What are you up to this weekend? After a week with Covid, I’m almost done with isolation. Can’t wait to squeeze my boys! More important, our hearts are very much with the people of Ukraine, and please consider joining us in donating. Stay safe this weekend, and here are a few links from around the web…

This agonizing Wheel of Fortune episode made me yell at my screen, haha.

What it felt like to watch ‘Turning Red’: “It wasn’t until I sat down to watch Pixar’s first Asian-led animated film that I actually saw myself on screen, truly, for what felt like the first time in my life… My middle name is Mei. I didn’t have a clarinet but you better believe I played the violin to perfection and my grades were impeccable. I too was horny for floppy-haired pop musicians and drew fan-fic sketches of my crushes, just like Mei does. But the parallels ran deeper. I also felt the tug-of-war of being split into two people.”

How cool is this French town’s street art?

My beloved everyday underwear. (And they’re on sale.)

Funny Trader Joe’s reviews. “They make every salad feel like it came from a fast-casual salad chain backed by venture capital.”

How Covid tests feel similar to pregnancy tests. Really beautiful.

Excited to wake up my face!

Broccoli quesadillas + broccoli baked potatoes.

Would you go to a heartbreak hotel?

The restorative joy of cycling. “If you’re an adult, and you’re kind of like, ‘Hey, you know, I’m doing everything right in my life, but I just don’t — I don’t feel good, like something’s missing’…I just want to propose that the thing that’s missing is riding a bike.”

The trailer for Better Call Saul’s Season 6 looks amaaaaazing.

My miscarriage, in photos.” (NYMag)

Caroline reveals what it’s like to be a celebrity ghost writer. (NYMag)

This question made me laugh forever.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Rose on why I talk about periods with my boys: “For those who have not seen Marcia Belsky’s 100 Tampons comedy sketch, please enjoy this hilarious ear worm.”

Says Carly on why I talk about periods with my boys: “One of my favorite moments as a teacher was when a 15-year-old silently asked if she could go to the washroom by majestically holding aloft her tampon. I gave her a smile and nod, and she strode away to the washroom with a confidence I envied and admired. A boy looked after her in quizzical shock and blurted out, ‘Did she just ask to go to the washroom by holding up a tampon?’ ‘Yeah, so?’ I said, daring him to make a remark, but he just laughed and said, ‘That just might be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.’ The amount of heads nodding in agreement around the class filled my heart with hope.”

(Photo by Melanie DeFazio/Stocksy. Jeopardy via Girls of a Certain Age. Cycling via Kottke.)

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