Thalia Ho

What are you up to this weekend? While Joanna’s in Maine, I’ll be taking over today’s link list! Tomorrow, Andrew and I are taking an early train upstate for a day date and kicking it off with a stack of ricotta pancakes. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Wow, this NBC News intern is incredible.

The best tomato toast for the last days of summer.

Visualizing life with autism. So beautiful.

Wishlisting this pretty shirt for work.

How to master the six most common interview questions.

The journeys to ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’

For your future self.

Loving the colorful art in this Brooklyn loft.

How I made peace with my family’s silent dinners.”

Made me laugh.

Great news! The beautiful shoe brand Nisolo is giving Cup of Jo readers 20% off with the code COJ20.

Plus, two great reader comments:

Says Kelley on a home in the Ohio cornfields: “When I was growing up, my parents’ bed was always the place that the family congregated. When I came home from college, I would lie for hours in my mom’s bed and tell her everything, and when my dad died unexpectedly, it was in that bed that we all lay together for days and figured out what to do next. My husband always jokes about our ‘family bed,’ but it’s something so special.”

Says Lan on the mistake I made at ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: “Growing up, I distinctly recall that Cyndi Lauper much video Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. I don’t particularly care for that song but there is an Asian girl in the group – she has funky Rainbow Brite hair, Madonna makeup and SHE WAS ON TV. I would eagerly wait for her slice of time on the screen. Now I don’t have to wait for slivers, and it’s. About. Damn. Time.”

(Salted espresso fudge brownies photo by Thalia Ho. NBC intern link via Lexi.)