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Friday, May 27, 2011

Have a sexy weekend.

My lovelies, what are you doing this weekend? Alex and I went out for Japanese food tonight, and tomorrow we're throwing a birthday picnic for Toby! I also *finally* finished the Tina Fey book (yeah! only took me two months) and laughed out loud probably fifty times (when's the last time a book has made you do that?:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and meanwhile here are a few fun links from around the web...

Cute outfit.

A DIY chandelier?! Jenny, I bow down.

The raddest bubbles!!!

Raising a genderless baby? Fascinating...

Dating in Brooklyn. :)

Breastfeeding in public.

Mason jar meals.

Loving this blue shirt.

Great Lakes design. (Yeah, Michigan!)

Matchmaking with New York Magazine.

Chalkboard state maps.

How to make your own striped shirt.

Remember these funny thank-you notes? Well, now there's a book!

I just read a glowing review of the new movie Midnight in Paris. Have you seen it?

Plus, three Cup of Jo posts you might have missed:
* Summer love.
* Crumpled maps.
* Floating houses.

Have a great one. xo

93 comments:

The Beetle Shack said...

yes, i think i will have a sexy weekend. great suggestion!

The Girlie Blog said...

Sounds like a good weekend!

Mama in the City said...

I have a good 1/4 left of Tina Fey's book...have laughed out loud many times so far! My sexy weekend is all work work work but at least I get to meet some brand new babies in the process :)

Leigh said...

Thanks for the link love! We'll have to make giant bubbles in the park soon ;)

We saw Midnight in Paris on Taro's b'day. It was fun, although not my favorite Woody Allen. Worth seeing, despite some problematic elements.

Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow!!! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Single. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, you should have bubbles at the picnic tomorrow! Have a great weekend.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I would love to be spending my weekend with Paul Newman. Not where he is now but you know watching him on the screen.

Antonio Barros said...

Have a lovely weekend! The links you posted are great, I will be busy this weekend reading all. :)

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Blue Is Bleu said...

That Dating in Brooklyn bit made me laugh out loud! And I definitely want to see Midnight in Paris... the hubs is a huge Woody Allen fan.

And good grief Paul Newman shall remain one of the most gorgeous men who ever lived.

April said...

I loooved the genderless baby article! fascinating, indeed : )

(So interesting to think about how they get rid of one "limitation" in their child's life, and others pop up.)

also-- #3 on the NYMag article cracked me up!
Your weekend links are always a treat.

Patricia said...

we're heading to our wedding venue and a few INNS in the area for photo readiness. I'm also going in to me final dress fitting after having half priced wings yesterday...needless to say a few yays and nays ;p

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Megan Taylor said...

He's a babe! Your blog is dreamy, as always...

xoMegan

Nomadic D. said...

That gender-free baby article was truly fascinating! I don't quite know how I feel about it yet, but I'm so glad I read it! And the diy striped shirt is awesome. Totally going to do it. Or something similar. Love the idea of using masking tape to stencil.

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Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Paul Newman.....swoooooon. x

Shanti Knight said...

oh have fun with toby's party!! such synchronicity that you had japanese food... I'm actually in japan for the next month! funny how things like that will line up. I come to japan and start seeing it all over the interwebs. russell brand also got deported from japan earlier this week. haha. anywho. do indeed have a sexy weekend!

Brenna said...

Midnight in Paris was an awesome movie if you're a francophile!

Nanufaitdodo said...

with a man like this uhmmmm.....

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Studying :s ♥-Axelle

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jessica q said...

i saw midnight in paris and LOVED it. if you were a lit major, literature buff, or wannabe literature buff, you will absolutely love it!!
as for the genderless baby article, isn't there a big difference between gender and sex? i found it frustrating that the writer didn't touch on that.
happy weekend!

Rachel said...

MIdnight in Paris was perfect, especially because I didn't know what it was really going to be about, since it came out earlier here. I am certain you will love it!!! It was soooo funny! I laughed out loud throughout the whole movie along with the Spaniards in the theater. Every character was so great! I thought I loved Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but I think I like MIdnight in Paris a lot more.

bright lights, big cities said...

LOVED Midnight in Paris. I live in Paris and watching made me forget that and want be in the city. It was a beautiful cliché... it catches the feelings most people have about Paris while playing with our imagination...

have a great weekend, I hope you take some time to see the movie!!

bright lights, big cities said...

@jessica q

Yeah, I guess I'm feeling the same way about the genderless baby too.

I can see many of their points, but I feel that because it has become such a huge deal to them it is effecting their children. I know my mother is very hippy {Rainbow was in the running for my name... geez}, but I think she handled it this so differently. It wasn't an issue, I was girl and she raised me to be an open minded young woman. I guess what I'm trying to say is this 'gender role' never was an issue in the household so it never effected me (but I'm also so girly some people wonder if i'm really my mothers... ) =)

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Laura - Mina + Oli said...

Love your pic for a sexy weekend!! He is such a sexy man!

