meanwhile, elsewhere

Reporting from BERLIN! Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

  • Went on a deep dive with this love-triangle-true-story (The New Yorker)
  • Sunshine Pad Thai: my spirit food (101 Cookbooks)
  • And for dessert (Design*Sponge)
  • Charles & Ray Eames Pins (Design Milk)
  • Brands Are Not Our Friends: “The potential for something to be propelled forward by someone doesn’t really depend on how many followers they have,” … “It depends on how you treat them.” (The Atlantic)
  • And finally, Kristin, Jenna and I along with 44,386 others are running the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. It should be fun… and let’s hope fast. There are some big names lacing up including Eliud Kipchoge of the NIKE BREAKING2 attempt (National Geographic)

Have a great weekend!

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

      

  • Sisters (design crush)
  • Benefits Of Play (NPR)
  • Fancy a Gold Rush Cocktail? Waverley, y’all! (A Beautiful Mess)
  • Foolproof cacio e pepe (Smitten Kitchen)
  • Tomorrow looks promising (swiss miss)
  • 13 Reasons Why Libraries are Holding Us All Together (Read It Forward)
  • Here’s to all 180 million of you late risers, night crawlers and can’t-get-to-sleepers (NYT)
  • … however, everything looks better in the light of the morning. Cliché, maybe, but it works (Austin Kleon)
  • HOW TO JOG: A GUIDE FOR WOMEN – since some women insist on jogging despite men routinely making it explicitly clear they can’t help but murder them if they do, women should take extensive precautions when running (McSweeney’s)

Speaking of jogging me and my two lady-friends are running the BERLIN MARATHON is next weekend!!! No big deal. Happy weekend!(image)

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

       

  • Life tips (A Cup of Jo)
  • An unlikely fable, in which Birkenstocks become cool and double sales overnight (The Cut)
  • Guys, what do y’all think about this? (The Atlantic)
  • the common thought was that women “had four external bulges already — two breasts and two hips — and a money pocket inside their dress would make an ungainly fifth.” (The Pudding)
  • Happy Children Do Chores (NYT)
  • Melbourne has finally lost the title of world’s most liveable city after a seven-year reign (CNN)
  • Is it as bad as when it tries to be rice? (Thrillist)
  • The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard – College-educated women in particular underestimate the demands of parenthood and the difficulties of combining working and parenting, new research shows. (NYT)
  • It seems that men are out there getting into the bathtub like crabs (The Cut)

Happy Labour Day weekend! Fill it up with fun.(image)

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

  • Amazing: Did this unassuming small-town couple steal a $160 million Willem de Kooning painting? (Kottke)
  • Insta-repeat (Quartzy)
  • Missy’s Funky White Sis ft. Miss Tippy Toe: I dream of being this good at karaoke (BuzzFeed)
  • True. I laughed, then cried: I’m a burrito, hehe (Bored Panda)
  • Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning (Vanity Fair)
  • Shortcut jam, I’m intrigued (Food52)
  • It’s easy to become obese in America (VOX)
  • Doing something you are terrible at can be liberating (Wit & Delight)
  • “Oh you love murder? Me too!” (Vulture)

Weekend: Ok, let’s do this!(image)

10 words i’m not fine with

We can all agree that the worst word ever is panty, right? Especially when said by a man. Panty, panties, pantyhose, pantyliner, etc., they’re all terrible words that should not exist. Either wear underwear or wear nothing at all. Do not wear panties.

Here are 10 more words I can’t handle:

  1. FINE: Fine thanks, you? No one should ever aspire to be fine. It’s like no wall wants to be beige.
  2. FEBRUARY: Nothing against Pisces, I just think the spelling is problematic. What’s up with that R? Do we need it?
  3. STEW: Both the noun (I hate chunky soup (also see #10)) and the action. Do not stew on anything, make a damn decision.
  4. MOIST: I never liked the band because the word makes me uncomfortable. Sorry Erin Mac, I know you were a fan.
  1. FART: hate hate hate hate hate. Hate.
  2. BRAIN FART: Is this even related to a FART? Not only does it NOT make sense, but it’s also gross.
  3. A’INT: He ain’t heavy… he is NOT heavy.
  4. ARSE: Bums are soft and cushiony which is why the hard ARRRRR in arse doesn’t work for me.
  5. SPECIFIC: Is there a word more complicated to say on the first try?
  6. CHOWDER: Especially fish chowder. Creamy + chunky + cut up fish. I just can’t. That said, I put on my big girl panties and tried a bread bowl this winter. It was fine, but I felt like I was going against all of my moral values.

Honorable mention: CBC’s pronunciation of Shhhhedule, Shhhocial Shtudies, etc. Do you think it makes you sound more pretentious? Because it doesn’t.

There are more. So many more, but let’s not stew on this for any longer.