Feel-Better Friday, Part 3

I’m confused as to how this work week was only four days because it seems to have lasted ages…? In addition to being busy at work my back has been acting up, making it difficult to sleep or move around without pain. As a result (and compounded by the fact I’m on my period, wtf Mother Nature) I’ve been exhausted, slightly sad, and unable to go on the rides/runs/hikes that often bring me joy.

All of that’s to say: I need me some “Feel-Better Friday”! Let’s get to it.

To start, I thought I’d share a cartoon from one of my favorite Twitter cartoonists:

Half of the time I don’t really understand what his cartoons mean, but they make me laugh anyway.

Next, a video of a #gooddog I saw on my walk to work this morning (sorry for the weird video formats, I had to use a third-party tool to upload them):

…which then reminded me of another video I took on my way to work a few months back. May we all aspire to this level of commuting efficiency:

I’m also reminded of a man I saw on a my neighborhood walk earlier this week who was carrying a large bag of cleaning supplies and a vacuum (presumably on his way to a job). He was holding the bag in one hand and had the vacuum nozzle expertly slung over his shoulder, so that in the other hand he could hold his iPhone. I passed him as he was FaceTiming his young daughter and I overheard him say, “I love you so much.” I’m inspired by all the hardworking people supporting their families each and every day.

Speaking of inspiration – I’m more uninspired than usual this week (again, #thanksalot period-induced exhaustion and anxiety) and struggling to find other “Feel-Better”s to share.

The hashtag #FridayVibes happens to be currently trending on Twitter, which I thought would help inspire some content but in reality was just a bunch of selfies. In the spirit of the #FridayVibes selfie trend, however, I thought I’d share a pic of my current “Friday Vibe”:

Live from the office, it’s me, looking tired! If you zoom in you can even see pimples 🙂

To finish up, I’ll draw from another source of content: the book I’m currently reading, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant. If you don’t follow its author, Joel Golby, on Twitter yet, you should probably do so. Here are two of my favorite (humorous, personally relatable) passages from the book thus far:

(The author is British. I enjoy this quote in particular because Leslie frequently mentions how she wishes she could come back to the United States not to visit me, of course, but for the snacks.)
@my own mom.

That’s all for this week, folks… I managed to cheer myself up so I hope this post had the same effect on some of you!

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