I’ve been away for a few days, celebrating my (50th) birthday and then recovering from that celebration. I didn’t do anything too exciting, but I did go to Trader Joe’s, as is my tradition. Sadly, this year, that tradition coincided with the death of the grocery chain’s 89-year-old founder, Joe Coulombe. RIP, (Trader) Joe, and thanks for all the delicious tasty treats. - (NYT)
Courtney Love has been sober for eighteen months, and that’s great to hear! Courtney shared a throwback photo to a night in Vegas she spent with Anna Nicole Smith and said some nice things about her, and it freaked me out a little to realize that Anna has been gone for thirteen years! Whoa. The last 3 years have felt like a goddamn decade or more, but those other 10 years passed like NO time at all! - (Dlisted)
When Ric Ocasek died and we learned that he had cut his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, from his will, the narrative was “she knew about it; she’s ok with it.” As it turns out, Paulina was really hurt (I don’t blame her!) and is now talking about how she feels. - (Celebitchy)
This first-grade teacher made Black History Month a real experience for her students. - (The Root)
I’ve gone on record before with my adoration of Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The fact that she doesn’t quite jibe with Gwenyth just makes me adore her even more. - (Lainey)
Like I said, I turned 50, so finding this thread on Twitter over the weekend was a godsend. I spent hours reading through all the replies.
I need someone to write a comprehensive book like “What To Expect when you’re Expecting” but for women and aging.— brittany packnett cunningham (@MsPackyetti) February 25, 2020
I mean someone should warn you that you will have to break up w cheese *ahead of time.*
I would like it to be written by a Black woman.
Thanks in advance.
Old-timey medical treatments are always a source of wonder and amazement. Like, first off, how did the doctors of yore even come up with some of these things (sitting in a whale’s corpse to cure rheumatism) but how did they not figure out sooner that they were harming rather than helping people (lobotomies)? - (BP)
The Coronavirus is getting the blame for a lot of things, including now, Samsung Galaxy S20’s low sales. I’m sure the crappy sale numbers also has nothing to do with the fact that the phone costs $1200+. - (Gizmodo)
You don’t really need to worry about the coronavirus. Not only is VP Mike Pence the Virus Czar or whatever his new stupid title is, but he has great tips for avoiding getting sick. - (McSweeney’s)
Ursula sent me this and it really must be shared with all of you, “Bloomberg is human garbage who worked for the Sackler family.” - (ProPublica)
Genericwhitegirl has finally broken her year-long adult book reading slump with Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. The story was engaging and twistier than she expected. "And, while I’m not sure it’s going to be the best book I read this year, I’m intrigued enough that I’d check out his other books." What do you turn to to get out of a book slump? (Cannonball Read 12)
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