After 9 years, the skyline just doesn’t get old here in Chitown.
How are you all? Doing your part to properly weekend?
Mine has been everything I wanted to be. After all the hulabaloo the past few weeks pre- and post- celebrating the big 3-5, I was happy this week to kick back a little and recharge, staying inside away from the sweatiness, prepping myself for the busy-ness of next weekend, and subsequent travel weeks to come all too soon (and still not soon enough).
Side note: My fantasy football draft is next weekend, and I have done zero research. Who has advice? Comment below.
The internet! Though I’ve somehow managed to keep myself off of the newsreel this week, I did walk away with some nuggets. Here we go:
I’m not really sure how I found this gem, but reading it brought tears to my eyes. The Pan Am flight out of Saigon that changed lives forever.
The price of an Olympic medal is more than just endless dedication and determination.
Related: This breaks my heart because it hits pretty close to home in some ways. The humiliating journey to Rio for two incredible athletes.
This seems obvious to me, but science now backs that traveling makes us far happier than that which can be bought.
There are no words, only sadness.
My recent binge of Murdoch Mysteries makes me, in a way, long for the days of ceremony and civility, but also reminds me that with those niceties comes a time where women had no voice, no vote, no career and bloody awful corsets. We have come a long way and have women like Jeanette Rankin to thank. But to be honest, how much has actually changed in the last 100 years?
Related: If male athletes were described the same way as women…
I’ve only made like 3 of these things. Apparently I have failed summer, and I have work to do.
That’s all I’ve got. What caught your eye this week?
Have a happy week! It’s gonna be a good one.
Written after chocolate syrup making. Stay tuned.