I mean it… WOW.
We’re almost to the end of 2015 and what are we to think? Are you taking some time to reflect or does that feel more daunting that the year itself? I hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday with friends and family. If Facebook is any indication, you nailed it. I was in Los Angeles for approximately 12 minutes, but that proved to be enough time to have some quality time with my family and stuff my face with my dad’s stuffing and my cousin’s chocolate cake. I can only hope the same joy for you.
I won’t be posting much for the next week or two. There’s a few reasons for that. I’m tired. I’m human. All of my food ideas are going towards the upcoming Brunch book that I’m currently in mega crunch-time finishing. And I’m launching a little redesign of the site next week and, since this isn’t my first rodeo… it’s like my ninth rodeo… I know there will be technology hiccups that need tending. In the meantime, I’d love for you to make yourself some waffles and find me on Instagram where I’ll be well-caffeinated and mildly stressed.
Here is some of the internet specially curated for you:
• Jhumpa Lahiri is one of the most important authors of our time. Have you read Interpreter of Maladies? I ADORE this piece she wrote for The New Yorker: Teach Yourself Italian
• 5 Cooking Fears and How To Face Them. Mandolines are more terrifying than public speaking. Fried chicken is better bought.
• Why you should always buy the men’s version of everything. Because sexism is expensive in so many ways.
• This is a very beautiful video to watch and if you’re human, you’ll cry.
• One of the most beautiful and heart-hurting essays of the year. The Friend.
• From the NYT. 2015, a year in pictures.
• This book is on my nightstand. It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s What I Do: A Photographers Life of Love and War. Thank you for the suggestion, Jessica. Also eager to read How Should A Person Be?
• Have you already binged Making A Murderer? I have three episodes left and when I finish I predict I’ll open my window and throw the television out, sending it crashing to the ground. I won’t need it anymore. Everything is over.
• 14 Behind the Scenes Secrets of a TSA Agent. Straight face emoji. It’s like… oh, they’re annoyed with US!? Well we’re annoyed with them too. THEY’RE JUST BUTTON FLY JEANS AND NO YOU CAN’T PAT ME THERE! (I travel a lot… personal problems.)
• What the most popular posts on Instagram say about us. We like beautiful, young, famous people… especially if they have cats.
• This made me want to bang my head against a wall, but only because engaged women take themselves very seriously. 10 Emotions Newly Engaged Girls Will Feel. Can someone write this from the male perspective? I feel like it’s just ‘oh gawd, help…”.
• Unrelated: 5 Ways To Ruin a Relationship Before It Even Begins.
Those last three links got a little awkward, didn’t they?
• Let’s make White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies this week and not talk to anyone until we’ve eaten them all.
• My Dad had to explain Star Wars to me on the way home from church, then he told me to watch Christmas in Connecticut, so… everything is great!
• New Year’s Resolution: light candles at dinner.
I better go.
I hope you have the most lovely Sunday.
See you soon! Promises promises.
I was traveling last year and forgot my razor. I went to buy a new one at a grocery store and noticed that the masculine-branded razor was like $8 less than the pink razor. I put the men’s razor on the conveyor belt and the non-English-speaking female cashier looked at me like I was nuts and pointed at the women’s razor. I shook my head and pointed at the one I had, and she pointed yet again at the women’s. Finally she gave up and let me buy the Mach 3 – and wouldn’t you know, it’s the smoothest leg shave I’ve had in a decade AND I saved $8.
Oh goodness, what are you doin’ to me with that dog video? So many tears.
love love your sunday posts. thank you for thoughtful links, insightful links, fun links. and yes, to candles, at dinner. done.
Linda | The Baker Who Kerns
LOOOVEE how your new site looks! So much more easy to navigate and it doesn’t freeze up at all!! As always I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Joy the Baker next year!
Sweet Tea Sweetie
Fun list to read through! Have a good break!
Enjoy your time off, I’m taking the rest of the year off too, blog wise. Hoping to start fresh for 2016. Happy Sunday!
Great selection of articles, Joy.
Tracy | Baking Mischief
I hard-core binged “Making a Murderer” last weekend and it was KILLING me that it seemed like it took a little while for the internet to catch on and start watching, so there was no one to rage with! I’m so glad I’m in good company now.
Good luck with the redesign!
Good luck with your website project, I’m sure it will be lovely. Want to thank you for all of your inspiring recipes and stories. I made the peppermint pretzel marshmallow fudge twice over the holidays and looked up your vegan chocolate cake for a party last night. All delicious! You’re amazing!! Your brunch book will be a hit no doubt. Savor some down time, you have earned it. Happy New Year to you!
We just finished “making a murderer” and can’t stop talking about it! I got lost for two hours on reddit afterwards………. arg!
Good Morning!! OMG i just wanted to let you know that I made the cranberry orange cream clafotis that i still cannot spell, converting it to gluten free and YUM everyone loved it! Thanks very much! I would like to ask you about how the texture was ‘supposed’ to be. So that I know if I need to tweak ingredients on my end to more closely resemble your outcome. Even as a culinary person, I’ve never tried a clafotis so I have NO idea what was supposed to happen.
Now I’m looking forward to your book! Enjoy your blog pause :)
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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