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Wednesday Link Party!

Hey guys! I hope you’re all having an awesome week. I’ve had this Childish Gambino song stuck in my head for, like, two weeks. Do you guys like Because the Internet? I don’t know yet if I like it more or less than Camp, but honestly I’ve listened to Camp so many times that I sort of feel like I could write a thesis on it. Anyway, as I mentioned yesterday, things will be a little slow around here for the next couple of weeks, but don’t think I forgot about Wednesday Links. Please.

Everything Roxane Gay writes is amazing, and this piece about bodies, discipline, and denial is no different.

I usually forget to link my HelloGiggles articles back here, but I’m very excited about this interview with Emery Lord. We talked about feminism, YA, and cheesecake.

Writing tips from Lorrie Moore. “You really have to write from the center. When you write from the center you’ll find a lot of things you care about that may not superficially have things in common. But you put them down there in the story and they will talk to each other.”

I’ve accepted that my main purpose in life is recommending lipstick, books, and restaurants to people, so in service of that last one, here’s an amazing Chinese restaurant H. and I visited last week. It looks dive-y from the outside (usually the sign of the best places) and is hidden away in a strip mall.

I would be at LEAST as excited as the dude at the end if I realized Drake was right in front of me, disguised in a beard and a terrible toupee.

This Rookie interview with writer Emily Nussbaum is pretty great.

Another hilarious piece from Emma Rathbone: A Few Things I’d Like To Convey With My Funky Lizard Brooch. “I know that if this funky little lizard came to life, we would do all sorts of things together. We’d sashay across a giant chessboard. We’d wait for each other in sizzling plazas in the Southwest, like normal people do. We’d tell jokes and casually start juggling when we were walking down the street. We’d visit an aquarium and walk by a shark tank, like, ‘Been there, done that.’”

Wednesday Link Party!

Happy Wednesday, guys! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week. I spent my weekend getting French breakfast with my ladies’ breakfast group (there are three of us, but doesn’t Ladies’ Breakfast Group makes it sound very fancy?), eating pretzels and smelling spices with H. and my parents at the North Market, and reading and writing a lot. Also, if you’re curious about my running progress, I’m now almost through week 6 of Couch to 5K! If you’re thinking, “But weren’t you on week 5, like, a month ago?” the answer is yes, but I told you I was slow. Also you have a very good memory. Slow progress is better than no progress. On with the links!

“I am a real writer now, and I will be a real writer until I die, whether or not I always do this as my full-time job.” -Sara Benincasa, writing about how real artists have day jobs

This article about foreclosed houses reminded me of some of the weird stuff we saw on our first go-round of househunting. Hoarder houses!

If you like Little Women as much as me (and basically every woman I know), you’ll take a lot of pleasure in Dirtbag Little Women.

Lauren sent me this interview with artist/writer Austin Kleon. He went to Miami University so I automatically like him (also I think he’s cool anyway).

An interview with Paul F. Tompkins, who is amazing.

I loved this piece from Stephanie Georgopulos about going to the gym. I suffer from the same “always putting self-care last” mentality.

Burrito bowls are one of my go-to meals during the week. Make them with quinoa!

More food: granola inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.

Go to work every day with the same confidence as a white barista with dreadlocks.”

Wednesday Link Party!

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Happy Wednesday! I hope y’all are having a fantastic week. Chasey was home for break last week, so I spent my weekend hanging out with my family, eating cupcakes, drinking White Russians, and laughing until I couldn’t breathe. The usual. The downside of this is that I WENT TOO HARD (i.e., I talked a lot while my throat was sore) and I completely lost my voice. I mean, I can barely speak at all. I can’t even hum. Feel free to give me any hippie throat remedies–right now I’m drinking a lot of Yogi Throat Comfort tea, drinking water like it’s my job, and avoiding speaking as much as possible. It sort of stinks. Let’s hope that by next Wednesday, I’m back to annoyingly humming along with everything I listen to. On with the links!

Just a little something on Rookie about how the Kardashians are pretty interesting and not all that bad. Honestly, their family dynamic reminds me VERY MUCH of my own. Once H. told me that if my brothers were actually my sisters, we’d be just like the Kardashians. I can’t disagree.

Lemon + Ginger. My faves.

I like Claire Zulkey a lot, and I enjoyed this post about her writing.


Our Community rewatch is still going strong. Here’s a scene from one of my favorite episodes. It prominently features a Sara Bareilles song because OF COURSE it does.

Helpful: Yogi Principles for Dealing with Anxiety

I deeply enjoyed this discussion on Rookie about class. It’s a subject I think about a lot, and it was super interesting to read the opinions of people who are much smarter than me.

I’m of the opinion that Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream is one of the most sublime pop songs ever written, but I never knew that music theory could actually explain why it’s so perfect. I’m one step closer to isolating the element I love about pop music and then creating the most personal, killer playlist ever.

Y’all read the horoscopes on The Rumpus, right? You’ll like them even if you don’t normally like horoscopes.

Creative Lady Carrie Murphy and Birds of Lace are curating 30 days of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Neat!

A great interview with Ruby McNally, last week’s Creative Lady.

Finally, there’s going to be a show about the Manson family starring David Duchovny, because someone in Hollywood is finally LISTENING to me, dammit!

Image via Kelli Trontel

Wednesday Link Party!

Happy Wednesday, guys! I hope you’re all having an awesome week. I spent my weekend shopping with my parents, listening to the weird jams on my dad’s iPod (there’s so much Katy Perry on there), and stress-baking a peach/coconut crisp because I got freaked out about all the work I had to do. Typical weekend for me. Let’s get on with the links!

Megan McCafferty, author of the beloved Jessica Darling books, is hosting a new web series in partnership with Smart Girls at the Party! And her first guests are Sarah Dessen and Laurie Halse Anderson! So many of my favorite things combined in one web series.

I don’t have a problem with Sheryl Sandberg’s “ban bossy” campaign, but I also don’t really think it’s useful. I totally and completely agree with Ann Friedman’s thoughts on the matter. I also like that she mentions “Bossy” by Kelis, because my friend Dan used to quote that song all the time in college and it’s a serious jam.

I’m in love with this makeup tutorial from Creative Lady Akilah Hughes.

FYI, I’ve had Easy As All That by Miniature Tigers stuck in my head for, like, three months. It’s cool.

Danielle Henderson writes about those ubiquitous trigger warnings and how they might not be doing some people any favors.

H. and I’ve been binge-watching Community lately. Here’s the best of Troy from season 1!

I’m reading this book for my book club, and it’s pretty great. PS, did I ever tell you guys that I’m in a book club, and this one ISN’T just me and Alex reading books and being the second most famous book club started by a Winfrey? Well, I am.

And lastly, I’m working on giving myself more small writing challenges, so I entered this Columbus Creative Cooperative flash fiction contest. You can vote for my story if you want! But we’ll be friends no matter what, promise.

Wednesday Link Party!

How to Make a Garbage Cake With Aidy Bryant from Rookie on Vimeo.

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!

In Praise of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Writing advice from Lauren Oliver: “Become a voyeur.”

The Futility of Chasing a “Successful” Writing Career

Emma Watson interviewed Tavi Gevinson, and it’s just as magnificent as you’d expect.