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Have a Delicious Weekend.

Plums

What are your plans for the weekend? We’re taking the boys to Rockaway Beach tomorrow, and on Sunday, Alex and I are celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary. (Crazy that we’ve been married for so long! This feels like yesterday.) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

The new movie Fatima looks great.

The one word you should never say to guests in your home.

What to do with gross tomatoes.

Loving these bags for back-to-school. (Anton got the shark!)

A vacation feels longer when you don’t plan it to death.

Made me laugh.

French schools will use a model clitoris in sex-ed classes. Bravo!

A simple idea for making more friends.

Great fall shoes.

5 women try on the same 10 pairs of jeans. (Really fun to read.)

Hahaha, how to be cool while you’re texting.

Slow TV — like knitting and a train ride — comes to Netflix.

This Matt Damon interview has a clever format. (He also legitimately seems like a nice guy.)

A cool writing class. “Every assignment would be delivered in five versions: A three page version, a one page version, a three paragraph version, a one paragraph version, and a one sentence version. I don’t care about the topic. I care about the editing.”

(Photo by Ben Wagner. Writing class via Jocelyn Glei.)

  1. Heather says...

    Avoid the phone-fan. I bought one for my husband and it screwed up his phone! He ended up having to replace the charging port, which was a pain in the butt.

  2. yael steren says...

    Congrats on your anniversary!!!! I decided to take it easy this weekend bc I’m prepping for NYFW and it’s been super hectic. I started read a new book yesterday – the girl in cabin 10 – and so far I love it. I haven’t finished it yet, but hopefully it finishes out as strongly as the first half!!! xx yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog/

  3. Steph says...

    Just laughed at the iPhone fan…a guy got on my subway this morning selling them for $5 :)

  4. I opened almost all the links! Great weekend list.

  5. Lauren E. says...

    Love that denim article, although it doesn’t answer the question that I always have about jeans: do they stretch out after one wear? I have so many pairs in my closet that I never wear because after one day’s wear I have to wash them. And forget traveling with them. But it’s something you can only find out after you’ve already made the purchase!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, good point, lauren!

    • Madewell jeans (especially the high rise ones) are really great in the no-stretch department. They’re so good, in fact, that I purposefully don’t wear them out to any pasta dinners ;)

  6. Not a fan, fan says...

    Hi, Joanna! Huge fan of yours.

    I’d be upset with myself if I didn’t share… The plug-in fan for the iPhone screwed up my phone. The phone wouldn’t recognize an Apple charger, takes forever to charge with an off-brand charger, and depletes battery life quickly. A new phone is en route after the Genius Bar couldn’t figure out what was going on.

    Had to share as a word of caution to your readers! I have read reviews that show my situation might not be unique.

    Love the blog! Best wishes-
    Lauren

    • Heather says...

      I was just sharing this same sentiment! I bought one for my husband and it completely messed up his phone’s battery. Not worth it!

  7. Oh I wish that’s how stores would advertise jeans! That would save me a lot of headache (and heartache!).

  8. Thank you so much for sharing my story from ELLE.com! It was a labor of love!

  9. Such a fun and lovely weekend!

  10. Thank you so much for choosing our backpacks for your boys! It’s such a huge compliment. We love your blog, Joanna! And Eve, we tested these backpacks on our own kids for 2 years before launching our new raw linen- they survived Canadian winter without a hitch ;)

  11. Sarah says...

    Why did the “intern” story make you laugh?? Was it because it was so charming? Kudos to him!!! That’s a young man that is going somewhere. It’s so cool — he was proud of his parents to bring them to work — and he was proud of his job! I love this kid!

  12. Maria says...

    Speaking of slow-TV and the knitting show: Here in Norway, libraries are arranging a thing called “Knit & Listen” (“Strikk&Lytt” in norwegian): One hour of a librarian reading chosen short stories, poems and maybe the beginning of a novel, while the crowd (yes, there is a crowd!) is knitting and listening. Love it!

  13. Isabella says...

    Happy anniversary! That photo is too perfect for me — I have a huge quantity of those very plums that need to get turned into jam this weekend, so that’s the plan, other than praying to the sleep gods that our teething babe goes back to sleeping more than one hour at a stretch all night…

  14. Laura C says...

    Love the school bags!
    Happy Anniversart Jo and Alex!
    Xoxo

  15. KylieO says...

    Oh god I love Matt Damon. We even had a line from Good Will Hunting in our wedding vows. I love everything he does!

  16. Tess says...

    We’re also celebrating our anniversary on Sunday – our sixth. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  17. Its so true we have to stop apologising for our home unless of course its incredibly messy then you shouldn’t invite people over at all!

    Shruthi
    http://nyambura.co

  18. Es says...

    I loved Fatima! I think it’s the best film I’ve seen so far this year.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  19. Charlotte K says...

    Love the jeans article although I gave up wearing ’em 40 years ago.

    But I love it ’cause it’s SCIENCE.

  20. Dana says...

    I’ve been contemplating that Everlane oxford all week! (The color I want isn’t the color I need….)

  21. Cynthia says...

    Happy Anniversary, Joanna!

  22. Sarah C says...

    Loved the article about jeans! It makes me realize that no single woman will look the same in a pair of jeans and it just means the jeans are wrong, not you! I get so hung up on sizes and cuts and wondering why I don’t look good in certain ones.

  23. I love the bit about tomatoes! Thanks for that one.

    • Eve says...

      Awww, teeny boys! Thanks!

  24. Eve says...

    Such a cute backpack. I like the fox. Do report back on how it wears! Since it’s linen, I’d imagine one NYC winter would kill it (or maybe that’s just my kids).