Now Trending – Best Links Week of 2.16

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Hi there. Did you guys miss me the past week? Did you even realize I was gone? Before we hop into the best links from the past two weeks, I’ll fill you in on where I’ve been since you’re all dying to know.

I mentioned Angela was visiting and a day after she left, A came out West. I had originally planned on having some posts written last Tuesday but then I had a real string of Mercury in retrograde. First, on Sunday morning I bee-bopped over to my car 4 or 5 blocks from my place because parking in the Marina on a weekend night is probably what my version of hell would be like and discovered my car had been broken into. They were super classy about it and used a wedge and unlocked it through the window rather than other parts of the city where they will unlock your car by throwing a brick through it. I stupidly keep an extra key in my console for when I’m running and that happened to be the only thing of value in my car. I was pretty sure they would later come back for my car so I filed an insurance claim and they relocked my car. Luckily the dealership for my car is just a few blocks from my apartment.

Tuesday night I stopped by the grocery store to buy avocados and berries and freak out on the lack of Fage 0% plain. When I got home I had to run to a brow appointment then discovered my phone was no where to be found. I tore apart my apartment and my car looking for it to no avail and then remembered to check Find my iPhone. My phone was currently somewhere on the Golden Gate Bridge. I wiped my phone, sent a message with my dad’s number to call and we would give them a reward for returning my phone.

About an hour later on my walk home from the Apple store, new iPhone 6 in hand, someone called my dad about my phone. They said they “found it” (despite the last place I remember seeing it was in my Transport Tote) and I asked them to leave it at customer service because I wasn’t trying to get murdered by some creep. I went back to Apple, returned my iPhone 6 but they couldn’t turn the service back on my phone because AT&T closes at midnight EST. So I lived like a pioneer for a little bit. Thank God for iMessage on Macs so I could tell A where to wait for me at the airport before I left since DryBar’s WiFi was not working that morning. Anyway, by Wednesday night I had a car with new locks and a phone that mainly worked other than iMessage and a bunch of unwritten blog posts and a stomach full of wine and Lazy Bear (more on that next week).

Travel
Um, I want to be in Sydney like right now.

It might be like negative one million degrees in NYC but I would go just to visit Don Draper’s office at the Museum of Moving Image.

Plotting out where to eat on upcoming trips with the James Beard long list.

Did you miss Davida’s Costa Rica travel diary? Why am I so in love with Central America?

Lifestyle
The worst part of growing up besides not having money handed to you is having to learn how to be an adult and have a job. I’m guilty of a lot of these career mistakes 20-somethings make but hey, learn from your mistakes, right?

Caught this apartment tour on Apartment Therapy… I want a black dining room. And this apartment is in the Marina with a balcony!

I want one of these rap-inspired embroidery pieces… but how can I choose just one?

Love these tips on how to be happy through habits. I always try to give one compliment a day and reach out to my friends on a weekly basis.

Food
Can I go be a school child in Brazil? Loving all these school lunches from around the world.

I just remembered I have pureed sweet potato so these sweet potato chocolate chip waffles are happening in my new waffle maker.

Need this Barbecue Tofu Bowl in my life.

Chat with me:
Do you ever have a string of bad luck when you have things you need to do? Did you miss me? What rap lyric would you like hanging up in your home? What country’s school lunch do you want the most?

29 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 2.16

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on February 20, 2015 10:18 am

Girl, I wish I was there to whip you up a mega batch of sweet potato chocolate chip waffles. That is some SERIOUS Limony Snickets right there. So are you back on the up and up now?
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 9:07 pm

Back on the up and up after last Tuesday! And that Lemony Snicker reference was THE BEST.

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on February 20, 2015 10:22 am

I’d say I have a pretty bad string of luck right now. Here’s hoping it turns around soon. The only good thing about 2015 so far has been visiting you. Maybe things will turn around once I turn 23? #oddyears
That black dining room is sooo cool, definitely you. Hopefully A will appease.
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 9:08 pm

Haha did we have the odd-year-even-year convo? Even years suck for me generally!

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Jill on February 20, 2015 10:34 am

Yes! Mercury retrograde is for real! Sometimes I feel it’s effects like crazy and others times it’s not strong for me. Sorry this one was a doozy for you!
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 9:03 pm

At least I know WHY it was happening!

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Brooke @ Silver LIning on February 20, 2015 10:54 am

AH it’s always so freaky when I lose my phone. It’s probably a bad sign that I’m so dependent on it, but seriously my whole world stops! Glad everything worked out okay in the end.

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Cassie on February 21, 2015 9:09 pm

Like how did people in the 90s do it?

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Chris on February 20, 2015 11:01 am

Looks like you had quite an adventurous week, with only Alcatraz being the good kind! I mean, come on… out of the yogurt you wanted?? That’s the worst!
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:55 pm

I LOL-ed at the yogurt. I think that was the worst part.

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Pragati // Simple Medicine on February 20, 2015 11:29 am

I have to go with bitch, please.

It always seems like bad things happen in clusters. I hope you had a great time with your guests, regardless.
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:54 pm

I agree!! Things totally happen in clusters!

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Kay @ Kay Bueno on February 20, 2015 11:30 am

I think you probably had the worst luck of anyone I know for like a week. Jeez. Karma wise, don’t you deserve like a month of good luck now?
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:54 pm

I think so… fingers crossed. It’s been better already, right?

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on February 20, 2015 12:19 pm

Yes! Make all the waffles!
Haha, I always love those around the world food posts showing different countries! So interesting!
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:54 pm

I got a waffle maker last week… it’s already been put to use :)

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 20, 2015 12:26 pm

Oh man sorry to hear about your bad luck! I’m glad you got everything worked out though!
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:25 pm

Thanks, Erin!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on February 20, 2015 1:03 pm

Wow, Cassie! That is totally a string of bad luck. I’m so sorry all that happened, but at least you are safe and sane! Great links and reads — I’ll need to get through some of these. Relax, enjoy your weekend and drink some more vino! You deserve it! :)
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:04 pm

Hahaha thank you! I definitely am about to enjoy a glass of Rose on this beautiful day!

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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on February 20, 2015 2:50 pm

My week has seriously been affected by this whole Mercury in Retrograde BS. I feel your pain and I’m ready for the weekend and to just hide out because how ridiculous.
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:04 pm

Here’s to the weekend being better and next week being awesome xo

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ganeeban on February 20, 2015 7:28 pm

I soo want “shawty swing my way” in that embroidery art thingy on Etsy. It’s not a rap lyric, but all 90s music is my fave! Sorry for all that bad luck, it does seem to come in spurts. Flat tire, parking ticket, and car being broken into – between J and in about a week. Fun times! Ugh, thieves drive me crazy! But I’m glad to hear everything seemed to work out for you :) Gotta stay positive! xoxo, ganeeban

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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:03 pm

That would be such a good one to!

Glad to know I’m not the only one with such lousy luck… xo

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Farrah on February 21, 2015 10:54 am

Wow. o_o I’m so sorry about your week! I hope you get a huge string of awesome luck to make up for it!

Love the “lunches around the world” link! :]

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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:03 pm

Haha I think my boyfriend being here two extra days was my awesome luck :)

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Kim on February 21, 2015 11:56 am

So cool to see all the different lunches! Makes ours look so boring!
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Cassie on February 21, 2015 8:01 pm

I know… and SO UNHEALTHY!

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