Just Good Shit: 04.21.19
Heyoh! Here’s what I was up to this week…
On the blog
The Death of an Adjunct, The Atlantic.
(Further reading: the 2016 Gawker series on adjunct professors.)
Why Notre-Dame Was a Tinderbox, The New York Times.
The Lipstick I Wore to My Divorce, The Cut.
What Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Books Should You Read First?, The New York Times.
Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person, Jenny Harrington on Human Parts / Medium.
How to Improve Your Memory (Even if You Can’t Find Your Car Keys), The New York Times.
I’m a big fan of the third tip (tell someone).
A Sober Person Walks Into a Nonalcoholic Bar…, Grub Street.
Why I Take All My First Dates to Olive Garden, Bon Appétit.
Homecoming on Netflix and more of Our Planet. I liked Episode 2 (“Frozen Worlds”) a lot — much better than Episode 3 (“Jungles”). BTW, if you’re watching Our Planet with little ones, Netflix tweeted the time stamps of the most intense segments.
After seeing several ads for them on Instagram, I ordered these not-quite-sweatpants from Los Angeles Apparel ($40). I am always on the lookout for good house clothes, and I like that I can wear these to work from home and cook but also to take Chuck on walks and run errands. I have the mint, but they come in 14 other colors, and I think I might get a second pair.
The fanny pack life
I bought a small gray Herschel fanny pack during Shopbop’s big sale a couple weeks ago and am loving it so far — it’s been great to get back to the unencumbered life. (If you’e curious, it’s $35 on Amazon and comes in seven other colors.)
I made NYT Cooking’s Pasta With Fresh Herbs, Lemon and Peas the other night; I don’t think it’ll make the list of my favorite recipes of all time, but it was still good/easy/worth it!
Have a great Sunday! 🐰