It’s the first Saturday in May. You know what that means: the running of the Kentucky Derby 🐎 in Louisville, KY, my other hometown. Here’s a little history of the race, along with the WWD fashion and hats photos from 2016. Trivia: When I was growing up in Louisville, you could start wearing white shoes after Derby Day, rather than Memorial Day.
The body of notorious World’s Fair Killer, H.H. Holmes, is being exhumed to see if he’s really in his grave. Longtime rumors say Holmes arranged to escape. These exhumation stories capture our attention from time to time, but they’re usually just media stunts.
Swearing makes you stronger? Um, okay.
ALL the lemon cake recipes from my go-to recipe site, Southern Living. I used to have dozens of their annual recipe books, but I finally pared down to a few favorites. Love that most are online now. Lemon is my warm weather favorite, though I confess that Lemon Meringue pie is my preference over any cake.
Books, film, writing, etc.
Can’t wait for this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Here are some photos. But, oh, Kenneth, what’s up with that horrifying mustache? It looks like a something the cat hocked up!
The legendary Jane Friedman wrote a piece about Tall Poppy writers and author collectives. Look for an interview with Tall Poppy Amy Reichert, here on the blog in the next couple weeks.
Gizmodo’s Alex Cranz brings up an excellent point about the absence of butter in the screen adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale.
I was never a big Dark Tower fan, but the film has Idris Elba in it, so you bet I’ll see it. Here’s the new trailer.
May 5th Words
Journal: 120 words
Long fiction: 0 words
Short fiction: 350 words
Non-fiction: 0 words
Blogging: 348 words
Exercise: 20 minute walk in the sunshine, plus too many jelly beans!