Pray for my delicate and pale Canadian skin, please.
My sweet things, how are we this morning/afternoon? You probably noticed that today’s Missive is delayed, and that’s because I up and decided to go to the Island of Hawaii for a whole week. I’m not exactly spontaneous, I never take vacations, I’ve never been to Hawaii, and I’ve never traveled solo, so why not do it all in one fell swoop? LOL. Anyhoo, the Missive will either be spotty or missing until next Thursday, so that I can be present, get some much needed R&R, and hopefully avoid the internet as much as I possibly can. Please send your Big Island recommendations, as I’ll be traveling all over the island and would love to hear about your favorite adventures. Also, please send book recommendations, because I plan on reading a ton.
Anyhoo, the internet is still here! So let’s read it, shall we?
Conservative scribe David Frum thinks that “The Republican Party Needs to Embrace Liberalism.” Now, he goes to great lengths to show that the term "liberal" is a heckuva lot different than it used to be, but I'm sure that headline raked in allllll of the hate clicks.
BuzzFeed laid off a ton of their folks. So Slate looked into how “Much of the site’s sizable quiz traffic comes from amateur quizzes created for free by members of the user-generated content hub BuzzFeed Community.” Especially a college student who “makes dozens of quizzes every week,” FOR FREE.
Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls last year, most of which I assume are the calls I get in Mandarin every Thursday and Friday.
Darlings, that’s all I can muster this morning. I hope you have an excellent week, and I look forward to storming your inbox next Thursday morning.
As always, be kind to each other, and to yourself.