Weekend Links: 05

Weekend Links: 05 | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)

What time did everyone wake up to watch the Royal Wedding? My mom actually woke up in the middle of the night, around 1am. She watched Diana's in '81 as well. Meghan was beautiful—I loved her classy dresses and natural, glowing makeup. 

Yesterday, I got a haircut I hate. I'm not fussy with my hair, and my attitude towards haircuts has always been 'it's just hair, it'll grow,' but every time I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror, I frown. Andrew loves it, but who cares what he thinks.

Here's a list of the links we've loved this week.

  • When I was in grade school, I would read the dictionary for fun. (Really.) I loved learning new words and figuring out how to pronounce them, breaking them down for meaning, and making connections between their parts. After acquiring a certain level of language proficiency, we stop learning words on purpose. This post on improving your vocabulary inspired me to develop a 'personal curriculum.' (J)
  • Years ago, Cubs player Moises Alou said he pees on his hands to toughen them up for batting. I found out this is still a thing with professional ball players when a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher said this about what he’d do to heal a cut on his pitching hand. It’s apparently a thing in Korean professional baseball, too. (A)
  • In grad school, we would create and analyze book lists for English curricula, focusing on obvious features such as theme, reading level, linguistic complexity, etc. Less obvious but so important (and so cool that my program focused on them) were representation of diversity and inclusiveness. Also cool is this post on sixteen children's books that foster acceptance featured on one of the blogs I read. (J)
  • One more thing on baseball and bodily fluids: a college pitcher puked on the field and then got three straight outs. (A)
  • There are so many variations of the 'four to follow' post, but very rarely do they highlight new or unique accounts. The eight great Instagram accounts in this post really are great. (J)
  • I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched this racist in his little hat and umbrella be terrified. (A)
  • These jeans from & other Stories are perfect. (J)
  • Royal weddings used to be about alliance-building and cousin-fucking. (A)
  • Amal Clooney and husband: "The international human rights lawyer arrived wearing a bright yellow Stella McCartney dress. And her husband was there with her." Yes, The Guardian. (J)
  • John Mulaney on colleges asking for alumni donations in his Netflix special “Kid Gorgeous” is pretty great. (A)


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