What are you doing this week end? We’re going Jenny’s house tonight for burgers. Also, CoJ reader Alexa made me laugh, “All I can say is I fully expect to check in tomorrow and see your weekend plans look dirty dance“, she wrote yesterday. “There is nothing else. And if there is, cancel it. So that too! Hope you got a good one, and here are some links around the web…
TO LIKE this blanket for summer evenings.
Have you seen the trailer for dumb money? Seems convincing.
Milwaukee Airport has a recombobulation zone.
This dress is so pretty. (Those scallops!)
Have you ever read the heartbreaking essay on being a twin, I’m almost there? The same author wrote of his twin’s marriage and his own marriage: Give my twin. “Being just one person is really scary.” (New Yorker)
By the way, this reminds me: I once chatted with the guy next to me in the audience at an author’s reading, and it turned out that we were both twins. “Are you identical? I asked, and he said, ‘My parents always thought we were, and now there’s a test we can take to confirm it, but we’re not going to,’ and I I asked why not, and he said, ‘Because if we weren’t the same, I would be devastated’, and I asked why, and he said, ‘Because then I would be all alone. Fascinating , no? I’ve thought about it every few weeks of my adult life.
In other news I would marry someone if they made me this cake.
Who wants to walk in Paris? (NYTimes giveaway link)
In addition, three comments from readers:
Mary says about the random thing i get the most compliments on“During college up north, there was a beach-themed party at the end of October. My roommate and I came up with the idea of slathering each other in Coppertone Water Babies sunscreen, and it was such a hit! people smell us, breaking into huge smiles.There’s something so magical about a smell that transports you to summer vacation.
Said Brooke on have a lovely weekend: “Season 2 of the podcast Turning is called Room of Mirrors, and it beautifully captures the complexity of the American ballet world and its many ingrained issues (racism, sexism, homophobia, body shame, prevalence of eating disorders, abuse) but from someone’s point of view. ‘one who deeply loves the art form. (Season 1 is about the nuns of the order of Mother Teresa and is equally nuanced and gripping.)”
Said Anon on the random thing i get the most compliments on“I went to the doctor recently for a painful recurring appointment. Every time they put needles in my arm, I close my eyes and imagine Jo’s Cup head, and it brings enormous comfort. Twice in the last week I’ve used this trick, as crazy as it sounds. Just know that this site brings me immense joy and soothes my central nervous system. (Note from Ed: Thank you, Anon; we are so touched.)
Had a good time. XOXO
(Photo of my twin sister and me.)
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