I can toast all of the marshmallows in Orleans Parish and tell you all about it every which way, but really… these Sunday posts have become my favorite to gather and write.
This week I’m looking for creative ways not to melt or fly into a heat-induced rage. The solution, I’ve found, lies somewhere between popsicles for dinner and plane tickets to more temperate states. Like… I’d appreciate a frozen banana on the beach in Santa Cruz exactly right now.
The Internet has some words and ideas for us. I hope you have your coffee and a few minutes to spare.
• I’m fast approaching the ‘I’m Too Old For This‘ age and general mindset.
• Since everyone I know is having a baby, this is an important read: How To Visit New Babies. Apparently you’re not supposed to bring a parade and a bunch of scary clowns.
• Science says that having a kid is one of the crappiest things that can happen to you. Science, simmer down… geez.
• What Houseguests Really Notice When They Come Visit aka Hide Everything in the Closet, Including the Dog.
• I read this on an airplane and cried. How To Write a Condolence Note from Cup of Jo.
• Sushi Chef: Miki Isumisawa and her all female sushi restaurant. Passion, dedication, vision, and guts. That’s all it takes. (ps. That’s a lot.)
• Think about it… Facebook Should Pay All Of Us.
• Sometimes, Love is a Mother F*cker. And that’s just the truth.
• Remember that time aaalll the super sexy supermodels fell in love with Adam Sandler? Ugh. Rose McGowan is starting a revolution.
• There’s no graceful transition into this next link. It’s about the menstrual cycle… because period underwear is a thing… and it might just work!
• What will happen if I don’t take out my phone? You may accidentally make eye contact with another human being. BE CAREFUL!
• My friend Jessica turned me onto a new podcast called Mystery Show. I particularly love this episode about Britney Spears and a book.
• Bill Smith’s Atlantic Beach Pie! For the saltine crackers as crust, and the sweetened condensed milk in the lemon filling. For the ease and lack of pretension. Because it’s PIE! I would like to shake Bill Smith’s hands. One of those firm-handed, high arm swinging handshakes. With eye contact.
• A good while ago I made these Lemon Ricotta Waffles with poppy seeds. I was smart and they were delicious! Get thee a waffle iron (or fish it out from the back cabinet).
• Sound the alarms. This Caramelized Banana Rice Pudding is all the way out of control.
• Instantly craving these Swedish Meatballs with Cucumber and Radish Pickles. DINNER!
Another day in the world. We better make it a good one!
Although being 29, I loved the piece on “I’m too old for this”. I read it during my lunchbreak and felt a yearning towards feeling that way. Feeling beautiful no matter your age, not spending energy on people that just drain you empty… Oh! I make your Lemon Ricotta Poppy Seed waffles regularly :) Have a good tuesday! Love from The Netherlands
I love you “Let it be” posts! I look forward to your distiller version of the Internet. Thank you!!
Hi Joy! The condolence article was so touching. Great find. But your mention of crying on an airplane reminded me of this article: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/why-we-cry-on-planes/280143/. Airplanes seem to be where many of us just let it all out. #JerryMaquireGotMe
Joy, are you talking about the chocolate covered frozen bananas on the Santa Cruz boardwalk from the little ice cream place that had black and white checkered tile? When I was a kid, my favorite thing from that place was vanilla ice cream on a stick between two graham crackers, dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts but they weren’t peanuts. Walnuts maybe? I’ve been searching how to duplicate that amazing combination for years and years.