December 7, 2022


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Have a Chill Weekend.


What are you as much as this weekend? My buddy Alison (of Ethan Hawke fame) and I are going to see the one-woman play Oh God, a Present About Abortion, which is meant to be nice. (I’ll report again!) Hope you’ve got a superb one, and listed below are just a few hyperlinks from across the internet…

An author tweeted his funny reactions whereas watching When Harry Met Sally. “Billy Crystal was so scorching, like, what. A person. With a standard human physique. Subtly caked up… Wow, a film that’s advised in chronological order. Do not forget that… This film is 20 minutes in. We have to be on like web page 25 of this screenplay by now. They’re FLYING by this dialogue.”

The trailer for Hearth Island seems to be nice.

Large queer chilly noodles. “As a school pupil in Taiwan, I might typically go to 1 explicit hole-in-the-wall chilly noodle store for a late-night slurp after a protracted evening of ingesting. It wasn’t an explicitly queer institution, nevertheless it was close to the one lesbian bar in Taipei, and it supplied a way of queer group, which was uncommon in my every day life. This recipe is my tribute to the areas in Taipei that host younger queer people like me, the place I bought to be happy and comfy in my very own pores and skin whereas having inexpensive, scrumptious meals.”

The vibrator to finish all vibrators. (Take 15% off your order with code CUPOFJO15)

TikTok’s hottest drink is jam seltzer, so intrigued.

Is it time to rethink boarding college’s place in popular culture? “Selection nonetheless isn’t there within the boarding college literature house, or within the wider media usually. Whereas teenagers of all races and backgrounds are welcome to reach at fictional boarding faculties specializing in supernatural talents, it’s uncommon to see creators step outdoors of white narratives — particularly white male narratives — in the case of telling tales about these elite establishments… I ultimately returned to those subjects in my very own boarding college memoir, Admissions, writing about making an attempt to slot in as a Black pupil throughout my three years at Taft.”

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What a fairly costume!

Oxygenate the household unit. Liked this. (NYMag)

Prince Louis goes on a journey, haha. (The Atlantic)

Padma Lakshmi shares her magnificence routine for hyperpigmentation. (Vogue)

Plus, three reader feedback:

Says Elizabeth what’s everybody sporting this summer time: “In a unprecedented transfer for myself, I’m declaring this the summer time of pale legs. I’ve very, very pale pores and skin and have been self-conscious about being pale in the summertime for my complete life. However this 12 months, impressed by Katie Sturino, I’ve determined that gone are the times of sporting solely maxi clothes and pants all summer time. Convey. On. The. Pale. Calves. I’m unleashing them on the world, which is a big step for me that’s 30+ years within the making, AND… I doubt anybody out on this nice huge world (together with my husband/children) can pay it one little bit of consideration. It’s only for me.”

Says Jac on what’s everybody sporting this summer time: “I stay within the South, the place it’s typically over 80 levels very first thing within the morning and within the 90s by midday. My stay-cool summer time uniform: linen or cotton sundresses (Previous Navy, J.Crew and H&M have heaps) with Gizeh Large Buckle Birks and cotton underwear — that is KEY. I in all probability change my underwear 4 instances a day. I attempted all the varied synthetics and fast dry choices and, in the long run, got here again to cotton bikinis. Additionally, throughout the pandemic, I purchased an eight-foot inventory tank, put it in my yard and added water. I now get in all through the day to chill off. I name it my Cowgirl Pool, aka my Perimenopause Remedy Tank. It has severely modified my life.”

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Says Jen on six girls on relationship breaks: “I first met my neighbor, Carlos, after I moved into his townhouse complicated. He was good-looking, at all times wore a go well with, and smiled each time he noticed me. I used to be fairly constructive he was homosexual, and I used to be in a relationship anyway, however being round him made me completely happy. I appeared ahead to our fast chats each morning as we bought into our automobiles for work. Shortly after transferring in, I came upon I used to be pregnant, and my boyfriend determined that wasn’t for him. He needed to take a break to course of issues. Carlos by no means commented on the state of affairs, however he actually seen my rising abdomen and instantly absent boyfriend. He’d discover little methods to assist out, like carrying my groceries. My windshield was mysteriously scraped freed from snow each morning. After I went into labor, I couldn’t come up with anybody — my mother and my sister weren’t answering their telephones, and the child’s dad had dropped out of the image. In desperation, I knocked on Carlos’s door, sobbing, and requested him to go along with me to the hospital. He appeared petrified, however he nodded, drove me to the hospital, and stayed for the start. There have been a pair instances I believed he would possibly bolt, like when he requested for a chair to take a seat down as a result of the room was spinning. However he stayed he stayed he stayed. When the nurse introduced over my daughter, cleaned and wrapped in a white blanket, she moved at hand her to Carlos and mentioned, ‘Right here she is, Daddy.’ I began to say that he was only a buddy, however he checked out me and mentioned ‘Sure, that’s me, I’m the daddy.’ And from that second on, he was. It seems that he wasn’t homosexual. He moved in with me the day I got here dwelling from the hospital, and we bought married a 12 months later. Right here we’re 20 years later, and he’s been probably the most unimaginable husband and father to our three children. Satirically, the one who seems to be probably the most like him is the one who isn’t biologically his. We dropped her off in school final fall, and she or he known as at some point to inform us that her boyfriend had requested to take a break. My husband winked at me and advised her to maintain her chin up as a result of the break would possibly result in one thing unimaginable.”

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