Last weekend was a quickie visit back to Oklahoma, where we arrived in my hometown in time to help my mom pick okra from her garden, and to have margaritas at the best mexican food place on main street.
The main point of our trip was to see my beautiful niece Alex at her high school football game, dancing on the sidelines and then marching in the band at halftime. (Read more about that here, I'm so proud of that girl.)
We went to an OU game, peeked into my old sorority house, and my mom fashioned Pirate a homemade R2D2 costume out of a mesh laundry hamper and a silver mixing bowl.
On Sunday, Megan Tietz and I hosted a gathering in OKC of Sorta Awesome podcast listeners, and it was so fun to see people in person rather than through out little screens.
Three days in the homeland, packed full.
Speaking of the Sorta Awesome podcast, THANK YOU for all the feedback and messages we've received about the anxiety episode. It has meant so much to us that our thoughts on this topic resonated with you and that you are talking about it more honestly.
This week I'm back on the show will all of the co-hosts and Megan for our first ever group show. We've been making Sorta Awesome for almost six months now, and the enthusiasm just keeps growing. It's so excited to be a part of a new project! This week we're sharing about behind-the-scenes moments and insecurities, and also we laugh a lot.
This week on the HH facebook page, I shared two new books I'm excited about (this one, and this one, although I'm still reading this one and it is stressing me clean out). We also talked about a judge's ruling that means a lot to Hollywood, and a really interesting documentary I had the pleasure of screening.
On Instagram I shared some of our Oklahoma travels, and also how excited I was to get to see Brene Brown speak in Santa Monica.
- Lots of interesting points in this article: The Boom Days of Reality TV Are Over. (Slate)
- I'm a huge fan of both Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift, so you can imagine my giddiness over Adams's release of 1989, a cover of Swift's album of the same name. There has been tons of chatter about this online this week. Ryan Adams's 1989 didn't discover sadness in Taylor Swift's album. It was always there.
- I love watching the red carpet to see what women are going to wear, and that doesn't make me stupid. (I do not, however, give two hoots what the men wear. That doesn't make me sexist.) So while I do appreciate the #SmartGirlsAsk campaign that aims to focus the attention on less shallow things to ask celebrities, I also believe that asking a celeb about their style doesn't have to be sexist. (Mashable)
- I first heard this story from Katherine at Grass Stains on an episode of The Popcast (titled Show Frenemy Katherine interview) and I laughed so hard there were tears streaming down my face. (FYI, I've listed some of my favorite podcasts and their best episodes here.) But in case you don't get around to listening, please click here to read the story of the time when Katherine thought Instagram was just a photo editing app.
- And I'm just going to leave you with this video, because...well, I just am. :)
We have a great weekend planned, with kid parties and friends over for pizza and some family arriving on Sunday. I just love September. It might be my favorite month of the year.
Happy weekend to you!