meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • People want to cook and eat together. Modern life has other plans. *my argument against a meal kit is the cost. I can’t justify $25 for a vegetarian dinner for two. That’s bananas. (The Atlantic)
  • “Roasting a nice chicken for people is such a good way to say ‘I love you.’” I recently found this note to myself scrawled on the back of an electric bill I had probably forgotten to pay, written one night after a dinner party. There was most likely a lot of wine that night (the best ideas always come from a lot of wine), which explains my poor penmanship and well-intentioned but fragmented deep chicken thought. (NYT)
  • Should I just wait for the movie? Can I handle a sequel? (Amazon)
  • A skullcuterie board (Small Fry)
  • Buying a certified organic cotton T-shirt rather than an ordinary one would save a staggering 2,457 litres of water – enough for one person to drink eight glasses of water a day for three and a half years. (The Guardian)
  • Why You Never See Your Friends Anymore. Our unpredictable and overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll on American society. (The Atlantic)
  • According to this, I’m off the hook for making school lunches. Halleluja! (Hither & Thither)
  • This Planter System Instantly Transforms Chain Link Fences Into Vertical Gardens (Core77)
  • If you made it through middle school without once holding a Sharpie under your nose, bless your pure and gentle heart. (Mel)
  • I am smart, I am blessed, I can do anything! (Twitter)

I ♥️ the weekend!

(photo) Years ago, I lived near this park and would run there every morning, it’s one of my favourite places.

meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • IT’S DECORATIVE GOURD SEASON, MOTHERFUCKERS (McSweeney’s)
  • When I see a travel post on Maui and the last photo is of our little beach (Ted’s beach), my heart breaks. (Dreams + Jeans)
  • Rum Runner’s Relay recap from a teammate! (Girl Goes Running)
  • Why I dislike every season that’s not summer. Happy Raynaud’s Awareness Month!
  • The next time you think your cat doesn’t care about you, think again (My Modern Met)
  • Lawns Are an Ecological Disaster. So, how can we unfuck lawns? (Gizmodo)
  • SEARCH HUMAN EQUALIZE: S.H.E. transforms the way we see women by transforming the way we search. With S.H.E., you’re helping give women’s accomplishments the visibility and representation they deserve by elevating them in search results.
  • New word: Mentrification. If “gentrification” describes the process by which one “improves” a place so it “conforms to middle-class taste”, mentrification achieves an equal status transformation by taking the history of female participation and achievement, and festooning its narrative with phalluses. When did The Beatles start to be remembered as rock legends, rather than a silly boy band teenaged girls liked? When men decided they liked them. (The Guardian)
  • 25 Clever and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas (Say Yes)
  • It’s so much more than cooking (The Week)
  • 10 essential Kids in the Hall sketches every Canadian should know = apologies in advance for sending you down a very entertaining rabbit hole. (CBC)

But sad not to see a Cathy/Kathie skit.

It’s the weekend, put on a happy face.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • Be kind. Read (Viral Hatch)
  • and… If we can only break through the awkwardness barrier, striking up conversations at random is the cheapest form of therapy there is (Mel)
  • Millennials Kill Everything [This data-heavy site is very well built] (The Pudding)
  • “Manic pixie ecowarrior,” or “annoying, white hopeless romantics.” What Does It Mean to Be a ‘VSCO Girl’? (The Cut)
  • Have you ever tried to grease the groove? (The Atlantic)
  • Have you ever tried these food hacks? (BuzzFeed)
  • Our photographs lead a double life: as memories that we can revisit, like journal entries; and as statements about ourselves to our social networks, like self-declarations—or self-promotion. (Artsy)
  • ‘A Doll For Everyone’: Meet Mattel’s Gender-Neutral Doll (Time)
  • Kids have questions for God – so good (Bored Panda)
  • Female Founders Are Changing the World. Please Stop Calling Them ‘Mompreneurs’ and ‘She-E-Os’. Enough with the cutesy nicknames. (Inc)
  • Greta Thunberg isn’t the only trailblazing young climate leader. Activists from the Amazon to Nigeria share their ideas for battling the climate crisis. (insider)
  • and… Here Are The 30 Best Signs From The 2019 Climate Strike (Bored Panda)
  • In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure (NYT)
  • and… We regret to inform you that you need to make small talk with your co-workers. Here’s how to master it. (NYT)
  • Extraordinary Routines
  • PSA: Women Should Go Out With Friends Twice A Week For Better Health (Creative Healthy Family)
  • Last year, the New York Public Library released an experiment to put the full text of novels in its Instagram Stories. Today, an estimated 300,000 people are reading books this way… And I barely have time for stories (Fast Company)
  • I am “hurt myself putting on my pants” years old. (McSweeney’s)

