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Distraction Coping + Cartoon Sneakers


Hiya, buddies!

This month was a doozy. Although my youngsters don’t go to Covenant, the varsity is a mile from our home and the capturing affected our total group. Each night time earlier than he tucks in together with his Corduroy teddy bear, my 9-year-old asks if I made certain to lock all of the doorways in case a assassin breaks into the home. That one will get me proper within the guts. 

I believe we might all use some reassurance proper now. So, within the spirit of distraction coping, I’ve loaded this Sunday’s put up with hyperlinks that lifted my spirits. And please, by all means, when you have any so as to add tell us within the feedback!



• Yay or nay to these airbubble footwear? Talking of lifting my spirits, they’ll carry me to a whopping 5 ‘4 this summer time however I additionally marvel in the event that they’ll make me seem like I’ve cartoon toes. (Ssense)

• And talking of style camaraderie, right here’s Pleasure’s spring uniform + Doree Shafrir’s new recommendation column on what the heck we must always all be sporting proper now. (Pleasure the Baker, Substack)

• This convo with Janelle James is among the most quote-worthy celeb interviews I’ve learn in a protracted whereas. I nearly reduce and pasted the entire thing for you. (Selection)

• A great reminder to maintain your future self. (Twitter)

• OK I believed I used to be accomplished subscribing to newsletters as a result of my inbox is stuffed, however then I discovered Laura Lippman’s and Stephanie Danler’s and—properly—now I’m wanting ahead to checking my e-mail once more. (Substack)

• Somebody (sorry, can’t discover it!) tweeted, “Yearly Jeff Weiss goes to Coachella and turns into Joan Didion.” Correct. (The Ringer) 

Trina’s Tiny Desk Live performance is the very best strategy to begin your day. (YouTube)

• There was a lot TV to eat this month (what’s new?) and right here’s a rundown of what I loved: Unstable, an instantly forgettable collection with Rob Lowe and his son being cute + dumb; Beef, although in no way lighthearted, was deeply shifting; the brand new season of Barry, if just for Noho Frank’s outfits; Fairly Child, which offers you a newfound respect for Brooke Shields; and the Jason Isbell’s Music Field episode, swoon. (Netflix, HBOmax, Hulu)

• And you may guess I’ll be watching the Judy Blume documentary this weekend. Plus, there’s additionally Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. We’re experiencing a wealth of Blume.  (Amazon Prime + Theaters)

• My secret to studying rather a lot is to stash books all over the place. My present automobile e book is You May Make This Place Stunning, the brand new memoir from poet Maggie Smith. It’s so excellent to dip into after I’m early for appointments or simply must take a couple of minutes to take in certainly one of her beautiful sentences. (Bookshop.org)

• I can’t wait to make Pleasure’s Spring Strawberry Salad with Cucumber and Feta subsequent week. Suppose I’ll serve it with a loaf of garlic bread or a aspect of buttery rigatoni in case my little meals critics (aka youngsters) insurgent towards the feta cheese. (Pleasure the Baker)

• “Watching the 16-year-old, I couldn’t assist however acknowledge in her the identical hammy, poor-little-rich-girl magnetism that programs by means of her mom’s work.” Ariella Garmaise on the similarities between Romy Mars’s TikTok fiasca and “Life With out Zöe,” which I’m including to my watchlist. (LA Evaluate of Books)

• These footage of Apo Whang-Od are charming and I totally endorse the marketing campaign to lift her to a Nationwide Residing Treasure. (VOGUE)

• Right here’s a modern-day fairytale we will all get behind: A Midwestern mother by accident killed it on Sweet Crush and have become one of many most profitable esports athletes in the complete nation. (Kotaku)

• And, lastly, fellow lit nerds will love the Dracula Day by day, which is beginning up once more in a few weeks. (Substack)




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