Friday Links

“When I was 16, I started publishing all kinds of things in school magazines.”
– Margaret Atwood

I am waist deep in transcriptions of interviews no one will see for months yet and the sense of intrigue is heady. But it’s also time consuming. Here are your links, kittens, I’ll have a full report of week one later in the weekend!

Pearl clutchers avoid, though you’re missing out on some grade A humor. Look, I’m as excited about the next series of Game of Thrones as anybody, but really, guys!? (It must be said, the last line slays me. And there’s someone for everyone, so let’s all hope they found happiness.)

Puppies! (I have really bad puppy lust again, you guys…)

Is it weird I want to go to this?

Need a last minute Vday gift for a ladyfriend? I heartily endorse these.

The Olympics have arrived, here’s a rundown of the athletes representing their countries alone.

More Olympic goodness, here are some events that no longer make the roster. Two words: ski ballet.

Woody Allen, rape culture, and victim blaming/shaming. Something to ponder when thinking honestly about crime (particularly abusive and sexual) and who we tend to give the benefit of the doubt to in our culture.

Why yes, this is indeed be necessary to my happiness.

Facebook is 10 years old this week – time to rethink your life?

Now that you know someone who (tangentially and not really at all) has some experience working with Fashion (capital F, note), it would be a shocking embarrassment for either of us to mispronounce major labels.

My first week at Red Magazine was great fun. I got to meet Alex Steadman of The Frugality, a site I quite like, and just diagonally across from my work station is Pip McCormac, whose book is coming out this spring – and looks gorgeous! It’s a bit intimidating working with a posse of such impressive people, but I’m enjoying it immensely.