Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Things of Note:

Just a short list for you today, as most of last week was spent on Christmas and the Grand Canyon and, you know, getting engaged, rather than browsing the internet. 😀 And now New Years is right around the bend. We’re just having a small group of friends over, for drinkery and hanging out. Although two of those friends have learned how to open champagne bottles with a saber, so there’s talk of a saber-off between the two. Could get interesting.

What are you up to for New Years?


  1. “What It Means To Date A Girl Without A Father” thought provoking and unsettling. A little late to ask Johnny to read it I guess. 🙂

  2. Found you through the Whispering Sweetly Coast to Coast page – I’m in Austin too. Had to say that I enjoyed the literary magazine name generator tremendously!

  3. Interesting finds! You always manage to find some interesting links. I grew up in a public school system that had strict dress code and your only options were uniforms. Lots of those reasons because of gang related problems. I hate wearing uniforms and was super excited when high school came around and I was able to wear my regular clothes. I don’t necessarily believe that schools should go back to uniforms but I do think that schools should enforce dress codes. I think dress codes are important not just to help prevent a distracting environment for all students (not necessarily gender based..you don’t know how many times the boys talk to each other about their new Jordans) but because when they get into the workforce a dress code is important and going to school is getting prepared for that.

    Also, congrats on the engagements!

    1. Thank you! (on both counts) 🙂

      I understand your point about dress codes – it is a reality of the professional work place, and perhaps helps prepare for that. Though part of me thinks that maybe kids/teens should be allowed to wear what they want while they can. I also think most dress code rules tend to be applied to girls. My school had a dress code, but really the only thing applicable to boys was that they couldn’t wear hats. Girls had limits on skirt length, shorts length, what kind of straps their shirts had, etc. Heaven forbid a boy be ‘distracted’ by a shoulder or a leg. I wish the focus was more on teaching boys polite behavior/to respect girls, rather than policing what girls wear.

  4. Congrats on the engagement! I’m having a rather quiet New Year’s Eve this year. Planning on spending it home and doing some radical self care. 🙂