my mind this week:
Apparently some people think it is perfectly acceptable for this author to stalk a reviewer — not just cyberstalk — but show up to her home and peek inside her car windows. I have so many questions. Why did the publisher hand an address over so nonchalantly? Why did this author feel the need to publicize her obsessive behavior? Why did The Guardian support this author (by giving her a platform)? The reviewer may have used a fake persona (the author failed to actually find out for sure), but don’t many people use fake names and pictures online? Yes, they do, for reasons like: a crazy lady might try to harass you and show up on your door step.
Krog Street Tunnel, known here in Atlanta for being covered in “graffiti” (also known to some as art) was whitewashed by locals this week in protest of an event that was given the go-ahead despite protests from the neighborhood and local artists. The guy in charge of the event thanked the protesters for giving him a “blank canvas” and said he was going to make it better than ever. I’m not sure who will help him, though. From my understanding, he’s not on the local art community’s good side.
This is a little old (but local): A guy got lost in the woods after Tomorrowworld and was found naked four days later by a hunter. Reports vary, but some say the man had been on drugs (shocker!) at Tomorrowworld, and became further disoriented from dehydration and hunger. My guess is, that guy wasn’t a Boy Scout. Also, drugs are bad, mmkay?
Don’t forget to link up with us Tuesday for our second Blogger Men Tell All!
Favorite posts this week:
Why Blogs Die – The Best of Intentions
I’m One of Those Skinny B*tches – Notes from a Newlywed
Premarital Cohabitation: A Snippet of My Research Paper – Knock on Wood