meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • People want to cook and eat together. Modern life has other plans. *my argument against a meal kit is the cost. I can’t justify $25 for a vegetarian dinner for two. That’s bananas. (The Atlantic)
  • “Roasting a nice chicken for people is such a good way to say ‘I love you.’” I recently found this note to myself scrawled on the back of an electric bill I had probably forgotten to pay, written one night after a dinner party. There was most likely a lot of wine that night (the best ideas always come from a lot of wine), which explains my poor penmanship and well-intentioned but fragmented deep chicken thought. (NYT)
  • Should I just wait for the movie? Can I handle a sequel? (Amazon)
  • A skullcuterie board (Small Fry)
  • Buying a certified organic cotton T-shirt rather than an ordinary one would save a staggering 2,457 litres of water – enough for one person to drink eight glasses of water a day for three and a half years. (The Guardian)
  • Why You Never See Your Friends Anymore. Our unpredictable and overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll on American society. (The Atlantic)
  • According to this, I’m off the hook for making school lunches. Halleluja! (Hither & Thither)
  • This Planter System Instantly Transforms Chain Link Fences Into Vertical Gardens (Core77)
  • If you made it through middle school without once holding a Sharpie under your nose, bless your pure and gentle heart. (Mel)
  • I am smart, I am blessed, I can do anything! (Twitter)

I ♥️ the weekend!

(photo) Years ago, I lived near this park and would run there every morning, it’s one of my favourite places.

meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • IT’S DECORATIVE GOURD SEASON, MOTHERFUCKERS (McSweeney’s)
  • When I see a travel post on Maui and the last photo is of our little beach (Ted’s beach), my heart breaks. (Dreams + Jeans)
  • Rum Runner’s Relay recap from a teammate! (Girl Goes Running)
  • Why I dislike every season that’s not summer. Happy Raynaud’s Awareness Month!
  • The next time you think your cat doesn’t care about you, think again (My Modern Met)
  • Lawns Are an Ecological Disaster. So, how can we unfuck lawns? (Gizmodo)
  • SEARCH HUMAN EQUALIZE: S.H.E. transforms the way we see women by transforming the way we search. With S.H.E., you’re helping give women’s accomplishments the visibility and representation they deserve by elevating them in search results.
  • New word: Mentrification. If “gentrification” describes the process by which one “improves” a place so it “conforms to middle-class taste”, mentrification achieves an equal status transformation by taking the history of female participation and achievement, and festooning its narrative with phalluses. When did The Beatles start to be remembered as rock legends, rather than a silly boy band teenaged girls liked? When men decided they liked them. (The Guardian)
  • 25 Clever and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas (Say Yes)
  • It’s so much more than cooking (The Week)
  • 10 essential Kids in the Hall sketches every Canadian should know = apologies in advance for sending you down a very entertaining rabbit hole. (CBC)

But sad not to see a Cathy/Kathie skit.

It’s the weekend, put on a happy face.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • Be kind. Read (Viral Hatch)
  • and… If we can only break through the awkwardness barrier, striking up conversations at random is the cheapest form of therapy there is (Mel)
  • Millennials Kill Everything [This data-heavy site is very well built] (The Pudding)
  • “Manic pixie ecowarrior,” or “annoying, white hopeless romantics.” What Does It Mean to Be a ‘VSCO Girl’? (The Cut)
  • Have you ever tried to grease the groove? (The Atlantic)
  • Have you ever tried these food hacks? (BuzzFeed)
  • Our photographs lead a double life: as memories that we can revisit, like journal entries; and as statements about ourselves to our social networks, like self-declarations—or self-promotion. (Artsy)
  • ‘A Doll For Everyone’: Meet Mattel’s Gender-Neutral Doll (Time)
  • Kids have questions for God – so good (Bored Panda)
  • Female Founders Are Changing the World. Please Stop Calling Them ‘Mompreneurs’ and ‘She-E-Os’. Enough with the cutesy nicknames. (Inc)
  • Greta Thunberg isn’t the only trailblazing young climate leader. Activists from the Amazon to Nigeria share their ideas for battling the climate crisis. (insider)
  • and… Here Are The 30 Best Signs From The 2019 Climate Strike (Bored Panda)
  • In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure (NYT)
  • and… We regret to inform you that you need to make small talk with your co-workers. Here’s how to master it. (NYT)
  • Extraordinary Routines
  • PSA: Women Should Go Out With Friends Twice A Week For Better Health (Creative Healthy Family)
  • Last year, the New York Public Library released an experiment to put the full text of novels in its Instagram Stories. Today, an estimated 300,000 people are reading books this way… And I barely have time for stories (Fast Company)
  • I am “hurt myself putting on my pants” years old. (McSweeney’s)

Hot damn, it’s the weekend! 🙌

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