Weekly Recap #3

In the blogging world…

Discovered a new blog, Love From Berlin, who nailed in this reader with the post about growing up in the lens of privilege and financial stability.

After some contemplating and some 2-5 year plan-making, I stumbled onto this article that helps those moving to Australia with the job hunt! As of now, I’m pretty sure I want to make my way over there within 2 years… it’s never too early to start laying some groundwork!

A list of best books read in 2014 via Sophie, who is a voracious reader who does monthly (at least) book lists. I love finding summaries like this! Stumbling onto a good book is a rarity these days, so word of mouth is more and more the way I find them. And isn’t it just devastating when you read a bad book? It’s like you’ve been betrayed by literature.

Alex talks about travel/travel writing burnout and as someone who’s dipped her toes into the real world for a bit, I start to see the amount of drive and drainage that one would experience in taking on this type of lifestyle. This will play a big role in how I plan out the next few years of my life… One year at a time, right?


I usually never catch up with anything in the celebrity or the film world, despite having told you guys that I’m a film geek. I just don’t get the point of following closely with celebrity lives. They do a job, they do it well, just leave them to it! However, a friend mention recently the deal with Sony and North Korea. And while I haven’t exactly read enough to say anything about it, George Clooney offers some great insight on the whole issue. This is one of the times that celebrity world happenings have larger impacts than the film industry.

Here‘s an outline that you should consider when making and keeping yourself accountable with all those upcoming New Year’s Resolutions, if any of you partake.

Parodies are great, especially when they speak so truthfully about things like voluntourism. Here are 11 of the best aid parodies.

In real life…

I watched the final Hobbit movie in a straight marathon at the Alamo Drafthouse (thanks!). Oddly, it didn’t feel like watching 3 movies, it felt like watching 1 movie… even though I sat in the same spot for 8 hours, I still expected it to be day out when I left the theaters.

A lot of coworkers jetted off back to their homes for the holidays while I sit here in my new fuzzy armchair (can it really be called an armchair and not a fuzzy next-level lawn chair?), drinking glühwein and contemplating my decision-making abilities. I’ve also typed out glühwein so often lately that I know in order to get the ü symbol on the Mac, it’s the second choice in the list of u possibilities.

Oh, speaking of my fuzzy new chair, I rearranged my whole room to accommodate it! Makes sense, right?

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 20.45.37 I didn’t forget about the Holidays. On Saturday, I went with a few friends to check out Austin’s Trail of Lights! If you’re following me on Twitter, this has been a long time coming. I’ve had to overcome great obstacles like work fatigue and general laziness, so I feel quite accomplished in this.

What did you find or do this week? Share in the comments below!

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  • http://adorngirl.com/ Ashanti Jason

    This week was just about getting the last bits for Christmas, thanks for the recommendations will definitely check out those other posts you read.

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks, Ashanti! Have a happy holiday! :)

  • Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Yes. Australia. Come.

    I’m in disbelief you sat through ALL those movies…I can’t even handle one movie for that long let alone a Tolkien classic. Big respect!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Hahaha I’m trying, I’m trying!

      I know, it was a big test for my attention span, but I made it! Should probably get a medal or something… ;)

  • http://www.tothedayslikethis.com/ Sammy @ Days Like This

    Totally makes sense. That is a great chair.

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Hahaha I’m glad… I’m not crazy then! ;)

  • http://www.crumbsinthebed.com/ Kerri

    Totally awesome chair. Well worth rearranging the room for it :)

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Hahaha I like that you agree ;)