My family has never been one for planned, weekly trips to the grocery store, especially since the number of people in the house is pretty inconsistent, between my efforts to leave the nest and my father’s work as a pilot. This has meant, ever since I was old enough to drive and pick up groceries (so, like, four years ago), that putting together the grocery list has meant peeking around the kitchen before running errands. Over the last month, that’s been proving a very inefficient method (“How many tortilla chips can one pantry hold?” I asked myself), so I decided to print out a cute grocery list from online. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find one I liked. I just needed a list, nothing terribly fancy.
So I made my own. I thought I’d share, for anyone who wants some cute but minimalist printable grocery lists. (There’s also an alternate shopping list.)
Printable Grocery and Shopping Lists
I printed out about fifteen pages and put them in a clipboard I found lying around the house. I keep it next to the phone in the kitchen and add items as I notice they’re depleted. If you want to get particularly fancy and make tearaway notepads (which I might do in the future), here’s a tutorial on how to do that. The font used is Natalia Kasatkina’s Cherry Swash.
This week, I’ve managed to blast through most of my homework for Denver; I just have to read some selections from The Chicago Manual of Style. I bought my copy yesterday, thanks to a very well-timed gift card. I did finish the Bondathon this week, so hurray! I’m planning on watching Skyfall soon, to see it through my new lens. Its completion pales in comparison to my Star Trek and Saturday Night Live projects, though, so it doesn’t feel quite as epic as I thought it might. Book-wise, I’ve been frustratingly behind, but with my Denver homework out of the way, I should be able to muscle through a lot of books this upcoming week. I hope so. My time here is running out…
This week’s links:
- YouTube user pvnova created a chronological cover of “Get Lucky”. It’s pretty rad.
- Springsteen and I is a documentary examining the fervent fandom around Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Here’s the trailer.
- Patton Oswalt examines creative control, originality, heckling, and if rape jokes can ever be okay in a very thoughtful essay, “A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling, and Rape Jokes.“
- Everybody’s hip to the Five Geek Social Fallacies, yes? Keep them in your wallet, especially the fact that friendship is not a transitive property and friends don’t have to do everything together.
- I’m beginning to love Kate Bush. While I prefer the Placebo cover because I encountered it first, “Running Up That Hill” is beautiful.
- Madeleine Flores’ Help Us Great Warrior is about a fierce and lazy lady warrior being awesome at all times. Essentially, this is my internal monologue.
- Our first look at The Legend of Korra‘s second season.
- I get trailer obsessed, and my current fixation is The LEGO Movie. The animation style, while CGI, is meant to imitate stop-motion animation, and it’s just tons of fun to look at. We’ll see how it actually turns out, of course.
- Leo Babauta at zenhabits reminds us that comparing ourselves against others is futile. My family does this a lot, and, as I’m living with them for the next few weeks, it’s started sinking in. But we must always remember that we cannot read anyone’s mind or magically know anything about their lives that we don’t know. We are all beautiful freaks making our way through the universe, each unique and self-contained. Like individual containers of yogurt.
- A woman participating in Disney’s College Program was raped; the way the program treated her was awful.
- A Man of Steel disappointment round-up:
- Mark Waid, writer of the influential Birthright Superman miniseries, was disappointed.
- Hello Tailor was hilariously disappointed.
- At Racialicious, Kendra James was less disappointed than Arturo Garcia, but both were disappointed.
- Rachel Edidin at Wired was very disappointed.
- Rob Bricken at io9 turned his disappointment into a lovely Cleolinda-esque parody.
- Pro-immigration website Superman is an Immigrant uses Clark’s story as a foundation to frame concepts of who and who isn’t an immigrant.
- Speaking of being beautiful freaks, check out our spaceship! I feel cooler just looking at this model of our galaxy.
- Non-racists, have you ever wanted undue accolades for daring to treat people of color like human beings? iNotRacist is for you. Screamingly funny.
- Genevieve Valentine talks about existing while female in male-dominated spaces and men assuming they have power over female bodies and the spaces they occupy in “Dealing With It“.
- Dapper lesbian and more masculine-of-center Ren Wilding experimented with more femme stylings and didn’t feel it; she examines this response in a way that doesn’t reject being femme. As a hard femme queer kid, I am one hundred percent over femmephobia, so this is beyond welcome. It’s interesting to hear Wilding take about how she feels like eye make-up erases her, when I use it to bring myself into sharper definition. How varied and wonderful the world is!
- tumblr user Saathi1013 explains that writing fanfiction and writing fiction are two related but separate muscles. I’ve been having weird feelings about the copy for Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, which frames fanfiction as an immature step the protagonist must move on from to write legitimate fiction, and this is why. Writing fiction is not the logical progression of writing fanfiction. They are different, although related, impulses.
- Preston Mitchum at Role/Reboot calls for gay men to realize that they don’t get a pass on claiming women’s bodies and spaces because they’re not sexually attracted to them.
- Tim Kreider discusses how painful and necessary it is to put oneself out there if one wants to be loved for who they are in “I Know What You Think Of Me“.
- These puppy macros remind us of several truths, like “If you like something then it’s not stupid or unimportant”.
- Star Trek insignia hamantaschen. I REPEAT, Star Trek insignia hamantaschen. I have to make some.
Do you have any printables you consider essential? Please feel free to link them!