Makeup for Lost Time?

Makeup for Lost Time?

I’ve been wanting to talk about something for over six months now but hadn’t figured out how to broach the subject, that is until a conversation with my bestie Michelle yesterday. (Love you Michelle!) 

I couldn’t contain myself as I burst out and told her how I felt like a teenager again. And ironically, she also felt reenergized, but for a different reason. That made for an amazing conversation. (Though I’m spoiled because every conversation with Michelle is amazing.)

I’ll explain, but first, a little background…

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The Super Sad Side of Keeping Score

The Super Sad Side of Keeping Score

Last year, Flannel Guy ROI offered a great book suggestion: “Super Sad True Love Story” by Gary Shteyngart. I don’t read a lot of fiction but I gave it a go since it came highly recommended.

The book’s theme surprised me. It’s about a lonely man, his girlfriend and her friends; a group of people who live their lives in a worrisome version of the future. The more I read, the more I saw the parallels between Shteyngart's work of fiction and modern life.

The characters live in a time where America has fallen from grace. The economy is in shambles, with the country deeply indebted to other nations—namely China, and the gap between the haves and the have nots is now a chasm.

Wait…it gets better.

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