A Bouquet of Newly Sharpened Pencils

“Don’t you like New York in fall? It makes me wish to purchase faculty provides. I might purchase you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils, if I knew your title and deal with. Alternatively, this not realizing has its charms.”
– You’ve Received Mail

I’m deciding it’s fall. I’m over this summer season and I’m declaring it fall, which suggests it’s time to observe You’ve Received Mail and Gilmore Ladies. Escape your cozy sweaters, order Chinese language take out, and brew a number of cups of tea which might be too scorching to drink (and also you overlook it then it’s too chilly). You understand what I feel? August is the center little one of the yr. Every part in August is by itself phrases, doing its personal factor – the month by no means goes the best way I plan it. Anyway, all that to say, I’m taking it sluggish these August Sunday’s, and I hope you get to, too.

I don’t care how previous I get, if it’s August I’m shopping for faculty provides. When you want any pointers, Group Pleasure the Baker’s favorites for back-to-school is an efficient reference, or Amy’s submit a pair weeks in the past has mainly all my favourite writing utensils ever. (Pleasure the Baker)

Possibly back-to-school purchasing just isn’t within the works, however at the very least make All people’s After College Cookies. Be sure that to have a big glass of no matter dairy or non-dairy beverage you like available! (Pleasure the Baker)

Mates, thanks a lot for the guide suggestions! I’m selecting up The Fifth Season by N. Okay. Jemisin, and I’m (checks the Libby app) 8,473rd in line for Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros on the library. Fingers crossed I learn it earlier than 2029! (Bookshop.org)

Bless all of it, cardigans are again in model! My faculty days have been spent in cardigans, gaucho pants, and flats – that outfit *actually* held the non-denominational Christian church and refused to let go. Now, I really like this entire outfit, it feels very 2012 to me with out the enduring lengthy accent scarf. And, oddly sufficient, Abercrombie has made a comeback with completely stellar denim. Their sizing goes to as much as 24 and ranges from further brief to further lengthy. A miracle. These jeans are subsequent on my to-buy checklist. (J.Crew)

Have you ever ever danced to the Cha-Cha Slide at, I don’t know, any public occasion ever? You possibly can thank DJ Casper and the Southside of Chicago for that. I’ll pour one out for him the following time I hear it. (NPR)

• When you’re alive and have ears you’ve in all probability heard in regards to the lawsuit against Lizzo and her manufacturing workforce. What do you concentrate on it? It’s type of overwhelming, isn’t it? It seems like lots of people genuinely disliked Lizzo for being a vocal fats Black girl, and jumped on the hate bandwagon due to it. It’s arduous to clarify the vitriol spewed when you’re not solely a Black girl, however a fats Black girl (and don’t be queer or trans cuz that spike in hate is DRASTIC). It’s like persons are offended you exist, to place it within the easiest phrases. So with this lawsuit I wished to do analysis, and share it. I’m uncertain the place I stand, however I all the time default to believing survivors. (Vulture)

• Sinead O’Connor was forward of her time, which I really feel just like the world’s manner of claiming she wasn’t understood by many. Each recount of her character (together with this piece) has been that she was an unbelievable individual, and particularly beloved by her residence nation of Eire. Could her reminiscence perpetually be a blessing. (NYT Present Hyperlink)

I’m modeling my search for Beyoncé after this iconic serve. (Instagram)