Tomato tart by James Ransom

What are you up to this weekend? We are taking it very easy and running errands, but we might also go see the Oscar-nominated animated shorts. (I sobbed through Bao!) Nothing like heading to the movies on a cold winter weekend. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Wow! This rescue of a boy dangling from a ski resort chairlift (by a few teenagers!) is incredible.

I swear by this for smooth, glowing skin.

Does anyone really like holding hands?

I’ve watched Olivia Colman’s wonderful Oscar acceptance speech like 10 times.

A warm meal for chilly days.

These New Yorkers have had the same jobs for 50, 60, 70 years — and love it too much to stop. (NYT)

Do you name your plants?

The life-changing magic of the $15 minimum wage. “A $15 minimum wage is an antidepressant. It is a sleep aid. A diet. A stress reliever. It is a contraceptive, preventing teenage pregnancy. It prevents premature death.”

Fleabag season 2! Cannot wait.

“How Marie Kondo helped me sort out my gender.”

Beautiful, isn’t she.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Alison on tips for hosting a dinner party: “My friend hosts ‘Scrappy Happy Hour’ at her house for friends in her neighborhood. They all bring whatever scraps they’ve got around — half-eaten boxes of crackers, leftovers, a bottle of wine — and then the kids run amok while grownups socialize. She’ll talk about them and their text thread as ‘my scrappy moms,’ lol.”

Says Emily on the Proust Questionnaire: “I have a very common face, and people are constantly telling me that I look like someone they know. I always say, ‘Well, she sounds beautiful.'”

(Photo by James Ransom of this tomato tart. Chair lift and Marie Kondo links via Kottke.)