Friday Favorites

This year feels like the first year in as long as I can remember that it feels like February has actually flown by. Maybe it’s because the sun has been out these past few days, and I’m feeling much happier and more optimistic in general, but the end of February is always a turning point in Pittsburgh winters, it seems like.

The only real downside to it almost being March is the reminder that we’ve been in pandemic mode for almost an entire year. That is absolutely still so surreal to me, and I still cannot believe it’s possible. BUT I am vaccinated and it was above 50 degrees out so I am choosing to remain positive.

Heather, a white woman in a wheelchair, is outside on her front porch. She's wearing a white top and a pair of sunglasses, and her left arm is resting on a black metal porch table. Her long brown hair is down and straight, and she's smiling at the camera.

Also… I tried a middle part this week to try to be “cool.” I think I will be going back to my old, side part ways for good! I’m happy in my non-hip ways, ha!

Now, on to the favorites from this week!

Dealing with Vaccine Hesitancy

This article really embodied how I’ve felt about a lot of things over this past year – the uncertainty in knowing how to navigate relationships with friends and family members who have wildly different pandemic views than I do. It’s still something that I struggle with honestly, but nice to know that others are in the same situation that I am.

Prime Time Paralympic Coverage

This is so exciting – this year, for the first time ever, NBC will be airing the coverage of the Paralympics during prime time. Paralympians are such incredible athletes and I’m so glad that they’ll get to see the prime time spotlight that they deserve.

Striped Short Sleeve Cashmere

I am starting to dip my toe into browsing some more spring-like clothes, and this sweater is at the very top of my current wish list. I love the casual-cool style of it, and the looser, boxy style. Love!

A*Teens Oral History

OMG, I don’t know if any of you loved the A*Teens like I did, but the minute that I read this headline I instantly started humming “Bouncing Off the Ceiling (Upside Down).” This was such a fun blast from the past, and so great to read about time as pop stars.

The Secret Life of the White House

I love really involved, long-form articles, and this one was no exception. It was such a fascinating look into the side of the White House that I don’t like about much – the residential side, and the people who have worked for years to keep the house part of the White House running smoothly. It’s interesting to learn how the First Families lived over the years.

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