June Gloom Is Late But BACK Here In SF, And I Embrace The Chill Wholeheartedly.
Reminder! Join me (virtually) tomorrow evening (June 22 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT) for Odd Salon Shorts LOVE IS LOVE. I am joining four other fabulous speakers, as curated by JR Pepper, to discuss stories of “romps and romance, acceptance out of adversity, forbidden liaisons, enduring connections, and love that defies limitations.” Tickets on sale now!
My doves! I hope you had a restorative weekend, and that your next week’s schedule is looking well-distributed and manageable. Don’t forget to take some time to rest your brain at some point today (maybe meditate, or go for a walk?) and, as everyone on my Tik Tok For You Page tells me, unclench your jaw, won’t you? (Yes, my FYP is eerily accurate, in that it is stress management tips, dog groomers, and online dating horror stories.)
INTERNET TIME, Y’ALL
As if we need another reminder as to why we alllllll need to get our vaccinations as soon as we are able: ‘The Delta Variant Could Create “Two Americas” Of COVID, Experts Warn’ (BuzzFeed News)
A GOP congressman declined to shake the hand of an officer who was “beaten unconscious after he voluntarily rushed to the Capitol in January to help defend it”. And while I wasn’t surprised in the slightest, best to remind you that this is a politician who voted against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal for bravery to him and his fellow officers soooooo…. (Washington Post)
Just a reminder for the next time the Left debates whether to embrace Trump-y personalities - how about we don’t, mmmkay? ‘Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti deserves 'very substantial' prison time, prosecutors say’ (NBC News)
If you weren’t following the Waffle House guy live, congratulations, you have a regular life that isn’t impacted by social media strangeness. TLDR, guy comes in dead last in his fantasy football, has to spend 24 hours in a Waffle House but can shave an hour off his sentence per waffle he eats, a bunch o’ waffles are consumed, hilarity and gastrointestinal distress follows.
Happy Pride month to everyone who celebrates, and especially those who doubt themselves or are doubted by others: I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This, but You Are Bi Enough (The New York Times)
And finally, McSweeney’s FTW, part one trillion: Six Weeks Is Enough Time For A Woman To Realize She’s Pregnant Because That’s How Long It Takes Jesus To Send Doves To Sing “Life Is A Highway” Into Her Ear.
You’ve got this, loves!