On My Radar

This week has drained me. After coming back from a nine day trip I went straight back to work and yes I am still jet lagged, but I am so happy it’s finally Friday!

ONE // Emma Watson Singing for Beauty and the Beast

On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m at a 15 in terms of excitement over seeing Beauty and the Beast in March. AAAah!!! All the teasers they are sharing are simply perfection. The most recent one is a clip of Emma Watson singing. It’s not Disney princess-y at all (which I love)… it’s so very Emma and, as an extension, feels so very Belle. The countdown is ON.

TWO // Travel the USA by Train

I was blown away by how cool this is… you can travel from coast to coast via train, and it’s very inexpensive. I’m someone who can sleep literally anywhere, plane, car, so I’m sure I wouldn’t mind sleeping on a train, but the experience seems like an incredible one. If I ever have a big writing project, I’d consider doing this as an alternative to the “cabin in the woods” cliche.

THREE // A Selection of the 30 Most Disappointing Under 30

This is kind of a shifting gears type of read, this piece from the The New Yorker had me in stitches. It’s such a funny jab at 20-somethings. (The best part is that you definitely know at lease one of these “people” in real life.)

FOUR // Character Update from The Overachievers

Did anyone else read The Overachievers. It was such a great examination of high schoolers going through the college process. I didn’t read it until I was in college, thank goodness, but it definitely hit close to home. I’m friends with the author on Facebook and follow along with her posts there. She recently shared a character update (like a “where is she now?”) on her FB page. I hope she continues to do more!!!

FIVE // Weatherman’s Response to Daughter

I don’t know why I found this text exchange between a weatherman and his daughter to be so funny, but I did. And I hope you get a good laugh from it as well!

Happy Friday!