meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Her treatment has proved what many of us have always known: No matter how beautiful you are, whom you marry, what palaces you occupy, charities you support, how faithful you are, how much money you accumulate or what good deeds you perform, in this society racism will still follow you. (NYT)
  • ‘Like sending bees to war’: the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession (The Guardian)
  • I’ve been loving oat milk in my smoothies and granola these days (CBC)
  • Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What’s Keeping Them Up? (TIME)
  • “I think I’m having a midlife crisis” (Rambling Renovators)
  • #16: Dogs Have The Biggest Heart Relative To Their Body… Obviously! (Bored Panda)
  • Hair Love, one of the Oscar-nominated animated short films is on YouTube. I suggest you give yourself seven minutes to watch it.
  • These make lovely travel albums (Chatbooks)
  • Can the Fitness Industry and Body Positivity Coexist? (medium)
  • Canada is a big country. We have big hearts but a small population. Nearly everyone killed was an immigrant. But nobody’s talking about that. Our headlines focus on the fact that they were Canadians, with deep roots here, who touched countless lives. The way it should be. (Twitter)
  • Hah! So true. I am still recovering. (The Cut)
  • “You should only wear one ‘nice’ piece of clothing at a time… Otherwise it’s too much. Too dressed,” Larry David says. “You have to be half-dressed. That’s my fashion theory, since you asked: Half Is More.” (Man Repeller)
  • Seasonal Depression Can Occur Any Time of Year (Life Hacker)
  • This one is for you, fellow design nerds (Paper Sizes)
  • This one is for you, fellow word nerds: “The ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won!” (The Washington Post)
  • This one is for you, my running besties (Yoga with Adriene)
  • This one is for you, my Dry January friends: How Do I Make Plans Without ‘Getting a Drink’? (The Cut)

Have a swell weekend. We are past halfway through January – I’ll drink to that!

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Little Women (Representation)

As I was putting together my annual Oscar Nomination Check List here are 10 things that were on my mind:

  1. WHITE MEN for the win!
  2. Wait, didn’t the AVENGERS and STAR WARS get nominated last year?
  3. Did the Academy intentionally give Greta and Noah the same amount of nominations so to keep their marriage intact?
  4. JOKER got the most nominations… is this a joke?*
  5. It’s a family affair with movie titles including A SISTER, SISTER, BROTHERHOOD, MARRIAGE STORY and PAIN AND GLORY
  6. Greta, I’m sorry. You got denied… but Amy (Florence Pugh) got Laurie and a nomination, not cool!
  7. Scarlett Johansson could win both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in one night.
  8. Which will be longer… THE IRISHMAN or Oscar Night?
  9. I am excited to watch PARASITE and JOJO RABBIT
  10. Movies I was (am) excited to see that did not make the cut: JUST MERCY and THE FARWELL

*When I mentioned to my friend Anna my disappointment about having to watch JOKER, she replied “Don’t! The list isn’t meant to be a punishment! Watch what sparks joy!”

I have seen 7 out of 53 nominations (BOMBSHELL, LITTLE WOMEN, MARRIAGE STORY, ROCKETMAN, THE IRISHMAN, THE TWO POPES and TOY STORY 4) so that’s not great and, to be honest, not a lot of the unseen titles are sparking much joy. I read on twitter someone suggesting we should have a Fake Oscar Night. Like Fake Prom Night—when you just do your own thing. I’m down for that and claim Michael B. Jordan as my date!

Good luck.

(Download a Oscar Noms 2020)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women. As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. ‘We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to.’ (WSJ)
  • What I Learned In Avalanche School. Ninety percent of human-avalanche encounters are triggered by humans, making humans the primary avalanche problem. Nature doesn’t kill people with avalanches. People kill people with avalanches… by taking an avalanche-safety course, we had statistically increased our chances of being killed in an avalanche. We were more likely to die now than we were at 8 a.m. (NYT) *David’s coach mentioned this article after telling him Mike is currently backcountry snowboarding*
  • Then I went down a rabbit hole: This story about the rescue at Cherry Bowl is amazing (Avalanche)
  • Orthorexia: an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food (Time)
  • Last week it was Dude With Sign and this week, Dog WIth Sign (Instagram)
  • I’m into this (Lainey Gossip)
  • Little Women’s Real Feminist Problem. Gerwig laid the story flat, cut it apart, and rearranged it; she added new sections and then turned the whole thing into a paper lantern—beautiful, unexpected, and glowing. She recognized what few filmmakers do when they approach a widely known story: Fans won’t countenance cutting major episodes, but they will happily see the story expanded in new directions. (The Atlantic)
  • Things I learned—good stuff (Design Mom) and (Twitter-Erin Ryan)
  • I did not get this memo so I am sticking with Meghan (because it’s the right way) (The Beaverton – via Ryan)
  • Seriously, if Halifax had a diner called All Day Baby, I’d be there Every Day Baby! (Oh Joy)
  • And may I introduce you to the breakfast board (Williams Sonoma):

Have a sweet weekend!

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