meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • Does using politically correct language actually make a person less of a jerk?—the test was deceptively simple. (Wired)
  • The paper artist, who also goes by Paperboyo, travels all over the world and creates playful images combining his hand-cut, black paper silhouettes with buildings, nature and iconic landmarks. (Honestly WTF)
  • Somewhat related, how lovely are these silhouettes: Anne Shirley + Gilbert Blythe or Kevin and Winnie (Sealhouette)
  • At almost 14 years in, I mostly practice what he preaches (A Whole Lotta Nothing)
  • “My name is Vivian. I am six years old. Why do you not make girl army men?” … “It’s happening.” The Green Army Women figurines will now be available by Christmas 2020 in four different military poses. (NPR)
  • Why I LOVE September (this was obviously not written by me but I am channeling the positivity) (In My Own Style)
  • The Most Common Smoothie Problems (& How to Solve Them) (Food52)
  • I just ordered my 2020 Stendig! (Stendig)
  • I concede that Twitter provides, at times, a more witty conversation than the one I might have with a 6-year-old (Parenting)
  • How to Cook for Every Back-to-School Meal (NYT)
  • But just eat a bit less meat (NYT)
  • Now I want to work at Trader Joe’s. This brings back memories of my favourite job ever, Ben & Jerry’s. (Instagram)
  • “Cheers.” I’d heard it on Fleabag, and I thought it was a cool, new way to say “thank you”. Little did I know that here in the United States of America, that is not the case. (Reductress)
  • Modern Love, The trailer. (Vulture)

This had me laughing. Enjoy

It’s the weekend! May it be glorious.

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5 quick questions

  1. Do you wash your legs with soap?
    I do, but I keep hearing that this is odd behaviour.
    (totally related article from Forbes)
  2. If you had a ton of extra money what would you spend it on?
    For me, it’d be a Pete’s Frootique salad station in my house.
  3. Do you wear underwear when you workout?
    I do, but some say the liners in running shorts should be enough.
    (totally related article from Huffington Post *warning, the word moist is used)
  4. Are you a Patreon to any podcasts?
    I pay $0.99/month to Ologies because it always makes me happy.
  5. Do you recline your seat on an airplane?
    I just can’t. The guilt is worse than a sore back.
    (totally related listen from This American Life)

Plus one random thought… How are people taking selfies on the top of Mount Everest? My phone dies as soon as the temp drops down to 5 degrees.
(totally related article from The Sun)

That’s all. I’d love to know your answers. Hook me up.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • Here’s the vibe:  a creamy pie with the spice and tang of ginger, a kick of rum, the brightness of lime, the bitterness of dark chocolate, and the nuttiness of toasty pecan in a brilliant nut crust and candied pie topping. It’s a Dark and Stormy Pie and it’s early autumn perfection. (Joy The Baker)
  • Plant swaps and virtual plant appointments… as the world falls apart, we become more and more obsessed with houseplants. (Homestead Brooklyn, The Sill)
  • You spend an inordinate amount of time discussing who’s been to the potty, and when. ATTENDING BURNING MAN OR PARENTING A TODDLER? (McSweeney’s)
  • This chef-approved storage solution is about to change your life. (Food & Wine)
  • A friend who has dyslexia described to me how she experienced reading… (Geon)
  • Honeyland
  • Vacation with an artist (VAWAA)
  • Wrapping up summer (SF Girl)

It’s the weekend, stay dry!

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