meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Thursday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in


To avoid saying what everyone is saying about the end of 2020, I’m going to just quietly exit the room and hope for good stuff ahead.

  • I read (mostly listened) to a lot of great books in 2020, how about you? (goodreads)
  • Women Who Work Print (The House That Lars Built)
  • Most people would be happy to never shake your hand again (Fast Company)
  • O baby! Here are Nova Scotia’s top names for 2020 (CBC)
  • No, This Pandemic Is Not Over. Please Don’t Act Like It Is. (Vogue)
  • I bought this… if I say it and wear it and believe it, do you think it will happen? (Oiselle)
  • What The Start Of The ‘Aquarian Decade’ Means For Your Zodiac Sign … I guess it’s time to finally download Tiktok… (Elle)
  • And finally, the dogs of 2020 *warning, you may cry, I did!* (Instagram via Charlie’s mom, Erin – miss you puppers xox)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Why include pronouns in your email signature (Ryerson) and samples that you may incorporate in your email signature (LGBT UCSF)
  • But always remember, YOU CAN’T CALL YOURSELF A WOMAN UNTIL A MAN HAS WRITTEN A WALL STREET JOURNAL OP-ED ON WHY YOU DON’T DESERVE THE TITLE YOU’VE EARNED (McSweeney’s)

One time I was in a grocery store, and I struck up a conversation with a woman in the produce aisle. She introduced herself as “Dr. Johnson,” but when I turned around, dropped my pants, and told her I needed a prostate exam, she accused me of “harassment” and “public indecency.” At least I’m not the one being accused of malpractice, kiddo.

  • And Why I’m Using Dr. From Here on out (Vogue)
  • Tom Cruise’s temper tantrum or the set crew for Not Following COVID-19 Safety Protocols… which behaviour is less acceptable? (Variety)
  • Cause of Life (NYT)
  • I’m into these vintage-inspired Persian vinyl runners for the kitchen (Food52)
  • Winter dinner plans: Crisp Gnocchi With Brussels Sprouts and Brown Butter (NYT Cooking)
  • For the ballet fans out there: Disney+’s Dance Docuseries On Pointe (Playbill)
  • I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Vegetarian Ramen (Bon Appetit)
  • Hang in There, Help Is on the Way… Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it. (NYT)
  • My biggest regret of 2020 is not writing down the recipe I made up for Peach-Pink Grapefruit Marmalade. (flour on my face)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! xo

(image: Bridget Jones!)

meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Of the 25 best TV shows of 2020, I’ve watched 8. (AVClub via Sophie)
  • Of the 100 notable books of 2020, I’ve read 2. (NYT)
  • And here’s the best of the 2020 good news stories (My Modern Net)
  • And ff you’re digging this positive vibe, this story will get you! (The Lily via Erin)

“We are all struggling in some way right now, and we could all use a little magic. If she grows up with a sense of wonder and creativity and feels surrounded by love and magic, she is going to want to give that back to the world… Since the beginning, I’ve been thinking about the children, how hard it must be to be a parent right now, how this is going to affect the way they see the world for the rest of their lives. They could use a little magic.”

  • Jill and I made Latkes, and they were delicious. I plan to make them again using Kristin’s recipe, but here’s the one we followed: Oven-Fried Potato Latkes
  • And now I want to have a party so I can make Party Latkes! (Dinner, A Love Story)
  • How to keep your front-loading washer moisture-free! (Door Sixteen)
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada calls himself a feminist and has been proud of his government’s efforts to empower women worldwide. So a question for Trudeau and all Canadians: Why does Canada host a company that inflicts rape videos on the world? The Children of Pornhub – Why does Canada allow this company to profit off videos of exploitation and assault? (NYT)
  • How Real Estate TV Became a Cruel Joke – Why would I want to watch celebrities shop for multimillion-dollar mansions while I get priced out of my own city? (The Walrus)
  • America’s Most Hated Garment – Not even a pandemic will silence the sweatpants scolds. (The Atlantic)
    (Note: It’s my second most hated garment, behind basketball shorts)
  • 65% of Women Say That the Pandemic Has Affected Their Periods (Women’s Health Mag)
  • A less miserable winter (Vox)
  • Is it too late to ask Santa for an Ostrich Pillow or this puzzle?

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • What if we were as serious about ending violence as ending the pandemic? (The Globe and Mail)
  • While I do appreciate the white people who marched beside me, yelling that Black lives did indeed matter, I worry that some of them went home, placed their handwritten signs down, and will never pick them up again, except to place them in the trash. I worry that white customers ordered these books and simply thought “I did a good deed today,” and rolled over to sleep.About That Wave of Anti-Racist Bestsellers Over the Summer… (Lit Hub)
  • An oversized DIY wreath made with pool noodles! (A Beautiful Mess)
  • And the COLOR(S) OF THE YEAR 2021 are… (design\milk)
  • Though this tree puts the blue in blue spruce, it is trying its best and I think that’s brave. I also think this crestfallen conifer is the closest thing we’re going to get to sexy this year. I mean, look around you. This is the year that grey sweatpants season lasted nine months yet none of us were outside to see it. We spent all of election week thirst-tweeting about a pair of GAP khakis. We’re spiraling! – Actually, People’s Sexiest Man Alive Is The Depressed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (Elle)
  • But in all seriousness, I have been campaigning for this victory for over a decade. I believed, just like Coach Taylor believed.
  • “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” plus 32 more Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me (Forge)
  • Feel Good Friday: A Newsletter Proposal, in Six Words (NYT)
  • What would be in your museum of smells? For me, the jewelry box in my grandmother’s bedroom and my poppy’s pipe (NYT)
  • A remote town in Italy has only two residents but the elderly pair still wear face masks and social distance (Insider)
  • NAILED IT
  • So I bought a Nintendo Switch—ostensibly as a reward for Sylvie’s stellar academic performance, but also because I wanted the Xbox all to myself. – ‘Wait, Sylvie’s Dad Plays?!’ The Joy of Fortnite Parenting: I picked up the controller to keep tabs on my fifth-grader. What I got was a window into her world—and a lesson in 21st-century fatherhood. (Wired)
  • And finally, can you name just one reason why you’re happy today? (Instagram)

Until we meet again, xo

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My two favourite 2020 holiday ads: …instead of wars we will have dance floors and I think to myself, that’s a pretty cool world.

meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • How’s this for cozy? I really really want a woodstove in my life (swissmiss)
  • Instagram has gone from being a cute, banal photo-sharing app to a shopping app in Facebook’s growing arsenal of websites designed to mine user data to better sell ads back to them. (Jezabel)
  • Yum
  • Miles’ wants this for Christmas (Ebay)
  • Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars (Marker)
  • And because I have a few jars, I may try and make Savory-Sweet Shallot Jam (Food52)
  • Say Hello to Elliot Page (LaineyGossip)
  • That’s right. NASA was under the impression that Sally Ride’s seven days in space would require 100 tampons. We have many, many questions about the logic behind that theory (Vox via Kristin)
  • My December project:

Until we meet again, xo

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