What are you doing this weekend? I had surgery this week so we’re cool and the boys are excited that Hotel Transylvania 4 is out today! Hope you have a good one, and here are some links from around the web…
The Girl Scouts made a new cookie and it’s ridiculously awesome.
“Why is it so hard to make friends in middle age?” (The Atlantic)
Now THAT is a walk.
A friend gave me this and it has become my favorite part of my beauty routine.
How delicious does creamy chicken soup look?
A five-minute film about a one-minute time machine.
Emma Straub on the magic (and the drama and the celebrities and the make-out sessions) of bookstores.
A kid at the spelling bee laughs at the word “sardoodledom.”
Wow, this living room!
A day in the life of a very puffy coat. It’s Me. (The New Yorker)
These two dancing always make me smile.
Also, three comments from readers:
Amanda on which comedy scenes you love: “Oh my gosh, the cold is opening up from Brooklyn 99! I saw a tweet that said something like ‘That opening scene from B99 has its own fandom’ and I 100% agree.”
Emiley on 10 ways to help a new mom: “I hope we always follow those instincts. I’ve had friends throw ginger ale and cookies on the porch when they heard my kids had a stomach bug; and someone leaves a delicious Bundt cake on my porch, unsolicited. A sister-in-law once sent a book that I mentioned I wanted to read. Another sent a luxurious hand cream out of the blue. My kids are 8, 5, and 2 so I wasn’t in any kind of obvious weeds… but I did find myself crying every time. unique. hour. It’s SO nice to feel loved and seen at every age and stage, right? I try to remind myself to ‘never suppress a generous thought’, because it never hurts to lift someone up. Something I have read, cried about, many times on this blog!”
Julie on losing my brother: “I lost my parents one after another. My brother, who still lived in our hometown, often met an old family friend who suffered from dementia. Every time, I would ask my brother, ‘How are your parents?’ and at first my brother would answer honestly and the man would clutch his chest, gasping at the tragic news, only to forget moments later. Eventually, my brother changed the story to what my parents had always dreamed of: ‘Now they live on Maui. It’s fantastic.'”
(Photo of Roberta’s Pizza by All in the Industry).
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