Weekly Coffee Date – Andie Mitchell

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Hi friends! I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. Daniel and I spent the day doing some work around house and had a two person fourth of July cookout on our deck. It was very low key but as pleasant a holiday as I can remember. Do you have any fun traditions or do you just kind of play it by ear like us? Let me know below!

Here are some links I came across this week that I thought were interesting:

Here is an interesting article about how the standard advice given to kids isn’t always the best—like telling them to focus on the future and stay busy when they would probably be better off learning how to live in the moment and learning how to deal with boredom.

A newly discovered photo has raised the question if Amelia Earhart survived her crash landing. It appears to show a caucasian man and woman on the Japanese controlled Jaluit Atoll who could be Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan.

Daniel sent me this interview with one of his favorite soccer players, Jozy Altidore, who talks about his diet. His favorite cheat meal is Iskender which is a dish he discovered while playing in Turkey. He describes it as “It’s beef on top of buttered bread. It’s delicious, and the bread is baked all together and then you roll the beef on top and you eat it with special sauce or cream.” Sounds pretty good actually.

Most people self-report that they like their steaks medium-rare but according to the data it seems more people order it medium. I am a medium girl myself but I have always been of the opinion people should order their steak however they prefer and shouldn’t be mocked.

I watched the movie 20th Century Women this week and it instantly became one of my favorite movies. It was a beautiful story about a mother raising a son in 1979 Santa Barbara who enlists the help of two other women. It wasn’t heavy on plot but the characters and relationships were so moving and captivating. The whole cast is outstanding but Annette Bening is particularly incredible.

It is available on Amazon Prime for streaming. If you watch it, let me know what you think!

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