Things that happened recently:
It seems like every week I read another article related to the #metoo movement that makes me think/rage/and feel every other emotion possible. Here's this week's: The Female Price of Male Pleasure.
Despite having very little interest in children (having my own or dealing with other people's) I have been forever obsessed with mom blogs and this article is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a toddler who recently went viral and her mom, who now manages her daughter full-time.
This famous photo was taken 50 years ago and it's still just as unbelievable as when it was first published.
Things to do in New York this weekend:
Today is Groundhog Day and I'll never be able to forget the time that Mayor DeBlasio "dropped" Staten Island Chuck (who was actually Charlotte, Chuck's granddaughter) and she died a week later. Also, the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn is screening the movie Groundhog Day (only once) tonight at 10pm.
Saturday is the monthly Target First Saturdays celebration at the Brooklyn Museum. This month's night is honoring Black History Month with talks, movies, hands-on art workshops, music and more—all free from 5-11 pm. Also, here are some helpful reminders about Black History Month.
Of course you probably know that Sunday is the Super Bowl, and while I don't care at all about football, I do care a great deal about commercials and snacks. I might try my hand at making this delicious-looking cheese dip (minus the devil weed, cilantro) and I already know there won't be leftovers.
Things I've discovered recently:
I'm trying to stick with my goal of reading more books from my own bookshelf this year, so I started reading this book and I'm loving it so far. I think it's even better than The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and every few sentences I think "damn!" about Michael Chabon's wonderful descriptions and phrasing.
Elton John has announced a three-year farewell tour and I HAVE to get tickets. Tickets for his 2018 Madison Square Garden shows go on sale this morning at 10 am so wish me luck!
I love everything that comes out of the design duo Brave the Woods, but I finally pulled the trigger and bought this Paul and Blue print since I recently saw my first (and hopefully not my last) set of Bunyan and Babe statues.
I had a short work week since we were in Florida on Monday and Tuesday, so this weekend came up on me fast. David and I will probably watch the Super Bowl on Sunday (aka eat a lot of snacks) and maybe see a movie. I'm doing a movie marathon of some of the Oscar-nominated films in a few weeks, but I still need to see The Shape of Water and The Phantom Thread. I'm also hoping to sleep in, maybe finish my book and hopefully have at least one diner breakfast. I love traveling, but sometimes I look forward to our weekend routines just as much. I hope you have a great weekend, however you choose to spend it!