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Rob Delaney on the pain and pleasure of his vasectomy. I’m very, very into Rob Delaney. I adored his show Catastrophe, watch his standup, read his book, and honestly, think he’s hot! But I also love him because he’s a huge advocate for healthcare for all and has shared a lot about getting through the hardships in his life, including alcoholism and losing his young son Henry to brain cancer. He’s a gem.
What’s a summer without kissing? by Emily Sundberg at her newsletter, Feed Me
We’ve reached the breakup phase of lockdown romances by Rachel Thompson
Did it work out for people who texted an ex in lockdown? by Colin Crummy
Why are people keeping coronavirus diaries? by Morgan Ome. Mine isn’t daily, but it’s definitely consistent.
One legacy of the pandemic may be less judgment of the child-free by Samhita Mukhopadhyay
When marriage is just another overhyped nightclub by Katerina Tsasis
What I have to say to my friends who feel pressure from family or society as they navigate dating, relationships or a single life, and who have been told they are somehow less than whole because they’re on their own: You are not. A full and meaningful life belongs to us all, no wedding required.
I’m listening to
Brené Brown on shame and accountability. My biggest takeaways from this episode: Shame is a tool of oppression, and it’s keeping us from doing inner anti-racist work every day.
Questionable self-care advice
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Support I got that you might need to hear
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Selling Sunset on Netflix. What a titillating journey. I’m already on season three and have been listening to the show’s playlist while bopping around town, which makes me feel like I have the power of a six-foot-tall bleach blonde glamazon in a red fur coat on my way to steal your man.
This kid, who is truly inspiring.
Since bike shorts are all the rage right now, I ordered these ones and like them a lot. They have pockets on each side and fit snugly, but don’t cut off my thigh meat, and only tend to ride up if I’m running.
The Census Bureau cut their counting time down by a month, in an already challenging year for people to self-report. Please take five minutes out of your day to fill out your census online now. Here’s an article on why the census is so important, and how it will affect Americans’ lives for the next decade.
Minerva, ever the escape artist, was out seducing the neighbors in my building for hours, completely unbeknownst to me.
I retrieved her from #38, so grateful to have her back, but truly only knew she was missing for about four minutes. I tried to punish her but she is above reproach.
Anthem of the week
“Feeling Alright Dub” by Rebelution. I’ll always think of my sister when I hear this song.
This cheered me up
I finally got a nutcracker (illegal booze vendors sell out of coolers) on the beach. I had the most beautiful Sunday in Fort Tilden with my friends and danced topless to WAP. I’m having a summer.
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