Odds and Ends


1. Emotions we all feel, but don’t know the name of. Monachopsis is a common one for me.

2. Who said it – Donald Trump or Jenna Maroney? Classic.

3. Hey moms, did you go on a vacation this summer? Did it feel just like home, except closer to a beach? Ha.

4. Just in case you were wondering what Hillary has done in her many decades of political service.

5. What is up with this cat? FOR REAL, WHAT IS GOING ON?!

6. As an avid-yet-boring water drinker, La Croix has pretty much changed my life. Here are the flavors, ranked by taste. (Which I totally disagree with…Pamplemousse is THE BEST.)

7. Speaking of La Croix, what your favorite flavor says about you. Hey…I don’t pronounce it “la kwah!”

8. Do you think Trump might quit? Seems some are starting to wonder…

9. The BBC accidentally broadcasted Aziz Ansari subtitles over a nature show. So hilarious.

10. Oh, this is so important right now. How to listen when you disagree. Love this.

11. 3 more days before the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends, and if you must know, I bought this, this, this, and this.

Happy weekend!

image credit: raffi lavie

  1. Kate

    August 5, 2016 at 8:01 am

    #1 is interesting. Jouska is a common one for me…I’m always going over hypothetical conversations that I would have with my design clients (mostly the difficult ones!) so I’m prepared to respond to their questions and requests. I tend to do it out loud, when I’m alone, and probably way too often!

  2. Jennifer Stavros

    August 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I wanted to drop a note to say that I think it’s great that you are creating posts like this. Posting and citing pieces and things that you are passionate about are truly grand. I too am on this La Croix binge! Your post is inspiring. It’s the odds and ends that make a life full after all.

    Sadly I also want to tell you about something that most people are forgetting too-.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adoption_and_Safe_Families_Act is something that Hillary Clinton was directly responsible for. Some may think this might be a good thing. On the surface, it probably looks it. But there is so much that people do not understand or know about. This very Act is something that has destroyed so many families needlessly. It has caused devastation and trauma for more children than it has actually assisted. I implore you to read and explore more about it when you are looking at things.

    (As a note I’m also not telling you whom you should vote for or that the other major choice is a shining star that deserves anything either. This election frankly scares the crap out of me quite frankly.)

    At the end of the day, it is your choice to write and vote and live and think and feel however you wish. I know that this comment may very well be in a bin as it is not as shiny as the rest of the items are on here.
    I’m thankful for your entire post. For your posts and passions and silliness. Sincerely.

    Thank you for your words. For sharing in this world and being bold. Your blog is wonderful. I hope you have a most splendid day.

    Muse for Hire/ Little Girl, Big City

    • whoorl

      August 11, 2016 at 8:59 am

      I will definitely look into it, Thanks, Jennifer!

  3. Katy

    August 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I recently had a friend name her son “Sonder”– one of those emotions we feel but don’t know the name of. Once I learned the meaning, I became obsessed with the word, the feeling, and the name!