After reading Shonda Rhimes book Year of Yes earlier this year, I resolved to be more outgoing in 2016. Where “yes” used to be a bad word for me (it’s basically how I talked myself into being a workaholic for years), these days I’m using it to force myself to have more fun. Recent exploits include cooking up a day at the pool with the APW team in the name of work. And heading up for a long weekend on the river, wherein I will try and teach my now-hundred-pound dog to swim (wish me luck and buoyancy!).
In other news, June is basically upon us (I know, I don’t know how it got here either). As part of a series we’re working on with Crate & Barrel to celebrate Pride next month, I invited my oldest BFF to crash a live registry event (for science, obvs). And I shit you not, less than a week later, she got engaged to her girlfriend. When I called her up to congratulate the two of them, I was like, “Is it because I made you go shopping for stemware together?” I’m just going to pretend the answer was yes, because that is my life’s dream. And now we get to plan a wedding! (There is no better part of working for APW than when your sequin-loving BFF gets engaged and turns to you and is like, “Be my Yoda?” Yes, yes I will.) So stay tuned next week for that post, which I’m more or less going to frame and hang on my wall now.
And with that, it’s your long weekend! Hop to it.
This would happen to every member of the APW staff if any of us ever got hired to work for a political campaign.
AWW: Check these famous musicians and their pets. Why not?
Taiwan just elected its first female president! (She’s also the first female elected to office ever in Taiwan!) #Slay
This baby can’t walk yet, but she can water ski for over 600 feet. WHAT.
Clarissa Ward, foreign correspondent for CNN, gave an interview on her path to journalism (including reporting from Afghanistan and Syria) and it’s pretty great.