Weeklyish Recap: Birthday Edition

I'm sure many of you were glued to this blog last week waiting for me to post for the second time, only to be sorely disappointed. "How," you may have asked, "could she have forgotten about doing a weekly update only one week in?" But! I did not forget. It was my birthday, which means celebrating for a week (#onlychild). Happy birthday to me!

Plus, I only had one article published, and I am not about to write an entire post for only one link that directly benefits me. 

Anyway, on with it:

THINGS I PUBLISHED THIS WEEK-ISH:

Austin's Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Food Trucks

Apparently Paperboy is a thing that I need to try? Also shout out to my fave, Via 313, who did not make the list, but provided me with vital sustenance during my birthday celebration.

How An Artist Turned His Quirky Passion Into A Career

It is fascinating to me how artists end up actually making money (pretty much how this series - which includes a UX designer and a book cover designer - has turned out). Also, my friends are soooo awesome.

5 Ways To Step Up Your Business Lunch Game

So many restaurants in Austin are now offering lunch made by actual chefs - there's no reason to go to Chipotle. 

The Secret Sadness of Being Independent

One of my more personal articles got reposted on Mogul this week. Reread and feel all the feels!

INTERESTING THINGS FROM OTHER PEOPLE:

I Packed Up My College Room, And With It, The Memory Of Him

The author of this article over at Literally, Darling is going to do her MFA at Columbia and after reading this reflective piece, it's pretty easy to see why.

How To Survive A Mass Shooting

A Shot In The Heart

Interview With A Woman Who Recently Had An Abortion at 32 Weeks

Sorry to be a downer on a Sunday, but these are the big stories. Probably better if I do not comment. (OK, one comment. That late-term abortion? $25,000. Upfront, cash.)

On a lighter note, RuPaul's Drag Race is doing a second all-stars round! #TeamAdore

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! I'm sorry but you'll never be as cool as my dad, who makes the best/worst puns, had a character-building paper route through several feet of Iowa snow, and writes GameFAQs that receive far more hits than my articles ever will. 

 Russell Family birthday dinner at Launderette where we all managed to look like normal humans, for once. Haha - we tricked you!

Russell Family birthday dinner at Launderette where we all managed to look like normal humans, for once. Haha - we tricked you!