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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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Feel like crap? Get on a bike – The Restorative Joy of Cycling (Forge)
  • Do You Want to Be Known For Your Writing (design), or For Your Swift Email Responses? I really needed this reminder (Catapult)
  • Meet the Women-Owned Brands That Are Fueling My Puzzle Addiction (design\milk)
  • What Nancy Meyers Movie Are You? – Me: Something’s Gotta Give
  • I want to eat this (Joy The Baker)
  • “Little rabbits cannot afford to spend 6 shillings on one book, and would never buy it,” she wrote to a friend. She was also particular about the size of the book; it had to be small, for small hands. – A new book and an exhibition on Potter, who wrote “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” use letters, sketches, and a coded journal to capture an author who delighted in the detail and humor of the natural world. (New Yorker)
  • “In spite of everything trying to stomp it out, life persists. … Way out yonder where the crawdads sing, the marsh knows one thing above all else: Every creature does what it must to survive.” (Hollywood Reporter)
  • On Losing a Pet (Cup of Jo)
  • This Party Sucks, Why Haven’t We Left – What keeps people on Facebook? (Anne Helen – Substack)
  • 30 Of The Most Matching Entries In The #Bookface Challenge (Bored Panda)
  • During his inaugural address in 2019, Zelensky told lawmakers: “I do not want my picture in your offices: the President is not an icon, an idol or a portrait. Hang your kids’ photos instead, and look at them each time you are making a decision.” (Inc)
  • am a child, and I would like a fucking Batman movie aimed at me, please. (McSweeney’s)
  • Female Author Booklist (House That Lars Built)
  • Amazon Go (SNL)
  • My hero. I’ve been following this journey for a few years and am so impressed he finished! (Store Bought is Fine) – “With the project, one thing I’ve tried to keep in mind is to aim high with low expectations.”
  • Watching Dirty Dancing as an adult: this and this

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Ad agency CPB London launches ‘Imagine’ campaign to tackle gender bias (Creative Boom)
  • How Ikea tricks you into buying more stuff (The Hustle)
  • To follow up, I buy more than I intend every time I go to Ikea; however, on my last visit, I bought this for for $5.99, and it has changed my life. I will likely buy a few more on my next visit.
  • Bookmarking this so I can make a huge batch (that only I will enjoy) and freeze it for leftovers (Camille Styles)
  • 100% accurate (CNN)
  • Faces on a big screen (YouTube)
  • Does anyone want to get their ears pierced with me? (Making It Lovely)
  • Airplane passengers as explained by their pants (McSweeney’s)
  • Spaghetti pangrattato with crispy eggs (Smitten Kitchen)
  • The other day, out of the blue, I realized I will get to wear my Big Buckle Birks again, hopefully soon. This made me really happy.

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