What are you up to this weekend? Toby and Anton started school this week, so we’ll be just relaxing at home, maybe listening to a little Bob Dylan. (Side note: On the first day of school, Anton didn’t cry, which is a lifetime first!) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
The Catherine the Great trailer looks excellent.
“How I spent $60 on a dinner party for five people.”
Nine things a woman couldn’t do in 1971 in America. (Kind of shocking.)
What a beautiful living room makeover!
Elizabeth Gilbert’s 10 tips for writing. “Tell your story TO someone. Pick one person you love or admire or want to connect with, and write the whole thing directly to them —like you’re writing a letter. This will bring forth your natural voice. Whatever you do, do NOT write to a demographic. Ugh.”
A sweet idea for school jitters.
Existential dread in the animal kingdom, haha. (New Yorker)
Excited to read this new book about talking to strangers.
Three Trader Joe’s employees danced to cheer up a melting down toddler.
And the cult of TJ’s cauliflower gnocchi. Have you tried it?
Plus, a reader comment:
Says Emily on a romantic $5 gift: “For all my husband’s strengths, gift giving is not one. For the Christmas after my son was born, I asked for lingerie (I so badly wanted to feel sexy again) – I even emailed him my size. Imagine my surprise when I opened… a coffee mug… that says ‘Pittsburgh Mom.’ Could anything be less sexy?!?! We still laugh about the Most Disappointing Christmas. Whenever he wants to flirt, he’ll bring me coffee in the ‘lingerie mug’ and ask if I’m in the mood for a hot drink.”
(Photo of Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo by Don Hunstein.)