meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Read on friends.


  • No booze, no problem, just don’t call it a mocktail (Inside Hook)
  • Hey, Struggling Runner (Medium)
  • Commonly Used Indigenous Terms & Phrases You May Not Be Familiar With (CBU via Patricia)
  • They can’t change the past, but they can do right by the future – Disney+ adds warning to old movies with racist stereotypes (Motherly)
  • Benjamin Moore just announced that its 2021 Color of the Year is Aegean Teal. It’s an “intriguing blue-green that creates natural harmony and invites us to reflect and reset,” says the company. Amid the tumult of 2020, the comforting hue is the one we want—and the one we need. (Dwell)
  • And: The Surprising Power of Color to Ease Quarantine Anxiety (Art News via Amanda)
  • Why you should still take vacation time during the pandemic (Fast Company)
  • Spoiler: The Crown won’t include the “tampon conversation” and if you have no idea what this is, I direct you to one of my favourite podcasts (You’re Wrong About)
  • I’ve been following their journey for a while: 1,014 recipes in (and counting!), Trent Pheifer is on the culinary journey of a lifetime. (Food52)
  • Squat down to grab something out of a low cabinet, like a colander or a cake pan. If you can stand back up without assistance, you are not in middle age. But, if you slowly tip over onto your side while hissing “Fuckkkkkk this life,” you are! Plus more dramatic ways to reveal whether you’re middle-aged (New Yorker)
  • My sister sent this link to my family saying it’s me. I take it as a compliment (Baroness Von Sketch—What did you do this morning? via Erin)
  • A “Little Peek” in Maine (Berman Horn Studio)
  • Swim Wild (swissmiss)
  • And something to fill the Schitt’s Creek Void—I follow all recommendations from Brené Brown and she did not let me down with this show (Variety)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Read on friends.


Until we meet again, xo

(image)

meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Read on friends.


  • New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster (The Guardian)
  • Barefoot in Quarantine. Ina Garten has served up comfort and cocktails for decades. We need that more than ever. (The Cut)
  • Parental control schemes for the parent on the remote-schooling brink (Google Doc)
  • My amazing neighbour Cindy made a version of these and they were so good (Food52)
  • We are approaching hibernation season – I wish I hadn’t already watched half of these (A Cup Of Jo)
  • And, (SPOILER), we finished The Good Place… It was sad, I am sad – The Good Place: was this the most devastating TV finale ever? (The Guardian)
  • 31 Spooky Movies to Get You in the Mood for Halloween 👻 (The Every Girl)
  • And this one:
  • Me. (The Onion)
  • Now that ~90% of you have joined me in the work-from-home lifestyle, may I take the time to remind you of last year’s post: Ugg Life
  • I need a book to read – anyone have a good one I can borrow?

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: hunker down, it’s fall.


  • Mailing Letters Under The Sea (swissmiss)
  • And speaking of post offices, I learned all about the one at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on this episode of 99% Invisible.
  • Even in the blissful bubble, I worry about this all day every day. Actually, every fall I worry about this but this year even more: How We Survive the Winter (The Atlantic)
  • Cozy up with OSTRICHPILLOW’s Huggable Heat bag (design\milk)
  • Entertaining for the whole family (Interesting Engineering)
  • “The prominent slave owner never publicly recognized the offspring of he and one of his slave romances but allowed him to serve in the house” is really “The rich human trafficker raped his female hostage and then held their son hostage as well at the death camp he owned” (Kottke)
  • The life-changing magic of rich people’s stuff (The Guardian)
  • Her story, how it’s published. Wow. (Humans of New York via Jill, my amazing sister who contributed this and so much more to my life)
  • Working out without putting their hair up… and 29 other Unrealistic Things About Women Shown In Movies (Bored Panda)
  • This is parenting burnout, pandemic style – You are not failing. Society is. (NYT)
  • Did you watch The Social Dilemma? The more I think about it, the more I hate it. Especially after reading this. (Slate)
  • 100 Days Of Summer is over. I will work on delivering my final report card next week but any guesses on how many I accomplished? (Hint, it’s not 100)

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Smucker’s is in a Jam (via Amanda): The comments are amazing: I swear every time I hear marketing/HR people talk like this I wanna drive off a cliff

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: read on.


  • “While some may prefer to be overcareful, we may prefer to be under-careful,… It’s about being free and finding yourself. If a child falls from a tree and breaks an arm, that might not be ideal, but it can serve a larger purpose. A children’s program featuring naked adults might be taking the Danish approach to the extreme, she admitted. But the Danish way of dealing with easing children’s anxieties over body issues is “to expose them” to naked bodies. (NYT)
  • Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation – I often type “k” when asked to do something, which makes my co-worker uncomfortable – I mean no harm (NPR) *Shout out to Binghamton
  • Maya Gabeira got whipped into an absolute mind-blowingly large wave at Nazaré, setting the Guinness Record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman at 73.5 ft (YouTube)
  • Math Problems for Fall, 2020: This 8:30 a.m. class has twenty-four students. Yesterday, twelve of you were still asleep when class began. Five of you minimized the Zoom call so that you could play Animal Crossing. One of you joined the call and then obviously fell back asleep. What percentage of the class noticed that I was still in my pyjamas and also drinking wine? (The New Yorker)
  • WHO is offering a free Basic microbiology course if you’re interested.
  • I love eating out. (NYT)
  • Maybe if I tried hard in the kitchen, things would not feel so grim (Love and Lemons)
  • How To Be At Home (NFB via Amanda)

Until we meet again, xo

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