Ellen DeGeneres is the golden-haired bridge between “us” and “them.” Everyone loves her, so when I found her candid interview on Dax Shepard’s new podcast, I was floored. Who knew she could be even more charming and open?
TWO || The Keepers
The Keepers is a true-crime Netflix original that centers around the unsolved murder of nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, and two former students who are trying to solve the case. In digging up those skeletons, they unearth something even more diabolical. This docuseries is gut-wrenching. Catholicism. Rape. Murder. Cover-ups and corruption. It’s terrible. But it’s a must-see.
Episode 2 will destroy your life.
Actually, it just gets worse from there.
Lucy Maud Montgomery—writer of 19 novels, including my favorite Anne of Green Gables—is my soul sister. I will forever be thankful to her because she gave me Anne, and Anne gave me the courage I needed to proudly embrace being smart.
Smarter than the boys.
And if/when I wasn’t the smartest, I found the courage to be okay with that (eventually) and continued to be voracious in my pursuit of knowledge.
Thank you, Lucy Maud Montgomery, for fighting against sexism, depression, and rejection. My path has been more sure-footed because you and Anne lit the way.
FOUR || Sure Sure
Your new favorite band, Sure Sure. Four quirky guys and an alt-indie pop sound that’ll be sure to get your foot a-tapping.
FIVE || Zola Wedding Registry
I had not heard of Zola until an engaged friend of mine showed me where she was registered. Color me excited! You can register for all the brands and best gifts—towels, vacuums, cutlery, pet stuffs, you name it—but also (and this is my favorite part) experiences! I’m talkin’ hotels, fitness classes, wine clubs, honeymoon funds, airfare! Eek!
My middle little brother (as he is affectionately known around my apartment) popped the question to his sweetheart on TUESDAY, y’all! So maybe this will be a game changer for them as they register for gifts.
Also, congrats and best wishes to Cai and Sam on their engagement. I love ya, middle little.