Some Distractions: Cat Jenga, Rosie the Riveter, Paddington 2, Etc.

Through every open window Becky Jaffe Flickr 2017-12-26

It’s hump day! Are you surviving? I am, but just barely. It has been a busy, eventful week and we’re only halfway through!

Right this way for some mid-week distractions…

Speaking of the Oscars, I could not stop laughing at this “groundless” opinion piece about the Best Picture nominees by one of my favorite tweeters Alexandra Petri.

Cat Jenga! Fay would love this (for two seconds and then knock it over and scream with laughter).

A pregnancy test in… an IKEA ad?

Just as I was sitting down to my first cup of coffee at work last week, I received a link with a simple text from Jonathan: “Omg — must buy.” It arrived on Monday.

Paper breakfasts! (via SwissMiss)

Craving: cookies ‘n’ cream cupcakes. (Bonus: ice skating US championship highlights!)

The real real life Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley, has died at the age of 96. She once said: “The women of this country these days need some icons. If they think I’m one, I’m happy about that.”

Fake news on social media: Twitter vs. Facebook.

Singer-songwriter Halsey’s gut-wrenching poem, “A Story Like Mine” performed at the NYC Women’s March. (Trigger warning: explicit references to sexual assault.)

How cool is this photography project?

Have you seen Paddington 2 yet? I adored the first one and now the sequel is officially the best reviewed film of all time, beating out Toy Story 2 for the most consecutive “fresh” reviews.

18 books by women and writers of color to read “that bring fire, fury, and sometimes, both.”

I cannot take my eyes off of Danielle Brooks in her SAG Awards dress. Pure magic.

(Photo by Becky Jaffe)

2 thoughts on “Some Distractions: Cat Jenga, Rosie the Riveter, Paddington 2, Etc.

  1. I really wasn’t sure about “Paddington 2″…. the trailers didn’t look that great! So these great reviews really surprise me. Might actually have to see it now!

    And Cat Jenga? THAT’S a must have!


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