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"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."

— Things I’ll teach my children (via aworldofexperiences)

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Might as well face it, I’m addicted to biscuits. #putaneggonit  (at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits)

Might as well face it, I’m addicted to biscuits. #putaneggonit (at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits)

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Lemon pistachio old-fashioned. A few of my favorite things combined in one glorious #donut. 🍩🍋 #treatyoself #cheattreat  (at Stan’s Donuts and Coffee Chicago)

Lemon pistachio old-fashioned. A few of my favorite things combined in one glorious #donut. 🍩🍋 #treatyoself #cheattreat (at Stan’s Donuts and Coffee Chicago)

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sometimesagreatnotion:

brightwalldarkroom:

"There are a handful of shows I ask everyone I talk to about television if they have seen: The Wire, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights. But when I ask them if they’ve watched and loved Friday Night Lights, what I mean is are you my kind of person? Are you all heart? Are you bothered by this 21st-century lack of earnestness, our abundance of irony? Do you wonder how we forgive and coach ourselves to do better? How we can strive again for valor and loyalty and daring and redemption? 
I fear we are defaulting to needless negativity as some kind of social currency. But Friday Night Lights is the most earnest show I’ve ever watched. Not sentimental, however: these characters aren’t perfect. In fact, this show is incredibly astute at allowing humans to have stratums of complexity: to have character and occasionally act without it, and then to live in the mire of their own dumb choices. Do I adore Coach? Yes. Do I think, as Tammy says, he is a molder of men and a husband of fierce devotion? Absolutely. Do I also think he can also be a self-involved, sexist prick who values his career over his wife’s? No question.
Regardless of the scale of the battle, the stakes in Friday Night Lights are rarely phony or contrived. It’s about winning games, sure, but its scope far exceeds that. This is a show that tests and reflects commitment not just on the football field, but back in the locker room. And in Street’s rehab room, and Saracen’s grandmother’s living room, and Julie’s bedroom, and eventually out to Luke’s farm and Tim’s prison and Tammy’s dream in Philadelphia. This commitment is not about obligation, but something more sacred. Duty. The hidden gale that blusters and grows within us and makes us yearn to give someone else exactly what they need.”
—Erica Cantoni on Friday Night Lights (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Issue #14, July 2014)

This and this and this forever.
If you love Friday Night Lights even half as much as I do, you need to read this fantastic piece from Erica as soon as humanly possible. I have no problem saying that Friday Night Lights is one of the top five television shows of the past 20 years (except for some wonky moments and weird narrative arcs in Season Two, which, let’s just agree to forget about entirely), and this piece gets to the heart of a lot of why that is.
Plus, look at that artwork from Brianna Ashby!

sometimesagreatnotion:

brightwalldarkroom:

"There are a handful of shows I ask everyone I talk to about television if they have seen: The Wire, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights. But when I ask them if they’ve watched and loved Friday Night Lights, what I mean is are you my kind of person? Are you all heart? Are you bothered by this 21st-century lack of earnestness, our abundance of irony? Do you wonder how we forgive and coach ourselves to do better? How we can strive again for valor and loyalty and daring and redemption? 

I fear we are defaulting to needless negativity as some kind of social currency. But Friday Night Lights is the most earnest show I’ve ever watched. Not sentimental, however: these characters aren’t perfect. In fact, this show is incredibly astute at allowing humans to have stratums of complexity: to have character and occasionally act without it, and then to live in the mire of their own dumb choices. Do I adore Coach? Yes. Do I think, as Tammy says, he is a molder of men and a husband of fierce devotion? Absolutely. Do I also think he can also be a self-involved, sexist prick who values his career over his wife’s? No question.

Regardless of the scale of the battle, the stakes in Friday Night Lights are rarely phony or contrived. It’s about winning games, sure, but its scope far exceeds that. This is a show that tests and reflects commitment not just on the football field, but back in the locker room. And in Street’s rehab room, and Saracen’s grandmother’s living room, and Julie’s bedroom, and eventually out to Luke’s farm and Tim’s prison and Tammy’s dream in Philadelphia. This commitment is not about obligation, but something more sacred. Duty. The hidden gale that blusters and grows within us and makes us yearn to give someone else exactly what they need.”

—Erica Cantoni on Friday Night Lights (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Issue #14, July 2014)

This and this and this forever.

If you love Friday Night Lights even half as much as I do, you need to read this fantastic piece from Erica as soon as humanly possible. I have no problem saying that Friday Night Lights is one of the top five television shows of the past 20 years (except for some wonky moments and weird narrative arcs in Season Two, which, let’s just agree to forget about entirely), and this piece gets to the heart of a lot of why that is.

Plus, look at that artwork from Brianna Ashby!

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food52:

There is a salad for everyone.

Read more: Salads for the Reluctant Salad Eater on Food52

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Hey sammie, you’re so fine, you’re so fine, you blow my mind.

Mortadella, arugula, olive salad, buffalo mozzarella = #sortamuffuletta #lunchaldesko

Hey sammie, you’re so fine, you’re so fine, you blow my mind.

Mortadella, arugula, olive salad, buffalo mozzarella = #sortamuffuletta #lunchaldesko

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Maintaining tradition with my Chicago fam. Plus an added bonus this year! #lollapalooza #yearthree #lolla2014

Maintaining tradition with my Chicago fam. Plus an added bonus this year! #lollapalooza #yearthree #lolla2014

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Blue steel? Nailed it. 

#family #nephewspam

Blue steel? Nailed it.

#family #nephewspam

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My signature homemade #pizza for Sunday supper. Garlic & herb crust, prosciutto, feta… yeah. 🍕

My signature homemade #pizza for Sunday supper. Garlic & herb crust, prosciutto, feta… yeah. 🍕

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