This recipe is a Mexican-influenced spin on breakfast eggs that is a favorite in Austin, Texas. I had a lot of fun cooking with Adriene of the beautiful YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene (check out her 29-day yoga Reboot to feel great this spring).
Lena Dunham, with a great response to David Letterman telling her to “please get some help” after she describes that taking too much time off gives an opportunity for her “existential angst to creep in”.
This jumped out to me as a clear generational divide in terms of openness to therapy, and reminded me of the words we use casually that play a part in influencing deeper widespread feelings of shame about seeking “help”. “You need professional help” is probably something I said as a 4th grader on the playground to someone doing something weird, and I’d like to remove it from my casual use.
So in the past month, I’ve rethought using words including “bossy" due to Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign, "starving to death" and "wifebeater" from Louis CK’s SNL monologue, and now this. It’s all a good dose of perspective.
“I just wanted to follow up from your call last week to let you know that I was able to speak with your doctor and correct your claim from July successfully, so we’ll be sending you a check for $227.”—Rep from my health insurance company just now, blowing my mind that she actually followed through. Today is a good day.
“Researchers at Harvard found that at least 50% of URL-based legal citations in US Supreme Court opinions, for instance, no longer point to the originally referenced material.”—Linkrot on the Million-Dollar Homepage (BoingBoing)
Hi Adrienne, I was curious with your new cooking show, social media presence, digital marketing expertise, etc. if you have maintained interest in piano performance.
Hi Anonymous Person from Chicago,
At the moment, piano performance doesn’t take up much of a place in my life. It was something I did throughout college to be successful in music school, but not necessarily something I ever had a huge internal drive to do. I get pangs of wanting to play here and there, and am working it back into my life a little bit this spring by sight-reading duets with a friend, which is fun and low stress. I feel less guilty now about not playing than I did over the past few years, which feels good.
I think that playing music is something that will probably weave its way in and out of my life going forward, and right now I’m feeling more inclined to focus my time on other things instead.
YOU GUYS: EAT FOOD. THAT IS IT. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, JUST EAT FOOD.
People who get so fired up and nitpicky about single sources of “problems” are just falling for EVEN MORE food propaganda. The key to diet is and always has been balance. You need fat. You need carbs. You need salt. You need vitamins. So EAT THEM. Get them from real food instead of from pills or processed crap. The fat marbling in a steak will NOT KILL YOU.
“Online daters may soon be matched through third-party data that shows where they socialize and shop, says Kenneth Cukier, co-author of a new book about Big Data. The strongest predictor of compatibility, he adds, “might be something we don’t expect, like the time of day you make your purchases.”—Lessons of a Sitcom’s Matchmaking (WSJ)
Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard a few stories about Google or Twitter employees letting it slip that they can check your email or read your DMs—the kind of hushed anecdotes that are hard to prove. But, somehow, Google’s statement denying recent allegations makes that NSA-fueled paranoia feel more concrete.