5 Things This Week

It’s time for 5 Things This Week where I share 5 things that caught my eye on the internet and beyond. Although this edition is more like 5 Things in the Past Month because man I’m off my posting game. Timely or not, here are some things I really enjoyed reading.

#1

I made this grilled cheese recipe from Ruth Reichl that I found on my absolute favorite food website, Food 52, on a recent trip to the mountains and it was fantastic. You don’t even need to do the fancy leek and onion fixins’, you just need to do what she does to the outside. Mayo + Shredded Cheese = Insanely Cheesy Crispy Outside Bread. You will never go back. It’s also featured in her fantastic cookbook that’s really a great story with recipes, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. If you love good writing and delicious food, it’s a must read.

#2

This article is from last month (oops) but it still applies. Read 15 Great Stories That Have Nothing to Do With Politics in the New York Times. My personal favorite is the one about how Hasbro is trying to ruin our lives by getting rid of the thimble in Monopoly.

#3

If you’re like me and you suck at responding to emails (or even texts) on time, this New Yorker piece by Susanna Wolff titled Sorry for the Delayed Response is all of us. Sorry for the delayed response. I opened your e-mail on my phone while my date was in the bathroom, but then I saw that it required more than a “yes” or “no” reply, decided that was too much work, marked it as unread, and then forgot about it entirely until just now!

#4

I both agreed and disagreed with Jay Willis’ GQ account of an Orangetheory Fitness class. The article appropraitely titled How Orangetheory Fitness Wants to Shame Your Half-Assed Workouts Out of Existence got it sorta right but I take exception to a few things. It’s as competitive as you want it to be and there is no shaming. Your name is up on the board along with everyone else’s but I don’t know anyone’s name and I go 3 – 4 times each week. I know people as girl who seems nice and is a badass on the rower who I try to match pace with. Or lady who uses small weights and flies through her reps because anyone would lifting 5 lbs. Or chick who, holy crap, she is flying on the treadmill, I would fall off at that pace. The point is, nearly everyone there is there to work hard and it’s super motivating to me and keeps me accountable. I could not do these workouts on my own with the same intensity.

#5

Finally, this Bored Panda time waster of Animals That Look Like They’re About to Drop the Hottest Albums of the Year. I know you have better things to do, but do you really?

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