It’s October, the spookiest month of the year – and just one tiny step closer to being socially acceptable to be excited for Christmas! Yep, I’m one of those people. But don’t worry, I can contain myself – you won’t see a whisper of festive cheer anywhere on The Fort before December 1st. Or, y’know, late November at the least.
In the meantime, here’s some interesting reads and procrastination material I’ve collected over the last month!
- Yes Please is one of the warmest, funniest most inspiring books I’ve ever read. Here’s 5 lessons you can learn from the author, Amy Poehler.
- So how many people actually have sex on their wedding night?
- Matthew Clarke re-enacts adorable conversations he’s had in real life with his 2-year old daughter Coco – only Coco is portrayed by another grown man. Absolute gold.
- Sarah Starrs tells you 65 creative ways you can afford your dreams.
- Yuuuuum! The Londoner shares her one-pan English breakfast (because the last thing you want to do after a Sunday fry-up is deal with a mountain of greasy dishes!)
- The SNL ladies have a group text where they sometimes send each other goofy dubsmashes. Just beautiful.
- Maisha Z. Johnson explains tone policing with reference to the Nicki Minaj/Miley Cyrus quarrel. “Nicki sent the message that so many Black women want the world to know. It’s oppressive and unhelpful when people police the way we talk about our struggles.”
- HA! When you launch Internet Explorer by mistake. (Via Reddit)
- The master list of hair tutorials from A Beautiful Mess has really upped my game. Kat’s vivid red hair makes me want to do some colourful experimenting!
- There’s a small community in the Dominican Republic where some children are thought to be little girls until they approach puberty and unexpectedly grow male genitalia.
- My BFF shared this awesome tribute to Bill Murray in honour of his birthday last month!
- If you’re ready to start fending for yourself in the kitchen, here’s 10 dishes you should be able to cook by the time you’re 30.
- It begins with a simple “I made tea” and somehow unravels into flash fiction. Telescopic Text; An Expanding Story. So much fun!
Featured image by Vegan Feast Catering.