I meant for yesterday’s topic to just be the intro to my traditional “links” post but 700 words later and I felt it might be too jarring to include a bunch of funny links. So the list of links may be coming a day late, though it is still full of life!
What are you up to this weekend? Watching the Olympics? We don’t have a TV but I might try to catch a couple events online. It would be a completely different story if it was the summer Olympics #gymnasticsforever. Today we are going to Ikea to outfit our guest room (fiiinnnnaaallllyyyy) and tomorrow we have a six-year-old’s dinosaur-themed birthday party. ::swoon:: Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Speaking of the Sochi games, looks like members of the press are living in the lap of luxury over there! ::shudder::
Melancholy but beautiful still life paintings.
Also, a very groovy screenprint. Just one in a seriously cool collection.
Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey up to no good. (Thanks, Matt!)
Seven tips for writing fiction from Ernest Hemingway.
“Doesn’t tattle tale” and “Last name not weird”: 30 Rules for Good Boyfriends
I made a risotto not long ago that left me furious. Trying a new recipe.
An amazing missed connection in New York City.
I finished The Goldfinch yesterday and as always happens after the end of a truly stunning book I feel a little lost. But, I planned strategically and will be reading this next. Afterward, I want to read this interview.
Incredible photos of animals. Fascinating!
(photograph by Jim Schulz via The Atlantic)