Let It Be Sunday

let it be sunday

let it be sunday

Happy Sunday!  Here we are on the Internet!

This week, my friend Tracy and I were trying to nail down (via text message, of course) our feelings about the Internet.  It’s feeling big these days.  Bigger than usual.  It’s feeling fast these days… and I’m not talking about the speed at which web pages load.  The Internet feels more than ever like a big machine of content that we’re all ingesting 2 seconds at a time.  A recipe that will take me days to develop, shoot, edit, and write will take a reader a cool twooooo seconds to sweep through.  There are a lot of things to decide in those two seconds:  if you like it, if it’s pretty, if it applies to your immediate future, if it makes you hungry, if it makes you hate me, if it’s grain-free enough, and if it’s Pinterest worthy.  That’s a lot to run through and it all happens so so fast!

I’m not complaining. That’s the game we’re in.  This is totally what I signed up for.  I think.  More than that… I’m pretty sure this is my dream job!  But can’t we all just take a moment to acknowledge that it’s WEIRD!?  It’s totally weird, right?  Yes.  The answer is yes.

Can we talk about the picture above with me and my perfect grocery bag?  I’m trying to decide if I’m the girl that walks around New Orleans with tulips and kale in a bag.  In the bottom of that bag you’ll find: a box of  Cinnamon Toast Crunch breakfast cereal, a box cake mix (yellow), a tub of chocolate cake frosting (GASP!), three plastic bags, two umbrellas, and three old receipts.  Also not pictured:  sweat running down my back.  That’s how real it is.

I’ll love the Internet forever and always, speed and all.  Here are a few of the places I spent a quality two seconds (or so) this week:

•  I’m learning about EGGS this week.  I’m trying to achieve the perfect soft-boiled and hard-boiled eggs.  So far I’ve found the most success dunking my cold uncooked eggs into boiling water and allowing them to simmer for 6 minutes.  Shocking them in ice water is essential for a soft egg and an easy peel.  There’s a lot to know about how to cook a humble egg.  I’ve found this very helpful:  The Hard Truth About Boiled Eggs.

•  Turning the oven on to make lasagna is 100% out of the question.  A Lasagna Grilled Cheese Sandwich feels much more reasonable.

•  I love gatherings on the Internet especially when they involve POPSICLES!  It’s Popsicle Week with Wit and Vinegar and thirtysomeodd other major food talents from across the land.  Some of my favorite popsicles from Popsicle Week include 4-Ingredients Strawberry Cream Pops,  Creamy Cinnamon Horchata Popscicles, and Raspberry Lemon Yogurt Popscicles.

•  Fargo was one of the best shows on television this Spring.  Did you get into it!?

•  4th of July doesn’t have to be over the top with the red white and blue.  In my secret life, in my very uncomplicated food mind I want to eat a boxed cake sheet cake with Cool Whip frosting, strawberries, and blueberries.  That’s right.  I want a plain old FLAG CAKE!  Blasphemy.

•  I want to go somewhere that requires the Bon Voyage Passport Case, this tropical-themed backpack, and also… I’d like to take my own bed and the comforts of home with me. What do you mean I can’t have the best of both worlds!?

•  Hello.  Nice to meet you.  I’m Joy “Bedtime Procrastination” Wilson.

•  In our heart of hearts we must KNOW that disappearing photo-sharing apps don’t really disappear our photos.  Right?  Will Facebook’s attempt at the app be a success?  Please say noooooooo.

•  This episode of NPR’s  Fresh Air with Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre is really interesting.  She talks about how she got fired from Saturday Night Live after one super mistake.  It’s really fascinating.  You might remember Jenny Slate from  Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.

I hope you have the happiest of Sundays!  Be at the beach!  I love you!  Bye for now.

57 thoughts on “Let It Be Sunday

  1. i was a little worried at the beginning of this post you were going to renounce blogging. then again my head always jumps to worst-case-scenario. very relieved you aren’t taking your talents to the proverbial south beach. happy sunday

      1. “I’m the girl that walks around New Orleans with tulips and kale in a bag. In the bottom of that bag you’ll find: a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch breakfast cereal, a box cake mix (yellow), a tub of chocolate cake frosting…” Two words… MARRY ME!! : ) (Just kidding, I am already married. But you are my new hero!)

  2. Fargo: yes.

    Flag cake (with jello, obviously): yes. I also love rainbow layered jello dessert, while most of the year I’m a “why did you color that electric green? Or blue raspberry?” kinda girl, when fourth of July comes around, I just have this inordinate craving for brightly colored jello.

    And I must say…I do adore that what-looks-to-be-a-canvas bag? Mine have been well-used and loved these past five or so years, but I’m in the market for new ones. Where did you find yours?

  3. Joy, sometimes the simple things are the best; they remind us of simpler times. A flag cake seems the perfect way to celebrate the 4th.

    P.S. I love your dress, where is it from?

  4. Gah! I’m so with you – the internet is crazy fast, but it’s what we have to deal with (even though I have nooooo idea how to deal with it). On a happy note though, I LOVED Fargo!! Definitely the best show I’ve seen since Breaking Bad!

  5. I also love the internet. It takes me to so many places in just seconds without spending a ton of money. Plus I love to research. If any of my friends need to find out something, I am the one person who will volunteer to find out what they are looking for. Without it I would not have found your blog. Which I enjoy so much
    Yes the net is fast and a little scary and at my age hard to keep up. What’s weird is life passes so fast. We are similar to computers, soaking up everything we move into the next stages of our lives as it passes by with the blink of one’s eye. So on that note let it be Sunday relax and enjoy the day and make that flag cake for tomorrow comes quickly as a touch on ones mouse. Happy Sunday Paulette

  6. I love slowly reading through all my favorite blog’s posts… but it definitely makes it hard to keep up! I guess recently I’ve been all about savoring every little moment. Have a great Sunday! :)

  7. I get lost in your blog all the time! I read one post (down to every last ingredient if it’s a recipe) then I think of something else or just browse through your recipe index, pinning as I go. Before you know it, 30 minutes or more has gone by. LOVE your blog! And I don’t believe ANYbody could hate you! You’re just too cute to hate!

    Happy Summer!

  8. hi Joy, I select what I read online and access only a few sites, your posts are read and savoured in a leisurely manner, especially on a Sunday. Its winter here in NZ, woolly sweaters and no dripping sweat. Tulips are glorious, mine are just popping up in their pots, getting ready for spring. Have a great week.

  9. Hi Joy, Read this leisurely – procrastinating …and not about bedtime! ….in cheered me up, got me thinking and inspired me as always. I know how you feel about that churning content though. Have a great Sunday

  10. Hi Joy, I just wanted to let you know I spent a lot longer than two seconds enjoying this post with my (first) cup of Sunday morning tea, preparing for my very English ritual of listening to the Archer’s Omnibus (a radio soap opera that’s been running for 50 years about ‘everyday country folk’ – it’s a weird British institution). Thank you for your posts, recipes and being part of all our days.

    P.S. Just in case you want to check out the Archers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qpgr

    1. I never thought I’d see a reference to The Archers in the comments of Joy the Baker. I download the podcast and listen to the omnibus edition when I walk my dog on Monday morning. I have been listening to it as long as I can remember. x

  11. I think that’s a fantastic insight about the internet and the speed at which we consume information. Even though my true passion is writing, I’m so aware not to make blog posts too text heavy, because nobody actually takes the time to read through every line. We’re not only in the age of information, we’re in the age of images. Although more people are literate than ever before, nobody has the patience to read more than 140 characters. So many perks, so many downsides.


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