Friday, October 5, 2012
What are you doing this weekend?
Happy Friday, friends! What are you doing this weekend? I'm packing up and heading north to see ACS and visit my college roomie, Mel, and her husband, Joe. Mel and I lived together for two-and-a-half years; she is one of the best people I know and one of my closest friends. We always have a blast when we get together and I cannot wait to see her.
What about you? What are you up to? If you're in the mood for some weekend reading, here're some links that might strike your fancy:
As someone who works in media, I found this piece about editorial salaries—and the discrepancies between what male and female editors make (yup, still; ugh)—pretty interesting. (Refinery29)
I have several family members who suffer from bipolar disorder. Sandy Doyle's piece about her own diagnosis for Rookie is a great, moving read. (Rookie)
This is a bit of a cheat, because it's actually a collection of articles, but The New York Times Magazine's "Inspiration Issue" is cool. Of particular note: "Junot Diaz Hates Writing Short Stories" (Diaz is one of my favorite authors; his The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is one of the best books I've ever read). (The New York Times)
Photo above: My cat Oscar. Would also like to copy what he's doing quite a bit this weekend. Would not like to copy the fact that he rubbed his head in something green last night and now has highlighter-green face fur. Alas.