Sweeties! I know I recycle terms of endearment at the top of this here every morning(ish) newsletter, but there’s only so many ways I can address you with affection while being appropriate and not creepy. So if you have other terms of endearment you think I should take for a spin, please let me know!
And do you have anyone in your life that could use an every morning(ish) dose of news(ish), laughs(ish) and general musings(ish)? I love having new people send me the articles that are making you smile and/or scream at your phone.
GO INTERNET GOOOOOO!
GOOD: Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation (New York Times)
Hey 2021, can we talk? I know that you feel like you have to compare yourself to the events of 2020, and that you maybe feel like you’re just not stacking up in the calamity department (though I would argue you came pretty hot out of the gate) but can we talk about how it’s important to be your own year, on your own terms? Perhaps you strive to be the year of prosperity and peace - after all, you have six more months in which to define how people remember you. Maybe you can turn it around? Or, you know, you can go down this route: Rare case of monkeypox found in Texas resident who had traveled internationally (NBC News)
Yes, I’m biased, because booze poisons me on both a physical AND existential level, but this is something we don’t talk enough about: Alcohol Use Linked To Over 740,000 Cancer Cases Last Year, New Study Says (NPR)
Get ready to cringe with every fiber of your being! Every WFH worker’s absolute worst nightmare manifested: A Woman Was Ranting To Friends During Work Call Break When Her Coworker Pointed Out Her Mic Was On (BuzzFeed News)
And finally, sometimes y’all send in pieces that I’d already seen and gone OMG, THIS IS PERFECT MISSIVE MATERIAL and I am just grateful that you all seem to know my #brand so well. And might I say that what the world needs now is more tiny tots speaking with accents they shouldn’t have, for the amusement of us adults (thx Friend of the Missive Colin!) Peppa Pig, a Pandemic Favorite, Has American Children Acting British (WSJ)
Y’all are lovely! Have you had any water yet this morning? Might I suggest a five minute meditation? And don’t forget to stand up and stretch between calls, ok? Be kind to yourself.