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Link Party: 2/13-2/17

My at-home deskscape, coming together.

My at-home deskscape, coming together.

Here’s something I want to share that recently came back to me — in an episode of Twin Peaks (side note: I have a soft spot for this show and I hope the revival isn’t garbage), FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper gives the Twin Peaks sheriff, Harry Truman, a solid gold piece of advice. “Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret,” he says. “Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.”

That’s the advice I also have for you. I’m not a big fan of the treat yo’self ethos that millennials like to use as an excuse for spending money, but both you and I should enjoy life’s small joys when they come. I hope you feel the same way.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. I already pre-ordered Joan Didion’s South and West weeks ago, and this review makes me excited to get my hands on it.

2. Meet George Howell, the dude behind the third-wave coffee craze and the originator of the Frappuccino.

3. A tale of fighting a Spotify hacker.

4. The next big blue-collar job is coding.

5. The fear of a feminist future. (This essay was written back in October pre-election and makes the assumption Hillary Clinton would be president, which makes this extra oooof.)

And a bonus: I’ve become a Candle Person and this one is my favorite so far.

Enjoy your week.

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Link Party: 6/8-6/12

It's so surreal to think that I will not be coming back to this place on Monday or even in September. And although I know I will  visit, it'll never be the same.

It’s so surreal to think that I will not be coming back to this place on Monday or even in September. And although I know I will visit, it’ll never be the same.

I’m so overwhelmed that so many people liked yesterday’s post. Thank you.

On to what I read this week:

1. I haven’t finished it because it might be a billion words, but Paul Ford’s explanation of coding is incredible.

2. We all knew this already, but closing bookstores is a very bad idea.

3. Secret wedding boards on Pinterest are a big thing. (Full disclosure: I do not have one.)

4. This isn’t really a story, but I have to go to this yoga studio that plays Drake during class.

5. Some really astute points on typography in UI design.

And a bonus: Please watch the Wes Anderson version of “The Shining.”

Have a fantastic weekend!

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