My darlings! If you’re in the Bay Area, you underwent a “Category 5 atmospheric river” on Sunday. In my part of San Francisco, this meant a ton of branches littered everywhere, and one hella spooked pup when the wind started moaning at 2 am. It was a record 4.02 inches of rain, which, according to NBC Bay Area, “places it fourth on the city's list of wettest days ever and sets a record for the wettest October day.” And here ends my discussion of the weather, reminding me that I am still very much a Canadian.
TO THE INTERNET
As Friend of the Missive Shmu pointed out, you know the QAnon cult has gotten bad when Cosmopolitan is covering how to leave it: Thousands of People Are Trying to Leave QAnon, but Getting Out Is Almost Impossible (thanks Shmu for sharing this dystopic hellscape.)
If you’ve been following the various stories on Facebook in the past couple of weeks, or you work in or around media like I do, you’ll find this piece by Ben Smith on how the recent leak of documents across so many outlets came to be, and how one former employee “became one of the greatest sources of the century, turning over the tens of thousands of pages of internal documents she had collected.” (The New York Times)
Ugh, people can be trash: I've worked at Ikea for 5 years, and customers have gotten so bad that I can't look at them the same anymore (Insider)
And speaking of trash people, I’m not surprised this happened, but I’m also absolutely sickened that this happened: Ahead of Jan. 6, Willard hotel in downtown D.C. was a Trump team ‘command center’ for effort to deny Biden the presidency (The Washington Post).
The San Francisco Chronicle Restaurant Critic went after In-N-Out, and I am here for it: Bay Area's In-N-Out fanboying should have ended long before vaccine news.
And finally, I know this went wide last week, but if you find yourself hoping it’s a “bones day”, then we’re on the same side of Tik Tok: “This floppy 13-year-old pug can tell you what kind of day you're going to have” (NPR)
And finally FINALLY, this 2015 Onion piece has my number: ‘Start with simple commands like “sit” before working your way up to the more complicated ones like “fill the gaping void in my life.”’: Tips For Training Your Dog
That’s it, that’s all! Fill up that water bottle, treat yourself to your favorite cup of coffee and try and get to bed by a decent hour. And by request, here’s what one of you lovely folks requested as an “Orca Tax”. Here she is at a puppy social last night:
It’s a renaissance painting, what can I say?