Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday I'm in Love

I'm excited about this weekend... no huge plans, just a weekend in DC at long last, and Oscar weekend at that! I hear it might even be spring-ish, so I'm going to take some long scenic walks, maybe go fox-hunting... until it's time to plant myself on the couch, ogle the red carpet, and cheer on Anne and James, of course. I'm strangely not in the mood to write an Oscar post this year, but go check out my pal Kate's post if you're in the mood for one (and read my comment there to feel my pain about a celebrity near-miss I had last week). On that note, my three picks for the week (which actually are not all this-week finds... it's been one of those weeks). Have a fantastic weekend, folks!

Bangable Dudes in History

Huge props to Lauren for bringing the blog Bangable Dudes in History to my attention. Yep, it's as fantastic as it sounds. Case in point: the above graphic. (Click for a larger size.) See more bangable dudes in history at the blog, and proceed to weep with joy.

Back to the Future

 Props here go to Sarah for spotlighting the amazing project Back to the Future. Oh, how I'd love to set up a series of these portraits with friends and family. I could look at these for hours.

Salvatore Bklyn

Once upon a time, I dated an Italian-American for several years, who always made fun of the way I said "ricotta." Which is to say, I pronounce it without an Italian accent. All these years later, I officially have my response. It's in the form of this couple in Brooklyn who make their own ricotta and sell it to some of New York's most celebrated restaurants - as well as to shoppers at the Brooklyn Flea. They begin this video with a dismissal of ricotta pronunciation snobbery, then tempt you with their smoked ricotta on toast with olive oil, and then have you cheering entrepreneurship. Let them eat riccota!, they might as well shout from their windows. And let them pronounce it however they like!


  1. Thanks for the blog spotlights. You have just given me and my roommate even more ways to waste time being nerds in our apartment. Yes!!!

  2. You are my favorite. How have I missed you all these months? The bttf photos, bangable dudes...are you serious? Thanks for the great laugh during my lunch break!!! xoxo

  3. Thanks for the shout-out, Maggie!

    LOVING Bangable Dudes in History - hysterical.

  4. Hmm, what I want to know is how to smoke my own ricotta.

  5. bangable dudes in history makes my life complete. the only problem is it's one of those amazing site that i visit and wonder, 'why didn't i think of that?!?!' so so so good.

  6. I can't wait for Oscar night!

    Also....I am so intrigued the the Back to the Future. Such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing it :)

  7. yay! glad you liked! and now i'm seriously craving some of that fancy ricotta. yummmm.


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