October 04, 2022

😋 Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but...


Don't get me wrong, I adore junk food, but I have a strong affection for leafy greens, too — especially kale. Dried as a chip, massaged with lemon/salt/olive oil, sautéed — it doesn't matter. I will enjoy kale in nearly any form. This is one of my favorite kale recipes*, but I have many.
I know kale has a lot of haters, but given that humanity has been cultivating it since at least 2000 B.C., I can't be the only superfan. As a crop it's useful for desalinating soil, and as a foodstuff it's loaded with calcium, vitamin A, and antioxidants. When people ask me how I maintain my youthful appearance, despite being 400 years old, I credit kale. I also credit the cursed potrait slowly decaying in my attic,** but the kale certainly helps.
If you're not into celebrating Kale Day, today is also National Be Nice Day, so be nice, especially to me about my adoration of kale.
* If you do try that recipe (and you should) I find that I prefer to double the lemon juice that the recipe calls for. I like my salad dressing like I like my personality, extra sour!
** Yes, that was a reference to The Picture of Dorian Gray, a delightfully spooky story by Oscar Wilde; do give it a read if you haven't. It's a perfect classic horror story for October!
I may have married my husband entirely for his culinary skills. He's a wizard with all things leafy and green.
What happened on October 5ths of the past? Let's find out!
• Born on this day: actress Kate Winslet (1975), actor Jesse Eisenberg (1983), and comedian Bernie Mac (1957)
• 1947: President Harry Truman delivered the first televised presidential address from the White House
• 1962: James Bond made his big screen debut in Dr. No, a film based on a 1958 novel by Ian Fleming
• 1969: Monty Python's Flying Circus made its debut on BBC Television.
Alright, you've waited long enough — on to the links!

1. This golden retriever is NOT getting out of the pool

Can't say I blame him, he certainly seems to be having a good time.

2. Ready to spice up your morning routine? The Boredwalk creator team has suggestions

Will our habit change hacks make you a hyper productive hustle culture grinder? No. But are they at least good ideas? Also no. Oh well, at least you'll laugh!

While you're foraging for dopamine hits, you'll want to check out this short video our creator team made that everyone seems to be enjoying.

3. Finally, some health advice we can get behind

This is the only prescription I need. (Hat tip to Josh from our creator team for this cute video.)

4. Eyes playing tricks on you?

Feast your eyes on this impressive buffet of optical illusions.

5. Oh to be a panda blissfully munching away on some bamboo

In my next life I want to come back as this jolly critter.

OK! We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with BRAND NEW ART (!) for book nerds, more nonsense holidays to dissect, more notable birthdays to celebrate, and more witty content in general. Don't miss it! Until next time...

Peace, love, and leafy greens,