Thank You Kind Trucker At A Stoplight Who Rolled Your Window Down To Tell Me I Have A Cute And Well-Trained Dog, You Basically Made My Year.
Sweeties! It’s Thursday, I have coffee in my system, and I’m already dreaming of a suuuuuuper exciting weekend of tidying and walking and reading. It shall be SO delightful and I cannot wait. So here’s some sweet, sweet content for your eyeballs to get you through this second-to-last-day of the week!
Pat Sajak is a kinder soul than I am, because when I saw the puzzle that took 10 tries to solve with only four missing letters, I felt smugly superior. But then I remembered the absolutely savagery of my extended family comparing Worldle scores in the group chat and I quickly checked my ego / swore at my fail streak: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Defends Contestants Who Repeatedly Failed To Solve Puzzle: “Have A Little Heart” (Deadline)
I swear to high heaven: if I EVER see someone yelling at a Girl Scout about how their delicious cookies are “poison”, I will have to explain to my friends who work at the SFDA’s office why I’ve been arrested for slapping someone on a Tuesday: Girl Scout cookie sellers as young as 5 are being harassed for selling unhealthy food and a conspiracy theory about cookie money funding abortion (Insider) ARGGGGH humans are awful sometimes
Yea, I think we all need a refresher: Let’s Recall What Exactly Paul Manafort and Rudy Giuliani Were Doing in Ukraine (ProPublica)
May we all be a bit more like this man: José Andrés delivers flour in Ukraine as World Central Kitchen expands operations (The Washington Post)
It may surprise you that travel writer Rick Steves created an hour-long documentary on the history of fascism, but as the formidable Pam Mandel pointed out on Twitter, “travel is political.” The Story of Fascism: Rick Steves’ Documentary Helps Us Learn from the Hard Lessons of the 20th Century (Open Culture)Rick Steves, people, the nice guy in travel, the one in the khakis with the roller bag, is super political. Travel is political. Own the politics of travel, already. Own it.
Open Culture @opencultureThe Story of Fascism Rick Steves’ Documentary Helps Us Learn from the Hard Lessons of the 20th Century https://t.co/U1dtkgqQ1B https://t.co/v4SC1Be6av
And finally, the reviews of the new ultra-expensive Star Wars hotel are… something: 'Windowless bunker': First reviews of Disney's $5,000 'Star Wars' hotel are in (SFGate)
You’re fabulous. Drink some water, get outside for a bit, and be kind to yourself, won’t you?