Little Pinwheel said...

a weekend of clearing out the old..... I guess you can call that sexy! Well it will be sexy when it is all done. Enjoy your weekend x

Heba said...

can't wait to see Midnight in paris

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naomi: said...

super links this week! i'm so excited to know thxthxthx has been made into a book - i'm ordering a copy! thank you :) have a sexy weekend indeed.

17 Perth said...

Dating in brooklyn, matchmaking and the trailer for midnight in paris are all awesome!!

Caley said...

Isn't that genderless baby article fascinating?

Costume Diva said...

The "genderless" baby article is very thought provoking! Thanks for sharing.

S and O said...

I love Paul :)
Simply smoldering...
xoxo
Olivia

Marianne & Clayton said...

Genderless baby. Hmm. I've seen a lot of press on this recently and I am led to believe one of two things.

1- Gender is something to be ashamed of, something we are saddled with.

2- Theses people really want a book deal.

IMO: Pretentious and hilarious.

marci said...

I have the Tina Fey book but I haven't had time to start reading it. I can't wait! :)

fleur_delicious said...

found the genderless baby article fascinating! I was a tomboy. Pixie cuts, boys jeans, loved horses and my little ponies, but hated dolls and refused to play house. I knew at age 4 that I didn't want children. I'm 30 now, and all of those instincts were correct. Oh sure, I wear skirts and heels to work (I am writing my dissertation and teaching at the University), and I like those now - but on weekends, it's nothing but jeans, tennies, and tanks, the better to run around, work and play in.

I'm slightly disappointed (but not surprised) to see a mother in the comments beam over her son's acceptance of a girl at his school with short hair who likes to do boy things. Yes, the boy's behaviour is to be praised, but at the same time, since when is a tomboy some outrageous specimen? Somewhere along the line, I think, we got very essentialist about our genders and we lost sense of history, to boot (go back 100 years and pink is a boy's colour!). I don't know, perhaps I just got the benefit of that spirit of experiment in the 70s - but I sure am glad I did. And given how correct my own 4 year old sense of myself was, I have to say I admire these parents for putting such trust in their kids.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i always love these links. i think i need to read bossypants next....heard too many good things. and could you have found a sexier man for your sexy weekend post? no. paul newman....dang.

Happenstance said...

Love Caroline's outfit too. A t-shirt and skirt are right up my alley. Have a sexy weekend too! Loved that:)

alli/hooray said...

Yay for birthday picnics - have lots of fun. And thanks for the MI shout-out too!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Honestly can't remember the last time a book made me laugh out loud. looks like I need to get this one.
Have a sexy weekend yourself!
And
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

La chica said...

Paul sweet Paul, feliz fin de semana!!

Veralynn said...

The last time a book made me laugh out loud was when I recently re-read "Bridget Jones's Diary" (both of them)! You know a good book when it makes you laugh like you would while confiding in your best girlfriends. :)

Genevieve said...

Fantastic list & that photo oh my! I'm having Japanese food for dinner tonight & a yummy birthday cake.

Cath said...

I do love your Friday lists. This one is particularly neat. The gender article really is fascinating... I can fully understand where the parents are coming from with their approach, though I can't help but hold my breath a little over the (likely unintentional) social experiment. Free to Be You and Me is, of course, awesome and the empowering ability to choose is crucial. But I am SO curious to know how the children feel. That said, embracing our gender can be a truly beautiful thing...minus society's constraints, I suppose. Not sure I'm informed enough to choose a side here, but what a compelling discussion!
Also that chandelier kicks ass, as do the charts. Oh and the dreamy Paul Newman photo...
Have a lovely weekend. And thanks for such wonderful diversity in your posts... always entertaining.

Samara said...

Every book makes me laugh out loud.

R said...

I read the article about raising a genderless baby that you linked to. Interesting topic. What are your thoughts on the issue? I asked a friend writing a blog - http://sjokoladeheksa.blogg.no/ - (about the upbringing of children, chocolate, witches etc) the same question, and she wrote a post about it.

Giuliana said...

Joanna, here's some more Michigan swag you might like!

I have a t-shirt to show my roots while living on the East Coast :D


http://downwithdetroit.spreadshirt.com/just-michigan-glow-in-the-dark-female-american-apparel-slim-fit-tee-A6322897/customize/color/4

Monica from Hola!design said...

Oh Paul Newman! so sexy!


enjoy the weekend!

HuntGatherFashion said...

Good Lord, Paul Newman! If I had a time machine and 24 hours alone with this man! dreams.

Lucy and Lloyd said...

I loved the matchmaking article. How funny and awkward!

Jamie said...

great links :) about LOLing at books... many many books have made me LOL many many times... and it seems to be a rarity. more people should LOL when reading books! Chelsea Handler's books will make you laugh a thousand times!

allegria said...

are you there vodka its me chelsea... i coudnt put it down and couldnt stop laughing.

domestikate said...

What an inspiring list! The gender neutral baby is very thought provoking and the mason jar meals are especially fabulous!

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REread said...

what a spunk!

Sunshine said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend. Enjoy hun!

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catherine sprunt said...

i LOVED bossypants! despite being English, so not really understanding all of the references, I still thought it was hilarious and that Tina Fey is totally 'Are you there God? It's Me, Margaret' for grown ups!

lynn said...

