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Friday, March 14, 2014

Have a beautiful weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We're meeting friends tonight to see The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I'm really excited about. While I loved The Royal Tenenbaums, the other Wes Anderson movies felt too over-the-top. But apparently this one is great. Have you seen it? Thoughts? Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web...

Milk and cookies...with a twist.

Amy Poehler's hilarious outtakes.

IKEA's new collection is really cool.

How to order a croissant.

Food maps. (I love that Vermont is a tiny piece of cheddar.)

Very British problems.

What a beautiful dress!

Made me think.

Do you like cruises? Mark Bittman makes a case for them.

These people LIVE on a cruise ship!

A double wedding.

LOVE this spring nail polish.

Young people swap clothes with their older relatives.

Do or don't: The hair tuck.

Next weekend, I'm taking Toby to his first concert! Can't wait:) Have a good one. xoxo

(Photo by Hilmar Pabel of the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, 1964)


LPC said...

Oh, you didn't like Moonrise Kingdom?

Joanna Goddard said...

oh yeah, i did like that one....i had forgotten about it! it was really sweet. and i liked bottle rocket. but i really didn't like rushmore (everyone else loved it but i hated the way the female teacher was treated, made me super uncomfortable) and i couldn't get through five minutes of the darjeeling limited.

Carrie said...

Road trip with my mom and hubby to South Bend for her birthday. We're going to see the Million Dollar Quartet, eat and visit the Irish. Appropriate for this time of year I think.

Meredith said...

I watched "First Position" during a sick day this week and was thinking of you (I had put it in my Nexflix queue after reading about it here). This photo makes me feel compelled to thank you!

I think the hair tuck is a don't (though I probably do it inadvertently from time to time!).

What did you think of Life Aquatic? I ended up liking it, but I had to start it about 5 times before being able to watch it all the way through without falling asleep :) said...

We just saw Grand Budapest this past week -- I loved every moment, but it is a lot of excess and madcap running around. I like the sweetness of his more recent movies (Fantastic Mr. Fox & Moonrise Kingdom), and while this one isn't as overtly sweet, it is VERY fun. Ralph Fiennes in particular is inimitable!

Lily L-M said...

I'm dying to see Grand Budapest! Just the poster has me sold...

xo Lily

Joanna Goddard said...

oh yes, meredith, so glad you liked it!!! and i watched life aquatic on a really awkward date one time, so i think it affected my view of it :)

Jane Doe said...

Hair tuck : DON'T. One word : Itchy.


Zoë said...

Love that picture! And the maps made out of food, yum :)

Alison said...

Joanna! You've been killing these Friday posts the past few weeks. Every link is SO GOOD! xoxo

Emily Love said...

From a former ballet student, love your choice of photo! I grew up learning Russian/Vaganova technique.

Moonrise Kingdom is actually the first Wes Anderson movie I saw, and I loved it because of the elements of summer camp included, my other love! said...

Also, a slight warning: the Made Me Think link made me bawl. A lot.

Could just be me, of course, but just a heads up for anyone who doesn't work from home like I do -- maybe don't read it in the office.

Ashley and Katie said...

Love the link about correctly ordering a croissant... when I worked at a cafe, I swear I was spit on several times a day by native English speakers attempting to order a croissant by pronouncing it the French way... Happy weekend!

Chloe said...

oo love these links! I can't wait to browse through all of them later :)

Kaitlyn said...

I am going to go for a negative on the hair tuck and also I am so with you on Darjeeling! I actually watched it for the first time this weekend and thought it was sort of disturbing! Ha! Otherwise he is one of my faovrite film makers! Can't wait to see it as well!

Lauren MIrow Blankenship said...

I saw the Darjeeling Limited from a bootlegged copy from India (long story) but it was the best way to watch it. I don't think I would have liked it as much otherwise I think.

McKenzie Collins said...

I'm still not utterly convinced on the milk in a cookie cup - wouldn't it go all soft and gooey (not in the nice way but in the soggy way)?

I'm in two minds about the hair-tuck too. In one, I'm like this looks awesome, I love the shape it creates, but then in another, I'm like this is another 'works on the runway, would look really weird anywhere else' looks.

Have a great weekend!

nickiem said...

It makes me a little sad that the UP is lumped with Wisconsin on the US food map. The UP is better than that!

junebug said...

Oh, my goodness, to the hair tuck: NO. I can't even look at pictures of it, it makes me so uncomfortable. My neck hates my hair! :)

Alex said...

Wow, that nytimes article. Stops you in your tracks. Thanks for the link.

Sara Downton said...

I always look forward to your Friday posts!! Have a great weekend :) And do tell how the Grand Budapest Hotel is!

jtc said...

After I learned that cruise ships dump ALL their garbage in the ocean I started to look at cruises differently. Once the ship is 12 miles out in international waters they can legally dump almost anything. Some of the more expensive cruise lines now say they "process" their garbage before they dump it in the ocean, but disgustingly most cruise ships just wait until the middle of the night.

Maiken Day said...

The food map of the US is sorta brilliant and depressing! Corn. Of course.

Sonja the Sentimentalist said...

I waited 5 months to see the Grand Budapest Hotel! Finally tomorrow am going to the Electric Cinema in London to watch it too! Our experience in the theatrical Electric presumably will be in line with the movie's luxurious 30s style :)
Enjoy and share with us your thoughts later! :)

Katie Pawlowski said...