Hot damn, it’s the weekend! 🙌

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • An Open Letter to the Female Hat-Wearing Dog From “Go Dog, Go”: Who is this guy anyway, some sort of dog hat expert??  Who cares what he thinks???  Wear a hat you love and if he doesn’t like it?  F*#% him. (The Ugly Volvo)
  • Sometimes you’re just more a polka dot gal than a stripes gal. (Bored Panda)
  • Slofies in, selfies out (Fast Company)
  • “That’s how millennials and Gen Z-ers are playing the game — it’s not about jumping up titles, but moving into better work environments… They’re like silent fighters, rewriting policy under the nose of the boomers.” (NYT)
  • “I am doing this because you adults are shitting on my future.” (The New Yorker) + Goosebumps (Instagram)
  • The Crisis for Birds Is a Crisis for Us All. The mass disappearance of North American birds is a dire warning about the planet’s well-being. (NYT)
  • The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired (Gizmodo)
  • Why Some People Become Lifelong Readers and a lot rides on how parents present the activity to their kids. (The Atlantic)
  • Tegan And Sara’s New Book Reminds Us To Take Teens Seriously (BuzzFeed)
  • Candles for every occasion including fucking meetings (Whiskey River Soaps)
  • Busted: Stop anxiously planning your meal before you even get to the restaurant (via Jill, Eater)
  • I plan on making a vegetarian-non-Trade Joe’s version of this (A Cup Of Jo)
  • Why don’t doctors trust women? Because they don’t know much about us (The Guardian)
  • So far, I’ve driven the Arizona, California, Hawaii and Massachusetts drives… maybe more? I’d have to ask my parents. (Thrillist)
  • I’m moving to higher altitude (Information Is Beautiful)

It’s the weekend! Shine bright.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • Does using politically correct language actually make a person less of a jerk?—the test was deceptively simple. (Wired)
  • The paper artist, who also goes by Paperboyo, travels all over the world and creates playful images combining his hand-cut, black paper silhouettes with buildings, nature and iconic landmarks. (Honestly WTF)
  • Somewhat related, how lovely are these silhouettes: Anne Shirley + Gilbert Blythe or Kevin and Winnie (Sealhouette)
  • At almost 14 years in, I mostly practice what he preaches (A Whole Lotta Nothing)
  • “My name is Vivian. I am six years old. Why do you not make girl army men?” … “It’s happening.” The Green Army Women figurines will now be available by Christmas 2020 in four different military poses. (NPR)
  • Why I LOVE September (this was obviously not written by me but I am channeling the positivity) (In My Own Style)
  • The Most Common Smoothie Problems (& How to Solve Them) (Food52)
  • I just ordered my 2020 Stendig! (Stendig)
  • I concede that Twitter provides, at times, a more witty conversation than the one I might have with a 6-year-old (Parenting)
  • How to Cook for Every Back-to-School Meal (NYT)
  • But just eat a bit less meat (NYT)
  • Now I want to work at Trader Joe’s. This brings back memories of my favourite job ever, Ben & Jerry’s. (Instagram)
  • “Cheers.” I’d heard it on Fleabag, and I thought it was a cool, new way to say “thank you”. Little did I know that here in the United States of America, that is not the case. (Reductress)
  • Modern Love, The trailer. (Vulture)

This had me laughing. Enjoy

It’s the weekend! May it be glorious.

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