Weekend Links

My family dog died this week. My wonky leg is acting up. My mental health continues up and down. This year is off to a bumpy start, my doves. I’ll be keeping my knee elevated this weekend, continuing to read up a storm, and avoiding household chores. Here’s a nice little bundle of weekend reading if, like me, you want to procrastinate anything. There’s nothing impeachment related, because the whole situation makes me so furious I could spit. Register to vote if you haven’t.

British crisp flavors are notoriously wacky.

A fantastic essay on how the, for lack of a better term, ideology of Silicon Valley infiltrates us.

What a trainwreck this story has been, start to finish. What on earth is the point of an archive otherwise?!

Why we’re mad, part 107,893.

It’s the corruption, stupid.


No, I’m not over him and am still obsessed.

So, no one is safe. Cool cool cool. (Story continues.)

Sorry, this isn’t brave or groundbreaking in anyway. These are two very different candidates and platforms, endorsing them both makes no sense. It doesn’t take a stand, it avoids doing so.

Oh dear!

The investigation we all wanted.

Also, the content we DEFINITELY all wanted. (I’ve been pulling for Cavill years and want good things for him, mostly for my own aesthetic gratification.)

6 thoughts on “Weekend Links”

  1. Sorry to hear it’s been such a tough week. Losing a pet is so hard – they’re part of the family, after all.

    Life has felt quite turbulent recently, and all I can describe my mood as is ‘unsettled’. Which is not a fun place to be. I think better relaxation strategies are in order. I need to read more books and spend less time in front of a screen!

    I hope you have a more positive week this week.

    1. Your comments are always such a lovely pick me up, and I appreciate them so much.

      In a complete plot twist…it turns out that our dog wasn’t killed by local wildlife as we thought. She was KIDNAPPED. 15 years old, half deaf and nearly blind, she still found her way home a week after she disappeared. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster.

      Sending you positivity right back as you move through this “unsettled” time, and hope the week has been manageable. I’ve found books a real balm lately, there is something so good about getting out of your own brain and experience and into someone or something else’s.

      1. Aww thank you, that’s very sweet of you to say. Really made me smile. 🙂

        Wow, that’s crazy! What a twist to the story — it sounds like a movie. So glad you got her back safe and sound. A similar thing happened to the family cat when I was very little. He went missing for a few weeks and I was devastated. And then, miraculously, he turned up at the door one night, very thin but otherwise unharmed. We never did find out what happened to him. Animals have amazing homing instincts though!

        Thanks — it’s been a better week. 🙂 I’ve started to plan a career change, which is always scary but I think this will be a positive move. I definitely agree re: books. A blogging friend (who I’ve met IRL twice now — I love the connections made through WordPress) recommended me a memoir — Maybe You Should Talk to Someone — by the therapist, Lori Gottlieb, who writes a column in The Atlantic. I’ve put that one on order as I think it looks like a good read.

      2. Great minds think alike, I’m on the waitlist for that same memoir at the library!

        Very interested to hear more about your career move when you can talk about it. You’re so right, it’s always scary but generally people feel this for a reason. Wishing you much luck and update us all when you can. Rooting for you!

      3. I look forward to hearing what you think. It looks like a great read, and one that’s very relatable.

        Thanks for the encouragement. 😊 I’m going to train to become a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (whew, that’s a mouthful.. TESOL for short!). Not sure where it will lead yet, but there are options out there, especially with further qualifications.

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