My Twitter bio states: Reading the internet since 2001. NO SPOLIERS. Based on a joke (ok, not really) about what I'm currently reading, which is always and forever, the internet. I'm about 50% done guys! Previously, on 'The Internet', is a weekly listicle of what I eyeballed. Down to business.
- As someone who reads cookbooks like fiction, I found these instructions and conversation about pure, unadulterated chocolate in the form of Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, very comforting.
'To me, I don’t want good enough, I want it to be as good as it can be.'Life goalz y'all. I need to make this stat.
- Whilst we're on food, let's go to the white stuff and talk about Mayonnaise. One of my favourite people on and off the internet retweeted this very sweet story of mayonnaise and family secrets of the mashed potato variety.
- Maria Konnikova wrote a fascinating piece on resilience over at at The New Yorker. How we frame and react to the world around us has a massive bearing on where we end up. Can we teach the cognitive skills required?
- My first reaction to this guy starting a fortnightly 'kibbutz' with friends (conversation topic included) was... really? But after a discussion in my house about male friendships and their differences to my female ones, I'm wondering if he might be onto to something.
- Related to my previous book club post is this gorgeous photo essay called Reading Women by Carrie Schneider and this article entitled FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS AND ONLINE LITERARY SEXISM. Also, book club got it's very own article over at Amy Poehlers Smart Girls. I KNOW.
- Since reading the secret double meaning of emoji I've been seeing the key emoji everywhere. I'm not sure the 100 word language will catch on in quite the same way?
- I sent my husband the link to What Romance Really Means After 10 Years of Marriage as the love letter I didn't write.
- I found myself a new house! I also found this swimsuit so I think it's basically fate.
- Rebecca Solnit has a remarkeble way with words. Here she writes about the US Center for Disease Control’s new guidelines to drinking. Wit and humour in response to the utterly riduclous with a side of darkness, is sometimes the only real weapon in our arsenal.
'Maybe the CDC should cut to the chase and issue warnings about men. After all men are the main source of violence against women (and for that matter the main source of violence against men). Imagine the language! Use of a man may result in pregnancy or injury; men should be used with caution. Assess each man carefully for potential risks. Be careful about using men with alcohol. Maybe they should come with warning labels?'
- Related to using men with caution is this piece over at The Pool for a friend in an emotionally abusive relationship, and a 2 minute read that every woman can relate to entitled To Men I Love, About Men Who Scare Me
- Try not to cry at this, on what it feels like when you're brother is gone, and maybe be uplifted by how we can start thinking more about our own death to be happier.
- Alternatives to Resting Bitch Face is my new jam. 'Yes I Really Do Just Want to Sit Here and Read My Book Unmolested Face' *clapping emoji*
- Meanwhile, offline... It was a week of 1st episodes. The People vs OJ Simpson which was really well done and a who's who of TV royalty. The opener of Judd Apatows Love which I was sadly 'meh' about but will give another chance because Gillian Jacobs. I really wasn't into Vinyl..so much style, not enough substance? And Limitless was a fun, easy binge watch.
- I listened to a few episode of the new Susie Orbachs 'In Therapy' which is compelling and uncomfortable all at once, and I think I'm done with Serial 2. I'm late to the party (by years) but I discovered the beautiful tones of Gillian Welch.
What did you get up to on the interwebs this week?