Friday, February 21, 2014

friday link love

Good morning.

Hello, friends, happy Friday. Dispatch here from the land of stove/oven-less with much to report, but I’ll save the drama for a post especially dedicated to our stove woes and the shockingly terrible customer service we’ve received from Samsung. It has taken me all week of pleading, calling, being put on hold, being hung up on, threatening, screaming, pleading again, and so on – but we’ve almost resolved this issue. Hint: it’s a new stove and it’s not made by Samsung. I can’t tell you how many hours went into this process, how much time has been lost forever (and work not done), and so this fine weekend that marks my 25 years living in America (whoohoo), I will be writing, writing, writing. A lot of it will be editing and tweaking. But most of it will be writing. My alternate plans were to start taping receipts to pieces of paper in preparation for tax season (gulp), but I’ll have to save this thrilling activity for another day.

I hope you have an excellent (read: fun) weekend ahead and I hope to post more next week with updates to kitchen progress, the saga of the stove, and so on. Cheers!


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How successful people stay calm.

Dating a designer: Ten things you need to know.

10 famous writers who don’t use modern technology to create.

Why the Hasidic community loves WhatsApp.

Big breakthroughs come in your late thirties. I guess I’m going to find out soon enough, give or take a couple of years.

The rise, and rise, and rise, and rise of America’s .01 percent. Because policy.

To be truly productive, end each day like this. Do you guys do this? I sort of do, but I need to get into the habit of being more disciplined.

A fascinating piece about Amazon – and if it is good or bad for books – from one of my favorite New Yorker contributors, George Packer.

And finally, for all you coffee drinkers out there who can’t make it out of the house without that cup of morning joe, how to make a perfect, simple cup of coffee.

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5 Comments

  • 1
    Robert said:

    Happy Silver Anniversary, Olga! May the next 25 years (and more) bring nothing but continued professional and personal success, professional and personal happiness, and unbridled joy to you, Andrew and Forrest.

    February 21, 2014 8:26 am
  • 2
    olga said:

    Robert – thank you so much!!

    February 21, 2014 8:53 am
  • 3
    cody said:

    what a post

    February 21, 2014 9:47 am
  • 4
    Ashley said:

    Good luck with the work this weekend! You’ll get through it and the stove/oven woes and have a marvelous new kitchen in which to make amazing foods. I’m excited to see what those foods are! Also, Congrats!

    February 21, 2014 1:14 pm
  • 5
    olga said:

    Ashley – thank you so much! I’m excited to cook again! Hopefully that time will be soon!

    February 21, 2014 4:02 pm

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