I’m thankful for this weekend. I walked to the farmer’s market to get tomatoes and peaches while the gettin’ is still good, found a still-warm crusty loaf of bread to compliment the produce, and treated myself to fresh chèvre and farm eggs. They feel like little treasures… and I’m going to eat them all.
This week felt so FULL, right? A lot of feels to feel. Take a moment to acknowledge all of the things we need to process in a week: what’s for breakfast and what the heck is for dinner, what’s going on with Jay-Z and BeyBey, how should my brain work out what’s going down in Ferguson, how did I manage to run out of coffee, why is a four-year-old eating at The French Laundry, I want that sweater, I want that lipstick, I want to know why people are so horrible, I’m not brave but James Foley was, where is my wallet, I can’t find my phone, I recognize that person from somewhere, why am I yawning so much, laundry, blog, family, email email email, coffee, WEEKEND. I mean… it’s A LOT.
Here’s what’s on my mind, in the world, and on the Internet this week:
• Syria is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists. We have learned this all too well this week but we’ve known. We’ve really known: Evaporated. We know how James Foley died, but this is how he LIVED.
• In a place where saying what you mean can be very, very dangerous, these unmasked men stand behind words they believe. A Syrian town’s tribute to James Foley.
• 17 Things About ISIS and Iraq You Really Need To Know. They are among THE WORST and that’s the understatement of the year.
• “I Wear This Uniform and I Should Stand Up Here and Tell You I’m Sorry.” We might never be done talking about what happen in Ferguson until things like this stop happening.
• “For more than a decade, it was Michelle Lyon’s job to observe the final moments of death row inmates – but watching 287 executions did not come without a cost.” The Witness.
• It’s super weird to be The Last Generation To Remember Life Before The Internet. One word: encyclopedias.
• I’m on a budget and I don’t like it. I love it. I hate it. I love it. Mint.com is surprisingly easy to set up and it’s a game changer when it comes to being a grown-up and taking control of your dollars.
• “If I always had clarity, why would I need faith?” How To Make a Decision.
• How You Got Hooked On Coffee. We’re all just little habit machines.
• Speaking of our coffee habits… I’ve treated myself to a monthly Tonx Coffee Subscription and I LOVE it!
• Shichimi Togarashi Caramel Corn. Huh and YUM! Japanese seven spice mix meets sweet popcorn!
• Rules For Dining Out by Bon Appetit.
• A Four Year Old Reviews The French Laundry. Don’t forget… we have better taste than four-year-olds (though we may not be as cute).
• Power Couples on Twitter and Instagram. Alternate title: We’re The Butt of a Cosmic Joke.
• Communication: The Real Reason We Yawn.
Enjoy your Sunday! It’s a good one!