Here’s something I want to share that recently came back to me — in an episode of Twin Peaks (side note: I have a soft spot for this show and I hope the revival isn’t garbage), FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper gives the Twin Peaks sheriff, Harry Truman, a solid gold piece of advice. “Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret,” he says. “Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.”
That’s the advice I also have for you. I’m not a big fan of the treat yo’self ethos that millennials like to use as an excuse for spending money, but both you and I should enjoy life’s small joys when they come. I hope you feel the same way.
Here’s what I read this week:
1. I already pre-ordered Joan Didion’s South and West weeks ago, and this review makes me excited to get my hands on it.
2. Meet George Howell, the dude behind the third-wave coffee craze and the originator of the Frappuccino.
3. A tale of fighting a Spotify hacker.
4. The next big blue-collar job is coding.
5. The fear of a feminist future. (This essay was written back in October pre-election and makes the assumption Hillary Clinton would be president, which makes this extra oooof.)
And a bonus: I’ve become a Candle Person and this one is my favorite so far.
Enjoy your week.