I Don't Know If It's The Near-End-Of-The-Pandemic Talking, But The Flowering Trees Are Extra Lovely Today.
Poppets! How are we this fine Monday? I hope you had a restful and rejuvenating weekend - I was able to get outside and sit in the park for an hour on Sunday, which of course means I now have a delightful stripe of sunburn where my calf was exposed. Like clockwork, I tell you, I burn - methinks a personal return to Victorian sensibility may be in the cards, if only for the neck to ankle sun coverage. And it’s a good reminder that being super vigilant about sunscreen on your face does not protect extremities.
TO THE INTERNET!
As an immigrant who was afraid of jaywalking while I was a permanent resident because I didn’t want to get arrested and deported, I am here for this tweetstorm asking why racists think all immigrants just want to come to this country and do crimes, reducing this pearl-clutching “election integrity” BS to what it is: xenophobia.
I should ask: is it possible to go full Swiftie retroactively? Because I never listened to ‘Fearless’ when it first came out but definitely had the re-recorded version playing while I cleaned my kitchen this weekend, and now I’m going down the rabbit hole of how her fans are reinterpreting lyrics to her songs, and I would like to remind you I turn 37 next month. (BuzzFeed)
My Mum would like to remind you that introverts are not as excited as us extroverts to have the world re-open, and that we should be kind to them as we do it. (The Washington Post)
Oooof, I am not a fan of what this sub-headline is describing: Those who see Trump as a messianic figure believe the coronavirus will put a fallen world right again. A reminder that if your political party / religion / cult glorifies the deaths of nearly three million people worldwide as a way of justifying its doctrine, that political party / religion / cult officially sucks. (The New Republic)
And per usual, Alexandra Petri makes me laugh while cutting straight to the bone: We must get everyone in America a yacht to protect them from gun violence! (The Washington Post)
Be kind to each other, wear a mask, and wear that sunscreen!