Hey there, hot stuff! How’s your week going? I hope it’s great. Today is Vinyl Records Day. Maybe you could celebrate by making some crafts out of recycled vinyl? Or just bust out those LPs to actually listen to.

Right now I’m on a bus headed to New York City! I’m going to hang out there for a few days with my friends Ashley and Munchel. We’re all really excited, and I can’t wait to share our adventures with you when I get back. I know I probably won’t have beautiful views out of my bus window on 95 North like this carnival I saw last Tuesday, but that’s why I’m bringing a bunch of mail to keep me occupied!

Weekly Happiness Uncustomary Art | Carnival From Highway

One of the fun things I did this week was go to Baltimore’s Playground, a monthly event in Charm City in the warmer months. As always, there were hula hoops, parachutes, and jump ropes. Some girls brought their double dutch game hard, and I got to meet the operator of Discover Charm City. It’s a fun time, and next month Jason is going to be out of town, so I’m going to be running it for him. Come party in Fells Point on September 12th!

Weekly Happiness Uncustomary Art | Baltimore's Playground

Extra Sparkle:  the feelings of freshly shaven legs  my disposable camera still being on the bench when I came back for it  a beautiful view of a cornfield in Boring, MD  mailing a postcard from Boring  booking the trip to New York  Richard singing me our song to me in the car  admitting the real reason I wear glitter on my eyes every day  the idea that you should be wearing a different hat for different activities (eating, business, sex, etc.)  shouting “SURPRISE!” at Aline’s going away party  sexy spoon exercises at burlesque class  Sara carrying around half a piece of pie inside a napkin in her palm  new Farmers Market stamps  seeing a bunch of animals at the park including a beaver I named Al  feet in the bay, sun on my skin, arms wrapped around me  drinks at WharfRat  drinking moonshine in between my boyfriend and my best friend  people watching kids in costume at Otakon  visiting a sunflower field, even though the flowers were dead  having to make up a new word for my emotions lately: “hapstatic” (a combination of happy and ecstatic)  April getting out of her car at a stop light as she was following me to throw confetti in my window  days out driving by myself  Matthew texting me that he likes how I don’t care about alienating myself from everyone around me  a gift of glitter body spray from April  celebrating World Cat Day by reading to Bug  seeing how these ducks know how to play in the park

Weekly Happiness Uncustomary Art | Ducks On Playground

There’s still time to RSVP to my next event: Stuffed Animal Sleepover and send me your plushie for a party! And you can participate in my new Weekly Challenge, too!

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