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.

That's it.  What'd I miss?  Give me the latest.

20 comments:

  1. Don't you feel overwhelmed by all these "best cookie ever" and bla bla's going around. I mean, c'mon. Someone's gotta try them to see, and this is going to take forever! Let's tag team it Bridg! Because I really would like peace of mind here.

    Also, I'm getting these sandals, http://needsupply.com/melbourne-sandal.html?clickid=0004bea7b2c997f20a2a23c122b93431... can't beat that price!

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  2. @yours truly, seriously -- is the taste going to be drastically different that 36 HOURS will be worth it?! plus, steve will have eaten all the dough by then so i'll have enough for like, one cookie, by the end of the wait. and those sandals are really cute. and priced right!

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  3. the secret is the sprinkle of salt, i have tried all of the recipes around, some good, some great, some dry, blah blah blah. but it's that little bit of salt that does it! sprinkle on top of the ghirardelli recipe, and save yourself 35.5 hours :)

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  4. and i have no sandal advice, i'm a flip flop girl. but swimsuits.. jcrew sale online has some gems right now. inspired by vintage french swimwear, yes please. http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/swim/specialswimsizes/dcup/PRDOVR~57822/99102540435/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~20+17+4294967001~90~~~~~~~/57822.jsp

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  5. @shannon, that suit you linked me to... cutest!

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  6. Love the crates! 1 is off to a good start :). I'm creeped out as well by the trending technology addictions. Have you seen the new "google glass"? You will scream "nooo!" with me I am sure.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4

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  7. i saw that historic NYC article on the yahoo homepage and after just visiting NYC i couldn't help but become completely fascinated.

    oh and about the constant connection, i do believe it makes a person sometimes wonder what to do if we don't have a computer in front of us or a phone in our hand. before kids i never had a problem filling free time without electronic devices. since having the boys, when i have free time i get on the computer (or go for a walk). i may just have to do a trial separation from my computer and phone. will there soon be an AA of sorts for technology addicts?

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  8. I love this post, perfect reading material on my Friday commute to work when my brain is still trying to wake up, it's just as ADD as I am right now. I fully support your off the grid movement, at least part time, maybe half big city, half country with loads of land (and sheep and an entire knitting room/library)? Like the Man with the Yellow Hat.

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  9. Geeze, i read that recipe and all of the "secrets" and it does sound like a lot of hoopla for chocolate chip cookies BUT I bet they will be magnificent. Be sure to fill me in on whether they're worth it or not :)

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  10. No joke, finding the perfect sandal has consumed my life. Why is it so hard? Sigh.

    I'm so living off the grid.

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  11. @LBR, ok i just watched that. it is CRAZY. have you seen wall-e? i think that's next. we'll just live in a spaceship.

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  12. This made me think of you. 25 Rules for Moms With Sons
    http://goodmenproject.com/good-feed-blog/25-rules-for-moms-with-sons/

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  13. Obsessed with the New York pictures! I dig history.

    I'm so, so passionate about the off the grid thing. I read that whole article, and it's frightening! I loved the last paragraph about how people used to look up at the sea and the sky, but now they look down to their device. I won't let myself or future kids be that way! I've already deleted Facebook and I've been limiting my online time. It's helped so much!

    Ok, carry on now.

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  14. I'm kind of digging the teal multi.

    Whatever you do, don't get a pair of Saltwaters.

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  15. I just viewed those cookies and from the looks of it they might just be worth the 36 hours.

    Daaaaang my mouth is watering!

    Also, love the NYC article. I think New York is one of the most fascinating places in the world. I LOVE the pic from Grand Central Terminal. The light coming in is amazing!

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  16. I am definitely a fan of the back of the bag chocolate ship recipe as well, with a little extra sea salt sometimes :)

    Those NYC photos are amazing! I am teaching my second graders the history of the Brooklyn Bridge all spring- it is my favorite integrated studies unit of the year. The history of that bridge is absolutely amazing, and I love getting to walk to and from it every week with the kids as they learn more and more.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Daina

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  17. I LOVE that article on the photographs of New York! It's hard to imagine that it's the same place. I could pour over those for days.

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  18. whoa there, love the Steve Madden Rascals. I almost said the Rascal flats but - well that's just confusing.

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  19. They are worth the 36 hours!! I just cooked mine today and oh my insanity! Thank you for posting about them!!! Now go make them, run dont walk...and then wait 2 days : ) WORTH IT

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  20. I made the dough last night with the intention of baking the cookies Friday afternoon. The dough tastes like nothing I've ever had before, I swear. The ingredients will cost you ($7 on chocolate chips alone!) but I am thinking they are going to be worth it!

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