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Today is a good day. Today is my birthday!  Will made sure to remind me yesterday by blasting Taylor Swift’s “22” all evening, since it is now inapplicable.

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22 was a big year.  I graduated from college, saw my brother graduate from high school, got married, traveled, was featured in a magazine, got a full-time adult job, made new friends, started this little blog and learned so much about myself.  I’m so excited to see what this next year brings!

To celebrate, here are some of my favorite links from the week ;)

Let’s start out with some baking science.  Have you ever noticed that most recipes call for a 350 degree F oven?  Why is that?  What happens at 350? (hint: chemical reactions, phase changes and other things that excite baking nerds like me :) )

I’ve been getting the travel bug lately, itching to get on the road or outside.  I think it is the nice weather and the anticipation of vacations nudging me.  Traveling lets me learning about new places and new cultures.  It is an awesome opportunity to soak in new surroundings and different ways of living.  This is an interesting article about how millennials are changing travel.

Speaking of travel, did you know that there are people who are constantly painting the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco?  I think this is so interesting but would be a terrifying job.

On a different note, I don’t have a Fitbit, and I don’t really want one.  It’s not that I don’t want to walk more or stay hydrated, I just fear the control the Fitbit can have on our lives.  The band tells us to enter the food we eat, tracks our exercise, tells us to take more steps, to drink more water.  Those are all helpful and can keep us accountable, but are people prisoners to the electronic health tracker?  David Sedaris’s article about the Fitbit is great.  As usual, he is hilarious.

Jeni of Jeni’s Ice Cream gives great advice.  Work hard.

My office doesn’t have a window.  It has a door, which is a step up from a cubicle, but is nothing compared to this office.  This is the office I aspire to have as my home.  In fact, it is so wonderful that it deserves pictures.  Oh gosh, I love it so much.  You’re welcome.

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That’s all for this time.  See you on the other side of 23! :)

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