What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to the Botanic Gardens, if it doesn’t rain, and I’m also getting our last few holiday treats. (For example, I just stopped by the bodega to get Maltesers for Alex.:) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…
A very happy Hanukkah to everyone who celebrates! (I’m so sorry I didn’t say this sooner!)
Our man Timothee is on SNL this weekend.
Joe Biden with a beard needs to be a thing.
One dad’s smart strategy for teenager gifts.
A spoof of Emily in Paris. (New Yorker)
Max Wanger goes Christmas tree spotting.
Everyone looks great in a half zip.
And, finally, here’s our full 2020 gift guide, if you’d like to see.
Plus, three reader comments:
Says Jane on what smells do you love: “Microwave popcorn. totally makes me feel like I’m about to watch a movie in someone’s deeply carpeted basement in the Midwest.”
Easy Kathleen on what smells do you love: “When I had my son, I intentionally only used one lotion — Burts Bee’s classic. I thought of it as a gift to my future self, so for the rest of my life that smell would take me back to those early years. He’s only six, but the smell already makes me tear up.”
Says Lori on what smells do you love: “On a podcast I was listening to recently, the hosts were talking about how they missed the smells of their friends’ homes as they aren’t visiting people during the pandemic. It made me stop and think about what my friends’ homes smell like, if anything. Tuna fish was a family favorite in my house growing up – Sunday was often a day for the ‘super duper tuna salad’ my dad would make. I do still remember being hugely embarrassed when a childhood friend said my house always smelled like tuna. Nothing worse than that to a 10-year-old!”
(Photo by Community Floral.)