The official at home 🍌🍌🍌 count is: Banana Bread (3), Banana Bread Blondies (1), Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (1). In case you were wondering, this is also how I’m keeping track of how many weeks I’ve been inside! 3+1+1 = 5 weeks, will this ever be over?
Anyway, this week I used Smitten Kitchen’s new banana bread recipe and ok, I realize this is going to sound absolutely impossible, but if you can somehow convince yourself not to eat all the banana bread before DAY 3, Deb is absolutely correct — the results on the third day are BEYOND delicious. You won’t believe it.
I know it’s hard, but if you’re able, you absolutely must stay inside. And if you’re a worker who doesn’t have the privilege of “sheltering at home,” let me just say: Thank You. Everyone stay safe. If you’re here and reading this, I love you.
Queer as in F*ck You
The Real Reason People Are Hoarding Toilet Paper and Guns by the always great Debbie Millman
“When I came out as trans, my sexuality didn’t matter to the people around me. My friends and family were adjusting – or failing to adjust – to the reality that I was a woman. Whether I wanted to keep dating women seemed inconsequential to them. But it mattered to me.” EXCUSE ME! We already know that Drew Gregory is talented, but damn she put her foot in this essay for Cosmopolitian UK!
Saw This, Thought of You
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of one of my Top Five favorite movies, Love & Basketball. To celebrate, here’s an oral history of the film that changed the game. Go ahead and pair that with Why We Keep Returning to ‘Love and Basketball’ 20 Years Later by Jordan Ligons for The Ringer.
Would You Choose to Come Back From Space Right Now? Yeah, obviously not.
Doctors and nurses and orderlies, truck drivers and grocery workers and transportation workers, nursing home aides and sanitation workers and EMTs—they are all, along with so many others, heroes. Stipulated. There is no amount of honking, singing, or clapping that can adequately express our gratitude for these people, across so many professions, who suit up every day, imperiling their own lives and the lives and health of their loved ones, to make sure that the needs of the rest of us can be met…. [but] under that cloak of national reverence and well-intentioned hero worship, political and systemic failures are never corrected in ways that might prevent other ordinary Americans from ever having to commit such acts of “heroism” in the future.
Damn this is so good, if you read one thing this evening let it be this: America’s Heroism Trap
How Far-Right Media Is Weaponizing Coronavirus by Rebecca Traister for The Cut.