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(5) Things we love…#5

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On the downside, it might rain again this weekend. On the upside, my garden looks more like Hawaii than the desert it’s supposed to be, and it’s Oscar night on Sunday. That merits a cocktail, a quiche and a long stay on the sofa critiquing clothes. Numbers 1, 4 and 5 are compliments of sofagirl who might not be present on these pages anymore but is very much present in my inbox and, by extension, today, in yours.

OneYoko Ono comes to the rescue. As bombarded as we are by stupid, cruel and meaningless tweets (I am looking at you, Commander in Chief), here is a lesson in self-care and positivity.

Two. Sometimes Hollywood has a way of making its tinsel world completely ridiculous. Not only are Oscar nominees receiving swag bags worth around $100,000 (yes, you read right) but this year one of the items is really cringe-worthy. What to give the woman who has everything? How about a Fitbit for Kegels (otherwise known as Evi)? If you want to know what else is in there, go ahead, read here. The thought of Meryl using Evi kept me entertained for hours.

Three. Driftwood sculptures by Debra Bernier. Just because they are beautiful (thank you Luciana).

Four. If you are familiar with the Danish concept of “hygge”, here is its Finnish rival, kalsarikannit. Again, something that kept me laughing for a while (and one I am not sure I could wholeheartedly embrace).

Five. Who says poetry is airy fairy and does not apply to everyday life? Walt Whitman meet some regular folks from Alabama. Stunning.

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  1. I no longer watch the Oscars since we got rid of cable and find the red carpet slide show the following morning over breakfast the most efficient way to participate. Janelle Monae made me spit my milk back into my cereal bowl, poor thing 🙂
    Sad to hear Sofagirl’s paw prints won’t been the furniture any more.

    March 1, 2017
    • Yes, I know. What was that Elizabethan looking monstrosity?? and Octavia Spencer, with all that plumage, looked like a misplaced bird.
      I live here, the movies permeate the culture, so I have to watch it live. (and sofagirl might be persuaded to sit on the sofa now and again)

      March 2, 2017
  2. I have to disagree with Yoko. If you don’t keep an eye on the boiling water, you won’t know when it turns to steam and your saucepan burns. I’m mixing my metaphors here, but you get the idea. And while it’s nice to be able to enjoy peace, not everyone in the world has that privilege.

    February 25, 2017
    • You are absolutely right and those of us who are in privileged positions should be ever more vigilant. But her messages are a nice counterpoint to the Twitter nastiness.

      February 26, 2017
  3. Guess I’m sooo 2016 because hygge is something I find fascinating and inspiring. Or else my record was permanently scratched from the rancorous campaign that has been impossible to erase from my brain. If you or Sofagirl know how to do a mind erase a la Men in Black, please hit me! 😉

    February 25, 2017
    • I do love the idea of hygge too. Drinking without your pants on, on the other hand, is completely peculiar.

      February 25, 2017
  4. I have never understood the Oscar swag bag. These are people who don’t need any more stuff. That’s thousands of dollars that could go to people who actually DO need it. A keigel fit bit? Really?

    February 24, 2017
    • I think it’s obscene actually. The richer you are the more free things you get….including the Evi.

      February 25, 2017

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