“After luncheon the sun, conscious that it was Saturday, would blaze an hour longer in the zenith,…”
― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way
Hurrah, our government is funded for another week and we haven’t come to blows with North Korea. As of typing this at least. Who honestly knows what might go down this weekend!
This week at work was really enjoyable but very eventful and I plan on doing as little as possible this weekend, with the exception of a dinner party for a friend who is in town from the States. It’s another Bank Holiday weekend so my plans are brunch with Jeff, a bit of work prep for the coming week cleaning the house, and to get in touch with some of my girl gang who have been sadly neglected lately. The weather has gone annoyingly chilly again (#Britain) and we’ve got some rain on the way, but the prospect of some sun on the horizon.
Haberman. I’ve followed her writing for years, but found this profile a great and insightful read. She sounds like a dame, in the absolutely best sense of the world.
He…thought it would be…easier?
This quick piece by McKay Coppins at The Atlantic sums it up for me. I stand by my prediction as a viable potential.
This makes my lookbook project seem significantly less impressive!
Speaking of the rise of the machines however, this piece about the rise (and potential fall) of the service economy was interesting to read.
Learning from wise women and fighting imposter syndrome.
Learning wisdom from wise men and slaying.
I am always down to rank Shakespearean couples and I have many thoughts about this list. Let’s argue in the comments!
Slybird is my new spirit animal. I brook no argument. There is tea to be spilled and this bird has it.
Fact checking, a la This American Life.
Album of the week: Double Roses, by Karen Elson