Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

Ready for the weekend? To help you pass your Friday here are the highlights of what distracted me this week online, what I bookmarked that I hope to one day eat, and a picture.   

"Women’s historical willingness to endure horrible dangers, to submit to extreme and prolonged pain, to risk grave injury and death rather than remain pregnant, tells us something important about female desperation and determination, and the price women were — and still are — willing to pay to control their own bodies. What it tells us is that women will always find ways to end an unwanted pregnancy, no matter what the law says, no matter the risks to themselves."  Leeches, Lye and Spanish Fly

A Day in India that makes me want to visit there. (via 101 Cookbooks)

“ '[Alcohol] decreases your ADH and you are producing more fluid. So when you produce more fluid and you fill your bladder more, you suppress more ADH,' Moore says. And within 20 minutes of drinking, alcohol irritates the bladder, leading to that uncomfortable feeling of a full bladder, even if it isn’t." A happy hour urban myth: Is 'breaking the seal' a real thing?

Yes, Target, I would like to get to know stylist Kate Young. I specifically want to see the star dress with the peter pan collar brought to life, so I can consider buying it. 

"There’s no ideal stratagem for figuring out whom any one of us should be with and how to chart a course to that person, no fail-safe process for determining whether a twosome will endure. The act of getting together, whether brokered by yenta or Yahoo, is one of willed credulousness and wishful thinking as much as anything else, the triumph of optimism over morning breath. And it’s a wager, because people have hidden layers, hidden intentions. Your beloved could switch political parties. Your hookup could insist on a soundtrack of Celine Dion. Not knowing what’s in store is the very soul of romance: what makes it so scary, and what makes it so thrilling." Manti and the Mating Game

Recipes Bookmarked
Almond Croissant Oatmeal (Frangipane Oatmeal) at Always Order Dessert
Coconut Snowballs at Everybody Loves Sandwiches
Magic Mineral Broth at NPR

Brooklyn Promenade, New York, December 2012

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