Friday round-up {Sept. 9, 2016}

Happy Friday! What a week it has been. After long weekends, I always feel discombobulated during the following four days. Do you guys ever get that feeling? I'm working from home today, which I both love and hate {plug: blog on that coming soon!}, but I'm also getting ready for a little bit of a staycation. I'm staying in Old Town Alexandria for the weekend and playing Hostess of the DC area for some friends coming up from Richmond. Honestly, though, who else always overpacks for a two-day trip? I'm searching for a cute weekender tote, but have yet to find one that I'm in love with.

So with that in mind, I thought I'd put together a little round-up of things I'm reading, listening to and — obviously — eating right now! 

THE NEWSLETTER QUEENS: If you're not already subscribed to TheSkimm, stop what you're doing. TheSkimm was founded a few years ago and is modeled as a sassy, fun morning newsletter to tell you what you need to know for the day. But wait — it gets better. They also have an app that connects to your calendar to give you a heads up on things like the new PSL release and when your boyf's favorite football team is playing. 

CAREER TALK: I'm a social media person and oftentimes my job expands beyond the scope of marketing into HR, Sales, Support, etc. But it's comforting to know my boss is probably worrying about the same stuff I am. 

GRAMMAR NAZI: Did you know that adjectives have to be in this order? Opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. Or even better: Non-English speakers have to LEARN that. I was an English + Journalism major and it was news to me. 

ANNA FARIS IS UNQUALIFIED: Just a hilarious podcast hosted by Anna Faris where she interviews celebrities about life, dating and relationship advice. I listen to it on the metro when rush hour makes me claustrophobic. Also — unqualified.com? That domain is lit. 

DON'T TALK TO THE WOMAN IN HEADPHONES: I didn't know this, and I'm sure it'll come as a surprise to you too. When I'm wearing headphones, I'm actually asking for a male specimen to come over a talk to me. Headphones, according to this psychology expert, are a universal sign to tap on my shoulder and strike up a conversation. 

KALE NEEDS SOME TLC TOO: I told my co-worker this week that the trick to eating kale is to massage it and everyone looked at me like I'm crazy. So I'm challenging you veggie lovers to watch the below video and try it for yourself. You'd be surprised! 

What about you? Do you have any fun plans? Let me know!