Saturday, July 5, 2014

33. Things I'm Diggin' Lately

1. Advanced Style. This blog features fashion in the late ages. I love it because I behave and live like a 90 year old woman, I swear. Roommate and I hate late nights and we literally spent a Friday night watching old British comedies like Keeping up Appearances while I crocheted an afghan. We keep a notebook listing all our behaviors that line up with us being 90 years old. Seriously, it's a long list. Our theory is that we are the next counter-culture to follow the death of hipster culture. We're the late twenties living like late eighties cool counter-culture....at least that's what we are telling ourselves.

2. Fantasy. The only hard fantasy I've read is the Lord of the Rings series. Otherwise I've read urban-fantasy, which is like "fantasy-lite," or "diet-fantasy." A friend of mine recently recommended Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series and I'm loving it.

3. The Body Positive Movement. My interest in the Body Positive Movement started after reading Marilynn Wann's book Fat! So? This movement is all about embracing your body, no matter it's condition. Fat, thin, tall, tan, pasty, able-bodied or otherwise, the Body Positive Movement asks you to stop apologizing for your body and to start loving it. Tess Munster is also a big name in the movement with he line of all-sized "Efff Your Beauty Standards" t-shirts.

4. Community. I've been trying hard to get out in the community more frequently. EDS has limited my life so greatly, it can feel pretty hopeless sometimes. Getting out in the community as much as I can is refreshing and helps me feel like I'm in the driver's seat of my life rather than my illness. Roommate and I went to Cedar Falls' civic celebration "Sturgis Falls." We were only there for a few hours on Sunday before I started having POTS issues, but a few hours was better than being home-bound. Here's a photo from that day:


So that's my June in a nutshell. Pretty simple, slightly boring. I hope you all are having a great summer!

--d'Artagnan

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