Thanks to those of you who commented on the announcement of my return last week. I'm enjoying the last few weeks of summer, and gathering my energies up for fall. The local farmers' markets are starting to get good. There's one by the Harvard Science Center on Tuesday afternoons that I usually try to hit. The area has been opened up with tables and chair and benches, and it's a great place to read or write or people-watch.
I write a monthly feature called "Dressing the Part" at the style blog Already Pretty. Here's this month's edition, which introduces the concept of "Style Bacon." You want to know what Style Bacon is. I know you do. You also want to know what this is all about:
Part of late summer has been staying up until all hours writing, and then watching television until early, early morning. I'm about four episodes in to the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," and it's as wonderful as everyone is saying. It's an extraordinarily "Miss Conduct-y" kind of show, filled with conflicting value systems and mental frameworks. I was a little skeptical at first because, like "Breaking Bad," the concept--suburbanite white girl goes to prison--seemed glib. But it's more than a 21st-century Goldie Hawn comedy. I strongly suspect that this weekend will see me devour the remaining episodes in a huge gulp like a snake swallowing a pig, in which case I'll blog some of the show's insights next week.
What have you been binge-watching lately?
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