Friday

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(Photo credit: Alex Wong)

It’s a happy, happy day.

People were gathering with signs and flags as I walked past the Supreme Court this morning, and half an hour later the ruling came.

After so many dark weeks and months, it’s good to have a win for love and equality.  There’s more work to be done, of course, but for now …

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I’m having friends over tomorrow for a Scottish-themed gathering.  We’ll be watching season 1.5 of Outlander, and I’m making Shepherd’s Pie, bannocks, and shortbread (okay…bought the shortbread, but the chocolate dipping is all me) for refreshments.  I have mixed feeling about the Outlander books.  I liked the first few, and then they became too long and winding for me to keep up with.  Maybe I’ll revisit them someday.

Or maybe I’ll just watch the show, eat shortbread from Target, and call it good.

 Here’s what else is going on this bright Friday:

Currently reading: Harry Potter 4 (ugh) and Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

New additions to my book wish list: Mary Boykin Chestnut’s Civil War diary; William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation; and The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, by Rinker Buck.  Can you tell I’m looking for adventure this summer?

How to look smarter in book club.  Also useful in English class …

I’m terribly lazy about packed lunches.  If I’m feeling ambitious, I’ll boil a few eggs or make tuna salad to dump over greens, but too often I spend an exorbitant amount of money on a SweetGreen salad.  This gives me hope for the future.

An oral history of Good Will Hunting

This article about Sara Mearns, ballerina with the New York City Ballet, is both fascinating and sad.  What scrutiny these dancers are under!  Everything is up for discussion, from the shape of their shoulders to the amount of eye makeup they wear onstage.

P.S. if you’re interested in the behind-the-scenes at the NYCB, watch this.

Happy weekend!

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