I’ve been into memoirs lately. Only a few pages into this one, but I’ve enjoyed Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed, and Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat in the time since July. I saved reading Blood, Bones and Butter until I was out of the woods and back around (good) food, which was a good choice because there are so many food descriptions… Wild* was fitting for when I read it (at Yosemite) because while my feet were blistered all to hell, my face was sun-burnt every three days, and I was shitting in the woods, I could read about how naive Strayed was when she hiked the PCT and feel a little bit better about my situation. And less bored during down time. Because one can only do so many pushups…
*Recommendation: don’t read the first chapter of this book when you are all sad (read alone in a tent, homesick as hell with a friendly(?) bear probably outside your tent). Tears are gonna happen, it just depends how many you want.
Hide - a series by Jason Vaughn
Once you lose someone it is never exactly the same person who comes back. — Sharon Olds, Satan Says (via lovely—delight)
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On occasions when I’m sitting on my ass with no distractions, like in a tree stand for almost 2 hours until my toes start to freeze off, I start thinking about things I’ve done in the past year that I’m pissed about and people who have been assholes that I’m pissed about and it’s just an incredibly inefficient and useless way to spend my thoughts. I definitely said out loud to someone before leaving K that “I’m really bad at letting things go” and it’s true. The good and the bad. It takes me too much time. But I’m working on it.
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The 50 Worst Food Gifts in the World - Bon Appetit -
From bacon mugs and fat magnets to pizza forks and motorized ice-cream cones, 50 food-related gifts no one should be giving this holiday season
Some of this looks sort of useful, but a good portion of it is humorous.
What the fuck have you done?
You're Cute and Fired -
The question of whether women can be too attractive for their jobs has come up several times recently.
13 Sayings Only People From New England Can Understand -
13 New England sayings that are “wicked hahd” for the rest of America to understand.
Inspired by Business Insider’s recent lists of Southern slang and Midwestern expressions the rest of America doesn’t understand, here are 13 New England sayings that will inspire you to visit Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut*, and Rhode Island
*Apparently Connecticut’s only cultural contribution is “Gilmore Girls.”
I’m really only posting this for the * on Connecticut. Never seen Gilmore Girls but I get asked about it enough.
15% off now through Friday with coupon code CYBER15. It’s getting cold. These knits are warm.
Pyramids II - Roy Lichtenstein
'Art Since 1945' has perhaps been the class I've pulled the most from since I returned from Yosemite.
"Oh, hey, my toenails almost look like I could paint them again."