|art via Luci Everett|
I have been itching to post something, anything on my blog for the longest time and today I have finally obliged to reward myself for meeting two very big grad school deadlines yesterday.
So, here I am doing an in/out type of blog post where I talk about things I am enjoying vs. not lately. Except, that I am calling it, *drum roll please…* get in or get out or GIOGO for short. I’ve done ‘The Desi Knot Loves’ (⬅️read them all by clicking there) posts over the years, but I feel it’s a bit unfair to only talk about the good, so I decided to switch up the format and name. Seriously, what if I want to warn you guys of a fashion trend I despise?! See? It is crucial to talk about both “get ins” AND “get outs”. Without any further ado, here we GIOGO! ⬅️Get it? I crack myself up ;)
Clementines: I don’t know why clementines were the first thing that came to mind when I was thinking about things that I have been loving. They must be in season (?) right now because they have been striking the perfect balance between sweet and tart. And they’re so cute and tiny, it really just feels like I am eating candy.
Fuzzy blankets: I have one of those super soft, fuzzy microfiber blankets and lately, I have been laying it over my pillow when I sleep. And let me tell you, that extra furry feeling on my face strangely puts me to sleep like a baby most nights. And, that’s saying something considering I have insomnia problems.
Green Olives: I don’t have too much to say about this. Just that I have been obsessed with eating green olives lately, especially those spiced ones from the deli. Yum.
Summer excitement: I am REALLY into this one, like get in already! After experiencing a glimpse of warm weather while in Spain, I am now so stoked for the warmer months. No matter where the summer takes me, I am looking forward to a few constants: warm sunlight, wearing sandals, reading for pleasure, and having popsicles. These excitements all seem so childish, but I actually miss the simple delights of summer so much. I can’t wait to put my socks away for a while :))
Stating opinions as fact: This is likely one of my biggest pet peeves in life. We see it on the news, in magazine articles, and in “real life”. Sometimes I will hear someone telling a story of something that happened to them. And, they will make some odd statement like, “I know she was thinking something negative about me” or “He was looking at me funny because I am X”. X might be a race or a religion, for example. Like, how do you know what he was thinking? Are you a psychic? Not only are you spreading negativity about the person you are talking about, but you are also stressing yourself out about something you don’t even know is true. Some friendly advice: life is MUCH easier when you take people at face value, without making assumptions.
Leaving out an entire side of a story: I have a confession, I have watched a lot of crime documentaries in my time here on earth. I don’t really do it much anymore because I’m not allowed on account of my frequent nightmares, BUT…to the point, have you ever noticed how people present a person as this monster and never try to delve into why the person became the time to commit such brutal crimes. I am not saying it in a sense to justify the person’s actions. Instead, I am proposing the sharing of both sides of the story because it could help prevent future crimes. Many people who commit horrible crimes were extremely neglected or abused as children. Maybe we should be talking about some of the telltale similarities or trends criminals tend to follow, so this information can be used to be more aware about red flags. Instead, we just talk about how horribly monstrous the person is. The convicted criminals either end up in jail or dead, there is literally no benefit I see in spreading hate about them on TV. Who is that helping?
I hope you enjoyed reading my GIOGO piece? What are some of your “get ins” and “get outs” of the moment? Be sure to share in the comments section below!
With much respect and affection, ⬅️my favorite professor signs her emails like that!