If you could hit a "RESET" button for an entire 24-hour period, I'd use that little trick to go back to yesterday morning and set some stuff right. First order of business? Run updates on and regularly shut down my computer so that it doesn't seize up and leave me completely useless for most of the day. I don't mind working today at all – I was actually planning on doing that anyway – but I'm not happy that I spent half the day yesterday pretty much pulling out my hair and trying to will my emails to load for more than half a second without crashing my browser.
Second order of business? I'd write and schedule This & That on Thursday night like I should be doing anyway so that I wouldn't miss getting it posted!
Aside from that, though, this week has been pretty wonderful! I got back from Bristol on Tuesday and if we don't count today, the weather has been pretty solid for London! I can't complain too much when there's been pretty consistent sunshine, right?
+ I find myself checking in on Vine almost never, but this little number in celebration of Pi Day was too cute!
+ "When things do go wrong because they will, we are human beings caring for human beings, don’t point fingers and blame people. Own the outcome, work to learn from the failure, apologize, atone and remain open to feedback." On safe, accountable cultures in healthcare.
+ Two DIYs for making your own clutch here and here! Oh, how I miss having a sewing machine.
+ This is super helpful for me seeings as I can't judge lengths or distances to save my life.
+ "7 sentences that sound crazy but are still correct."
+ Also from Arika Okrent, "18 complicated scientific ideas explained simply."
+ Betty shares 13 must-read blog posts for women entrepreneurs.
+ What's your beauty crutch? I very recently convinced myself and then became obsessed with the idea that my eyelashes are too short. I've been sprucing them lately up with semi-permanent eyelash extensions (DIY style, I'm not paying someone £70 every two weeks to stick hair onto my face) and I LOVE the results, but I'm very aware that I'm becoming very weird about them and feel naked when they're not on. Girls, right? ;)
+ Bobby, Bobbie, Boby, Barbie, Bobi, Betty, Barb. All things that a Starbucks barista has tried to name me.
+ Great advice on branding.
+ Loving this blog.
+ Finally, Pinterest.
+ I love this project so much and I can't wait to follow along with it.
+ This is a great twist on engagement photo sessions. You can only see so many photos of people happily frolicking through the woods before that gets stale, you know?
+ I haven't had time to give much thought to how I'll read blogs once Google Reader disappears, but I'm thinking of trying this out. Meanwhile, look me up on Bloglovin' just in case you're making that move already!
+ Amber did a "currently." post in video form! What a cute idea, I might have to try that out for next time!
+ "Why stretch goals are a bad idea."
+ "Three reasons why men should read Lean In."
+ Ryan just ordered this book for me last week, I can't wait to get my hands on it! "7 of the biggest lies in graphic design."
+ Thanks, Betsy for completely changing (ruining? enhancing??) my life! Haha.
+ Okay, the funniest thing I've seen this week (or ever)..."Dating a Jamaican."
+ And finally, another tribute to Pi Day, my favorite Instagram of the week via @fancyhands.
That's it for links!
And, while yesterday the DAY was obnoxious, yesterday evening was really fun! I went to Love & Liquor for Idris Elba's closing night as a resident DJ for the club. I absolutely aged out of big club nights a few years ago, but we had a good time and danced and were merry.
I know they say that you should never meet your heroes or idols, but...well...look at him! He was really so sweet and didn't mind at all that I kept hugging him and telling him how great I thought Luther was. Big sigh. He even smelled good. At one point he reached out and touched my hair and asked if it was real (it was a wig party, so that's not as weird as it sounds) and I jut about died. Dead on the floor died. He's amazing.
...annnnnd, I'll stop being a creeper right about here, I think!
Okay, I'm off to work and am so relieved that I can even access my emails again that I'm sure today is going to swim by!
Hope you all have great weekends ahead of you!
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