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What a Wonderful (if rainy) Week
Heya, friends! Greetings from a finally not-rainy New England! I actually saw a glimpse of the sun last night and (gasp) stars this morning when I took Ollie out on his business run.
Still, a good week overall. I’m back to work (from home) after vacation, and my apartment is very nearly set in order (a few more things to do in the kitchen and donations to put out). My goal for this wild Friday evening is to cook dinner and enjoy my orderly apartment.
It’s my niece’s birthday today, and she decided to trick me into thinking that she was two years younger than she is when I called her this morning. I wasn’t fully caffeinated, so it very nearly worked. She’s ten, and she’s funny. Look out, world.
Anyhow, I figured that keeping up with blogs can prove challenging and that a weekly round up could help. So, below is a recap of posts and other things that caught my attention this week.
How was your week? Let me know in the comments!
I’m pages away from finishing Buttermilk Graffiti, by Edward Lee (linked post has an affiliate link). A lot of what gave me pause in the early chapters Lee grappled with later in the book. This is an interesting one, friends. He has a nuanced and unique perspective on what it means to be American and his love of immigrant culture’s creation of our culinary landscape bounces off the page. I don’t think I agree with everything he writes, but I do think that this is worth a read. The recipes are interesting, too.
Tuesday evening, I made Skate with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts by Daniel Boulud. I had skate from my Walden’s Local Meat share, and happened to have some shitake mushrooms and hazelnuts on hand. I didn’t feel like getting down the food processor, so I kind of made a deconstructed version. Delicious, though I squeezed a bit of fresh lemon on it as well.
Ugh. I struggled this week, friends. In my Do Something check-in post on Misinformation, I referenced the Facebook Papers. I’m disgusted and more than a bit convicted about my continued use of the service. I called my legislators and told them that I supported breaking up Big Tech.
I also took yesterday off from Facebook and Instagram, removing the apps from my phone, and spent time thinking about the role of social media in my life. It was for now a one-day thing (I’ll lose touch with most of my people without it), for now. But I’m still thinking about it.
I took advantage of the rainy weather to watch horror movies in the spirit of Halloween.
- Quiet Place 2 (Paramount Plus): Good jumps
- Halloween Kills (Peacock): Not worth it
- Prom Night (Peacock): Retro slashy fun
That was my week. How was yours?