Hi sweet friends.
My morning ritual of The Daily Podcast with my phone perched precariously in the one dry spot in my shower has become unsettling in a way that is hard to just have a fine day after. You know? Now in the morning I listen to early episodes of My Favorite Murder because somehow it’s much more soothing than the Supreme Court shuffling.
I’m headed to Ojai for a few short days this week where I’ll spend some mellow time with a few lady friends and hopefully a hotel pool. It is summer after all and why not at least try to get a little bit of a sunburn with my nearest and dearest?
Thank you for being here this Sunday. Here’s my offering. Take what you need:
• If you are a woman born in the early 80’s this article may very well resonate with you so strongly that you’ll want to devour it and turn away from it all at once: “We believed we could remake ourselves any way we liked”: how the 1990s shaped #MeToo. (The Guardian)
• I’m listening to this episode of the podcast Death Sex and Money and I now I have some very pointed questions for all of my male friends: Manhood, Now. (WNYCStudios)
• Can you tell I’m a middle child? (That’s not a humble brag.) The Extinction of the Middle Child. (The Cut)
• Colu Henry made this Herby Pork Larb with Chile and I won’t feel completely settled until I make it too. (NTY Food)
• I’m new to summer grilling and didn’t want to make a huge commitment to a charcoal grill so I bought this little buddy and I’m LOVING IT! I’ve been experimenting with Food52’s Any Night Grilling book and so far I’ve learned to put fresh sprigs of rosemary on the cool side of the coals to create a rosemary smoke to cook chicken thighs. That’s my little nugget of grilling smarts for ya! (Amazon and Food52)
• And another Food52 / grilling note: Grill Your Baked Goods / Bask In Summer Dessert Glory. See also: Grilled Strawberry Shortcake. (Food52 and Joy the Baker)
• What are your favorite groceries? I’ll always splurge on almond milk, kombucha, and chocolate. This is a delicious and nosey list from The Kitchn: Kitchn 100 – the grocery staples that power our editor’s kitchens.
• Sunday baking adventure? Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Doughnuts! (Joy the Baker)
• This falafel made of nuts and seeds is really compelling to me which means the new book Dosa Kitchen will be on my shelves shortly. (Design Sponge and Amazon)
• The truth is, I will always read about skincare: A Beauty Expert on Switching Up Your Skincare Routine. (The Cut)
• Things you didn’t know were a thing until you lay your sweet eyes on them: Inside The World of Competitive Sign Spinning. There are tear-away pants involved so… I mean, what more do you need to know? (Vice)
• 25 Everyday Heroes We Could All Learn From. Just think about all the small ways we could do better / do good. (Buzzfeed)
• GOOD NEWS! I’m holding a very fun weekend retreat Labor Day Weekend here in New Orleans! It’s called The Bakeaway and it’s a weekend full of baking, food styling, food indulging, photo walks around town, and social media know-how! There are a few spots left and an awesome deal at the Pontchartrain Hotel. You should join us! (TheBakeawayNola)
That’s all for now my dears! Get in this day and live it up!
My love to you,
SSDGM — I love listening to old episodes of MFM. To me, it’s like having FRIENDS on TV while I’m cleaning the house or cooking. I just like the sound of their voices as the soundtrack to my regular life.
The 90s article was excellent. I also recommend checking out Courtney E Martin’s book “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters.” The thesis is basically because we “they” told us we could be anything, we heard we had to be everything. And perfectly. Thanks for the article!
I hope there will be more Bakeaways, because that’s truly up my alley, and who doesn’t love New Orleans?! Congrats on the charcoal grill; I firmly believe if you’re going to use a gas grill, then you might as well cook indoors :)
We’re okay. Best of the week to ya!
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Great reads, as always! The Bakeaway sounds amazing! I can’t swing it this Labor Day weekend, but hope you will do it again.
Thanks for the Sunday reads! Loved the middle child article!
Girl, you need a bluetooth speaker! It makes shower podcasts so much better and way less dangerous for your phone! You’re making me nervous.
You’re right you’re not wrong!
This is what I was going to say. A waterproof bluetooth speaker is perfect for all of those shower podcast needs haha
You don’t even need a waterproof one, just set one up on the bathroom counter!
In Ojai, check out Papa Lennon’s pizza. So so good! And they have gelato.
Music to my ears thank you!
Carissa Nelson | Spoonful of Easy
Lol, your shower story reminds me of my sister watching The First 48 every night before bed and then not being able to sleep! I am born in the early 80’s and I didn’t see that article come through – definitely reading it. And I saw the middle child article, but missed reading it — I will probably need to eat a batch of those baked donuts while I read both :). Reading fuel, ya know? Thanks, Joy!
Thank you for introducing me to author, Eve Fairbanks. After reading the article, ‘We believed we could remake ourselves any way we liked,’ I went on to read some of her other stuff. Her perspective brings clarity to the many muddy cultural phenomena we currently grapple with.
Oh I’ll look up some of her other work as well! Thank you Robin!
Then you must read this, Joy!
Martha in KS
Just reposted your Buzzfeed about Heroes with the heading “Turn off the news – just another day of DJT making our great country look bad – and read this. There are good people in this world.” We all need something good to take our minds off the bad. Thanks.
I loved the Heroes stories, too. Today—no news—just celebrating the goodness around us.
I’ve switched up my podcast choices in the morning, as well. The Daily is hard to hear, most days. Today I listened to NPR’s Rough Translation, specifically the Austenistan episode. Have a listen. Pakistani women using Jane Austen to help navigate their culture. I think you’d enjoy it. Love you, Joy. You brighten my Sundays. Have a good week. And use sunscreen!!
Taste of France
That’s an interesting article about the ’90s. And I love the sign spinners. I hope they at least earn minimum wage.
We’re not OK, though. Bad, lastingly bad, things are happening every day. Anxiously awaiting November….