meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • All I want for Christmas is a pale rose/dark ochre fried egg (Warm Nordic)
  • … Or maybe a giant remote-controlled flying shark… it’s on sale (Valna)
  • The Best Audiobooks of All Time (My Domaine) I have read four and listened to three!
  • How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America (VOX)
  • America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths (NYT) – follow-up: A Mother’s Right to Life (NYT)
  • I’m going to try this (Design Mom)
  • You’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you / You’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room / You say “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” to yourself over and over for about 10 seconds. (Independent)
  • Stepping back from the edge: My mom’s suicide changed everything. Here’s how I found hope again. (USA Today)
  • On a Sunday, no one should be forced to pretend they feel anything other than exhaustion, or deep Monday-related dread. (The Cut)
  • Been there, done that, got the picture (but not a selfie) (Star)

Have a great weekend.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • PSA: “Fast champagne—who wouldn’t want that?” (Food52) *Sidenote, I don’t have an ice bucket.*
  • Bear pom poms! (pom maker)
  • Library Planet is like a ‘Lonely Planet’ for libraries of the world (swiss miss)
  • Kids, it takes 1.71 days to poop out LEGO (Thrillist)
  • Remember, just be curious and kind (A Cup Of Jo)
  • “I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It,” (The New Yorker)
  • Avoid regret (Wakeup)
  • How to Work From Home Without Falling Into a Pit of Despair (Life Hacker)
  • So does this mean I am not turning 40, rather more like 10? (NYT)
  • Not much hope for a 6-year-old today (Outsider)
  • What has become of us (Revelist)
  • Memories (BuzzFeed)
  • I got Northern California, South Africa and the Caribbean (Seeker Project)
  • 21 Completely Subjective Rules for Raising Teenage Boys (A Cup Of Jo)
  • “Hey! And bring your kids too!” we told everyone: 20 Rules for Hosting a Holiday Party with Kids (Parents)

Cheers to a great weekend!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • The tragedy of the leaf blower is that it makes assholes of us all: The Devil’s Hair Dryer (CityLab)
  • I found the perfect winter coat (Moncler)
  • I want them all. (NYT)
  • Amazon says “The perfect holiday gift for family and friends!”: New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay (Amazon)
  • When drinking hot chocolate, I do not care if it’s organic, vegan and paleo with a hint of reishi mushrooms (Amazon)…
  • …But, I will eat these (Minimalist Baker)
  • Is there an Instagram feed for tech bros who bake bread yet? Do You Even Bake, Bro? (Eater)
  • And speaking of Instagram, I decided to stop following her (BuzzFeed)
  • Homemade holiday gift ideas if you’re not already busy enough (Shutterbean)
  • Puberty for the Middle-Aged: Forty-five-year-old women need a version of “the talk,” because our bodies are changing in ways that are both really weird and really uncomfortable. (NYT)
    but… it’s not too bad. Not too bad at all…
  • The blessing of aging (New Yorker)
  • It’s the Alcoholidays! (design crush)
  • I am one of those people who complains about how Amazon is very likely ruining the world but who buys things via Amazon regularly, and for that you may call me a hypocrite but also lump me into the same camp as pretty much everyone, in some way or another. Yes, I was also once a vegetarian who wore leather; I apologize. At least I didn’t eat bacon then. What Amazon Reviews Reveal About Humanity (BuzzFeed)
  • Something I should have saved from my childhood (ban.do)

And if you’re wondering where all of the circles of images are, I am changing things up. A bit of a time saver so I can actually post content that’s mine + more mobile-friendly. Tis the season to tinker. 

PS. There’s still time to place an order for my Hello 2019 Desktop Calendar! Deadline, December 3. Thanks!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome (Design*Sponge)
  • Jigsaw puzzle mashups (Boing boing)
  • They screwed up coffee; imagine what the cocktails will taste like (Extra Crispy)
  • Why Reading Is the Most Intelligent Thing You Can Do {Even Twilight? Because that’s what I am currently reading} (Inc.)
  • Nooooooo: Pine nuts might be making you ‘taste’’ what’s inside your digestive system, instead of what’s in your mouth. Vom emoji (Munchies)
  • What If Makeup Didn’t Have to Be a Tentpole of Womanhood? (Man Repeller)
  • This 3-year-old golden doodle named Professor Bunsen Honeydew has a 9 to 5 job at Mount Sinai’s children’s hospital where he has his very own business cards — here’s what his day is like {excuse me while I grab a box of kleenex} (Business Insider)
  • “Firefighters are consistently ranked the most beloved public servants, not just because they look good on calendars but because they treat everyone equally. Rich people don’t get their own ‘better’ firefighters, or at least they aren’t supposed to.” (The Atlantic)
  • Bess Kalb, twenty-nine: Kalb started a screenplay, talked about it to at least thirty friends and family members and two Uber drivers, and then never finished it (The New Yorker
  • The Watcher… oh hell no, I can’t even imagine! (The Cut)
  • I actually made this and Mike actually liked it (Running on Veggies)
  • My favourite pastime doesn’t sound so sketchy when written as a children’s book (Amazon)

Bundle up and have a great weekend!

PS. There’s still time to place an order for my Hello 2019 Desktop Calendar! Deadline, December 3. Thanks!

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13 reasons why

Today is Henry’s (Hank, Fuzzy Peach, Budders) 13th birthday! It’s been a rough few months, but we’re here. Last night at his vet appointment (our monthly visits are kind of like walking into Cheers… where everybody knows his name) the doctor told me to get him a cheeseburger and celebrate the day!

So in doing so, here are 13 reasons why Henry is the best! (because every dog is the best dog ever).

  1. He has had the same stuffie since the first day we got him
  2. We had to teach him how to swim, but now he loves the water
  3. He loves his friends and family
  4. There isn’t a mud puddle he hasn’t enjoyed

  5. He loves snow
  6. He’s a pretty awesome big brother
  7. He hates cars but loves boats (kind of)
  8. He has worked by my side (under my desk) for 11 years
  9. His favourite place to be is in the woods
  10. Even as a model, he’s always been shy
  11. He puts up with kids, despite being an old soul
  12. He’s okay posing for the billion photos I’ve taken of him
  13. He makes me happy

xomeg