Have a Lovely Weekend.

when harry met sally behind the scenes

What are you up to this weekend? We’re hanging out with my sister and mom, and I can’t wait to have the cousins together! Also, my mom’s husband is going to teach me how to make a Spanish tortilla. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few great links from around the web…

Queens native Awkwafina will be the voice of the number 7 subway train for a week. “This is 69th St, which is definitely, definitely not funny in any way.”

How do I make plans with friends without getting a drink?

The best question to ask in a reference call.

Air travel in the age of climate crisis: Is it wrong to fly? “Climate change implicates us all in a planet-sized injustice. If I fly, if I drive, if I heat or cool my home, if I buy stuff, if I eat stuff, all of this now has a cost that I’m not paying.”

Sticky banana cocoa bars. YUM.

A really great winter sale.

Baths are the coffee of the evening, haha.

Quiz: If you’re a democrat, which candidate agrees with you most? (I found this so helpful!)

The joy of ordinary life. “Show [children] the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.”

When being Jewish means being afraid. (New York Times)

Hair Love received an Oscar nomination!

Plus, two great reader comments:

Says Donna on a question to ask your kids about school: “‘Five Things’ became a ritual at our house. I’d ask my son to tell me Five Things about his day — except one of the Things had to be totally NOT true. I’d have to guess which thing he’d fabricated. And along the way, I got to hear four things that happened at school that day. He enjoyed me trying to figure it out. When he was older, he’d come home and say, ‘Five Things!’ to me and I would get to tell about MY day.”

Says Le on burning questions: “When it comes to cooking as a family, weeknight dinner is a frantic mess, and it’s usually my husband or me throwing something together. Maybe our toddler gets to sprinkle on some herbs, but breakfast. Breakfast!!! Breakfast on Saturday morning — we can mix pancake batter together, stir eggs, etc. If you think of cooking together as not necessarily a dinnertime-only option, then possibilities open.”

(Photo from behind the scenes of When Harry Met Sally. Awkwafina via Kottke. Reference call question via Swissmiss.)


My Beauty Uniform: Liz Montague

My Beauty Uniform: Liz Montague

Liz Montague, a freelance artist in Washington, D.C., is the first black female cartoonist to be published in the New Yorker. Her drawings deal with important topics, “like race and gender and what it’s like to be in America in this body at this time,” she says. Here, Liz shares her favorite cartoons, a game-changing hair tool and the cool thing she does when she’s home alone…

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What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You’ve Ever Read?


Cup of Jo has been running for 13 years (!) so we’ve decided that every week, we’ll be highlighting one of the most popular posts from the past. Here’s one of our favorites, originally published on July 1, 2015…

In May, Reddit asked, “What’s the most beautiful paragraph or sentence you’ve ever read?” Such a good question! I’ve been mulling it over in my head ever since. Here are a few of my best-loved lines, and I’m curious to hear yours…

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