Have a Sweet Weekend. | Cup of Jo

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baby and kitten

baby and kitten

What are you up to this weekend? I’m getting a haircut and even though I’ll debate bangs, a lob, or color, I always end up getting the same cut I’ve had since I was four. The heart wants what it wants. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…

Found! The best carbonara recipe.

If literature’s ‘complicated men’ were on Tinder, including Jay Gatsby, Influencer.

I’ve been wearing this pretty new color every day.

We belong in these spaces: Black female students at Harvard Law School reflect on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination. “I definitely see myself in her,” Ms. Mustafa added. “Maybe I’ll wear my Harvard sweatshirt to the airport now — I normally don’t — because she went here.” (New York Times)

Garbage plates sound surprisingly delicious.

Always love Liberty prints.

What was it about Michael Douglas? “Michael Douglas likes to tell a story about an early screening of his 1987 hit Fatal Attraction. A little over half an hour into the picture, his character, Dan Gallagher, returns home from a torrid, adulterous weekend… and musses up the bed to make it look like he has slept in it before his family comes back from a weekend in the country. At this point in the screening, the audience, many of them female, apparently began chuckling. Whereupon the film’s producer, Sherry Lansing, leaned over to Douglas and whispered, ‘I can’t believe it. They’ve forgiven you already. You are blessed with the gift of charm.’” (New York Magazine)

Side note: We rewatched some older movies during quarantine — Fatal Attraction, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient — and they really held up.

Murmurations, holy smokes.

A beautiful essay by a foster parent. (LA Times)

25 habits of good managers. “‘I trust you, make the call’ might be the six most powerful words you can hear from a supervisor.”

How cool is this treehouse Airbnb in England?

Wise words.

Most important, a call out:

The reports on Ukraine, including killings in Bucha and Borodyanka, continue to be horrifying and heartbreaking.

This moving piece shares the stories of four women in Ukraine. “I feel a little depressed… I have experience with war, and I understand how it happens and how it ends. Right now I’m trying to keep my mind safe. I’m not speaking with my friends, I’m not keeping in touch with anyone, I’m not asking them, ‘How are you? Are you safe?’ Because I’m assuming that all my friends are already dead. That way when it’s all finished, and if it’s not the case and we are able to meet again, I will be very happy.”

Please consider joining us again in donating to non-profits that support Ukrainians. Sending love to anyone who needs it.

(Top photo by Samantha Gehrmann/Stocksy.)





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