meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • I am so excited but nervous to watch the new Little Women movie. I don’t want to hate it, but I don’t want to love it as much as the 1994 version. If I can’t handle Jo saying no to Laurie (played by Christian Bale), how the heck am I going to deal with Jo saying no to the Timothée Chalamet version of Laurie? These are the things that keep me up at night. (The New York Times)
    PS. I want a t-shirt that says: “As a girl, my heroine was Jo, as a woman, it’s Louisa May Alcott.” – Greta Gerwig
  • New goal for my many lists: “Today I’m going to be trying to become a VSCO girl because that’s my life goal, you know, I’m not focusing on college, not focusing on my grades, because that’s irrelevant,” (Vox)
  • Get an Emdash is my new favourite URL
  • Things I Do To Manage My Self Worth and Self Care (Latonya Yvette)
  • Nike is going down – how they treat women is disgusting (NYT)
  • There seems to be this idea out there, like, ‘Oh, millennials — they’re so obsessed with plants,’” … “It’s like, ‘Oh, she’s thirty-something and she doesn’t have kids? She must be filling that void with plants.’ Doom and Bloom: The Growing Millennial Obsession with Houseplants (elemental)
  • Now I kind of want an iPad Pro (Rambling Renovators)
  • The beautiful and ugliness of sports: When a soccer player’s hijab started falling off to reveal her hair, her opponents gathered around to provide cover while she fixed it (twitter) / Ohio High School Runner Disqualified for Wearing Hijab at District Meet (Runner’s World)
  • Oh man… this freaks me out. (Vice)
  • Pasta Grannies (Instagram)
  • I made my own (vegetarian) version of this and it was so good, I think I’ll eat it every single day, for the rest of my life (A Cup Of Jo)
  • I have never felt this way. Nope, never: On Being Happy for and Jealous of a Friend at the Same Time, “It can be hard to be really close to someone who’s trying to do the same thing that you do.” (The Atlantic)
  • … we’re doing a big backsliding with this whole Trump administration, but they’ll be gone in another year or so. I’m convinced of that. Then we can get rid of all the stuff that he did, start over again. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not too late to save the planet (Fast Company)
  • The first thing I do is open the blinds to bring in the light. I always say hello to the morning. Marie Kondo Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert on Tidying the Mind (KonMari)
  • The importance of tending to friendships – It was true that as parents of older kids, socializing with other moms was no longer part of our job description. Music Together classes and supervised playdates were long gone. Friendship was no longer automatic, but did that mean it was somehow less important? (Motherwell)
  • Japan’s “Mundane” Halloween Costume Party was the best thing on the internet last week(Kottke)
  • No, wait, this is even better: ‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations. Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality. (The New York Times)
  • A lot of this resonates with me: Work can be the thing we do in order to enjoy our free time—it doesn’t have to be a lifelong career, and we don’t always need to be pushing to be the boss. Forget having it “all”—why aren’t women allowed to just have “some,” and be happy with it?
    If You Don’t Want to Have Kids, You Don’t Have to Want a Career Instead. (VICE)
  • AND did you hear about my twenty-twenty calendars?!? Thanks to everyone who’ve ordered one already! And don’t forget, wall-calendars are now available at Inkwell!

It’s the weekend, and I am getting away! Can’t wait to spend some time here with my girlfriends (The Quarterdeck)


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