Happy Wednesday, lovelies. I hope you’re all having a fantastic week so far. Over the weekend, I saw The Silver Linings Playbook, which I would recommend to all of you. Also, I asked H. what his favorite part was and he said, “Jennifer’s Lawrence’s boobs,” and yes, he was kidding, but really, have you seen her? I’m very jealous of her, I’ll tell you that much, and I continue to be reluctantly charmed by Bradley Cooper. Other than that, it’s been a week full of writing and reading, which is definitely the best kind of week. On with the links!
Writing advice from Anne Lamott. I mean, it doesn’t get any better.
If you’re obsessed with libraries like me, you’ll love this list of great library scenes in film.
An interesting profile of Victoria Smith, who turned her blog into a full-time job.
Leila Howland shared some great advice about writing first drafts on HelloGiggles.
H. and I’ve made Carrie’s White Chicken Chili a couple of times now and it’s delicious. And easy! Make it now!
Our girl Lauren wrote about the truly bizarre mystery of George Saunders and Susan Sarandon.
Julie Klausner’s new(ish) website design is basically my favorite thing ever. Cats! Listen, Julie Klausner may talk a lot of smack about one of the websites I love writing for, but you know what? I don’t really care. I love funny women with opinions, even if I don’t always agree with them. And if you’re behind on her podcast, be sure to check out her GREAT interviews with cool ladies Carrie Brownstein and Issa Rae.
This week I made these sandwiches for H. If you’re like, “Kerry, those sandwiches are basically just meat, butter, and Worcestershire sauce,” well, you’re right.
Ann Friedman’s piece on New Republic gets to the heart of my feelings about the word “lady.” You know, in case you’ve ever wondered why I didn’t name this blog “Welcome to Girlville” or “Welcome to Womanville,” besides the fact that both of those options sound totally dumb. Anyway, I am all about “unlikely revivals of fusty old labels,” as evidenced by my continued work (for 2+ years now) to bring back the word “fella.” So far I’ve met with mixed results, i.e., one of my friends repeatedly telling me it makes her uncomfortable. Can’t stop, won’t stop, you guys.
Image via Francesca Buchko