2020: The Year I Magically Became An Introvert And Now Vastly Prefer Staying Home To Being In Public Around Any Other Human
Hello, lovelies! How’s everyone holding up? What are you doing to maintain your mental health throughout this insanity? And have you been getting enough sleep? Since it is still chilly and foggy in San Francisco, I’m going full-on mother hen mode and would love to hear how you’re coping right now, because my plants don’t know how to respond - YET (gotta have #goals, amirite?)
TO THE INTERNET!
My GOD, I’ve never felt more seen: Coronavirus is making us all socially awkward. This Vox piece hits many of the ways human interaction has become trickier as we’ve entered into this weird purgatory of re-opening before we’re ready, like having friends who won’t wear masks or being invited to events that really shouldn’t be happening. And the line that best speaks to me is, “It shouldn’t have to be our own responsibility to make the kinds of decisions that have life-or-death consequences that may be invisible to us, but it is.”
Peter Thiel is throwing his cash and support behind Kansas’s former Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a man who called for a national registry of Muslims, demanded further proof of Obama’s birthplace to get on the ballot in Kansas even after Obama released his long-form birth certificate, and headed up Trump’s notorious voter fraud commission.
Today, in excellent Department of Justice press release headlines: Florida Man who Used COVID-Relief Funds to Purchase Lamborghini Sports Car Charged in Miami Federal Court.
And finally, thank you Friend of the Missive Colin for such a delightful headline: Beloved Eel McPherson disappears from New Zealand pond during massive storm. EEL MCPHERSON, the “friendly shortfin eel” who lived in the same pond for 35 years, I can’t even.
Y’all are great. Be kind to each other, and wear your darned mask!