Darlings! Did you drink enough water yesterday? Are you sleeping ok? Have you been able to get out and go for walks if you are able? As I said to younger colleagues on a call yesterday, yes I will Mother Hen you to the moon and back and no, there’s no way I will stop. Yesterday, a friend encouraged me to take the Enneagram personality test and turns out I’m a Helper with Enthusiast close behind (2 and 7, for you self-help nerds out there) and I’ve never felt so seen / might become one of those people who puts their personality type in their online dating profile. So that means endless virtual hugs to you, dear readers, with exclamation marks. Take care of yourselves, please!
Also, it’s Mum of the Missive’s birthday today, so everyone please send your best wishes to Captain Yoda Hobbit herself, the OG honey badger badass boss b!tch Barb Widdowson! Love you, Mummy.
TO THE INTERNET!
Hey iPhone users, please stop what you’re doing right now and update iOS - 14.4 fixes a few pretty scary vulnerabilities on your device: Apple fixes another three iOS zero-days exploited in the wild (ZDNet).
OK, WTAF: Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for Congress (CNN). I mean, I’m not surprised, but also… my goodness, that’s awful and she’s awful and the state of our politics is awful.
Folks, these new strains of COVID-19 (USA Today) are no freaking joke, so listen to Dr. Fauci: Double-masking makes ‘common sense’ and is likely more effective. (CNBC)
Also, hey there, don’t be these people, mmmkay? A Wealthy Couple Reportedly Pretended To Be Members Of A Remote Indigenous Community To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine (BuzzFeed). They seem nice (epic eyeroll).
Also… don’t be this person either? Now That I Am Old Enough To Enroll In Medicare, I Am Against Socialized Medicine (McSweeney’s). Yes, it’s satire, but also… don’t be that person, a social safety net isn’t a zero sum game.
And in happier news, friend of the Missive Greg K. shared that there’s a new restaurant in SF “dedicated to building the largest non-alcoholic beverage selection in the world” (SFGate) and I am HERE FOR IT. Literally, I want to be there for it, and trying to figure out when would be a good chance to support them in some way. TAKE MY BOOZE-FREE MONEY, PLS.
You’re lovely. Take care of yourself, wear a KN95 mask or similar, and be kind to each other.