Send Moving Tips, Because Even Though I’m Shifting Mere Blocks Away, My Plants Are Already Scheduling Against My Anxiety.
Poppets! OK, be honest with me: how many of you actually check the expiration date on your spices? Because I am binge reading articles on organization right now and I’ve only now discovered that spices go bad and hey, at least I’m not going to have to pack a million lil glass jars! Weeeeee!
I am not a fan of Alberta premier Jason Kenney (I’m sure you’re all shocked, SHOCKED if you read this here Left Coast rant newsletter on the regular), but watching this video of his “self-described ‘rant’ against COVID-19 conspiracy theorists” makes me think of this excellent Clickhole piece. (H/t Mum)
This is flat out bonkers: Newsmax anchor walks off set after failing to stop MyPillow CEO's false rigged-election rant. Seriously, watch the video and revel in how the anchor resorts to reading a legal statement loudly over the ramblings of Mike Lindell, and then walks off set. Bonus points for his co-anchor trying—and failing—to keep the peace. (USA Today)
Good: Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group. (Washington Post)
Also good: Biden White House looks at releasing Trump visitor logs. That sound you just heard is a thousand political historians warming up their clicking fingers so they can download the heck outta that file when it is released. (AlsoWashington Post)
Finally, do you need some wholesome, heartwarming content this morning? I am normally not a fan of People magazine, but I encourage you to head on over to read In First White House Interview, Joe & Jill Biden Talk Marriage, Family, Prayer — and the Challenges Ahead. And yes, I know this is manipulative political puffery, but I don’t care. They are lovely.
Oh wait, how about THIS wholesome, heartwarming content from the NYT’s feature on Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody’s delightful and inspiring marriage? If you can get through this kicker quote from Grody without crying… can you teach me how to? “To have known somebody all these years, and to have lived this life together, and to have weathered the brutalities of intimacy — it’s a daring thing… It’s an astonishing thing.””
I guess now would be an awkward time to drop this other NYT piece on how A Pandemic Is Hard Enough. For Some, Being Single Has Made It Harder. Of note: “there was more severe pining for… the day-to-day contact, couch cuddling and hugs — even high-fives — that have been severed off in an age of social distancing.” WOMP WOMP WOOOOMP.
Take care of yourself, my doves. Wear a mask, and be kind to each other.