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Pinterest is giving me heart disease.

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

I arrived home a few days ago, just in time to be in my high school best friend's wedding. I wish I could say that I've done more than eat recipes I found on Pinterest and watch a lot of Netflix comedy specials (Iliza Shlesinger's Elder Millennial at least 4 times) during the in-between time, but I can't say that without lying through my teeth so I won't. All I've done really, is eat recipes I found on Pinterest and watch a lot of Netflix comedy specials (Iliza Shlesinger's Elder Millennial at least 4 times), although I have discovered I can make excellent pesto which is both a wonderful thing and a huge problem. I've made a lot of pesto. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's to me. Anyway, here's some pictures from Lexie's wedding. Congratulations Lexie, you looked beautiful and Jud looked great too.

After studying the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer over the course of this past semester, I think I want to make it a goal to study the life of C.S. Lewis during this break. His work is quite popular and I've read Mere Christianity and Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe like every good Christian kid is instructed to by their local youth pastor. However, I recently read his book A Grief Observed that he published under a pseudonym shortly after his wife died and have developed a fascination with how such a variety of theological explorations can come from one life. It also seems fitting because I'll be spending three months in his hometown of Belfast starting in January. I'm starting with the biography C.S. Lewis by Alister McGrath and I'm thinking I'll read through the rest of Narnia next, unless something in the biography points me elsewhere.

In other news, I'm planning on meeting up with a friend tomorrow and giving her a beret that I embroidered. It was my first attempt at a "lazy daisy" stitch and the look of the daisies certainly live up to that name. I'm hoping she finds them quirky and charming which is a nice way of saying wearable but ugly. Sorry Faith. Hope you like it anyways.

Did I really spend precious moments of my life trying to create an "aesthetically pleasing" picture just for this post? Yes, yes I did. Am I embarrassed about it? Not enough to not post this picture anyways.


Here is an unsolicited list of the stand-up specials that I have either watched or attempted to watch:

  1. Amy Schumer: The Leather Special - I watched about 10 minutes of this and realized that it wasn't actually funny, she was just talking a lot about her genitals. I would give it one star, generously.

  2. Iliza Shlesinger - She has a bunch of specials on Netflix and her older ones aren't the best (blatant racism still got a few chuckles in 2013) but her most recent one Elder Millennial is my favorite and I've watched it several times through.

  3. Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable - I love Ellen. I can't tell if it's funny or if I just love Ellen.

  4. Katherine Ryan: In Trouble - I didn't watch this one through. I think she was funny, just not my cup of tea.

  5. Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust - I know that she's a well-known comedian, but my interactions with Sarah Silverman have been limited to Wreck It Ralph and it was incredibly strange to hear the voice of Vanellope Von Schweetz making jokes about semen.

  6. Donald Glover: Weirdo - Incredible. Watch it right now.

  7. Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) - I think I liked it. She kinda grew on me. If comedians were friends, she wasn't that friend that I just instantly formed a bond with. But, she's definitely the kind of friend that said something rude about something I wore and I respected for being ballsy enough to say anything at all.

  8. James Acaster: Repertoire - I watched the first two episodes in the series and it's excellent. However, I will say, I needed subtitles to get all of the little jokes because he's wildly British.

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