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Fast Fashion: Cladwell’s Shift

Now, truth is I find myself wanting to buy more clothes when I feel like my life and my body are out of control.  Between expenses piling up and binge eating it’s clear I’m  running away from the ick I feel.  In fact I caught myself last week cruising cheap clothes online to get my quick endorphin fix. And then, I remember Cladwell.  Cladwell’s mission is to reduce the number of clothes we have and beat perpetual fast fashion consuming our lives.  The encourage folks to have fewer, higher quality clothes.  They have this amazing app I use to get dressed. Yes, the app is $7.99/month but well worth it if it keeps you from buying more clothes.  They also have a blog offering styling help to get us thinking more creatively with what we already own. Listen here to founder Blake Smith’s vision on how to break our consumerism and feeding into the lie that we’re somehow incomplete.

You Made It Weird: Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin.  Repeat after me: Naomi Ehk-pear-eh-ghen.  Now repeat again and again until you get it right because she is a gem among mundane mountains of stale, re-purposed comedy.  The wonderful Pete Holmes (who I’ve been growing to love via his radiant show “Crashing” which shows his early days in comedy as a new divorcee after growing up in a deep religious upbringing) featured her on his podcast “You Made It Weird” where you can see why she’s poised to take on her own show. Favorite quotes from the episode: “This is why in therapy they don’t let you see the notes.” “We’ve been together for 8 years and been to a lot of weddings – I don’t want people sitting at a circular table, waiting on some chicken breast, and making small talk with somebody’s cousin.” “I present as Alpha but I’m very deeply Beta.” “I love a funny awkward.  If you’re on the spectrum I’m into you.” “I was always into one-night stands for the intimate cuddle.” “It’s almost a microaggression to tell …

Weekly Meal Prep: List and Review

Every Sunday I make enough food to (hopefully) last the entire week.  The goal is to have healthy and nutritious food ready and available whenever I get hungry because finding quick vegan food for low blood sugar isn’t always easy. So I give you this week’s meal prep!  From top left to right: Crowd-pleasing vegan Caesar salad  Cut up pineapple Pra Ram Tofu Tangelos Vegan jack fruit ‘pulled pork’ tacos with pineapple Cacao energy bites Vegan buffalo ‘chicken’ salad Week’s Review: Best meal: the vegan jack fruit ‘pulled pork’ tacos were AMAZING!  Super easy to reheat, well-balanced sauce, the jack fruit does a great job of mimicking pork, and it kept all week! Worst meal: Pra Ram Tofu but only because the peanut butter sauce was a bit too sweet for me.

March Reads: Review of “Devil in the White City”

This past January I ran into an former coworker of mine.  We worked together ~ 5 years ago, she had moved around a bunch, and then returned to Athens, GA recently.  When we worked together she started a book club for our fellow coworkers and it made me read much more than I would on my own so I asked her, “hey, what are your thoughts on starting up that book club?” and she agreed! Thus the Biscuits and Books (BABs) book club began (I’ll fill you in later on how the name came to be 🙂 ). The first book was “The Devil in the White City,” a non-fiction that reads like a novel about the Chicago World’s Fair and follows the lead architect Daniel Burnham and arguably American’s first serial killer H.H. Holmes.  Erik Larson writes an incredibly engaging tale of the awesome magnitude of the fair and of Holmes’ perverse urges.  Larson also mentioned social movements that crystallized because of the Chicago World’s Fair and which still affect us today including mandatory …