I absolutely HOWLED with laughter when I read the first few paragraphs of this article about people who wish for walls in their open concept homes. The people who have concerns about clutter and storage space are reasonable… but poor, poor Brenda. Don’t sell your house, Brenda–sell your useless husband!
I’m moving soon! And while there will be plenty to say about that in the future (hint), I wanted to take a moment to memorialize the current place before I dive into packing/ decluttering/ Craigslisting this week.
I was unbelievably lucky with this apartment. I signed a one-year lease without even seeing the place in person, and it turned out even better than I could have hoped–spacious, bright, lots of closet space. And, of course, the hardwood floors and avocado green walls turned out to be a great backdrop for my “grad school chic” aesthetic. (By which I mean–I managed to make Craigslist furniture look pretty good in here.)
This apartment has been a good place to live. Heart emoji goes here —> .
Speaking of onions, her recipe also calls for a “Spanish onion.” I don’t know what that is so I played “Despacito” while they simmered and hoped that would do the trick.
A new Fancy Pasta Bitch post is always a joy.
Pasta alla Lonely [Fancy Pasta Bitch]
I finished the hat in the autumn sometime, and the mitts a few days ago. All just improv pieces–no pattern. The yarn is SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Lady Grey. The colour is fabulous–a nice soft pale pale pale purple, with enough variegation to keep things interesting without being too much.
Please enjoy/ wince at these two good reads on the ways that Netflix’s ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ is both highlighting and obfuscating the emotional labour done by women in the home. I’m sure someone on Twitter has made the ‘declutter your husband’ joke that’s needed here.
What kind of monster am I?
Most Personality Quizzes are Junk Science. Take One That Isn’t. [FiveThirtyEight]
I have been following news of the Bezos divorce with great interest–the life of a woman involved with a start-up guy has a certain relevance to my current dating life–and think that this take by Louise Matsakis is a good one.
What MacKenzie Bezos needs to do now is take her half of the money, and start doing all the philanthropic work the Bezos’ should have been doing all along. Wouldn’t the greatest revenge on her cheating ex be to just… give it all away?
I am always here for it when someone sings Laurie Colwin’s praises, and Coulter’s memoir sounds excellent.
An ex of mine used to say that “Denzel Washington is the best actor of his generation” in a particularly reverent way, and I did not disagree. I approve of The Ringer shouting out his best roles–but am sorely disappointed that Denzel’s turn as the Prince in Much Ado About Nothing does not appear on the list. Because damn–he is so good in that role and I love that movie and I would not turn him down like Beatrice did.