It's November 2nd And I Still Have The "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" Song Stuck In My Head (Thanks A Lot, Coven 🤣)
Sweethearts! Happy November, the second-to-last month in the year of our Flying Spaghetti Monster 2021, 601 days since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic (nearly 20 months weeeeeeee), a month and a day since my canine captor arrived at my door, and 10 minutes since I finished my first cup of coffee this morning.
Time is fun.
TO THE INTERNET!
If you’d told me when I first started working in start-ups a decade ago—wherein I discovered that when there’s downtime, there’s nothing more fun than spooky stories on Reddit—that the Financial Times would have a deep dive on Creepypasta internet folklore (a la Slender Man), I would have told you to lay off the medical cannabis and get back to work: Creepypasta and the age of the digital myth.
I don’t have children, so I cannot imagine the decisions parents have to make every day for their kids. Which is all the more reason why we need thoughtful pieces on how to best to communicate about the COVID-19 vaccines: What I say to persuade parents to vaccinate their kids — and what I hold back (The Washington Post)
Look, Elizabeth Holmes did lots of sketchy things, some of which she is currently on trial for in San Jose, but I join the rest of the internet in laughing just a wee bit at this: Elizabeth Holmes Totally Fooled Betsy DeVos and Pumped Her Family For Millions, Says Witness (The Daily Beast)
Welp, this won’t end well: NBC News Poll: 50 percent of Republicans doubt their vote will be counted accurately (NBC News)
And finally, Arrested Development is 18 years old and I cannot fathom that as a reality I am in.
You’re swell. Eat some breakfast, get outside and take five slow and deep breaths, and try and name one thing you are grateful for. You’ve got this.