I'm catching up on my "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" podcast. I love this show and I love when I catch it live on NPR in the car. It's one of the podcasts I listened to when I lived in Scotland to keep up with America. It's funny and witty. Always good laughs to be had with this. It's also one of the podcasts my super conservative uncle would allow for road trips. He was pretty sensitive and was even more so when he was in a Fox "news" spiral. He would chuckle through these though. He's since passed so I can listen to whatever I want but anyways. That was a little rant...his normal response to anyone questioning his "opinions" was "respect your elders!" Which I understand...but when your "elder' is a moron, it's a 'no' from me. He did like me though because he thought I was listening when I would just tune him out, so he always rode with me for quail hunting.
Not that I hunt. I don't enjoy it and I don't like game meat. There's a quail hunting lodge though and it's stocked with books.
Anyways....it's a good podcast!
Signed, Blake is creating a curation for the Amazon Drop for the fall. I like her style, it's much edgier than mine but still oh so elegant. I'm not hard up for clothes but I think I would like her curation. I've gotten one thing total from all the other collections from the Drop as they tend to lend a bit too trendy and I don't really look amazing in trendy stuff for the most part. I'm fairly boring. I think Blake's most boring item would most likely be my most adventurous.
I would love to get another eyeshadow palette but I don't need one and quite frankly, there's no room left in my vanity. I've been going through what I have in an effort to only keep the nice ones. I just went through this odd hoarding and buying phase with makeup. I have enough for a lifetime now but I wasn't getting items that were good to me. Granted, I have younger cousins that will take my "leavings" here so it's not a net loss but I got caught up in the consumerist identity of all these new launches.
This year felt different, in a good way. My neighbors celebrated the holiday with fireworks (granted, they're a bit rednecky and love any excuse to shoot them off, but they haven't done this before) and people had up signs wishing everyone happy Juneteenth and happy freedom day which I thought was really nice. I hope it enters into the national conscious as a major point in the national calendar. As for me, I was welcomed to my roommate's celebration that year and it's something she always includes me in (I'm on my tenth plus year!). This was the first year since being in the USA that I didn't go--because of Covid--but I've gone when in the country.