Joy the Baker

Let It Be Friday!

August 1, 2014

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We’ve made it to Friday which means that hopefully there’s some sort of kicking off of our shoes in the very near future.  I’ve taken a quick trip back to Los Angeles this week where everyone is complaining about the humidity.  Really?  You ain’t got nothin’ on the Bayou, Los Angeles… nothin’.  In my travels from New Orleans to Los Angeles, I seem to have forgotten to pack the tiny little camera card that houses Friday’s recipe post photos.  Turns out I’m forgetful, and even a well thought out list can’t help me during packing.  Truth is, this week has been all sorts of enough and I’m feeling a little frayed at the edges.  There’s been so much madness happening in the world, I can feel some of the chaos trembling in my guts.  Does that happen to you, too?

This week’s Sunday list comes in a Friday edition.  The Internet, as it were:

 Come Out Of Your Shell.  Let’s all just stop being so dang shy.

 A Negroni is always appropriate!

•  Hopeful Perspectives 1 Year After My Son’s Birth/Death.  How is it that we’re all just stuff?  

 How often are you flying alone and find yourself bullied out of prime armrest positioning?  I think my armrest relinquishing is part subconscious and part polite.  Now I’ll think twice.  How to Maintain Control of the Shared Armrest.  Number 6 is ill-advised though probably very effective.

 We are all just Elaine Benes at heart.  Geeetttt ooouuutttt!

•  How A Mother Weaned Her Girl From Fairy Tales is one of the most surprising, bizarre, and beautiful books I’ve read this year.

•  Kapitalism with Kim Kardashian will freak you out.  Like totally freak you out.  On: celebrity, perplexing shades of nude, and the monetization of self.  It’s totally crazy!  Where are we going?  Is this a cry for help?

•  7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive… not including reading this blog.  Please keep reading this blog.

 What a refreshing (and terrifying) list:  Summer Must-Not Haves.  No one likes a relentless spooner.  SPACE, PLEASE!

•  I sometimes wonder how the best and the busiest have time to just THINK.  You know… think with new ideas, think of how to delegate, think of how to be as awesome as they appear to be.  Turns out they’re probably just avoiding introspection.  Aaahhh… now I get it.  No Time To Think from The New York Times.  Louis CK is not wrong, in fact he is too right.

•  It’s nice to remember that we’re still at the beginning of the Internet and that we have a lot of years ahead of us that will include things better than Pinterest and Twitter… but we might have to wear those fancy Google glasses and look silly for a minute.  You Are Not Too Late

•  I love the spirit behind the blog Yes and Yes.  Here’s How To Do 10 Things (at least slightly) Better!  Because why not be better!?  DANG!

I love you, bye bye!


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  • my parents would write us packing lists as kids because we clearly could not be trusted to do it on our own, and we still forgot pajamas or socks. every. single. time. packing is the worst!

  • I love these lists of links you’ve found interesting. I laughed, cried, and shared. Thanks Joy. :)

  • LOVE this list joy, definitely need to go read that book, and learn how to take control of the arm rest lol!

  • Speaking a little frayed at the edges read by reply from let it be Sunday, ah would you say I was a little unglued. I think the madness in the world sometimes rubs off on us. That is when a sense of humor, a good movie (comedy) makes us relax and be thankful for what we do have around us. Family, friends to talk to and yes even help if they want too, let them. Me I put on some good music and dance. It takes the stress off and hopefully shed some pounds. It gets better believe me at Sixty-four I have only up to go, or I keep telling myself that. RELAX and listen to Al Green EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT. Which I am listening too right now. Nice very nice. Music is so healing. May your week bring you soulful peace. Hugs Paulette

  • Joy, please help. I have never had a Negroni and want to try them, but I looked at the recipe you linked to and it recommends Beefeater gin. I just…I cannot. I am a Tanqueray or Hendrick’s girl. I realize Hendrick’s may be a bit too – botanical, shall we say – for such a drink. What would you recommend?

  • I loved the NYTimes article about no time for thinking! I had to share on my own FB page.. and the Louis CK clip? Spot on.

  • Love that ‘you are not too late’ article! So true and something I always have to remind myself when I’m like “wahh why didn’t I continue that blog I started 8 years ago?” etc. But how the heck do we find/make/recognize those opportunities??

  • I love Chase and his beautiful story. His love for his family and son fills my heart. Thanks so much for sharing it here!

  • Always a delight, Joy. Thanks for brightening up a Friday with a few minutes of calm.

  • As a frequent flier, and a small lady, I can attest to the arm rest thing.

  • Wow! Love that cutting board… Where’s it from?!

  • I am a relatively new reader of your blog, but I have really been enjoying it. What a great list this week and I like it coming in a Friday edition. I’ll get to spend the weekend reading the all the links and sharing with my friends.

  • I love that Yes and Yes blog, thanks for sharing it! Can’t wait to read more. Have a great weekend, Joy!

  • That happens to me too. The forgetfulness thing and also the global chaos thing.

  • Love your lists as always! I forgot that teeny little card last week too – I swear they have a mind of their own! Also, the podcast this week was absolutely hilarious!

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