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Friday, August 02, 2013

Have a cute weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? Alex's mom and sister are coming to visit, so we'll be taking them here for pasta, playing toy instruments with Toby and (I'm sure) analyzing which family members Anton looks like. (We're stumped by his aquiline nose.) Hope you have a good one, and if you're in a blog-reading mood, here are a few fun links from around the web...

What color eyes will your baby have?

A funny Starbucks quiz.

A guide to Paris with kids...written by the author of this hugely famous book.

Have you read this novel? I'm loving it.

What happy people do differently.

Holy popsicles!

Cheese is dead.

Made me laugh.

What gorgeous photos of Iceland.

Great boots for the fall.

The pros and cons of being tall.

Pretty nails.

Finding the calm.

Are baguettes over?

A weirdly wonderful Mary Poppins remix.

Engagement rings under $2500.

(Photo of Pablo Picasso at the beach with his son, by Robert Capa. Starbucks quiz via Kottke)

57 comments:

Christy@SweetandSavoring said...

That Mary Poppins track is so much fun! I love Pogo, the artist. He does lots of other fun remixes of mostly Disney soundtracks :)

Regine Karpel said...

Have a great weekend, Joanna!
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ale norris said...

that picture is so adorable!!! oh, pablo. (yes, we're on a first-name basis)

Lana said...

Did anyone else notice how short Picasso's fingers are? LOL!

jenni said...

I knew when I clicked on that link for the novel it would be Where'd You Go, Bernadette. I knew it! Everyone loves it...except me! I feel like such a loser!

Nancy Cavillones said...

Love that Iceland link! I've been there twice and the beauty never fails to take my breath away.

margaux said...

when do you have time to READ, joanna?! i am thoroughly impressed.

staci said...

Don't feel like a loser jenni, you aren't alone. I hated Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

Andrea said...

I went to Frankie's 457 in Brooklyn several times and it blew my mind! You'll love it. Go for the fresh pasta...it won't disappoint!

Kelsey Keefe said...

That essie collection is on Amazon, full size bottles, for $20! With two sets of toe separators!

I'd totally recommend, as that collection has become my faaavourite this spring/summer. :) http://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Collection-0-46oz-Lacquer-Separator/dp/B00CHY4QFM/

Michelle Panting said...

That picture of Picasso with his son is amazing. I love his zeal.

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Lauren Knight said...

I forwarded that Onion article to my own male cousin... too funny!

And Rachel Comey boots? AMAZING!

AdaPotata said...

I loved Where'd You Go, Bernadette! It's so funny and adorable.

Just bought the Rachel Comey boots at the sample sale a few weeks ago and wore them in Oregon last week. So amazing and make me feel super hip. I even got a compliment from a stranger on the first night I wore them!

Kate C. said...

holy crap, smitten kitchen is taking popsicles to a whole other level. definitely have to give that recipe a whirl this weekend.... the rewards are too tempting!

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Schenck catherine said...

I buy a baguette almost everyday... And sesame baguettes anytime there's still one left to buy! Love the pros and cons of being tall, I have to show it to my brother who's 6ft 7 tall!!

Grace Beekman said...

Oh my gosh those Popsicles....I've gotta come back to the rest of this amazing list after I've both made and eaten those popsicles....wonderful.

Happy weekend!

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Jaclyn Barr said...

That eye test doesn't work. My mom had brown eyes. My dad blue. Mine are totally green.

Jaclyn Barr said...

That eye test doesn't work. My mom had brown eyes. My dad blue. Mine are totally green.

Dana said...

what great ideas! love all these links

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joke said...

I didn't finish the book either...

Megan M-R said...

Love Maria Semple and that book! You have to read This One is Mine next. I can't choose a favorite. :))

Shannon said...

Loved "Where'd You Go, Bernadette." It nailed Seattle culture like only someone who lived there could. Also, is kind of a literary tour of some of the city's neighborhoods. Thanks for the always fun weekend links!
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Veronica said...

love frankies!!! enjoy!

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Hil said...

Love the Starbucks quiz. I thought I was actually doing quite well on it and then I was revealed only to be a "Tall."

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McKenzie Collins said...

I'm having a relaxing one.. hoping to get a bit done though, and maybe some baking will be in the cards too! Have a lovely weekend!

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Amanda said...

Those are magical pictures of Iceland! And thank you soooo much for sharing 'finding the calm'. I really needed that.

And Where'd you go, Bernadette is incredibly funny. I really liked that book too.

Sandy Maryn said...

So many good links, too little time!

MT said...

I rarely comment, but follow your blog daily! When I saw your link : Are baguettes over? I thought to myself ARE BAGUETTES OVER?!?!?!? What the heck? The baguette transcends any mode du jour, any en vogue style!
What the article neglected to mention was the rich tradition of the baguette - it's partially the reason for the Revolutionary War in France! The scarcity of food, and cost of bread went up 67%. Part of the revolution outcome included keeping the cost of bread in France very, very low, so that all Frenchmen(and women) could afford a staple food.

So, non, I do not believe the baguette will go out of style :)

Stephanie Mc said...

Loved Bernadette. Her lampooning of Seattle is so on point.

jennifer schmittlin said...

Baguettes will never be over. But as a French person living in London I may not be the best person to comment on the subject...Bread in London is atrocious!
Thank you for posting "What happy people do differently" and "Finding the calm", I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.

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Emma McIlroy said...

