Mein Leibchens! ’Tis a quick one today as before work I need to embark on my basement activity regime, which involves yoga and walking on the treadmill whilst watching The Alienist, like any normal human who enjoys strolling to fin de siécle serial killer series. I’m aiming to having 10,000 steps a day despite being confined to these rooms, because if we’re not quantifying our quarantine in 2020, are we even really living?
So many thanks to everyone who donated to my Odd Salon fundraiser - Missive readers and friends raised $2,000, funds that will go towards keeping our wee performing arts organization afloat over the next year. Odd Salon is still raising money for our stretch goal of $25K total, so screw it, let’s see if we can get to $3,000 by the end of the year! And yes, I have already mailed in the $1,000 match I promised, y’all sure showed me, for two years in a row.
TO THE LINKS!
So, ummm, this is happening: Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal (CNN)
Related: Trumpism is a death cult cancer, and it isn’t going away anytime soon: My Call With Ron Johnson: He Knows Biden Won But Won’t Admit It. (The Bulwark)
Some good news!!! UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use (AP)
This is so gross and a BFD and we must talk about it: “He asked me to take my mask off so they could see my face and decide how much to tip me” Survey Finds That Pandemic Has Exacerbated Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers (Eater)
And finally, Soleil Ho is very, very good: You have very legit, totally OK reasons for attending a big French Laundry dinner party right now. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Be kind to each other, and wear those masks, Bitte!