Five Things Friday (#16)

Happy Friday! I’m off to Nevada this weekend for a two-day shooting course. In the meantime, here are five things that hit the target for me!

1. Matriarch Handmade


I’ve followed Autumn on Instagram for ages. Her minimalist home decor and adorable family are total goals, and her products are so cute. The “Bitch, I might be” mug is the most me.

2. David Harbour

Not to be dramatic, but I would die for David Harbour and his fictional alter ego Jim Hopper.

3. Justice League


So we went to see Justice League on Tuesday night, which is $1 ticket night at our local cheap theater. I went in with super low expectations because 1) Batman vs Superman and 2) Everyone was talking about how horrible it was, but it was so fun! I have no idea what everyone was complaining about! It wasn’t poetic cinema or anything but it was a bunch of superheroes using their powers and making friends, so what’s not to like? Ezra Miller as the Flash was delightful and Gal Gadot continued to be perfect. I had few complaints.

4. This week’s Ask Polly: Why Am I So Lazy?


Heather Havrilesky (who is also great on twitter btw) goes hard in this one. I have a feeling a great many people left this article in tears, myself included.

Your letter suggests to me that you actually do want to change your habits. YOU want that, for yourself. It’s not about your marriage. Because getting shit done is never simple for you. It incites a major emotional response. And I would argue, given what I know from your letter, that your response is not merely ambivalent (which is unnerving enough on its own) but actually fearful. You are a fearful, avoidant person because you’re a little bit anxious about the world and the other people in it. Even though you seem relaxed enough to other people, the truth is that you privately expect way too much from yourself and from other people, too. Outwardly, you describe everything and everyone as wonderful. Inwardly, you’re preemptively disappointed to the point of wanting to avoid most people and situations. So you’ve chosen to hide. You will go to great lengths never to disappoint yourself, by clearing the lowest hurdles possible. You’re choosing a lifestyle of avoidance and low expectations.

Drag all of us underachievers to hell why don’t you, Heather?

5. Ben Franklin’s Song

I understand why Ben Franklin was left out of Hamilton, but this song really makes me wish he wasn’t because I was cackling like a hyena while listening to it. Heads up for major profanity.

Have a fantastic weekend, friends! See you next time.



Published by clairelaminen

I am a Ventura, California native with a compulsion to create. I'm a storyteller, through writing, photography, and occasionally music. Weekends are for camping with my husband, reading, and hunting for vintage treasures, which I sell in my Etsy shop, Peace & Goodwill. My favorite things include lavender lattes, swimming in the ocean, true crime podcasts, The X-Files, and Peaky Blinders. I hope to become a full-time writer, bestselling novelist, and a continually improving reflection of God's grace. Proverbs 16:24

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