Previously, on 'The Internet' #7

My Twitter bio states: Reading the internet since 2001. NO SPOLIERS. Based on a joke (ok, not really) about what I'm currently reading, which is always and forever, the internet. I'm about 50% done guys! Previously, on 'The Internet', is a weekly listicle of what I eyeballed. Down to business.

Soho Rose Farm, see below

  • "When our souls are happy, they talk about food." Man, this is just beautiful writing about life and food. Like having lunch with a super interesting person who knows how to feed you.
  • Cara has such a beautiful way with words, and this piece on her old souled daughter is particularly special and hit me right in the gut, as the old soul Mother of an old soul Son.
"I can't help but wonder what age she will reach when the world feels more comfortable to her, what age it is that her heart was born."

"To choose the same emoji to express our sadness at the end of our favourite television series and articulate our response to a bomb exploding in a packed airport may seem inappropriate and in poor taste. But perhaps when we turn to social media in the aftermath of these events we are looking to exhaust their impact, and empty them of fear and evil."
  • Who hasn't dreamt of running off to start a flower farm? Or, more accurately, have someone else run the flower farm so you can photograph all the beauty and frolic is the flowers? 
  • Some of these are totally valid feelings! Most notably, bra being on too long and whatever song is playing in the background. 
"Big companies didn’t make their millions by earnestly promoting the virtues of their products, they made it by creating a culture of hundreds of millions of people that buy way more than they need and try to chase away dissatisfaction with money.
We buy stuff to cheer ourselves up, to keep up with the Joneses, to fulfill our childhood vision of what our adulthood would be like, to broadcast our status to the world, and for a lot of other psychological reasons that have very little to do with how useful the product really is."

  • Raising a boy makes my husband and I very aware of the way boys are being taught to express emotion and feelings. At six, seeing his friendships with other boys is just joyful - they love each other, hold hands, declare they will get married. It's a gorgeous thing to watch in action. And yet we're quietly watching, waiting for the ride to turn. Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest:
Research shows what early childhood teachers have always known: that from infancy through age 4 or 5, boys are more emotive than girls. One study out of Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital in 1999 found that 6-month-old boys were more likely to show “facial expressions of anger, to fuss, to gesture to be picked up” and “tended to cry more than girls.”“Boys were also more socially oriented than girls,” the report said — more likely to look at their mother and “display facial expressions of joy.”
  • Meanwhile, offline. Today is the last day of two week half term. Pretty psyched for a quiet hour or two to return to the house. Not gonna lie. I finished Big Little Lies. It was gripping and real and quietly intense. I started reading Mating in Captivity which is fascinating. My husband had his {redacted} birthday! We celebrated with kid free time, wandering the streets of our beloved city and eating burgers (Britonians - they were good, but nothing can touch Hobgoblin. Don't say I didn't tell you.). I also made a chocolate fudge cake with caramel icing because I am an excellent wife. We had an awesome second day of celebrating with friends and a visit to the beach, and one of the best ice cream joints in this town. I listened to The New Yorker Podcast purely for Larry David, and finished House of Cards season 4. Season 4 is goooood y'all.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so honoured to have made it on to your internets, thank you!

    Those flower farm photos are stunning and reigniting the old dream...

    I bloody loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch and those are almost all completely valid feelings, in fact I got quite emotional just reading the list.

    I'd love to hear more of your thoughts on Mating in Captivity, I've been meaning to read it since seeing her Ted talk about it over a year ago.