Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Weekend Links / / Flight of WOW

39 Weeks Pregnant A few months ago, Jordan and I bought tickets for Flight of the Conchords' stateside tour. It was a bit of a risk considering we knew I'd be 39 weeks pregnant, but we figured we'd see how I was feeling. Reselling was always an option or Jordan could bring a buddy. Thankfully, I have been feeling well and so we settled in for the night (I have a few snaps from the night. Click on the Snapchat button to watch!). Jordan and I have been fans of Bret and Jemaine since their television show was on HBO. I'm so happy we had a chance to see them live!

In other Short family news, earlier this week, Jordan and I signed up for a Costco membership which truly feels like the most adult thing we've ever done. We were practically giddy browsing the aisles despite being fully stocked with groceries at home! What are your favorite Costco purchases?

So, how am I feeling at 39 weeks pregnant? Pretty good! Knowing baby boy will arrive any day now is a strange and exciting feeling.

Onto the links!

Chocolate Chip Cookies | I'm obsessed with Gimme Some Oven's recipe for chocolate chip cookies. They are fairly basic except for the addition of cornstarch, which apparently makes cookies chewier.

American Experience: New York: A Documentary Film by Ric Burns | Jordan and I love documentaries. We actually don't watch many current television shows, but we watch a lot of documentaries. Our new television came with the Amazon plugin, so we can finally watch Amazon Prime options easier. Ric Burns is the brother of Ken Burns who is probably more well-known. This documentary literally spans from New York's birth to present day and is beautiful and eye-opening.

Jennifer Aniston | Just when you think you can't like this woman even more she goes and writes a beautiful essay about a woman's worth.

"But I’m not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way, as our celebrity news culture would lead us all to believe. I resent being made to feel “less than” because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: “pregnant” or “fat.”"

As someone who dealt with infertility, I was really amazed by the sheer number of strangers who would ask personal questions about my fertility. Babies and marriage are exciting but they aren't for everyone and unless you are sharing life with someone it's best to ask what book you are reading instead of, when are you going to have a baby?

Flying with WOW Airlines | Do you remember hearing the extremely cheap ticket prices to Europe with the Icelandic airlines, WOW? I was excited until I realized they only fly out of the east coast. Emily and her husband flew to Amsterdam with WOW and I enjoyed reading the breakdown of which additional services they chose to pay for as most "budget" airlines come with catches.

63 Things Every Bride MUST Do The Week Before Her Wedding | Planning my wedding seems like a lifetime ago. Pinterest wasn't even around yet! The spectacle of wedding planning can easily get out-of-hand, so if you need a good laugh read some of Taylor's recent posts.

Happy Weekend, all!

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