This castle. I’m not quite sure that it would be pleasant to live in most castles—the cold and the damp, not to mention the cost of the upkeep—but this looks like it would be a sweetly pleasant (and also beautiful and grand) abode. Check out this charming castle in the Cotswolds. It’s currently for sale. Now’s your chance! (Found via Refinery29 and Messy Nessy).
Progress on the draft of my second book. Eh. I’m stretching here when I say that I'm "loving" it, because all too often I have had such a tough time writing my second book. But this week, I got a bit of new inspiration, and I decided that I would finish the draft soon. I put off blogging for the last couple days and I made it so close to 60k—before I decided to delete a chapter. Now I’m back to 55k (out of around 80k) and hoping for more inspiration to get this thing done.
The most recent SNL episode. Host, Jimmy Fallon and Performer, Harry Styles. I’m not an avid SNL watcher—and to be honest, I skipped the “Weekend Update” segment of this episode—but everything that I watched was so funny. Melissa McCarthy as Spicer is one of the best things to come out of this mess.
This opportunity to find your ancient doppelganger. Les Musées de la Civilisation is offering an incredible and fun opportunity to find your historical twin. All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself and submit it to the database and they’ll match you with an image from their database. Before I tell you my results, I’d like to say that I did not select a non-smiling image as they recommended, and my image was also rotated to the side. But…I was paired with “young man.” Who’d you get?
Grace and Frankie. I’m pretty late to the party, but I really like this show. I avoided it for a while under the mistaken impression that it was outside of my age demographic, and thus, irrelevant to my life. But Grace and Frankie is often moving and irreverent, smart and relevant.
This History of “Bloody Mary.” Did you ever play the game where you stood in front of a mirror in a dark room and said “Bloody Mary” three times aloud? I did it once in my aunt Barb’s house. Thank God nothing happened. I thought that I knew who Bloody Mary was, but after reading this article, I realized that I had my royal Marys mixed up. Oops. This is a short, fascinating history of who “Bloody Mary” was and how she got her moniker.
This Easter. This was the first Easter that we celebrated as a family of three. (Sam and I went to Kentucky last year while Dan had to work.) We had such a wonderful day. Sam received an Easter basket with some goodies, including an insanely loud roaring dinosaur and his fave, punch balloons.