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High Five for Friday: January 25


Happy Friday! 💕 Let’s see what brought the sparkle this week:

  • On Saturday, I discovered that The Virgin Suicides is on Amazon Prime Video, sooo I basically had it on a loop for the rest of the weekend! It’s super weird and dark, yes, but it’s one of those movies from my tween years that has a special place in my heart. The music is SO great, and of course there’s this stone fox:
What a doofus 😂😂  

What a doofus 😂😂  

Someone please call me and play “Hello, It’s Me” or “Alone Again, Naturally”! (The only acceptable reason to call someone tbh.)

  • On Sunday night, I went to another moon meditation (full moon this time!) with Alana and Steph. It’s so cool to just spend a few hours in this cozy little mystical shop with other likeminded people doing stuff like journaling and talking about crystals! This time, I picked out a gorgeous carnelian:

I recently got a macro lens for my phone, and I decided to try it out on my carnelian, with some pretty cool results (even though I have no clue what I’m doing!)! I love me a stone with lots of different colors or “imperfections.”

  • So, true confessions: even though I have two English degrees, I hate reading. I’m always starting books and never finishing them, or even better, buying books and never starting them! I think part of the problem is that reading often feels like work, like I should always be analyzing, and underlining things, and taking notes. But I’m currently 260 pages into a book I bought a few weeks ago, and I’m LOVING reading before bed! What the what?! Apparently, all I needed to do was ditch my usual self-help/psychology books and read about World War II! Who knew? 😂 I’m reading With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge, which is partially what The Pacific was based on, and it’s really good! And, okay, I have underlined a few things because I’m a monster who can’t be stopped!

  • Maybe enjoying a book about WWII isn’t so weird for me because I did love The Things They Carried when we read it in high school. On that note, over the weekend, Russell  asked me if I’d ever read The Things They Carried, and I basically quoted the passage below because it wowed me at 17, and it’s always stuck with me. I then dug out my old copy and found my high school self’s reaction to it. As Russell said, “Deserving of the old star!”
  • And while we’re on the topic of books, how about a book I really enjoyed but never finished? Like, say, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert! I LOVED this quote from it (and probably underlined it!), and then Alana posted it on Instagram a few days ago, and it was hashtag too real—I always need this reminder!

Hope you have a great weekend! xo