Happy Wednesday, guys! Did you watch the Oscars on Sunday? I kept up my Oscars-watching routine, which involves wearing pajamas, half-heartedly doing something else during most of it, falling asleep at parts, and being TOTALLY ALONE. The Oscars are a weird, solitary experience for me because I get extremely emotional. It doesn’t matter who wins or what they say, I’m just so happy for them! I usually cry multiple times and I definitely don’t want to be around other people for that. I also like to take the show extremely seriously, not be cynical about any of it, and definitely not talk through the speeches. The point is I watched the Oscars alone and had the time of my life because I am a grumpy old lady. It was fab! In non-Oscars news, watch that Aidy Bryant video above. It made me laugh a lot. On with the links!
Lupita Nyong’o is the most beautiful, stylish woman in the world and you either agree with me or you’re dumb.
Speaking of Lupita: her ESSENCE speech was very, very good.
What was your favorite book when you were a kid? Here’s what you should read now!
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume that most of you did NOT watch the short-lived, terrible reality show Kid Nation. I was taking a child psychology class at the time and we were required to watch it, since it was about children functioning in their own society (on the set of the movie 3:10 to Yuma). It was FASCINATING and also, like I said, terrible. Anyway, if you’re wondering where those kids are today, you’re in luck!
I made these pancakes earlier this week and I sort of didn’t except them to be good, since they’re basically just eggs, bananas, and almond butter. But they were really great!
Writing advice from Lauren Oliver: “Become a voyeur.”
Emma Watson interviewed Tavi Gevinson, and it’s just as magnificent as you’d expect.