I've Been Staring At The Wall Trying To Think Of A Subject Line And Now Need More Coffee, So This Is What We Get.
Is anyone else out there every mosquito’s favorite dish? I went for a lovely walk with two of my cousins last night, as the Calgary sun began to set low on the horizon, golden orange as rays filtered through wildfire-laced skies, a great chance to talk and laugh and spend time with the bestest doggo Penny (dog tax below, which autocorrect initially changed to “god tax” and I am taking as a personal attack). But despite wearing long sleeves and bug spray, and never stopping to stand around, mosquitos left welts on my hands, legs and… waistline?!? How did they do that?!?!
Anyhoo, if you’re looking for me, I’ll be constantly reapplying Benadryl topical and cursing those blood-sucking insects. And here’s a photo of said cousin Laura’s pup for your morning dopamine hit:
Just going to put this out here, Fact check: Businesses can legally ask if patrons have been vaccinated. HIPAA does not apply. (USA Today)
After college, I moved to NYC and in with friend of the Missive Greg T., taking a room in his apartment on 8th street near NYU. In the year before I left the city with my tail firmly planted between my legs (being an Alberta big sky girl with anxiety amongst skyscrapers whilst making non-profit $$$ in the boom immediately preceding the 2008 crash made living there… difficult), I would walk, a lot, including by the Kmart in Astor Place, but I can’t remember ever entering the strange big box store on the edge of the East Village. Alas, I shall never be able to: ‘Was the Astor Place Kmart Haunted?’ and Other Thoughts on Its Closing (New York Times) And as Greg said when I texted this story to him yesterday, “If it wasn’t haunted then, it certainly is now…”
How many times have I yelled about the fact that it was (INSERT YEAR) and I could still see high school classmates Venmo for… drugs? I think? That’s what combining snowflake, wind, and smug emojis means, right? Anyhoo, the company is finally getting their stuff together and eliminating the default-public feed and friend lists that allowed journalists to discover Joe Biden’s secret account and that Rep. Matt Gaetz’s associate was paying young women—including a 17-year-old—for “food” and “tuition”. (BuzzFeed News)
As y’all know, I am in communications, and have been in and around the function for the past 15 years since college. I enjoy what I do - I like pulling out interesting stories from clients, I like fiddling with language to get a great sentence, I like working with media. But I gotta tell you, I have never been the media relations bulldog that some are (I’m collaborative! I’m a people pleaser! I’m allergic to confrontation!) So to those who ask me what I do for a living, let me tell you I don’t do all of this, but have mad respect for those who can: My Farewell to Zenia Mucha, Disney’s Scorched-Earth (But Effective) PR Chief (The Hollywood Reporter)
And finally, louder for the folks in the back: My mother had a ‘vaccine passport’ from decades ago. So why are we so averse to the idea now? (Washington Post)
You’re swell. Stand up right now and fill up your water glass, take a deep breath in for a four count, exhale slowly on an eight count, and stretch a bit from side to side. You’ve got this.