This week was a celebration of love and friendship, so it’s no surprise that a few of my Friday Five are directly related to those themes! I am really interested in the analysis of Sex and the City, perhaps the best known and loved TV show about friendship and love from the late 90s and early 2000s. I hope you click through and the links I’ve shared below, and let me know what you think!
I’ve made a lot of friends locally, but most of my friends that I made in my 20s (and teens) are scattered all over the world. And even though technology is a wonderful thing, long-distance friendships are hard to maintain, especially those that began before smartphones and social media. I love this piece on keeping your long-distance friendships - I’m doing a girls-only friend weekend in April, and if you have the time and resources, I highly recommend you plan one too! Speaking of friends, check out my post on fun activities to do with your girlfriends (this is actually not that gender specific - most of these are fun activities to do with friends, regardless of gender)
Do you ever play that game where you imagine your life if you won the lottery and money were no object? In that version of my life, I’m a yogi traveler. However in real life, I don’t do nearly enough yoga even though I love it. It’s mostly a matter of consistency and routine, and I’m so inspired by this story of a whole year of yoga, that I’m going to attempt this very thing myself. Stay tuned.
Were you a fan of Sex and the City? As much as I loved that show in my 20s, I have so many issues with it as I watch it again in my 30s. Mostly I’m really annoyed that Carrie ended up with Big. He strung her along FOR SO LONG!! Girl, have some self respect and show him the door and shut it firmly. But she never did. My issues with the show almost made me forget just how groundbreaking the show was when it aired in the late 90s. Season 5 of the Origins podcast revisits the series and it’s place in pop culture and society. The podcast features interviews with the creators and cast (except Kim Cattrall, obviously) and talks about the show in the context of the time, and also what it means today. It’s also fascinating to hear Chris Noth talk about his character and I personally felt redeemed that he’s kinda meh on Big too!
I haven’t made this yet, but this recipe for Mango pie looks easy and sounds amazing. I’m totally going to cheat and use pre-made graham cracker crust, but since the original recipe includes it, I’m not going to feel the least bit guilty about it! This is also a great reason to visit your local Indian store for mango pulp. My favorites in Cleveland are Rimi’s indian Bakers n Grocers but Park to Shop in Asia Town also carries mango pulp (and a lot of other Indian and Asian groceries).
Nick introduced to me to these last week, and he’s so mad that the men’s version of this shoe sold out before he could get it. I did happen to get my hands on a pair in my size because the shoe gods happened to be shining down on me. Now, before you get too excited, the women’s version is sold out too, but bookmark NOBULL Project and subscribe to their email list for the heads up on some incredibly cool sneakers. I’m hoping that mine inspire me to get in the gym more, and they probably will because omg just look at how cute those soles are!!!!