I Got Into A Maskless Conversation With A Stranger While Sitting On A Patio Yesterday, And It Was SO Freaking Delightful. Thank God For Vaccine Medical Miracles.
Darlings! Happiest of Wednesdays: may your coffee be delicious, your workload manageable, and your well-deserved PTO scheduled. On that note, I will be off next week on work PTO and while I hope to get a ton of writing done, I don’t know how much of it will be Missive-related. That being said, I might send a couple at weird hours when I feel so inclined, but also might not, so expect weird musings about Joshua Tree or no musings at all. Look at me being honest about what I’ll have emotional capacity for, gonna ask for another gold star in therapy today! (Editor’s note: Amy has been informed by her therapist numerous time that, in fact, there are no gold stars in therapy, and that seeking that sort of external validation is counter to the work we’re doing on emotional self-reliance. To which she says ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
GO, INTERNET, GOOOOOOOO!
Thank goodness: Thanks to the good sense of Canadians, we’re about to out-vaccinate the Americans (The Globe and Mail via Mum of the Missive)
This is brutal and I now understand why a plane flying a “Tick Tock Matt Gaetz” banner over the courthouse: How Doomed Is Matt Gaetz? (Vice) Why, in particular, do I understand? “[Gaetz associate Greenberg]’s cooperation deal slashed 27 counts from the charges against him, and those could be reinstated if he balks.” And why would 27 charges be dropped? Only if Greenberg’s singing like the state bird of Florida, which I just googled and found out is the Northern Mockingbird, which indeed sings quite well.
Friend of the Missive Laura sent this one in, pointing out this applies to relationships beyond the family as well: The hidden load: How 'thinking of everything' holds mums back (BBC)
It…. kinda me? They’re Vaccinated and Keeping Their Masks On, Maybe Forever (NYT) though I think I want to keep wearing a mask sometimes to avoid colds AND hide my resting bitch face, as my go-to lewk is half sparking eyes and half WTF grimace.
And finally, we’ve talked about this: if you’re not reading JSTOR Daily on the reg, are you even nerding out on a regular basis? The Origins of the Mug Shot.
Take a deep breath: in for four, hold for four, out for four, hold for four. Box breathe that stress away, and be kind to each other, ok?