What are you up to this week? I’ve been super engrossed in the podcast Up and Vanished. Have you listened to it? Gotta love a program that makes you excited to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen after dinner each night. Great reason to pop in the headphones! Chet has even started listening on his commute and during evening exercise. (I wish he’d catch up to where I am! I hate having to be mindful of spoilers!!) Hope you have a magnificent day, and here are a few things I think you’ll love…
Such a pretty dress for a Spring-time occasion.
Related: 50 piece all-season capsule wardrobe.
10 fascinating death facts from the Victorian era.
“When a person initially died, so began the mourning process. Curtains were immediately drawn, clocks were stopped at the time of death and mirrors were covered because of the superstition that the spirit of the deceased could become trapped in the reflective glass.”
The secret plan for the days after Queen Elizabeth’s death.
Alison Wright on how her “Americans” character became a hit.
Would you try a bubbling clay mask?
The reality show no one was watching.
How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA.
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information as an adult.
The newest Sesame Street muppet has autism.
Related: A boy and his phone.
A playful stamp set for hand-made cards.
Do or Don’t: First looks.
What shows were you super into watching as a kid? I’ve always found this question to be a fun conversation starter (“They just don’t make TV like they used to!” “I know, riiiight!?”) so I thought I’d bring it to the blog. I was truly obsessed with Saved by the Bell and loved watching the back-to-back episodes that came on right as I got home from school. I can still remember watching an episode during some down-time on a school trip when I was ten. One of our chaperones scoffed, “You all know that’s not what high-school is like, right?” *record scratch* In the words of Samuel “Screech” Powers, “EX-SQUEEZE ME!”
I also loved the cartoon version of Beetlejuice on Saturday mornings, reruns of Little House on the Prairie, and T.G.I.F. in all its various iterations. (Boy Meets World! Sabrina the Teenage Witch!)
Ok, now it’s your turn! Spill the beans below…
P.S. Have you seen this hilarious Saved by the Bell reunion orchestrated by Jimmy Fallon?
What are you up to this week, friends? I’m hoping to head to the beach tomorrow and relax with some new library books (and maybe a margarita). It feels like Summer should be winding down but here in Miami the temperature tends to disagree. I have a feeling there’s still plenty of beach possibilities ahead. Also, I’m thrilled with how all our wedding posts have turned out. If you’d like to have a browse through all of them you can do so HERE. Thanks to everyone for being so sweet about my rampant over-sharing. Ok, now onto some links…
How Angelina Jolie continues to masterfully control the public narrative around her.
Where was this adorable fairy door when I was a kid?
Silicon Valley’s quest to make periods cool.
Tribes redraw land boundaries with GPS and a fleet of drones.
California might finally be cracking down on…cow farts.
Are we all just manic information addicts?
How Little House on the Prairie built modern conservatism.
The unusual origins of pink lemonade.
Describing colors to the blind.
They say New York is over-photographed. He disagrees.
Scientific proof that Americans basically eat dessert for breakfast.
Is it still “diversity” or “inclusion” if no one is broke on TV?
What’s your favorite Shirley Temple movie? Mine is “The Little Colonel” mostly because of this scene.
After Shirley’s passing earlier this year, my sister remarked, “When Shirley had breast cancer surgery in 1972, she had a dream where Uncle Billy told her to go back, she wasn’t done yet. They were best friends and now they’re tapping together again.” Sorta heartbreaking, huh? More than just a child star with 56 perfect curls, Shirley Temple was an amazingly inspiring woman who touched the lives of so many. If you’re interested in learning more about the little dynamo with the killer dimples I would recommend this biography.
Make-believe colors the past with innocent distortion, and it swirls ahead of us in a thousand ways in science, in politics, in every bold intention.
– Shirley Temple Black