Ghosting and Pyramids and Magic, Oh My!
Sweeties! It’s already mid-week (I refuse to say Happy Hump Day until someone sends me a galldarned mini camel companion animal) and I’m already chomping at the proverbial bit for the weekend. The sun has emerged after days and days of rain, and I’m just really excited to get outside whilst covered head-to-toe to prevent burning of my delicate British-heritage skin.
It’s a brief one today, so let’s get to it!
BuzzFeed is attempting to calculate the emotional cost of ghosting someone and I am grateful that they are here doing the Lord’s* work.
Have y’all listened to the podcast The Dream, a series on multi-level marketing, and other enterprises that the producers cannot legally call pyramid schemes, but yea, come on now? You should. And then you should read this Washington Post perspective (read: op-ed) piece on How MLMs are hurting female friendships.
Have I told y’all lately how much I LOVE the JSTOR Daily blog? It’s like my European History cohort from college (what’s up, fellow nerds!) started publishing after our Thursday night beers with professors. Yesterday, it told me to read the following pieces: When Psychoanalysts Believed in Magic and The Surprising Historical Significance of Fortune-Telling. One is a new piece, one’s a couple of years old, both are fecking fantastic. And yes, we did ask our professors out for libations in college, because a tipsy scholar makes for hilarious stories and WE WERE JUST THAT COOL, OK.
Dear reader, have I told you lately that I love you? Because I sure as heck do. Be kind to each other, and to yourself.
(*As a converted Jew + minister of both the Universal Life Church and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, lemme tell you that IMHO the “lord” is who/whatever you damned well want it to be.)