Links: Dryers, Jorts, & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.Welcome back to Wednesday Links!

First off, thank you for all your kind messages from last week! Sarah and I recently had our end of the year check-in. (She’s a wonderful boss, by the way, and I mean it.). She always asks me to come prepared with what things on the site I’ve enjoyed this year. I named this post because we’ve created such a nice little community in the comments and it’s been a lovely bright spot. So thank you all again! I picture us all cozy with our coffee, tea, or beverage of choice, gossiping about all the weird and wonderful things on the internet.

We’re almost to Christmas, too! Just a reminder to treat yourself kindly during the season. There’s a lot of pressure on both gift-giving, finances, and social obligations.

While nothing will top The New York Times Guy Fieri restuarant critique for me, this review of a 20+ tasting menu was pretty damn good. Also, the restaurant responded…with an image of a horse.

Moonstruck is one of my favorite movies and I just loved this New Yorker article on the lessons the movie can teach us.

You can try to will yourself into the life you think appropriate. You can tell yourself that you won’t crack. But you could also flip over the table and see what happens.

I can’t stop watching these videos of a guy matching paint colors!

Have you caught up on the Jeans and Jorts saga? And yes, there is a delightful update!

TikTok is so full of talented creators, as evidenced by this song inspired by a dryer’s squeaky sounds.

Don’t forget to share what cool or interesting things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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  1. Escapeologist says:

    The restaurant review reminds me of that fancy restaurant scene in Always Be My Maybe.

    Jorts the cat is a force of chaotic good in this world.

  2. HeatherT says:

    OMG — that Jorts update made me laugh so hard I cried.

  3. Jill Q. says:

    I cancelled a lot of things that were going to happen/that I *had* to do because I was in way over my head and it felt good. Might do a few more.

    Hope everyone else is having a relaxing slide into the new year.

  4. hng23 says:

    Want more paint matching? Inka Mathew has a Tumblr & a book wherein she matches Pantone colours with tiny everyday objects. It’s very charming. If you know someone who’s into design & you’re looking for a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer, I’d recommend this. It will put a smile on someone’s face.

    https://tinypmsmatch.tumblr.com/
    https://www.amazon.ca/Tiny-PANTONE-Objects-Inka-Mathew/dp/1419720872/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=tiny+pms+match&qid=1639601624&sr=8-2

  5. Qualisign says:

    The Wednesday links is always a highlight, although the restaurant review made me unbearably sad, especially the chef’s response. Forcing someone to lick the foam from the cast of the chef’s mouth was over the my line of consent. And they had to pay $220+ for the “privilege” of [not] eating? Shudder. The Jeans and Jorts post was wonderful –especially the update. I wonder if Pam is related to the Bros chef.

  6. chacha1 says:

    Moonstruck: love it more every time I see it.

  7. Mag says:

    I have been following Fritz’s art for years. I went to school with his mom and she is rightfully proud of him, posting on Facebook. His work is amazing.

  8. Maureen says:

    @chacha1-I’ve probably watched Moonstruck 20 times-I NEVER get sick of it. Cher is incredible, and the rest of the cast is top notch. The grandpa with the dogs is a favorite. By now I can pretty much recite most of the dialogue!

  9. DeborahT says:

    Wednesday links is both a highlight and a “holy crap it’s Wednesday again already” moment for me.

    You’re lucky to have a great boss – I bet SBSarah doesn’t butter the Bitches. Poor Jorts.

  10. Kris Bock says:

    In case anyone missed it, McSweeney’s had an piece about a romance novelist trying to romanticize a Midwestern winter.

    https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/a-romance-novelist-desperately-tries-to-romanticize-midwestern-winter

  11. AtasB says:

    @Qualisign I know what you mean about the restaurant…thing. I don’t have any more words, tbh, I don’t even have the energy after that to plop my forehead down on my desk

  12. cleo says:

    Jean and Jorts! So much fun to see something so wholesome and hilarious go viral.

    Here’s my favorite reaction piece so far – https://graniteandsunlight.wordpress.com/2021/12/16/jean-and-jorts-the-extended-metaphor-for-workplace-accommodations-nobody-needed-but-my-brain-insisted-on/

  13. Ak26 says:

    Wow, thank you for introducing me to the Jean and Jorts saga! Jorts sounds delightful. And this may be beside the point, but orange tabbies literally have a genetic abnormality, which can manifest as strange. I’ve had one and been adjacent to some others, and man, they are always weird and hilarious, in awesome ways.

  14. TinaNoir says:

    The Jorts and Jean update (complete with a meeting with HR) is what made the entire story for me. Also the line: “The cats are my staff, not Pam’s.” took me right out. That whole story made my day.

  15. Merle says:

    @Cleo– thanks for sharing that link to the Jeans/Jorts reaction piece. Amusing and also informative.

  16. Susan says:

    Buttered Jorts!!! 😀

    I never knew it was a thing that orange cats have a rep for being intellectually-challenged, but did know that my particular orange cat was as dumb as a box of rocks. That said, he was absolutely the sweetest cat I’ve ever known and I loved him fiercely. Team Jorts.

  17. Sandra (not Bullock) says:

    Ilona Andrews posted this link on her blog yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmfz65PI8HM&t=25s

    I love Sandra Bullock romcoms and I love Romancing the Stone. (Has it really been over 35 years? Where does the time go?) So I know where I’m going to be come March 25.

  18. Robin Collins says:

    Jorts reminds me so much of my first cat, China. China was a pure black cat, though, not orange. China was playful, loving, sweet, and a snuggle bunny; however, there was no denying that she was dumb as a rock from day 1. I think that may be one of the reasons absolutely everyone loved her so much and felt so protective of her for all of her 21 years. There was nothing she loved more, or that anyone else (human or animal)loved more, than for her to snuggle right up to you and allow her purrs and petting to comfort and calm you. She found her niche and she did what she did better than anyone. And she was treasured for it. Much like Jorts.

  19. Karin says:

    “We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die!” I love the little New York inside jokes in Moonstruck. And Cher’s accent is *mwah* (chef’s kiss).

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