Some Friday ramblings: on historic New York City, summer sandals, and chocolate chip cookies.
Friday, April 27, 2012
I saw this article on Twitter. I'm fascinated by big cities and the stories they hold and NYC is one that really holds my fascination. The love affairs! The murders! The architecture! The food! DO THE MOLE PEOPLE REALLY EXIST? Anyway, this series of pictures from Depression-era (and older!) NYC are really cool (that's where I grabbed the picture above).
I'm on a search for a good summer sandal. And, while we're at it, a new bikini. Any recommendations? On the sandal front, I tried this one (turquoise!) but they were too wide (blast my narrow foot!). I like this one (nude and pink!), and this one (in a classic black, I think) too. Steve Madden's killin' it this season.
This is a pretty summer skirt. Pleated! Maxi! Navy blue!
This NY Times article called "The Flight From Conversation" is really compelling. It speaks to my whole living-off-the-grid thing. I mean, making Siri more advanced so she can actually become a friend?! What is this world coming to? If you don't actually read the article, here's a good quote from it: "We think constant connection will make us feel less lonely. The opposite is true. If we are unable to be alone, we are far more likely to be lonely. If we don't teach our children to be alone, they will know only how to be lonely." But really, you should just read it. We need more people fighting this fight (is it a fight?).
In keeping with that, Sam shared the sweetest idea with me. A relative of hers is in film-making and has begun making these sweet little films for kids, by kids. Basically, as a mother, she wasn't loving all the junk you find on TV (hear, hear!). Here's a little snippet in Sam's words: "really great, really pure grassroots-type of small films for kids that teach a moral lesson." Watch this five-minute film. Even if you don't donate money to the cause, it's so incredibly precious. And, if you feel so moved, continue onto this page to give a dollar (or more!).
I'm trying to sort of make this pin and this pin come to life in our upstairs bathroom. So far? One crate.
So apparently this is the best chocolate chip cookie of all the chocolate chip cookies in all the land. I really have my doubts. I mean, I really love the recipe on the chocolate chip bag. In fact, I really love nearly any homemade chocolate chip cookie. So, is 36 hours wait time gonna be worth it? We'll see. I think I'll tackle these soon. You'll hear from me if it was all a big scam.
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