Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
- In stores and online, J. Crew is taking an extra 30 percent off sale items using the code SUMMER30. Unfortunately, I still can’t afford this necklace.
- Aerie‘s major semi-annual sale is going down right now. Their undies — a fave with The Frisky staff — are five for $16.50.
- I tend to be underwhelmed by a lot of The New York Times’ Modern Love columns, but two pieces this month have really blown me away. Laura Silverman’s piece about moving to India and finding herself in a sudden relationship with a man she barely knows is lovely and honest. And Courtney Queeney’s essay about being an abusive relationship is heartbreaking with dashes of humor.
- If you’ve been appalled by the treatment of Rachel Jeantel, the young woman who testified this week in the George Zimmerman trial, you should read this open letter to her on Role/Reboot. An excerpt:
I’m so sorry that you’re sitting on the stand right now, being interrogated like a criminal instead of another victim. I’m so sorry that people are judging you, fixated more on your beautiful brown skin, your carefully applied make-up, your body, your being, than your trauma and your pain. I’m sorry that you were born into a country where a man can pursue and kill a black boy, your friend, and go home the same night with the blessings of law enforcement officers. I’m sorry that you’ve been retraumatized, stigmatized, defamed, and attacked just because you were unlucky enough to love a black boy, to share time with him, to be the last one he ever called. I’m so sorry for your loss.
- There are certain facts in life. The Earth is round. Ryan Gosling is hot. The moon is not, unfortunately, made of cheese. And a book of essays by David Sedaris is guaranteed to make me piss my pants. His latest, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, is no exception.
- Attention sugar freaks and stoners: I am pretty sure you need to make time in your schedule to make and eat the fuck out of these S’mOreos.
- Alright, let me be honest. I am going to be playing Candy Crush all weekend, because I somehow just discovered it and it is blowing my mind/ruining my life. Join me!
- The remaining new episodes of “Breaking Bad” start airing in July, which means you have a few weeks to either refresh your memory on where season five left off, or, if you’ve never watched the show — what is wrong with you??!?!?! — binge and catch up with the rest of us.
- A friend of mine watch the documentary “Miss You Can Do It” on HBO On Demand and said she couldn’t stop crying. Sounds amazing to me!
- This week’s “Savage Love” podcast had two of the more amazing listener questions I’ve heard in years. Really, you should be listening to this podcast every week, but if you’re not, now is a good time to start.
- I’ve never been a huge fan of the Grateful Dead, but mashed up with the Notorious B.I.G.? Heaven. This Gratefully D.E.A.D. mix has been around for a while, but it’s one of my favorite things to listen to on a lazy Saturday afternoon.