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mid-week round-up

What’s new on this Wednesday, friends? It’s a beautiful day where I am and I’d love to be spending the day outdoors but ALAS…too much work to be done. The weekend can’t come soon enough. Honestly not much to report at the moment. My cat is meowing incessantly so I better go see what he’s up to and I’m starting to get hungry for lunch, so let’s do this link thing…

Talking with the songsmiths of Sesame Street.

Newest addition to my reading list.

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A berry crumble recipe (made with frozen fruit!).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus explains 9 looks from Seinfeld to Veep.

How did James Holzhauer turn Jeopardy into his own A.T.M.?

A glimpse inside the lives of asylum-seekers, new couples, prisoners, and pen pals through their letters, texts, WhatsApp messages, and Facebook posts.

Do memes change how we remember history?

What one woman learned about hunger in America after volunteering at 200 food banks.

[Related: Good and Cheap — How to Eat on a Shoestring Budget]

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This story about a roomba made me laugh.

A sweet tribute to Notre Dame.

The death of the hippies.

P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Kicking off SEASON TWO of Uncovered the Podcast and 5 Ways to Cultivate a More Meaningful Life.

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mid-week round-up

What are you up to this week? We had three of our dear friends down to visit this past weekend and I’m headed to Indianapolis next weekend to spend time with my bestie and podcasting co-host, Katie. We’ll be recording a live episode of our show and also seeing My Favorite Murder on tour. I’m so freaking excited!!! Suffice it to say, a work week book-ended by all this fun is not the easiest. ; ) Hope you have a great Wednesday, and here are a few things I’ve enjoyed reading this week…

Why people wait 10 days to do something that takes 10 minutes.

A bright kitchen makeover honoring vintage wares.

On a new luxury retreat and Silicon Valley ageism.

Yum! Hummus breakfast tacos.

Laughed out loud.

An interview with Aminatou Sow on all things financial.

See you later, post-vacation blues!

Every black woman deserves a doula.

How to turn a few ingredients into infinite possibilities.

Who is Billie Eilish?

The shift in Michelle Obama’s style.

We’ve always hated girls online.

P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Is Online Therapy for You? and 5 Ways to Cultivate a More Meaningful Life.

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We’re headed out on our first of two holiday road trips later this week, and I’m super excited to bundle up in the car and head out. (Hope Chet is down to listen to Christmas music and true crime podcasts the whole way!) We’re seeing family, and I’m looking forward to eating some favorite foods and stopping by for a stroll through a holiday lights display. Also, I hope you’ll check out this year’s holiday gift guides; I always love putting them together for you guys. Hope you have a great rest of your week, and here are some links for your Wednesday enjoyment…

If someone surprised me with one of these (filled with childhood photos), I might burst into tears.

The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise?

Great inspo for delighting customers.

Only after she was shot did the author of this article begin to understand America’s complicated relationship with guns.

Hidden in L.A. suburbia, wrenching poverty preys on children and destroys dreams.

Reliving my childhood aka talking about Saved by the Bell.

The lady hero’s journey.

[Related: In Pursuit of Female Road Narratives]

The inventor of iPhone autocorrect says, “Sorry about that, and you’re welcome.”

The best movies of 2018 according to The New Yorker.

4 women get a haircut they never thought they’d get.

Don’t know if I love or hate this, lol.

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P.S. A few Finding Delight posts  you may have missed — My Favorite Websites and Blogs and Book Review: The Binding Chair.

mid-week round-up

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Hi friends! What’s going on in your world this week? Chet and I are putting plans in place for an October trip to Louisiana. (Remember this? We’re hoping to hit up Festivals Acadiens again. Mmmmm, crawfish potatoes!) Hope your day is spectacular, and if you’re in an internet-y mood, here are 12 links to keep you clicking…

Customs that are totally normal in some countries, but weird everywhere else.

The agony and ecstasy of dating at a strict Christian college.

Re-tracing a rail adventure across half the continent to Haight-Ashbury.

Archaeologists are discovering how fugitive slaves kept their freedom deep in the swamps.

Why do tourists visit ancient ruins everywhere except the United States?

Stacy London on ageing and style.

Extreme hunger is tearing apart Venezuela.

Mother Teresa: Martyr or Myth?

Ann M. Martin talks The Babysitters Club and rebooting another children’s series.

Why doesn’t Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s show nannies?

The consequences of monetizing your bliss.

So, this is going down in Lexington.

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Happy Wednesday, pals!!! We’re heading up to St. Petersburg, FL on Friday to meet up with my sister, brother, sister-in-law, and mom for a belated Christmas celebration. I can’t wait to see them all (in one place!) and enjoy some quality family time. I guess I better wrap their Christmas presents tonight! Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? Let me know below…I’d love to hear what you’re getting into. In the mean time, here are a few links for your viewing pleasure…

Gorgeous Golden Globe dresses.

‘Making a Murderer’ and the power of words.

Obsessed with this jacket from Forever 21.

How cute are these car-themed valentines?

A photographer scopes out abandoned buildings for creative photo shoots with her pup.

Will the “real” Dietary Guidelines please stand up?

Minimalism gone wrong?

Hilarious lady tweets.

A mind-blowingly detailed dollhouse DIY.

The UN Library’s most checked out book of 2015 is a little unsettling.

Appalachian code switching.

A homeless shelter for young adults, created by young adults.

