Weekend Reads #112

Friday, January 17, 2020

Ooh, hello from the new year! Though on the 17th we can hardly still call it new. How's everyone, how are your New Year's Resolutions? Some who've been following a long time can remember I used to post mine here to hold myself accountable, but this year I think I'm giving up. At least in writing. I do have some ideas of what I want to do more (working out, reading, writing), or less (eating junk food), but honestly, I haven't had the time to organize a nice little document with wows to myself. Thinking about it, I feel I should have... maybe in February? :) On the other hand, it's the same as basically anytime—if you asked me in July what I feel I should be doing more, I'd probably tell you: work out, read, write. But I DID read three books in the past two and a half weeks, and I'm going through the fourth one, so who knows! Maybe resolutions and decisions are something you take more seriously in your thirties? What do you think? 

Anyway, here are the new reads... hope you like some of them!

Weekend Reads #111

Friday, December 27, 2019

Ah, the beauty of remembering AND having the time to hit Publish on Fridays! I wish I were able to devote more time to this piece of the Web. I often feel guilty to failing to do the most basic of things, curating interesting reads for you. This does take more time than writing things from scratch! (Though don't underestimate the amount of things I read on a weekly basis—only a small percentage ends up here!) As always, I want to promise myself I would do better next year, but this time, with a full time job and hobbies and social life, I really can't. But I can try at least. Also, I'd love an input from you. What do you want to read? I was thinking of travel, as always, but also introducing bits and bobs regarding financial literacy and managing finance, as this is something I've grown to be passionate about. Would that be of interest to you? Hit me up here or on Twitter or wherever you can find me :) And since this is the last time I'm talking to you in 2019, well, have a good time for the New Year's Eve! :)

Weekend Reads #110

Saturday, December 14, 2019

I have an image of the White Rabbit in my head, holding a clock and yelling how late he is... Another skipped Friday! I'm pretty sure I published a link some time ago—a year and a half, perhaps—about a different way to clean your house. The article praised cleaning on Friday nights so you get to have a clean and beautiful home during the weekend, and you don't have to start your Saturday with rags and detergents. I was a convert immediately! But since I'm at my new job with a different work schedule, I do that on Fridays before work. Meaning—if I don't post Weekend Reads on Friday, it's probably because I'm cleaning or scrubbing something. How do you find the idea of cleaning before the weekend? Let me know.... And now, as always, enjoy the links below, and the weekend, of course.

Weekend Reads #109

Friday, November 29, 2019

Here goes! I was supposed to start this edition with "hello from the wonderful Berlin", but I just—pardon this excuse—didn't feel like it. The post was ready, but the night before my backpack got stolen. It wouldn't have been such an issue if it hadn't contained my wallet together with all my money (I know, I know, I usually don't carry all my cash around, but this time it happened), my ID, my health insurance card, all bank cards... then a hand cream that cost half as much in Berlin as it does here at home (that still pisses me off), gloves, liquid lipstick my sister gave me for my birthday, mini mascara, my favorite Prada sunglasses that I saved up for, and let's not forget my PASSPORT with my American visa that was valid for seven more years, that I never used so far, that I was looking forward to using next spring, and that I have to apply for again... paying money, again, and being at risk of being denied, or being given a visa of two months or six months or whatever. Now you may see why I wasn't so keen on being merry happy and announcing weekend.

It is what it is, though, and even though I was hoping that whoever got my bag was happy enough with the cash and sunnies and would leave the bag somewhere for someone to find it, it hasn't happened. I am slowly starting all the processes of obtaining my new documents. It is such a pain in the ass, and heartache, because I had developed a detailed savings plan for my spring break in the States and literally every euro mattered and now I'm dealing with a huge setback both financially (stolen money + money for the new passport & the visa) and logistically (what if I'm denied the visa??). Wish me luck!

Anyway, as I've pretty much recovered, mentally at least, here are some Weekend Reads for you... 

Weekend Reads #108

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hello lovely people! Great to see another Friday! This one not only marks the beginning of the weekend but my vacation as well—I'm flying to Berlin on Sunday and will stay for a week. Only if you're here for the first time or have never seen my musings anywhere online can you not know how much I love the city and how much at home I feel there. Sure, the weather will be shit, but I'm so happy nevertheless. Wish me occasional rays of sunshine! Anyway, here's what you came here for :) 

Weekend Reads #107

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hi! I'm obviously in that place again where I cannot manage to publish weekend reads on Fridays. Oh, well. Maybe you too have something better to do on Friday than reading on the computer? Or a phone... I had to mention phones for the sake of being inclusive of all devices visiting this blog, though I find phones to be such a hassle in this regard. Almost everything that I do online is done on my laptop, and it rarely even includes a desk :) Hope you have a lovely weekend wherever you are! (And whatever device you use to read this!) Here are the links to some interesting reads.

Weekend Reads #106

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Friday afternoon I realized I had failed to post this weekend's reads, and yesterday, well, let me just tell you this is likely to be the last pleasant weekend this year and this season (weather-wise, of course) and I took advantage of that, putting this corner of the Internet aside. Sorry! But I'll also understand if I get zero clicks, because today you're the one being out and about and enjoying the sun. And in case you want to stay here, here's what I have for you...

Weekend Reads #105

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Hello, lovely people! How's it going? I couldn't wait for the weekend and I'm off for brunch now, followed by the exhibition by Marina Abramović. Lemme take a moment and thank the universe for the job I have now, because I get to have two days off, unlike when I was freelancing! Anyway, enough about me... here are the links I prepared for you this week. Hope you enjoy them!

Weekend Reads #104

Friday, October 11, 2019

I remember being eight years old and telling my Mom how strange it is that I look at photos of myself as a baby and I'm ALREADY EIGHT. She said yes, but imagine looking at those photos when you're twenty! That seemed like a distant future back then, but she also told me that the older you get, the faster the time goes by, and said that, for example, summer vacations had lasted way longer when she was in school than they did at that moment. For some reason, I remembered this observation of hers and this is all to say... yes, time flies now, and yes, last Friday was definitely not seven days ago???? More like yesterday? 

Anyway, here are the links for this weekend... hope you like them. Have a great one!

Weekend Reads #103

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oh hello again! Had a brief disruption of the regular weekend reads program last week, but don't worry, dear reader, the Earth hasn't stopped spinning. :) Here's this week's edition, and I wish you a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead.

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