In My Forever War Against Mosquito Bites, The Tiny Awful Insect Always Wins. Send Antihistamine Thoughts, Please.
Darlings, I am up in Canada and still basking in the afterglow of a wonderful weekend with my extended family. I need to write a more deliberate and thoughtful take on this, but gathering nearly every extended family member on my Mum’s side, including reuniting alllllllll of the cousins, was both overwhelming (did I cry many, many times this weekend? YES. Yes, I did.) and delightfully normal and comfortable. Thank goodness for vaccines.
Anyhoo, here’s some stuff to read this Monday morning.
I read this immediately after sending the Missive Reading List on Friday and just KICKED MYSELF because I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a more perfect-for-my-weird-brain piece, ever. You must a) watch I Think You Should Leave and then b) appreciate the journalistic rigor that went into this hilarious—and insightful!—piece : How Coffin Flop’s Coffins Got Flopped - The story behind one of I Think You Should Leave’s funniest moments from season two. (Vulture)
And though I try to avoid doing so in my dating life, I will praise the bare minimum in this case if it means lives will be saved: Steve Doocy Implores Fox & Friends Viewers to Get the Covid Vaccine: ‘Get the Shot. It Will Save Your Life’ (Mediaite)
MINI RANT ALERT: The fact that we don’t refer to mid-thigh men’s underwear—read: ALMOST EVERY PAIR—as “grandpa unders” demonstrates the double standard of merchandising women’s intimates: Granny Panties of Yore Reinvented for a New Customer. Seriously, wonder how it would go if suddenly all men’s underwear was made of non-stretch lace cut up to the hipbone, and then any guy who complained or wanted to wear something more comfortable was described as dowdy and unattractive (NYTimes).
And finally, the fact that Mark Zuckerberg got taken to task for not understanding the Dogspotting community on his own platform is *chef’s kiss*: Mark Zuckerberg got roasted in one of Facebook's most notoriously strict groups for breaking its golden rule. (Insider)
Drink some water, make sure to get outside for a bit if you can, and be kind to yourself!