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Hi friends! Got any big plans as the count down to Christmas begins? Chet and I are leaving for Louisiana tomorrow morning, and I’m feeling like I have a million things to do today in preparation. (Getting actual work done the day before a vacation is so hard, isn’t it?) We’re excited for some cooler weather, chilling with friends and family, a million po-boys, and maybe the chance to explore Avery Island. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week, and in the mean time here are some links for you to peruse…

Thinking I should get a pair of these and just really lean in to this whole working from home gig. (I would never take them off!)

The AP Stylebook thinks climate change deniers are giving actual skeptics a bad name.

Santa, if you please!

Russians still aren’t sure about the last czars.

How to dress ethically from head to toe.

Christmas Gwynnie! (Made me LOL IRL)

I need to give this Cuban Black Beans crock-pot recipe a try soon.

Need to fill some stockings?

If you’re living that tiny kitchen life, this one item could go a long way towards making your life a little easier. (And it’s under twenty bucks!)

Well, this article is the culmination of sev-uh-rahl of my interests.

And another funny riff on Christmas gifts for rich people! Love you, Deadspin!

What I wouldn’t give to open an envelope and be greeted with this card.

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Hi friends! What are your plans for this week? We’ve been acclimating ourselves to our new surroundings with trips out to find nearby stores and easy dinners cooked at home. Also, we had a nose around Florida International University (where Chet will be working) and it is GORGEOUS. Finally, we checked out our pool yesterday evening and splashed around for about an hour before dinner. Bliss! I could get used to such things. Have a great rest of your week, and enjoy a dozen links on me…

Some paranormal happenings at Kings Island theme park.

Appalachian Lit books to read if you’re into the Southern Contemporary genre.

“My hijab has nothing to do with oppression. It’s a feminist statement.”

Reason #34950 I love my home state. #BikeKY

A few real food groceries to pick up on your next TJ’s shopping trip.

I would proudly rock this rad t-shirt.

Will you see the new Poehler/Fey movie? It looks too funny to be true!

The Swiss Army Knife of lady jackets. Spoiler alert: I want one.

I should have made this my final project at Good Foods Co-op.

Inspired to start buying random rolls of film at flea markets.

If you love Instagram and cats (as I do), this parody will make you laugh out loud.

Wow! These celebs have come a long way!

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 

Enjoy the links…

The best explanation of Uber ratings. 

How did Chris McCandless die? 

RuPaul’s RuTine. 

Congrats William & Kate!

Espresso in space could have strong scientific impacts.

This essay is a heart-wrenching reminder of the emotional power of food.

Oh, NBD…just pictures of ragdoll cats.

I think I need to adopt this little guy!

Lessons in emergency eating.

I’m totally a #4 but now I’m looking to become a #6.

The comment section on this post was enlightening to explore.

Style sudoku would be a great resource for summer packing.

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Hey friends! What are you up to this week? If you’re on the East Coast I hope you’re ensconced in covers and have plenty of wine tucked in your cupboards! I recently checked out a new dinner spot that I would highly recommend if you’re around these parts, and Monday was free Chipotle day! Did your Chipotle run out of free sofritas, too? It sounds like they weren’t prepared for such a positive response. Never under-estimate the power of free burritos, people! I’ve also downloaded a new app that I’m excited to tell you guys about at some point. : ) Hope you have a good week, stay safe out there, and providing you’re weathering the storm with an Internet connection…

Urban renewal in Lexington begets some hip establishments.

You can learn a lot about a nation by taking a peak at their soldiers’ ration kits.

Stumbling upon an abandoned town in the Smokies.

Dogs of the world! 

It’s NEVER not a good idea to live tweet idiots being idiots.

Amazon’s 100 books to read in a lifetime.

Book deal differences.

Supernormal stimuli.

Text convo with Euclid Kroger.

A new musical. (!!!)

Finland’s famous baby boxes.

Turning 9 pieces into 9 outfits.

P.S. Apartment inspiration and a thrilling page-turner.

 

Dwelling Envy.

While the snow we got a couple nights ago was beautiful and all, I’m starting to feel the effects of Winter. The early dusk, less than favorable temperatures and general cold, wet, dreariness has resulted in a lot of time cooped up indoors. Namely, in my little one bedroom apartment. More than just a sense of going stir cray, I’m getting sick of looking at it. And binge watching all the HGTV shows the Gods recently decided to pop onto Netflix hasn’t helped either. I just want to completely DEMO, RENO and DECO (that last one’s a bit of a stretch but go with it) the shit out of this place. Here are some apartments I’ve been ogling on one of my fave internet time-sucks, Apartment Therapy. They have me turning green with “dwelling envy” but are fabulous for a bit of design INSPO (ok I’m done, sorry). Take a look!

The Chicago Apartment. 

Chicago Apartment 1

Chicago Apartment 2

Chicago Apartment 3

Chicago Apartment 4

The Vancouver Apartment. 

Vancouver Apartment 1

Vancouver Apartment 2

Vancouver Apartment 3

Vancouver Apartment 4

The Paris Apartment. 

Paris Apartment 1

Paris Apartment 2

Paris Apartment 3

Paris Apartment 4

I love the sophisticated vintage vibe of the first, the ethereal simplicity of the second, and the Scandinavian retro aesthetic of the last. It’s so hard to pick a favorite! Which would YOU choose?