We’re going to call this, “The Best of the Internet since January.” Because, well, it’s been a while. What I lack in timeliness, I make up in content. That could be a lie, but either way, I enjoyed them (and they cover a wide reach of topics). Today, I offer you champagne, mixed race commentary, dance, cheese, pasta, and a KFC romance novel. And a few other bits of greatness.
Also, a trip to see the Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum
- A beautiful champagne bar in SF that has a popcorn machine. This is my dream.
- My love of all things cheese is high, so is my love of history. When you combine that into a Bon Appetit article on the history of Boursin cheese, we have found my bliss.
- An oldie(ish) but a good, because Meghan Markle and I pretty much are the same person. We’re both biracial women, we both look amazing in a pencil skirt, we’re both dating Prince Harry….oh wait. Okay, well, we’re both biracial. And she loves the “what are you question” about as much as I do.
- Ever wondered how you would change a 777 jet-engine on a Canadian island that is technically in the Arctic? I’m here for you (and the nice writer at Popular Mechanics).
- All the Disney memes.
- Any sort of dance films/videos makes me happy (from gems like Center Stage to YouTube videos from the NYCB). This wonder from American Ballet Theatre’s Daniil Simkin and Cassandra Trenary, makes me want to stretch and twirl (in black & white).
- Loving Jess Connolly more and more with posts like this: “Women of God: Please come undone.“
- In honor of Mother’s Day, KFC (yes, the chicken people) has release a romance novel about Col. Sanders (and chicken, at least that is what I’m guessing). You’re welcome.
- Reading through the archive of Chef Sara Jenkins articles on Italian cuisine from The Atlantic.
- When I stumble across an article titled “16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World” all I can this is, I hope the first lesson is how I can eat and travel the world for a year.
- Just in case Moana isn’t already stuck in your head, you’re welcome.
Let’s go Montana!! Right now I am doing the mental work through of “is everything actually in my suitcase?” And team, I may find myself in Montana without spare underroos (that is untrue, I packed those). But needless to say, this is going to be a hilarious weekend (follow along on instagram: @wrp3 — official hashtag coming soon). 3 National Parks, hundreds of miles, 4 people in a car, and you know…me attending a wedding on Sunday. Maybe now I should leave the office. So without further ado, the internet:
- Apparently there is an age when you will begin to lose friends. Which I’m not sure if it’s that you lose them, or you think that you’re just to cool for school.
- Discovering that apparently it is hard to give away your land to turn it into a National Park — cause I just have land in waiting.
- Nothing is better than a nice jaunt down the Youtube Rabbit Hole, which goes something like this: Ohmygosh Adele’s new music video; ugh Adele’s Someone Like You video they shot in her home (ugh, why is she so amazing); and everything eventually makes it’s way to Ellen so now I’m watching (for the 10th time) the cutest clip of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron singing; ooo duets, I love duets and because we knew this would get to Broadway let’s watch Patti Murin and Colin Donnell croon at each other (normally I just get to watch him be a pretend heart surgeon on Chicago Med); also Idina and Kristin giving us all the 10-Year Anniversary of Wicked feels.
- The arts live on and on. Or in this case, the Kennedy Center steps it up to take over Michelle Obama’s arts program geared toward kids at at-risk schools.
- Thinking that ballerinas are magical and this Forbes article about ABT’s Isabella Boylston is fantastic. Also, time to sign up for a summer ballet class.
- Loving this summer sandal list from Cup of Jo, and yet, I probably don’t need another pair of sandals, maybe.
- Wondering what it would be like to bring a photo project like this to D.C.
- Remembering how there really are superior people in the world…because the Bachelorette is back on, and even NPR is writing recaps about how horrible it is.
- And, as you PSA of the day: Never get a queen bee stuck in your car.
All Things Hamilton (or all of Broadway).
So, I have always loved Hamilton (like in high school) and it’s because he is the sort of man who writes letters like this to his sister-in-law. My Hair Twin was written up in Esquire, I actually think his hair might be better than mine. Also, I’m wishing I could spend a day watching Andy Blankenbuehler work his dance/choreo magic. Getting excited for all the new Broadway Original Cast Recordings that are set to drop within the next few months.
My mind has been blown. I never was, nor every will be, this good. And I am a-okay with that.
I often wish that I could have met my maker (not that maker). So, to the Freed of London maker with the crown stamp, me and my feet thank you for the many hours of work you put in, so I could make twirling on my toes look effortless.
Credits per the Vimeo page:
Client: New York City Ballet
Director + Editor: Galen Summer
Producer: Kristin Sloan
Director of Photography: Hillary Spera
Sound Mixer: Guillermo Pena Tapia
the real magic about dance is that it’s a shared experience of beauty and joy. we spend our whole lives looking for something like that.
— john alleyne (dance theatre of harlem)
Today I was watching one of hulu’s new “hulu-only” shows, “A Day in the Life” (it’s clearly a little slow at the office). The most recent one features Misty Copeland, an African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre. She is amazing (snippet below) and really it was just a fantastic 22 minutes of my day.
So enjoy the clip, it was the piece she was working on when she was being shadowed for the day.