If I Yawn On A Call Today, Please Take It Up With My Seven-Pound Puppy Jailer.
Darlings! It’s been ages as I’ve started processing having a razor-teethed demon taskmaster who cannot be left alone for one second, lest she pull on my curtains or gnaw on my toes. But since my canine captor and I have come to an agreement that, if she wakes me up at 4:30, feed her and play with her, I shall put her back in her crate from 6-7ish to have time to write and/or get ready for work. Today, I chose this here writing business.
And while I normally don’t include a “ummm, this damned newsletter is just me so my bad if I miss a comma or twelve” disclaimer, I will note that I’ll likely end up sending this in a mad dash, so I apologize in advance for each and every egregious error.
TO THE INTERNET (sent in by a bunch of you, because you’ve continued to feed me that sweet, sweet content)
This here Missive is now and forever an Alex Wilhelm stan account, mmmkay? Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong might not be having fun at work, you guys (TechCrunch)
Any story that unites my fascination with the legal system with my friendship-ruining tendency to correct people’s grammar and punctuation (insert “this is why I’m single” joke) is a must-read in my book: Missing Apostrophe in Facebook Post Lands a Man in Defamation Court (The New York Times, h/t Mum and a few of you)
I will not be purchasing her book so as not to feed the reputation laundering financial ecosystem of Former Guy admin officials, but I must agree that getting out of the orbit of the orange one has parallels to getting out of a cult: Stephanie Grisham says she needed to be 'deprogrammed' after leaving the White House (Insider)
I don’t have an iPhone 13 but I do have a soul that loves baby animals, so read this pocket computer camera review: An iPhone 13 Pro Review For Piglets (BuzzFeed) But seriously, I have read this piece multiple times, it is that delightful.
And finally, imma just put this 2016 article right out there because I think a lot of you are dealing with it right now: Managing the Hidden Stress of Emotional Labor (HBR)
Welp, gotta go, my alarm went off on the Echo in my bedroom and now the pint-sized furry terrorist is yelling at my robot butler. So that’s a thing I’m going to go deal with.
Drink that water, be kind to yourself, follow @OrcaTheSproodle on Instagram so I can fulfill my elder millennial destiny of being a pet influencer (5 years too late, but still!)