good things! (and podcast guest reveal!)

July 24, 2018

1) I’m not on call until September!  I don’t always mind so much but it really is so draining when G doesn’t sleep through the night yet + I’m getting nighttime phone calls too.  And I did it 14 of the past 28 days which is . .. too many.

But that has earned me a loooong break (none until mid-Sept!) and maybe G will be sleeping by then!  Or dare I hope.

2) So that guest I was incredibly excited about?  It’s Manoush Zomorodi!!  I loved her book (and project) Bored and Brilliant, and I’ve been listening to her voice through my phone/car radio for years, and I find her personality endearing and her perspective refreshing.  It was pretty thrilling to interview her!  Listen here or on any podcast app (well, not Spotify yet.  But hopefully eventually).

3) Guess which shorts I’m wearing right now?  Yep, the ones several of you hated.  It’s okay – I kind of understand why.  BUT, I’m oddly proud (feeling liberated?) that I kept them anyway.  I actually really like them (feel like they look good with a preppier shirt to sort of balance out the look), they are super comfortable, and several of my local friends gave me the thumbs up, which makes me think perhaps there’s a regional aspect of what is considered age-appropriate 🙂

here the age cutoff for these is more like . . . 60

Just recorded 3 more podcast episodes, and now I have the rest of this day off to luxuriate in my freedom.  Or something like that.  I’m just happy call is OVER!



  • Reply Erica S March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I love the shorts and I think I’m going to get them :-). But do they pass the sit-test?

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Yes 🙂 they are super comfy too! Bc there is definitely some stretch.

  • Reply Helen March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for a long time but have never commented, but had to on this post because, Whhaatt??? You interviewed Manoush Zomorodi??? She’s a radio and podcast celebrity!! That’s awesome and I can’t wait to listen to the episode.

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      I know right?!?!?!? And it was really really fun and she was so nice!!

  • Reply Abby March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I have the same shorts and LOVE them. They’re so comfortable, and actually have an inseam! I live by the motto — if you like it, wear it. 😉 {not that it matters, but I’m 31 & live in the midwest}

  • Reply Erika March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I loved this podcast episode and am already hooked on Note to Self! Can’t wait to listen to all the back episodes 🙂

  • Reply Alison March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I have similar shorts…they are my go-to with a longer/flowy tank this summer when I am wanting to look somewhat put together but casual. Excited to listen to your Manoush episode!

  • Reply Manasi March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I”m so glad you kept the shorts! I have a similar length pair I bought from madewell and I”m 35. I wear them all the time!

  • Reply omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Haha. Let me clarify. I did not HATE the shorts. I just thought they were kind of meh. They look nice on you, I just wasn’t that excited about them the way I was, say… about the shirt you also got.

    Enjoy your relaxing afternoon!

    • Reply omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      PS – The meh was NOT about them being age appropriate.

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Haha don”t worry I actually love your honesty! Good to know it wasn”t about age appropriateness though 😉

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Also I was sad your blog went private but totally understand while doing job negotiations! If you”re still writing email me the code!

  • Reply Erica S March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I just really wish your stylist had sent you these instead.

  • Reply edith March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    OMG! Manoush!! So cool!! Can’t wait to hear it! I read Bored and Brilliant after you recommended it (BTW, some of the best books I’ve read have come from your recommendations, so please don’t stop!) and love it.

    And I was too late to weigh-in originally, but I’m glad you kept the shorts 🙂

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