Ten Thing Friday

1. The Handmen’s Tale.

2. The Queens of England podcast now has a limited run on merch! Thanks for telling me, J!

3. “A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptists Convention.” I grew up in a Southern Baptist church and I really can’t convey how incredibly important these statements are in light of the church’s racist history in the South.

That second paragraph hits the nail on the head. There is no room for hesitation.

4. I LOVED how the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale ended. In my opinion, they’ve done an incredible job expanding the story and I cannot wait for the second season. It’s been interesting to me to see which of my friends will watch it and which won’t. A huge portion of my more conservative friends either don’t want to or tried and said it was “too hard.” It is hard and scary to watch – and that is the point. Our freedomes are not guaranteed.

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5. One week until The Beguiled comes out!!! Sophia Coppola and Southern Gothic are A DREAM. PLEASE come to Sacramento, PLEASE.

6. Mason Jar Salad Dressings for freaks who eat salad.

INGREDIENTS1 cup Greek yogurt⅓ cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons dill, minced1 tablespoon thyme, minced1 tablespoon garlic powder1 tablespoon onion powder2 tablespoons parsley, minced3 tablespoons lemon juiceSalt, to tasteFresh-ground black pepper, to taste¼ cup milkPREPARATIONAdd the ingredients into a mason jar. Screw the lid on tightly and shake vigorously.The dressing can remain in the fridge for 1–2 weeks. Pour over your favorite salad ingredients and enjoy! Inspired by recipe here.

That looks like it would go great with some french fries!

7. 20 Summer Desserts

I reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly want some sugary cards today. I am not going to, but I REALLY want some.

8. “Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls

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I always feel such joy when I watch my friends interacting with their sons. They encourage their kindness, thoughtfulness, love, tenderness, and feelings. I truly believe that they will grow up and make the world around them a kinder place.

9. Something many of us will relate to – “The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women.” I’m not sure it’s a phenomenon so much as the basic fact that some men just can’t bear to sit and listen to a woman speaking, despite the fact that we are expected to listen to them.

Unfortunately for the men I have worked with, I just keep on talking even more loudly until they STFU and I’ve finished my point.

10. THERE IS A CHEESE TRAIL OF CALIFORNIA AND I HAD NO IDEA. This is delightful news. This just might end up being a Whole12. I hate how much I love cheese. It owns me.

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16 thoughts on “Ten Thing Friday

  1. I LOVED Handmaid’s Tale. The first few episodes were really hard to watch, but it’s important to realize the things that could happen to the world, even though no one would ever believe it possible. Can’t wait for season 2!!

  2. I LOVED Handmaid’s Tale. The first few episodes were really hard to watch, but it’s important to realize the things that could happen to the world, even though no one would ever believe it possible. I’ve told many friends about it and none of them were interested in watching. Can’t wait for season 2!!

    • Same! Of course it’s hard – they’re living in a nightmare. And, news flash friends, there are women in this world today whose lives are not terribly different from Gilead.

  3. While cheese may not be Whole30 approved, it is low carb and gluten free so that counts for something. 🙂

  4. Bahaha, I just sent that Handmen’s Tale video to my book club! We read The Handmaid’s Tale this past month and had such a great discussion! I’m excited to watch the series but I’m also one of those people who’s like “But that’s not what happened in the book!” I hope I like the changes/expansions they made. I love the lead actors!

    • I had a hard time at first because I had so recently re-read the book, but once I let it go I really enjoyed it. It felt a bit like I got an unabridged version of the book.

  5. We’re getting married in Point Reyes (in 8 days AAAAHHHH) and we have a bunch of out of town guests, so we’re sending them on the Marin Cheese Trail. I’m pretty jealous that they’ll be cheese tasting while I’m slaving over unfinished DIYs.

    • You are the BEST bride of all time. And congratulations – I bet it will be gorgeous. Make them bring you cheese to eat the day after the wedding.

  6. I haven’t watched the Handmaid’s Tale YET because it’s not on a option I have YET, but I will!

    I am training new hires this week and one of the guys keeps talking over me when I’m talking. So, being the mature responsible facilitator that I am, I start answering his questions before he’s finished talking. Overheard him today telling someone that I’m really aggressive. Welcome to my world, bub.

  7. I love the Handmaid’s Tale. One of my friends just asked me if having Hulu was worth it. yes. Definitely. If just for that show.

  8. The idea of CONSERVATIVES saying they can’t watch The Handmaid’s Tale is pretty freaking rich. Then stop trying to make it a reality. Jesus Christ on a cracker.

    • It’s a bit odd to me too. Why does it make you so uncomfortable?

  9. I want a full discussion of the Handmaid’s tale stat! I had so many feelings watching this. The fact that people are saying it’s too difficult to watch is too ironic for me. Go ahead and turn a blind eye-ahhhhhh!

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