‘Editor’s Corner’ is a monthly-ish series highlighting what I’m loving, what I’ve been up to, what’s on my mind and more!
1. I was horrified and saddened to learn about the Atlanta-area spa shootings that took place earlier this month that punctuated the recent surge in violence against the AAPI community. My heart is heavy not only as an Asian-American woman, myself, but as a human being who abhors racism of any type and considers anti-racism to be one of the most important and most needed educational topics today. If you’d like to learn more or offer support, this Web site is a comprehensive resource, as is this Instagram post. This link provides verified fundraisers for the Atlanta-area spa shootings and other AAPI community fundraisers, and I found this article to be a worthwhile read in helping to explain the long legacy of anti-Asian violence in America.
2. ICYMI, last week I posted T’s latest guest post, Finding Truth Amongst Trash: Thoughts From A Veteran Journalist. I think it’s extremely relevant and really makes you think about where you’re sourcing your news.
3. Ha! – This is so true for me. I’d say I have a pretty regular bedtime, but there are definitely nights when I’ll go to bed at 8:30 and nights when I’ll go to bed around midnight or 1.
4. I’ve been loving these Almond Butter Almonds from Trader Joe’s as a snack or for a little something sweet after dinner.
5. Local peeps: Have you seen this video of Adventureland’s new ‘Dragon Slayer’ 4D Roller Coaster? I love roller coasters and can’t wait to check it out!
6. Okay, so my NCAA bracket is officially busted. I actually think it might have been my worst bracket to date?!!
7. A few movies T and I watched this month:
- Nomadland: A favorite to win best picture and possibly best director at the Oscars. We both thought it was pretty good and beautifully shot.
- Palm Springs: T picked this because it has a really high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He thought the writing and acting were good but the story was hit and miss. I didn’t care for it at all.
- Promising Young Woman: T and I both really liked this move. I LOVED it. Well, actually it’s not a movie that you necessarily love, per say, but one that you’re glad was made and made incredibly well. Carey Mulligan is fantastic in the lead role and is so deserving of her best actress Oscar nomination. T’s take: “Amazing script, love the contrast in how it was shot vs. the subject matter, great characters and character development and wild ending. The wild ending is kind of a spoiler though. Better off not knowing that.” My take: I loved everything about the movie, including the message, the characters, the aesthetic and the soundtrack. I also love how actors and actresses who have historically played “good guys” and “good girls” were cast to play the “bad guys” and “bad girls,” and that in itself was an integral part of the movie’s message. I also didn’t feel that the movie was blatantly sexist since two of the four “villains” in the movie were female.
8. This season’s Bachelor was crazy for a lot of reasons. Here are some of my random thoughts on the season:
- I think Matt did a pretty good job as the bachelor. I thought he seemed to be open and into the process, but then after talking with his mom and brother towards the end, I felt there was a major shift and he withdrew.
- It was actually pretty shocking how next level catty some of the women were this season. As viewers we, of course, don’t always get the full story or true context since editing plays a big part in the show, but it just seemed like there was a lot more nastiness than in past seasons. Especially when the second group of women and Heather Martin arrived.
- On the flip side, I enjoyed all the fun scenes that were shown on Women Tell All. I also loved the scene where Michelle was doing push-ups. I get that one of the main components of the show is drama, but these funny and lighthearted scenes were really fun to see and I wish got shown more often.
- I thought the majority of the fashion was particularly on point this season. One of my favorite parts of the show, actually, is seeing the dresses at the cocktail parties and rose ceremonies. On a related note, this is a great Instagram account that identifies the clothes the women wear on and off the show.
- Michelle is a gem. And from what we saw of her parents, they are, too. I’m so glad she’s one of the two bachelorettes and hope she finds love.
- I thought Emmanuel Acho was a great choice to host After The Final Rose. I first learned about Emmanuel through this video when he posted it last year. I really liked what he said to Rachel during his interview with her on ATFR: “There’s a difference between being racist and racially insensitive or racially ignorant. I’ve been very intentional about saying what you did was racially insensitive, it was racially ignorant, and it plays itself out as racism. But that doesn’t necessarily classify someone as racist. You have to pull back the curtains and look at their intention. Was their intention malicious?”
- In regards to Rachel and Chris Harrison, I just hope they can learn and grow from their past words/actions.
- Finally, I’m not sure if I love or hate myself for enjoying this show so much. Haha!
10. I have yet to NOT mention Taylor Swift in an Editor’s Corner. Consider it a forgone conclusion that she’ll be mentioned here wayyy more often than not. I was stoked that folklore won the Grammy for ‘Album of the Year’ and loved her performance at the show. I’ve also been listening to her first ‘from the vault’ song on repeat. I think it’s such a beautiful song!
11. I enjoyed clicking through The Most Wish Listed Stays and Most Booked Online Experiences by State. Seeing all the unique stays definitely gives me what the post calls “wish list wanderlust!”
12. Speaking of traveling, this is a neat story about our wedding photographer and his family packing up and hittin’ the road for an epic family adventure.
13. Talk about a sweet deal – Krispy Kreme is giving out free doughnuts to vaccinated customers every day for rest of 2021.
14. And lastly, ONE GOOD QUOTE:
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization.”-MAHATMA GANDHI
I hope you had a great March! It always takes me a few days or so to adjust to the time change, but I’m loving the extra hour of daylight we got this month!
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