Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Binge On “Sons Of Anarchy,” Read Kindred & Make Mulled Wine

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!


  • At this very second, I am balls deep in season two of “Sons of Anarchy.” I know I’ve put this show on Weekend Shut-In Worksheet before, but I finally actually added it to my personal worksheet a couple days ago and I am a changed woman. Where do I find a strong, sensitive biker dude like Jax Teller? I am interested in being someone’s old lady. But seriously, this show is EVERYTHING. Fuck. I can’t even deal. – Amelia
  • I’m pretty shy, so I’m looking forward to watching this short film by Ze Frank about overcoming shyness, as performed by Harry Shum, Jr. – Jessica
  • “Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s” is a feel-good documentary about Bergdorf’s, a uber-luxe department store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It’s actually not about fashion at all: it’s more about the store’s iconic place in NYC history and the recession’s effect on luxury spending. – Jessica


  • My mom just loaned me her copy of Anne Lamott’s bird by bird which I’m eager to start reading. It’s apparently a book of advice for writers, but enjoyable for anyone. Speaking of Anne Lamott, I made this GIF of her dreadlock bangs yesterday, for fun. – Amelia
  • Maxim’s oral history “Dazed and Confused,” one of my favorite movies, is on my reading list for the weekend for sure. – Amelia
  • Slightly old but still awesome article about the evolution of the word “because.” A must read for internet geeks and linguistics nerds. – Winona
  • If you don’t instantly want to read an article about the deep and complex intellectual capacities of the octopus then we can’t be friends. – Winona
  • Gonna make a mad dash to watch all of these movies that are expiring on Netflix on January 1. – Ami
  • Kindred was my first Octavia Butler book. She’s a famous African-American science fiction writer who wrote about themes involving race and womanhood. Kindred is about a young woman named Dana who travels back and forth through time from the modern-day 1970s, where she is married to a white man, to the slavery era. It’s such a good book that I was sad it ended (even though I was happy about the ending). – Jessica


  • I haven’t been drinking much for the last few months, but I made really delicious mulled wine over the Christmas holiday. I really liked this recipe, and would suggest adding half a bag of cranberries as well. So yummy and warm and comforting. – Amelia
  • Have I ever told you about this thing that happens to me, where if I go longer than, like, three months without eating a beet I get really sad and intense and drive to the store at midnight to buy a beet and eat it and then I feel better? In related news, here is a lovely, simple beet chip recipe– Winona
  • Sequin elbow patches? Yes, please. – Winona
  • I know that coating a champagne bottle with gold glitter is the biggest waste of time but I still want to do it. – Winona