meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Portable, delicious, and show-stopping, it’s time to bring this classic back: The Party Loaf Is the Old-School Recipe That’ll Blow Your Next BBQ Away (Esquire)
  • Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach Share Their California Home (AD)
  • And LaTonya Yvette’s Colorful Farmhouse Was Built for Black Joy (Cup Of Jo)
  • Hey kids in sports (and parents of kids in sports): the best way to turn off the stress response and increase recovery is not to rage but rather to engage in “social recovery,” or hanging out with friends. Keeping the stress response active after the buzzer rings is actually detrimental to future performance. (Growth Equation via Lee)
  • TikTok Has Spoken: Jam Seltzer Is Summer 2022’s Newest Drink Craze (PureWow)
  • Family’s Pet Tortoise Missing for 30 Years Is Found Alive and Well in the Attic (My Modern Met)
  • Here’s Why Pandemic Fatigue Is (Still) So Draining (Self)
  • Billy Eichner and Mae Martin have called out Netflix’s support of Dave Chappelle’s jokes about queer and trans people — in a comedy special released by Netflix itself. (Variety)
  • The physical therapy metaphor (Seth’s Blog)
  • Is the Shirtless Football Scene in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Better Than the Shirtless Volleyball Scene in ‘Top Gun’? An Investigation. (The Ringer)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



Y’all, it’s been a minute – or a month – since I last posted a Friday Finds post. Sorry, May was bonkers-busy! Let’s see – what did I miss, online:

  • Promising early review of the latest Sally Rooney adaptation ‘Conversations With Friends’ for all the fans of Normal People. You know who you are, wink. (Instagram)
  • Saying “No” with Grace (Jocelyn K Glei)
  • Fantasies I Have About My Kids Getting Older (Cup Of Jo)
  • Required uniform for #89. Drift down a river (Dazed)
  • How to recover from a bad or disappointing race (The Runner’s Plate) *Speaking of which, I need to write a Sugarloaf Marathon Race Recap!
  • And maybe I should retire from running and focus on Hot-Girl Walks (The Cut)
  • Although, stay consistent, stay persistent and stay in motion (NYT)
  • I’m into Sharon’s Drawing Shop (Etsy)
  • Emergency
  • Selfish choices – The kind moms aren’t supposed to make (Evil Witches)
  • Awesome wallpaper alert! (Cup Of Jo)
  • And I am currently reading her book, All Adults Here
  • Could this be the perfect Summer mocktail? (Kate la vie)
  • My worst nightmare (Reductress)
  • How “slow down” momfluencer content reframes domestic labor as self-care (Sara Petersen)
  • The Impractical Pleasure of Eating Fish and Chips on the Beach (Bon Appetite). Mental Note: Add to next year’s list.

And if you missed it, here’s the 2022 100 Days of Summer bucket list

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Let’s go plogging (Apartment Therapy)
  • A 63-Year-Old Runner Changed the Way I Think About Regret (NYT)
  • The Sidestroke swimsuit is giving me real Baewatch vibes, and I feel compelled to run slow in the sand wearing this one. The single-shoulder strap makes me feel sassy, and the pleated fabric makes me feel classy – we’ve got ourselves a sassy and classy one folks! – Unphotoshopped Women Honestly Review Summersalt’s 3 Bestselling Swimsuits (Emily Henderson)
  • Is this a good date? PATRICK SWAYZE TENDERLY TEACHES YOU HOW TO DANCE! PATRICK SWAYZE TENDERLY TEACHES YOU HOW TO DANCE!!! PATRICK SWAYZE TENDERLY TEACHES YOU HOW TO DANCE!!!!!!! Also, Keds. – Which Rom-Com Montages Would Make for Good Dates? (The Ringer)
  • I am very invested in this for myself: You don’t need a beach house or grandkids to be a “coastal grandmother” — just a white button-down and a zest for life. (BuzzFeed News)
  • Favorite Black Bean Burger (A Couple Cooks)
  • Letters to you future self – I’m going to send a message to my 41-year-old self. I’m going to tell him, truthfully, that I feel grateful for what I have. And remind him that the real challenge of adulthood isn’t getting ahead – but getting back to an understanding that the world is beautiful and limitless. (Guardian)
  •  Lived the #VanLife. It Wasn’t Pretty (NYT)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Fake Pandemic Introvert vs. Real Introvert (New Yorker)
  • I would like this for supper and this for dessert, please
  • The Kids Are Right About Email, Too (NYT)
  • You just might be more productive if you work less – Sometimes, working fewer hours means you can get more done (Fast Company)
  • Math concepts the state of Florida finds objectionable. (McSweeney’s)

Personal memo: Florida, you suck

  • The Obello Lamp. File this under things I want but don’t need (design\milk)
  • If a trans student wants to play sports, it’s just because they want to play sports. We can trust they didn’t choose to come out as trans in order to get some sort of athletic advantage. – Sports are divided by gender because by the time women were allowed to participate, men had already had decades (or centuries!) of training, and almost all current sports were specifically developed with only men in mind. So women were forced into their own categories. There’s also strong evidence that sports are gendered anytime women compete with men directly and threaten the dominance of men. (Design Mom)

This tread:

  • I want ALL the colours! (Free People)
  • Why this psychologist says finding work/life balance is BS (Fast Company)
  • The 50 Best Rom-Coms (The Ringer)
  • Now that we’ve finished Euphoria S2, what is there worth watching? – How “Euphoria” challenges viewers’ expectations of what a television show should be (Salon)
  • Great timing, my birthday is right around the corner! (Food52)

And finally, for anyone outside of Nova Scotia who’s wondering what’s the most Nova Scotian Twitter thread, may I present:

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • I would like this for supper and then this for dessert, please.
  • Are perms coming back? I got one several years ago, and it was fun – Should do it again? (Emily Henderson)
  • If AD came to my house, I’d totally do the same thing (People)
  • How a “Gentle Reminder Calendar” Changed My Life (Wit & Delight)
  • Wordle drama. It’s a thing that has affected me personally (Mashable)
  • Heather Havrilesky On The Response To Her Marriage Memoir & Raising Daughters Who Know Cringe When They See It (Romper)
  • 2022 may be the year my ambition truly dies, and to that I say, “Good riddance, bitch.” – Losing My Ambition (The Cut)

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