These are my favourite time of the week, I love all of the interesting articles that you manage to find, and I loved the one about what happy people do differently, it's just so interesting! And the annual six sentence conversation is just so bizarre!!

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Silvia said...

I'm half way through 'Where'd you go Bernadette' and have loved every bit so far.
Perfect Summer read!

Happy weekend!

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kym brinkley said...

jo-
here is a cute reading book one of my friends wrote...the first one in a series of 5. I thought you might like it for your kiddos.

http://www.riomobooks.com/short-vowel-shorts-launches-today/

Michelle Lee said...

happy weekend!

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Catherine Masi said...

A few things here: 1. That Mary Poppins video is tripping me out (for the record, the only musicals I like are the ones with Julie Andrews and/or Dick van Dyke- what is it about them?!) 2. I wish for a group of friends made up of the writers for The Onion. and 3. Never in my life will I give up (or cut back on) bread. Ever. What a bummer for French culture! Always great links; thanks for that.
Have a lovely weekend, Joanna...

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Eliza Jane said...

Great links, as always! Thanks.

Vasanth Nagulakonda said...

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Alice said...

the mary poppins 'remix' is strangely hypnotising, my nanny used to have that, the sound of music and the musical version of oliver twist on tape - that was it, oh no, I lie, and chitty chitty bang bang...going to you tube that one now(!)

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msn said...

Hello Jo,

the author forgot to mention La cite des enfants in Paris. It s the most interesting stuff to do with children there, starting at 2 years old.

have a great day!
http://www.cite-sciences.fr/cs/Satellite?cid=1193649993012&pagename=Portail/CDE-ng/PortailLayout&pid=1193649996694&c=Page

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting the "Cheese is Dead" piece. This is a very controversial idea. As a professional farmstead cheesemaker in the US I can attest that pasteurized cheeses are most certainly NOT dead. They are brimming with life. It is a misnomer that pasteurization kills everything. Indeed, the milk is cultured after pasteurization with billions of bacteria that take on a life of their own and mingle with "native" or "wild" cultures as the cheese ages. There is no such thing as dead cheese. Some cheese is "livelier" than others, sure, but if a cheese is truly "dead" believe me, it is not, by any means, safe to eat! And by the by, the French eat and make plenty of pasteurized cheese.

The French have a thousand-year history and appreciation for the diversity of cheeses and the "life" of cheeses that Americans are only beginning to appreciate. This, I think is the main difference between our cultures of cheesemaking and cheese eating. But let's not be too hasty to condemn American cheesemaking. We still have a lot to learn as cheesemakers and cheese eaters!

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting the "Cheese is Dead" piece. This is a very controversial idea. As a professional farmstead cheesemaker in the US I can attest that pasteurized cheeses are most certainly NOT dead. They are brimming with life. It is a misnomer that pasteurization kills everything. Indeed, the milk is cultured after pasteurization with billions of bacteria that take on a life of their own and mingle with "native" or "wild" cultures as the cheese ages. There is no such thing as dead cheese. Some cheese is "livelier" than others, sure, but if a cheese is truly "dead" believe me, it is not, by any means, safe to eat! And by the by, the French eat and make plenty of pasteurized cheese.

The French have a thousand-year history and appreciation for the diversity of cheeses and the "life" of cheeses that Americans are only beginning to appreciate. This, I think is the main difference between our cultures of cheesemaking and cheese eating. But let's not be too hasty to condemn American cheesemaking. We still have a lot to learn as cheesemakers and cheese eaters!

Second Floor Flat said...

Bah! I'm reading Bernadette right now too and am obsessed. Literally can't put it down. Maria Semple (the author), used to write for Arrested Development so I guess that explains it all! So glad you're enjoying it as well!

Sofia Donatelli said...

What a sweet picture.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Sofia

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VintageRoseGirl said...

That photo is the cutest!! I love it! And that Essie polish is gorgeous.

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I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

Jessica Jann said...

TOO CUTE!!! :D THis just makes me smile! thanks

Winston Willow said...

Love the photo.. such a cute post

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K U Z E H said...

I would love the Grass Long Smocked Playsuit for my little girl

Jamie said...

Just read Bernadette for our book club last month. Read it in a weekend it was so easy to read and entertaining!

Erin said...

I bought Where'd You Go Bernadette upon your advice Friday...just finished it last night. Thanks, I loved it! My third son was born on July 8th, so like you, I have lots of time to read while nursing. This book was such a page turner I had to remind myself to take the time to enjoy my new little guy. Terrible! ;) My other two are 3.5 and almost 2.

stephanienikolopoulos said...

I didn't enjoy it either. The concept was interesting, but on the whole it didn't do anything for me. Maybe with all the hype, my expectations were unrealistic.

Megan Gilger said...

Thank you so much for the love Joanna! Means a lot. Glad you loved my post. Have a wonderful week!

Monica VandenBerg said...

I love your Friday posts from around the web - so fun! I found an eye calculator that is a little more accurate, as it takes into account your parents and your partner's parents. I thought this was really cool - http://genetics.thetech.org/online-exhibits/what-color-eyes-will-your-children-have
Thanks again for the wonderful posts!

Lauren Doxey said...

I just finished where'd you go Bernadette and I LOVED it! So funny when you posted you were reading it because I had just started it! I'm glad you liked it as well. Such a unique and funny book.

Pi Casso said...

This post is really incredible, one of the most helpful I have ever read, indeed. picasso

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