I’ve been making a lot of yarn lately. It gives me something to do with my hands as I catch up with what’s on the DVR (entirely too much, is what). There’s something incredibly satisfying about taking a long length of top and using a lever and pulleys to make it into yarn–yarn that I mostly don’t use, but I keep thinking I’m going to get a loom one of these days. And then I’ll use up the pounds of yarn I’ve accumulated over the years. (I want a Saori, in part because I know that if I have to fuss around with warping I’ll never use the thing–I helped someone warp a loom once and it sucked.)
Garden update: one of the salvia and one of the hydrangea are blooming, it’s very exciting. The replacement coreopsis and phlox have arrived and are in the ground; if the phlox doesn’t make it, I may look into finding a local nursery that sells full plants as opposed to mail order bare root plants. We’ll see. Everything is doing really well, apart from the phlox. It’s exciting and it makes me happy every time I look at it.
- Nick Cave Is Still Looking for Redemption I love Nick Cave. A bit disappointed that this piece doesn’t mention Cave’s Murder Ballads.
- I Am Not Your Muslim Excellent analysis of anti-Muslim rhetoric
- Confessions of a wealthy immigrant: “model minority” is a myth
- Captain Awkward answers “How do I learn to be okay with an arranged marriage?” in an extraordinarily thoughtful and respectful sort of way.
- Video Explores Scifi Trope of Women Who Are ‘Born Sexy Yesterday’ Well worth the 20 minutes it’ll take to watch this.
- Barbecue: America’s Most Political Food
- How museum curators deal with the issue of race
- Is Walt Whitman’s health guide a hoax – written by Gwyneth Paltrow? Come on–no one believes that Paltrow actually writes Goop, right?
- Wellness, Womanhood, and the West: How Goop Profits From Endless Illness Let’s expand this to pharmaceutical and insurance companies, too–the amazingly shrinking range of “normal” sure is a thing, isn’t it?
- How One Generation Changed The Way We Think About Furniture From the excerpt: ” You throw away most of what you buy in your twenties. You buy a nice couch right around age 34.” You do? Huh. I seem to recall that an awful lot of my 30’s was spent with a couch I got from a curb. I’m just saying.
- Why Don’t People Return Their Shopping Carts? Because they’re assholes. Next?
- Who left food in the fridge? The rise of the ‘Dark Knight’ workplace vigilante
- The Return of Kyle MacLachlan (and Agent Cooper)
- What a Physicist Sees When She Looks at a Fancy Gown
- Women have a right to hate men