"So, if you’ve been following the crazy bullshit that is my body trying to kill me you already know that I’m on a ton of new meds to fix a ton of broken shit, but the newest update is that my doctor called with more blood results and was like, “Girl, you’ve got ALL the anemias. Pernicious was just the beginning. Stop hogging the anemias” and I was like, “I don’t even know what that means” and basically it means that I’m missing a lot of blood for no reason, which sort of makes sense because I lose shit all the time, but it seems like if it was misplacing blood I’d remember, or at least Victor would yell at me for leaving all my blood around like he does about the trail of half-filled glasses of water that I leave in my wake. “Missing blood” seems a little disconcerting, like when you’re missing time, except usually that’s because of alien abductions so at least you have a reasonable explanation."
-- I love the Bloggess just in general but this post is comedy gold.
Over at Another Mother Runner, my latest Dry Martini column. This one is about Vermont!
- If you are a parent and can look at this list without feeling terribly sad, I'm not sure I want to know you.
- My love of this book drives my love for the museum itself -- and I didn't realize that until I read this.
- Reader: I LoL'd.
- As one who has spent more than a decade in higher ed., I know this to be true.
- A question we all have right now.
- The first few paragraphs are worth clicking over for.
- Two things came to mind when I read this story: 1) that's some great problem solving and 2) how gorgeous is that fabric?
"We owe it to ourselves to take account of reality. And we owe it to the country, too. It is cheap, it is cowardly, and it is bad citizenship to simply shriek “fake news!” every time reality forces a hard choice upon us. Living in a free, self-governing society means making a great many hard choices, and there is no one to make them but us."
-- Kevin D. Williamson, "Consuming Journalism 101"
- How a physicist sees clothes.
- On running very fast - and why.
- One of the perks of living in a city with two colleges is that you run across faculty who do things like this. While listening on your phone is nothing like the live experience, it’s still pretty neat.
- Step one: make your bed every day.
- You should read this story.
- We exist, dang it.
You’ll be hearing more and more about this, I promise. For now, though, lookie!
Lisa explains how this came to be much better than I could right now. But, the highlights:
We partnered up on a weird project called Up With Figs a few years back.
We had fun, mostly, except when we didn’t because we wanted to be lazy and not do our work.
In going back to make the coloring book, we discovered that Lisa really likes drawing body hair and I really like writing about dogs and pie.
You can get a copy right this very minute on Lulu. Copies will also be available on Amazon soonish. And, yes, I will let you know when.
Now go get your pencils ....
"I’M OFFICIALLY NAILING THIS SHIT TO THE CHURCH DOOR LIKE MARTIN LUTHER"
-- Kaila Hale-Stern’s dissection of Comey’s farewell letter. You really need to read the whole thing.
- Michelle Gomez' Dr. Who character pleases me. This doubly so.
- A tribute to Jonathan Demme, written by Kirk Allen, who was one of the Brothers of the Black List, which was an incident in Oneonta's recent past that never should have happened. I still need to get my hands on the doc.
- America, the strange. Related.
- This is how we throw shade in Upstate NY. Related.
- Laurie Penny, ladies and germs.
- Another of life's mysteries.
- It's harder than you think.
- And there I was, sobbing at my desk. (h/t Linda)
- Every time our U.S. House Rep opens his mouth, I hear this song.
- Space is cool.
- The story of the Fyre Festival is what we need in these troubled times. A good overview. A behind-the-scenes story. How it played on social media. (I’ve been a little obsessed.)
- Every creative person has his or her own process.
- Sharing mostly because I’ve spent some time in Pinellas County and am unsurprised.
- Every picture tells a story.