Yesterday Amy Left Iced Coffee In The Fridge For This Morning Amy So This Morning Amy Could Write This Missive. No Joke, Just That.
One of the most wonderful things about having my very own canine comrade is getting to meet neighbors I would have previously had nothing to do with. Within days of walking Orca around the mean streets of Hayes Valley, the Lower Haight and the Castro, I was chatting with strangers, from the store owner who came out on the street to yell “PUPPY” to my new besties in the apartment complex up the block who bring their dogs out into the concrete courtyard at the same time I do every morning (last round of shots is next Monday, folks, send calm vibes as I struggle to exercise a spaniel mix in a one bedroom apartment - counting down the seconds until I can let her loose on the common ground.) I realized during the pandemic that my extroversion isn’t fed by big parties or an over-scheduled social life (though I enjoy both of those things on occasion) but instead by the chance encounters we have throughout the day - the barista who remembers your order, the neighbor who holds the door for you, the friends you make in yoga class. All of those moments of contact were taken away from us over the last year and a half, and it’s just so wonderful to have them back in our lives.
TO THE INTERNET
Hey there, wanna scream into the void? Read this! Here’s How Anti-Abortion Politics Hid Science News From The Public (BuzzFeed News)
To my guy friends who sometimes struggle to understand the deep rot that is misogyny in our society—perpetuated by both men and women, no less!—I ask that you read this Anne Helen Petersen piece tout suite! For instance, “A dad alone on the playground with their kid isn’t to be celebrated unless we also celebrate a mom alone on the playground with their kid.” The Subtle Look and Overwhelming Feel of Today's Misogyny (Culture Study)
Cannot wait to watch The Harder They Fall movie (put Regina King in EVERY MOVIE, PLEASE) and glad Helena Andrews-Dyer put it into historical context over at the Washington Post: Casting Black actors in period pieces isn’t diversity. It’s history.
Good for Bumble: Most tech policy shops want to protect tech. Bumble’s wants to protect women. (Protocol)
And finally, let’s head on over to McSweeney’s, which is angrily calling out my dating life and it’s only 6:30 AM: Your Lack Of Red Flags Is Stifling Me Creatively.
Today’s Orca tax captures the amount of energy this little psycho has at 5 am, flipping the heck out over leftover dog treat crumbs I forgot to clean up last night and not sitting still long enough for a photo. And then she spent 20 minutes playing with an ice cube. And I thought I was a lot to take in!
Fill up your water bottle, take breaks throughout the day, text one friend to tell them why you’re grateful to have them in your life. And be kind to yourself, won’t you?