This week has been bananas — both because of the marble sized hail that led to flooding and a very stressed out me before a 300 person event, but also because it’s (a very busy) back to school season.
Here’s what the past week has brought:
1. Channeling my inner Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks and buying a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils: Not actually, but the start of the school year always makes me hopeful, nostalgic, and hungry for knowledge. I’m lucky to work at an amazing school, albeit in the Development Office, but the spirit of the start of school is so infectious. I’ve been reading more, shopping for sweaters, and enjoying the wonder that each little kiddo finds in the smallest occurrences. One day, I really will go back to school!
The assistant head of school kicked off a faculty meeting with this clip, and it totally choked me up…You may contribute a verse!
2. Speaking of poetry….: This guy kills it. Use your voice! I am going to use mine more.
3. Home-popped popcorn: Not sure if you’ve seen a headline lately about this, but apparently microwave popcorn is super bad for you. So, at a movie night last night with my cousin (About Time, see it), we decided to pop our own popcorn for the first time. It was super easy and super delicious. Plus, the sound of popping popcorn is way too much fun. Just follow the recipe on the back of any bag of corn kernels, and voila! Home movie night complete!
4. Boobs: Save the A’s (represent!), save the B’s, save the C’s, save the D’s (and on…). on Saturday, I helped put on Expedition Inspiration’s Boobapalooza for Breast Cancer Cures. Featuring a fashion show, body paint designs by the very talented Mark Greenawalt, great music, a fire dance and sake cocktails at Velocio, it was a great night and a fun way to call attention to breast cancer and raise some cash. Thank you to all who supported the event by attending and giving to the cause!
5. Some red carpet glamour: Great timing for the boy to go out of town to chase (ha) some big fish. I’ve been drooling over red carpet looks for the last couple nights. While the VMAs didn’t really do it for me (I think Sam Smith’s performance outdid Beyonce’s, sorry), the Emmys upped the class factor. Here are a couple of my favs:
6. A good cry: I finished The Fault in Our Stars last week and absolutely loved it. It was funny, charming, clever, and heartbreaking. The movie was mostly the latter — heartbreaking. Good thing I had some good girlfriends to pass wine, popcorn and tissues as we all cried together for about an hour straight. That might sound horrible, but don’t let that deter you — the book and the movie are incredible, honest and worth the tears.