[I]t’s Sunday and aren’t we glad!
I spent much of this week in Oklahoma (Oklahoma!!), signing cookbooks and visiting Ree’s ranch, feeding cattle, gawking at wild mustangs, and incorrectly answering ranch trivia questions from Cowboy Josh. My city roots are strong. I don’t know much about cows. This has become very clear.
Here’s the thing about these book signings. First, THANK YOU for coming out. Second, the more strangers I stand in front of is directly related to the amount of ex-boyfriend stories I awkwardly share. More strangers. More stories. It’s a ridiculous quirk.
I’m home for a bit and trying to wrap my mind around Thanksgiving. Luckily the Internet is exploding with cranberry sauce recipes (straight face emoji). Are you in the turkey spirit? Not to worry, we’ll get there together.
Here is what the Internet was trying to tell us this week:
• Let’s go ahead and know what’s going on with our President and his upcoming immigration reform. Executive order is a big deal.
• This Frontline Documentary is really interesting: The Rise of ISIS.
• We celebrated Veteran’s Day this past week and this short audio recording is so real and raw and important. A Marine’s Parents’ Story: The Memories You Should Hear.
• “The examination to become a London cabby is possibly the most difficult test in the world — demanding years of study to memorize the labyrinthine city’s 25,000 streets and any business or landmark on them.” The Test To Become A London Cabby
• What it’s like to be black or female in Silicon Valley.
• From Gawker: Both You and Morgan Freeman Are Wrong About Racism
• Science says relationships come down to two basic traits. This article has some really great thoughts! Are we masters or disasters?
• Go: What I learned from going to NYC with $100 and no hotel reservation
• Sorry I Murdered Everyone, But I’m An Introvert. These things happen.
Happy Sunday to you! I love you and can’t wait to cook for us next week.
Happy Thanksgiving, Joy! And loved the eclectic and inspiring assortment this week.
Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
I really, really want you to post a cranberry sauce recipe though ;)
Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
that article on NYC was amazing,, so much to learn and apply in our real life. thanks for sharing.
Emily @ The Unprepared Kitchen
Fun post! The “Sorry I Murdered Everyone, But I’m An Introvert.” link is broken. I’m really want to read this!
So sorry about that! Should be fixed up now!
You lucky, lucky cowgirl you, visiting Ree’s ranch!
Definitely very fortunate!
The Gawker piece is YES. Thanks for sharing it.
This is like my morning church sometimes. Love it:)
I Love your “Let It Be” posts. They allow me to take a moment out of the day and rest in your writing. There is nothing “uncreative” about your craft or your site. You’re an inspiration, not only to encourage your readers to try new things in the kitchen, but also to expand our minds past the kitchen and into currrent events. Thank You for being bonkers awesome! Xoxoxoxo
Joy, I love your blog. I have been following for a few years. Your writing is so fun, witty and engaging and your recipes are ‘to die’ for. I am wondering, however, about your decision to title so many of your entries now as ‘Let it be [day of the week]’. I look forward to your recipes or stories, or links to share etc. but I find the ‘Let it be…’ a bit repetitive and uncreative. Which is very surprising coming from such an incredibly talented and creative person!
Oh Kazue. Don’t be a tool.
I love your Sunday posts! The perfect day to catch up on stuff that you might otherwise miss.
(Btw, the last link seems broken, fyi.)
I love your blog so much, and as i’m planning to start a new blog, you’re going to be one of my top sources of inspiration. Thankyou so much and keep it up! x
Darn! I’ve missed your boyfriend stories — I thought we were friends. How can you tell complete strangers and not tell us?????
I need the NYC article in my life.
Alessandra @ the foodie teen
Love all those fascinating links! So jealous of you visiting Ree – all those photos you shared on Instagram are just dreamy! Hope you’re having a great time!
Mary @ The Kitchen Paper
JOY! I love that you are sharing real, important, “let’s be educated and know stuff” links. So, thank you! xo