April Link Love


In an effort to organize my monthly link up posts into a more easily digestible format, I’ll try and split up my links into categories from now on.  Let me know if that is helpful.


Around the Interwebs

Please stop forcing your favorite TV show on me

Have you heard of Resistbot? It turns your text messages into daily letters to Congress— in the simplest and easiest way possible. You can text ResistBot what you want to say and it will be faxed to your representatives (senators and local representatives). So easy to get involved!

He swapped email signatures with a female co-worker, and learned a valuable lesson. This is slightly appalling to say the least.

How do I raise a son in the age of Trump? The same way we should always be raising all of our children: By giving them a view of a complex world. By refusing to engage in reductive binaries. By refusing to hide from ugly truth. By being accountable to them for the world we made. By making ourselves uncomfortable in giving and in loving. So that when it comes time for them to take over, they don’t waste any time, and can get straight to work building something better. Couldn’t have said it better. (Also, sometimes I am glad I don’t have to raise children of my own.)

America’s Cult of Ignorance – and the Death of Expertise. Something to contemplate.

10 free things to do in SF

That’s a good one. A little attitude goes a long way. Hate To Break It To You But You Are The Reason Your Life Sucks So Much

Good news for the California drought. Awesome photos, too.

Where is the knitting emoji?? 69 new emojis.

A timeline of my life.


Around the blogosphere

Do more things that make you forget to check your phone

The power of your words. I loved this. We could all do with giving out compliments more often!

Bullet journal supplies (I am not on the bandwagon yet, but I soon might be!)



Learn to hand-letters: 20 fantastic resources for beginners Some day I will have the time and peace of mind to sit down and learn this!

Knit-Front-Slip-Back – another way to work an increase in knitting.

The ultimate yarn weight cheat sheet (← try to say that three times fast!)



These kinds of compound butters are staples at German BBQs. Try them on your bbq’ed meat or baguette.

Ultimate BBQ chicken quesadillas. Yum!

I love oven dishes during the winter months, they’re just so warm and soothing. This one looks so good: Chicken Tetrazzini


Share a good link with me in the comments!

  1. I am totally making those butter recipes. That Chicken Tetrazinni looks yummy. I wonder if it would still be good without the pasta in it.

  2. Since I’m on a hand lettering kick right now, your link to additional resources is perfect! Thank you.

  3. So many great things to read, make, and do. Those quesadillas sound super yummy. I also haven’t gotten on the bullet journal bandwagon yet either, but it sounds really intriguing.

  4. So many great resources here! I am going to look through them all as the day goes on, but man that quesadilla recipe sounds delish!

  5. These are all some great reads! I really want to learn to hand letter, so I might have to check that one out!

  6. chicken tetrazzini… hell, anything with pasta… YUM.

  7. Thanks for sharing! I don’t bullet journal, but I LOVE seeing what others do. I love my planner though so that aspect I get.


  8. That swapping email signatures story was really interesting. Although, in my experience, females can be particularly difficult to work with (when you’re a female) in certain workplaces… as if we don’t have enough to deal with in the first place! I remember having to do a presentation to a Board once and one of the Exec’s giving me a run down of the personalities in the room and saying “the ladies will be nice to you because they will appreciate your efforts as a female manager in the workplace” I remember thinking “can’t they just be nice to me because what I am proposing is good and I worked hard on it?”.

    On a separate note – the new emoji’s look cool!

  9. YESSSS to the comments about people recommending shows to me. I watch so little television so I don’t need tv recommendations. And I have very very specific tastes and I know what i do and don’t like (I tried watching Breaking Bad as Phil loves that show and it was not for me – way too dark! He told me not to watch it as he knew it would be too dark for me but I wanted to try anyways.). What really annoys me is when someone says, “Gosh, I wish I had as much time to read as you do! By the way you should watch Homeland (or insert whatever show they are raving about)! It’s the best show!” … ok if you have time to watch tv you can’t complain about not having time to read because that is a choice you are making! And I’m not judging anyone that chooses TV over books. You do you! But don’t tell me I’m lucky I have soooo much time to read because I have that time to read since I don’t watch much tv!!!

    end rant. ;)

  10. You always find the best stuff online! I’m bookmarking the hand-lettering one, I’ve suddenly become fascinated with calligraphy and want to strengthen my handwriting skills. Also, confession time: I haaaate when people ask me what I’m watching on TV. I don’t watch or binge-watch anything, I usually have Food Network or HGTV shows on in the background while I do other things. If anything, I watch comedies on NBC/ABC, and that’s it. I can’t get into all the dramatic shows – they require so much attention and time because they’re so in depth.

  11. I am happy to think that Trump will (hopefully) be a blip in the radar by the time my kids can understand.

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