The Happiest Hour – 4/11/20

It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again: frozen margaritas make everything better.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • Are all you cool cats and kittens feeling aimless after bingeing Tiger King? These reads are better than the meat that falls off the Walmart truck. (NYT)
  • You could use some of this free time people keep saying we have (if you see mine, please send it back home) to catch up on the classics. Or you could check out these drawings and get back to your puzzles. (LitHub)
  • What does The Drinking Club love more than a good happy hour? Judging people, especially about their books. (The Guardian)
  • The minute this is over, we’re treating ourselves to one of these. (BookRiot)

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 4/4/20

Grub Street said it best: “[Ina Garten] has read the room, and what the room needs, she has decided, is a giant, neon-pink pitcher of Cosmopolitans, for one, preferably gulped down well before noon.”

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 2/21/20

We’re back after a brief hiatus. We had to pack all of our books, move them, and unpack them. In the process, we learned we cannot buy any more books, because we have no more space to shelve them. We also learned that this probably won’t stop us.

Here’s what you missed this week:

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 2/7/20

2020 pulled a fast one by giving us an extra week of January. And man, was it brutal. To give you an idea: I spent this evening in an elementary school running boxes of Girl Scout cookies up flights of stairs while contemplating how epically the American math curriculum has failed us.

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 11/8/19

For anyone feeling like they had a crappy week: at least you didn’t meet a bestselling author in the bathroom while your hands were submerged in your mouth, extracting your Invisalign.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • For anyone who has been personally victimized by Regina George, or Twitter. (Buzzfeed)
  • It’s the end of Oscar book season in France, and we want to know how we get on the invite list. (Literary Hub)
  • In honor of this #grateful season: America’s first banned book, written by the Lord of Misrule. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Read on for useful tips for combatting the Lit Bro. (Literary Hub)

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 11/1/19

We’re comin’ atcha this week from Bavaria, where we are sinking slowly into a carb coma due to overconsumption of pretzels and beer. We’re very okay with this.

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 10/27/19

Sundays aren’t normally happy hour days (they’re more like drinking-in-dread-as-Monday-approaches kind of days). But after guarding box lunches for middle age vegetarians at a work event this weekend, I’m feeling pretty ecstatic knowing I don’t have to step into my office tomorrow.

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 10/12/19

I’ve traded the chaos of NYC life this weekend for the chaos of a suburban NJ mall. At least the air is cleaner?

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 10/5/19

“Oh Crystal Palace, how I’ve missed you,” said no one ever.

The temporary home to myself and New York’s ritziest pigeons carries the delicate scent of greasy fries and body odor. And we still have the rest of the weekend to spend together.

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour 9/22/19

At the end of this post waits a mimosa and a nap after three conferences in two weeks. So let’s get to it.

Here’s what you missed this week:

 

Cheers,

EV