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Roy Kafri – Mayokero (Music Video) from Vania Heymann on Vimeo.

How was your week, guys? I spent the first half of mine in Key West (photo evidence here) and the second half digging myself out of post-vacation email and work. A trade off I’m happy to make!

Links, for you.
Last week I shared the trailer for a documentary about Nora and Aaron, a Minneapolis couple coping with Aaron’s brain tumor (he’s in his 30s and father to a toddler).

Earlier this week, Nora wrote:

“Perhaps old age should burn and rave at close of day, but we do not all die old. So what of the young?
Aaron’s treatment has stopped working.
The tumor grows, swells his brain, sends his body into cataclysmic seizures, paralyzes his left arm and leg and now he has a choice to make: to continue the treatments that aren’t working, or to live his life as comfortably as possible.
To be clear, he is dying. They are talking about hospice.
And that is what he has chosen.”
If you’re looking for a holiday cause or a place to donate, this is what I’m doing. All proceeds will help cover the costs of Aaron’s hospice care and support Nora and Ralphie through these next couple of months.

Truth. Your problems aren’t as complicated as you think.

I loved this. How To Install A No B.S. Clause In Your Life
I have a one strike, you’re out system. In most cases, people show you who they are at a moment’s notice. I’m a loving, spiritual, compassionate person, but that doesn’t mean I’m a doormat. If I receive a rare yucky email or Facebook comment, they are blocked. No if’s, no but’s, no maybe’s. I am not here for people to throw shoes at when they’ve got their buttons pressed. That’s their responsibility to tend to. I don’t send negative shit out into the world, and I won’t accept it back.

Oh, nothing. Just an Australian family restoring a French Chateau, blogging about it, and living my dream life.

Slightly too late, but still great. Halloween for kids in the 1970s versus now. (I particularly like the detail about the breathing hole in the mask being too small!)

Are you guilty of the $100 dilemma when it comes to your spending?

Bookmarkbookmarkbookmark! One ingredient that will turn ANY cheese into smooth, creamy nacho-appropriate cheese.

Have you ever wanted to move to Thailand? Like, permanently? This book will help.

My friend Rachel is really helping Cosmo up their game. I love her Sex Talk Realness column and this piece on being intersex is really interesting.

How did you feel when you found out?
Woman A: Honestly, I thought it was awesome. I was so happy to be so unique, and I was so happy I’d have some weapon up my sleeve to prove my hated high school biology teacher wrong during her lessons on biological sex. I felt like it was a super power, being female with a Y chromosome. I thought, If I committed a crime, would DNA evidence at the scene lead people looking for a man? Hah! I am blessed in that I received my diagnosis in a liberal household in the 21st century, and both my parents and doctors were so honest and supportive.I’ve been to Italy already but that didn’t stop me from getting swoony/jealous of Anya’s recent trip.

Things to eat/bake/cook: Mushroom polenta bites, homemade cookie butter, asiago white beans with farro, kale, and tomatoes, bubie’s blintzes.

It’s not too early to start thinking of your plans for the new year.

Do you guys remember my Best Ever Outfit In Which To Consume Thanksgiving Dinner? You can recreate it with this $30 dress, this cardigan, and this wishbone necklace.

The Mom-est things that ever happened.
“We were listening to “I Want a New Drug” on a road trip and my mom turned and said, “Do you know what the new drug is? It’s love.””

I love a good themed photo series, like this collection of rest stops around America.Things that make me hate fashion: these $183 jeans.

I looooove the way Maggie reviews/reports on the books she’s read (all the best quotes and the new vocabulary she’s discovered) and now I really want to read this book.
Dominique peeled the label from her beer while Dicky Jr. talked, her head angled toward him to suggest she was listening.

If you appreciate my taste in links, you miiiiiight want to be my friend on Twitter. Each night I tweet a link to my ‘Fave read of the day’ – links that are all different from what you see here. And I even hashtag them #yandy so you can read them all when you’re feeling procrastinate-y!



The mushroom polenta bites look so yummy. I'm going to try them with grits because I live in the south and grits are much easier to come across in my little town than is polenta.
Also, those jeans? Puh-leeze.

Kaitlyn (Bookish Comforts)

I loved your Best Ever Outfit In Which To Consume Thanksgiving Dinner so I was really glad to see you suggest some replacement pieces (I never got around to buying a peplum dress last time). Although, my size is sold out, so I'll have to go on the hunt.

Gaby Richards

Is "intersexed" a word the intersex community uses? From what I've read the trans* community doesn't use/support "transgendered" (it's just "transgender"), so I would have thought "intersexed" is in the same boat. I didn't see it in the article either, I only saw "intersex" being used as the adjective.


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