Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Watch “Orange Is The New Black,” Read How To Build A Girl & Listen to “Millennial”


How To Build A Girl

I have a copy of Caitlin Moran’s How To Build A Girl and I have yet to start reading it, but from what I’ve been told so far, it’s worth being very excited about. The novel follows a teenager named Johanna as she reinvents herself into a drinking, sexing, music writer named Dolly Wilde – and the cracks in the persona she’s built. It’s described as “The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease,” and you can’t really go wrong with that! I’m going out of town this weekend, so I’ll give it a try on the plane.


Netflix decided to ruin all of our sleep schedules with a surprise early release of the third season of “Orange Is The New Black,” which I was sort of ragey about when I discovered the news last night. I haven’t gotten much sleep this we, so when we finally had the new season in our hands, there I was in an exhausted stupor! To stay up all night and become even more of a zombie, or go to sleep and miss out on the show? #HardChoices. COME ON, NETFLIX. SOME OF US HAVE TO GET UP THE NEXT MORNING FOR WORK. But let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth, shall we? Now that we’ve been blessed with this glorious binge-watching material, let’s grab ourselves a beer and lay in bed for at least a solid half of the weekend watching what Piper gets up to next.


I’m hooked on “Millennial,” a podcast produced and hosted by recent college grad Megan Tan, who’s taking us through the ups and downs of her early twenties in real time. As she carves out a life for herself, she stresses over the way every decision can dictate where life takes us, and doesn’t know what’s going to happen next. It’s addictive, and what I love most about it is her total honesty about her thought process and life’s imperfections.



Summer is upon us. It’s obviously time to make Nutella popsicles. Only two ingredients necessary (and one of those popsicle-shaped freezer molds that you’ll surely use all summer long)!