Cookies

What are you up to this weekend? Alex and I are heading to Charleston today, so I’m signing off early, while the rest of the team works ahead on posts. I’m packing this sweater and jeans and bringing this old book for laughs. (It’s so good.) Hope you have a relaxing weekend, and, if you’re in a blog-reading mood, here are a few fun links from around the web…

The trailer for The Crown looks so good.

I convinced four women to get the haircuts they never thought they’d get.”

How you know if you’re reading the right book.

In the cutest news ever: Babies love talking to other babies.

Oooh, the coziest sweatshirt.

Jennifer Garner’s pretend cooking show makes me smile.

Mom’s burden, dad’s adorable hobby.

A French trick for getting rid of fruit flies.

How delicious does this meal look?

Great interviews with Rachel Weisz (New York Times) and Kate McKinnon.

Excited for this new cookbook.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says TC on what’s your sliding doors moment: “I wrote my name inside a book that I eventually sold to a used bookstore. My (eventual) husband, who lived in a completely different state at the time but was visiting friends, bought the book from that bookstore. I have a unique name and so he easily found me on MySpace. He was just curious about the person who had owned the book before him, as I had written a lot of notes throughout it. That was almost 13 years ago and now we have a kid and a dog and a house and a life together. I’m grateful for exactly where I am right now.”

Says Summer on what’s your sliding doors moment: “My most important ‘sliding doors’ moment is when I decided to accept that I was gay and stop making myself try to date men. I had been going on very awkward dates with a guy I met on a dating app. I kept thinking, ‘Oh, this will feel more natural soon.’ He invited me to come over one night and my heart just cried out because of how lost I felt. When I thought about being with a woman, I felt relief. I told the very nice guy ‘no’ and decided to date only women. In that moment, I felt like I watched a life of ‘what ifs’ slide away from me. A few weeks later, I met a woman who simultaneously makes my heart at peace and my body feel like its on fire. When I think about the life that I let go, all I feel is gratitude for choosing a hard, but true life. In that parallel world, a guy could propose to me — now, I’ll be proposing to the girl I love in just a few weeks.”

(Photo by Yossy Arefi. Babies via Storq. Dad’s hobby via Reading My Tea Leaves.)