Web Time Wasters

 

How was your week, guys? I celebrated Pi Day with a bunch of friends (I finally had an excuse to make this) and I crossed ‘attend sea shanty sing along’ off my New Things list!Links for you!

Have you heard about Adam Crapser? He’s a Korean adoptee whose adoptive parents physically abused him and ‘re-homed’ him without ever signing his naturalization papers. Now the Department Of Homeland Security is trying to deport him. My sister was adopted from Korea so this is a cause close to my heart. If you’d like to prevent Adam’s deportation, please consider signing this petition.

Things to eat/bake/stuff in your mouth: whipped cranberry porridge and vanilla almond baked french toast.

Related: I’ve really been enjoying the Cookie + Kate blog. This post about the produce that’s in season right now and related recipes is so helpful!

Could you stop wearing jeans for a month?

The interview I did with an Ashley Madison user was one of my most controversial. This interview with the founder of the company was equally fascinating.

Turn that ish off.

Last year I discovered author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and devoured everything she ever wrote. Here, she speaks about the difference between being black in Nigeria and being black in America.

I like to say I’m happily black. So I don’t have a problem at all, sort of having skin the color of chocolate. But in this country I came to realize…that meant something, that it came with baggage and with all of these assumptions. And that the idea of black achievement was a remarkable thing. Whereas for me in Nigeria, it wasn’t. It was not. And I think that’s when I started to internalize what it meant and that’s when I started to push back. So for a long time I didn’t want to identify as black.What happens if you live according to Pinterest’s top pins?

Let’s talk about boob tape.

How does one go about running an ethical business?

An awesome t-shirt.

Also: a print for cat lovers.

I thought I was the only one with a crush on Stanley Tucci!

If Stanley Tucci were your boyfriend, you would own a good cheese knife. Nothing pretentious. You wouldn’t need a whole set. Just one. But it would be perfect, and you would never have trouble sliding Camembert pieces off of it. You would be the kind of person who invests in small, good, useful things. You would treat yourself with compassion, and you would never eat Cheetos in the shower.Are you in the market for a big, empty Italian castle? Because they’re for sale.

As a former ESL teacher, I loooooved this story about St. Paul police teaching KaRen refugees how to ice fish. Heart warming!

If you’re a fellow Twin Citian, you’ll appreciate this list of winter-friendly date spots. (P.S. Not included in the list is the crazy cozy lower level of W.A. Frost. It’s peeeeerfect!)

Normally I don’t care about haute couture, but LOOK AT THESE GOWNS.

Remember when we talked about how well we fit our names? Apparently, your name affects your success.

Interesting! Our society generally believes that women are more likely to pursue monogamy and men are more likely to be promiscuous. But is that true? A new study says no.
Both men and women tended to split into two groups: one made up of people who valued faithfulness, and another with people seeking flings. Slightly more than half of the men could be classified as having the promiscuous orientation, compared with just under half of the women.

And a few Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: 12 ways to celebrate your birthday, How to be more productive, How do I become a grown up?

6 Comments

Lu

awesome time wasters post, but i have to exclaim exuberantly that stanley tucci has always been one of my biggest crushes and that link was the absolute jam!! it made me laugh out loud! thanks for finding the best stuff, sarah!

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Audrey Lin

In fact, I'm pretty sure that I have already gone month(s) without wearing jeans! But not in the way that you might hope. All throughout winter I've been leaning back on fleece-lined leggings and baggy sweaters. Wearing jeans was considered dressing up for me! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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mara

Just a heads up: If I click on the petition, it says "Welcome back, sarah!" instead of a form to sign the petition. Might want to check that out.

Love your blog!

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