Odds and Ends

1. Whoah, Dear Abby. Might be time to retire.

2. I seriously adore my gray hairs and love seeing such a silver hair movement building.

3. Are you ready for the midterms, guys? BallotReady is a non-partisan website that has everything you need to know before heading to the polls.

4. Also, study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is talking with them in the four days leading up to the election. I love this website!

5. Avocado hand is a thing, y’all. #dangerdanger

6. What? True Botanicals has aromatherapy rollerballs now? NEED.

7. Love this! See what words went into print during your birth year.

8. Librarians WIN EVERYTHING.

9. The world is dying of loneliness, despite social media.

10. Which of these lipstick shades is your favorite?

11. Some hilarious game show moments.

12. 10 worst Halloween candies. I’m sorry, but I am totally on Team Candy Corn.

13. Sephora VIB Event starts today! 20% off products and they have so many clean beauty lines now! (I so wish I would have waited to buy this. GAH.) Code is ROUGEBONUS

14. Such a fantastic Selfie episode this week – we talked with Casey Brown about what it’s like to live day-to-day as a trans person. I highly recommend giving it a listen, as Casey speaks with such candor.

image credit: audrey bodisco

  1. Jeanne

    October 26, 2018 at 8:27 am

    #7 is totally cool! In 1973 (YIKES!!), words like shot-clock, gender dysphoria, ACE inhibitor and C-section were used in print – lots of health related terminology, which is interesting. And my father is a retired librarian so your #8 is rad :) Love your Odds & Ends posts Sarah. Have a great weekend.

    • whoorl

      October 26, 2018 at 9:39 am

      The first word that popped up for 1974 (I’m right there with ya on the Yikes!) was “acquaintance rape.” I was hoping for anything but that.

      Thanks for your comment! Have a great weekend yourself.

  2. Loa Page

    October 26, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    #1 so annoyiny, name your kids what you want as long as it doesn’t sound like a really bad English word like syphilis or diahrea ( I’m a baby nurse and have steered parents who didn’t know away from that). But why are we so intolerant of non English names? I have a friend whose Japanese husband’s name is Masaya, he was asked by work to change his name for IT clients so they wouldn’t be offended-ugh