Thank you for the NY Times article! I teach elementary special education and the humanity and awareness that this father brings is so wonderful. This is my life each day and for most people, this is a new and eyeopening article.

Amy P said...

Every time I read one of your Friday links posts, I end up with 8-10 new tabs open in my browser to peruse ;)

janelle said...

hi joanna, love your blog. thinking about toby going to his first concert---he may like "we're all young together" by walter martin. This guy was a member of the best band in all of history (no bias), the walkmen, before they went on extended hiatus. its called a "family record" , but of the few bits that I have heard so far, I wouldn't have placed it in that genre because its not....annoying. keep up the good work!

Sarah D said...

ew! do cruise ships really just dump their garbage straight into the ocean? That's awful!
I remember riding on a train in Italy once (about 15 years ago) and flushing the toilet to look down and see the tracks speeding by beneath! Yep- they just dump straight out onto the tracks! Ew!

Hair tuck…. NO! Just looks like you didn't quite finish getting your shirt on properly! ridiculous.

skipandscatter said...

I loved that autism article so much! It is so hopeful and heartbreaking at the same time.

As a biochemist, I worked on autism projects from the molecular point of view, where it's never really associated with real people. It is always such a different story when actual human beings are involved. They say science is complicated, but it doesn't even come close to what is happening inside these peoples' minds...

Thank you for the link!

Joann L said...

The autism article is one of the most beautifully written pieces of non-fiction that I have ever read. I held it together until the end, and then wept (not teared up) for three minutes. Thanks.

kvanskiver said...

I might be in the minority but I kind of like the hair tuck…It happens accidentally sometimes when I put on a turtleneck and sometimes I don't want to fix it because I like seeing my hair look a little shorter…call me crazy.
Also, that article about Owen and his dad had me in tears and made me think so differently about life and human relationships in general. I immediately printed out copies to give to friends who I know would love it.
Happy Friday!

Tara Tufo said...

That was a very meaningful and lovely article on autism. Thank you for sharing the link. -Tara

Elle said...

On the topic of autism, this 20/20 segment on autistic teen Carly Fleishman, and her remarkable parents, is amazing:

And she's written her own book!:

Caroline Zoey said...

Oh wow. I'd love to be a florist, but I've no idea how someone gets into that sort of thing. Beautiful pictures.

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Josie @ The Magic Pomegranate said...

I want to see that movie! Great idea for a date night. ;)

MACY said...

haha that croissant thing is funny! can you just point out what you like from the menu?hahaha

Uta said...

Beautiful picture!
I didn't seen the film yet, but I know it is great and very funny, my man saw it at the berlinale cause he is one of the busy bees (electritians) behind the scenes! The film was making here in the Babelsberg studios and in this wonderful very old shopping house in Görlitz, in the film you see this as the the hotel :) Happy weekend!

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Sarah M said...

I have so loved your blog this week, Joanna, such a great mixture!

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Ramsey said...

The criticisms about cruises are quite fair, and the garbage thing is certainly disturbing. However, I confess that we did go on one when our son was 10 because some friends invited us. In spite of my aversion to the idea (I was sure I would hate it), there were two things that were wonderful:

One, our son was over-the-top thrilled about the freedom he enjoyed. He could go anywhere he wanted by himself (except, obviously, in the pool), and at that age, it was a HUGE thrill for him. He was bopping all over that ship like it was his personal playground, and he loved it.

Two, you are totally pampered on a cruise. If you are in need of a pampering kind of vacation (and what parent of young kids is not in need of pampering??), then a cruise might be just what the doctor ordered. Most cruises have lots of stuff for kids to do (even very young ones, I think), so you can get plenty of alone time with your hubby, and still get to have your kids with you. How wonderful is that?

Wesley Verhoeve said...

Adore that photo. That would look so great framed in a house.

Lauren Knight said...

Oh, these links are getting me through an unexpected hospital stay (my appendix ruptured quite out of the blue) so THANK YOU Joanna! I just about died over that milk & cookies one, and I adored the younger people swapping clothes with their older relatives. Genius!

Lauren Knight said...

P.s. - I also couldn't get on with Darjeering Limited. But I love Wes Anderson movies!

lizarina21 said...

That autism article was both heart breaking and fantastic. I have an 11 year old nephew who is on the high functioning end of the autism scale, but I could see pieces of him in Owen. After I stopped crying I passed the link along to my sister. Thanks for posting!

eKim said...

I've always wondered about the croissant pronunciation. Thanks for posting that link.

By the way, The Grand Budapest Hotel was excellent. Ralph Fiennes' performance was superb and I loved all the cameos made in the film; half of them I wasn't even aware they were in it.

Mina said...

Oh my gosh, the autism article is amazing. I can't stop crying after reading it. It's so hopeful but also so incredibly heartbreaking! Thanks for sharing, Joanna!

lina said...

i don't know about the hair tuck...i always pull my hair out from under shirts & sweaters because my neck gets too itchy!

Trish said...

Love your blog, Joanna. I've been reading it for years. Can I ask if that link you posted to the lovely spring dress on shop bop was a paid endorsement?

Raphaelle Robert said...

Hi Jo! What did you think about the movie?? I went to see it on saturday and really liked it. It reminds me of french movies, unexpected funny and quircky. I loved the colors and how cheap and simple everthing looked. Its all about the story! It felt like a kids story for adult. It was also romantic and touching

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