Hi Joanna,

I'm from Toronto and when this article came out, it hit was a media frenzy. I remember the next night I happened to be with friends and were discussing our own thoughts on the subject.

I thought that perhaps you, or anyone else for that matter, would like to read the mother's response to all that has followed since the article was published:

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/998960--genderless-baby-s-mother-responds-to-media-frenzy?bn=1

Charly said...

Jo!
Your blog is THE BLOG!
Love it a little more everyday.
Thank you!

the lil bee said...

Wow, I just read the "genderless child" article. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to live your lives like that, knowing how much judgment you'll face. You're right, it's totally fascinating. And Storm is adorable!

Maryam said...

Lovely photo!! He's so handsome!!

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Lyn said...

I read Bossypants while traveling to and from Chicago a few weekends ago. I laughed out loud a lot, too, except I was in an airport! People must have thought I was crazy :)

The Tame Lion said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Happy birthday Toby!

Celine said...

I like the b'day picnic idea. I hope you had fun ! We had Mother's day here - so ... I got several presents; excluding Paul Newman ... Still, it was perfect and sunny. Have a great week !

claire said...

The article on the genderless baby was extremely interesting. Thanks for the link. Hope you had a lovely weekend xo

Michelle Lee said...

love all the links :)
have a great week now!

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thrillofthechaise.com said...

The chalkboard states are amazing, what a cute Etsy shop!

And the Tina Fey book...I have GOT to get on that literary train :)

Have a great weekend!

Kate

www.thrillofthechaise.com

annie markantonatou said...

loved this pic and links! thnks

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BODIE and FOU said...

Hi Joanna

I wouldn't call my weekend sexy but it was very creative and rewarding. I painted a console my husband found in the street in white and it's looking now very French and chic and I made a coffee table out of an industrial pallet and I'm totally in love with it.
Will try to post some photos soon

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/05/dont-you-think-social-media-made-you.html

shenamygans said...

a humble request for a father's day gift guide, pretty please? xx

Gemma said...

Just came from the beach! :D

F Ellis said...

I love your blog - so glad I found it! I have never been to NYC but am fascinated by people who live there.

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www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh I'm glad to hear you loved Tina Fey's book!!! I've been thinking about reading that - sounds like my kind of book if it had you laughing out loud!!!
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Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Wowie, that genderless baby article was, um, something? Sounds like the parents (and writer) and seriously confusing some things, and could mess up their kids more than help them in the long run. I just read a book by Louann Brizendine, M.D., called "The Female Brain." One study in the book discusses the "gender" differences b/t boys and girls. Essentially, if you give a girl only trucks to play with, they will still cuddle, swaddle and treat it like a baby-doll. It's just how the female brain operates (vs. male brain). If the parents were looking to make a statement, well, they did it.

PS - Happy Birthday Toby!

Veronica said...

The links you posted are great, I will be busy this weekend reading all.

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Andie said...

Midnight in Paris is definitely enjoyable and worth seeing, but I wouldn't go in with high expectations. This isn't Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona--which was bold and complex. This is light and fun, which is perfect for both a summer flick and the message that the movie is trying to get across. I really loved how Owen Wilson pulled off these typical Woody Allen lines--that was super cool to see, because you just never ever thought of him as a Woody Allen character. And though I seriously disliked Inez, the fiancee, it's easy to appreciate what Rachel McAdams brings to the screen.

Calvintage Jen said...

Raising a genderless child is impossible--his/her gender was obviously already decided at conception. My girls can play with trucks, trains, cars, and dirt; and if my boy wants to play with baby dolls he can...but why go to such extremes as this? It is just confusion and chaos.

Happy birthday to your baby boy! Mine is just 6 months behind him. :-)

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

The genderless baby article is straight up insane. It is not some parental agenda to assign gender, it is the most basic scientific way humans, animals, and even plants are categorized. I completely understand and cosign any parental philosphy that allows children to determine for themselves what their interests are, but to sign your child up before they could possibly consent for some bizarre social experiment is irresponsible at best. I do not find it "fascinating" at all, I find it sad, dangerous, and more than a little twisted.

Bridget said...

dammmnn paul newman was such a hottie.

Anonymous said...

I heard Midnight in Paris is good too! I always have to give Woody Allen a(nother) chance (and another and another and another, always hoping for another GREAT one). :)

alina

thinkpriddy said...

that funny huh? i think i will give this book a try.

SuSach said...

your posts never cease to bring me so much fun, little tidbits of new knowledge and enjoyment!! thanks for ALL of it :)

xo
Susannah

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Krysten said...

I just finished 'Dress your family in corduroy and denim' (a little late, I know) and was cracking up the whole time toward the end. I love laugh-out-loud books. Looking forward to reading Tina's this summer!

Cody McWilliams said...

Hi Jo! I am a 17 year old girl and absolutely love your blog. My boyfriend and I went to see Midnight in Paris and we both adored it. He even secretly told me he enjoyed it more than the new x-men!

Bethany said...

Went to see Midnight in Paris this weekend and loved it! Blogged about it, too. I'd LOVE to hear what you thought of it, Jo. :)

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