What I Read in July 2020

Twelve books read in July! COVID has certainly helped me rediscover my love of reading, and I’ve been getting a lot of it in. As of July 31st, I’m at 65 books read in 2020, which is 7 ahead of the pace I need to be on to read 100 books by the end of the year. 5 stars: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin J. DiAngelo: I loved this book {Read More}

Links I Love: August 2, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How to Successfully Start a New Job Remotely. (Lifehacker) To Find Out if Your Potential Boss Will Be Any Good, Ask This Question. (Lifehacker) The failed dream of the American small business. (Vox) Check Out These Careers You Didn’t Know You Could Do Remotely. (Lifehacker) How COVID-19 Has {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Three Peaks and Backcountry Barbecue

Friday was a busy day at work, but I capped it off with a relaxing night – enjoying sushi, sake, and The Greatest Showman on my couch! I have been wanting to see The Greatest Showman forever, and just never taken the time to do so… it was excellent. The next morning, I woke up far too early – 4:30am! Not good when I didn’t get to sleep until 11:30 :( I would have gone hiking right away, but since it {Read More}

Links I Love: July 26, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How the Ice Cream Truck Made Summer Cool. (Smithsonian) Target, CVS, and Walgreens Join Second Round of Nationwide Mask Mandates. (Morning Brew) REI Faces Staff Backlash Over Response to Covid-19 Cases. (New York Times) Dunkin’ creates new chief digital officer role as it doubles down on tech, mobile {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Deluge Lake and Tyson’s Fried Chicken

My Friday started off rough – I woke up at 4am and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I read in bed until 6am. On the bright side, I finished two books in that time! (One was short, the other I was already halfway through.) I also had time to do a 30 minute Peloton class, and chose a 90s pop ride with Hannah Corbin, which put me in a great mood from the day! But my workout wasn’t over {Read More}

Links I Love: July 19, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS This is How to Approach Self-Education If You Want Real Results. (Boss Babe) You’ve secured a virtual interview. Now, land the job with these tips. (Fast Company) EEOC: Employers cannot require COVID-19 antibody testing for employees returning to work. (USA Today) Major retailers to states: Mandate face masks {Read More}

Weekend Recap: COVID Birthday

Well, my birthday this year was not quite what I expected… but I guess that’s the theme of 2020, right? Normally, I like to take a day off work (whether on my birthday or close to it) and spend it doing my favorite things. COVID didn’t interrupt that, but my work schedule did – I didn’t block the day soon enough, and my calendar filled up with a bunch of meetings that I didn’t want to cancel. So while I {Read More}

Links I Love: July 12, 2020

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How Dixie cups became the breakout startup of the 1918 pandemic. (Fast Company) Grocery Stores Are the Coronavirus Tipping Point. (The Atlantic) Phone data show consumers avoiding stores, restaurants as COVID surges. (CBS News) With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next. (New York Times) The Dying Mall’s {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Independence on the Trails

I wrote last week how I was really dreading the holiday weekend. Mostly, I think it was because I’ve been looking forward to the long break from work for weeks… but now that it was here, I was disappointed in the plans I had made. However, it ended up all turning out much better than I expected! (Hooray for low expectations!) On Thursday, I had wanted to do the Skyline Traverse – an 18.5 mile hike that covers 5774 feet {Read More}

What I Read in June 2020

Another solid month of reading for me! With starting to see my friends a bit more, it wasn’t quite as high as April and May’s tally of twelve books each, but I still managed to read eight books this month, or two per week. That brings me to 53 books read this year, which is 3 books ahead of where I need to be to hit 100 books in 2020. I think this is the first year I’ve ever been {Read More}