Striking, Coming Out & More
What to read, eat, see, do
In this issue, my hot friend comes out to me and you get to WATCH THE MOMENT (or listen to it); Pedro looked good last night; the Writers Guild of America is on strike; and also other things are afoot!
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The Met Gala was mainly boring to behold from afar but here’s an extremely important post re: one Pedro Pascal.
There are many places to find important info about why my union is on strike, but obviously my fashion meme Instagram Excellent Coats on Irritated Women is vital on the subject. See also: the official WGA Contract 2023 website.
RAICES Texas - A fantastic organization I’m proud to support with a small recurring monthly donation. A lot of nonprofits really, really need the consistent contributions, and if all you can give is a little, that’s enough!
My Ancestor Was Engaged to Jesus - My family is very weird. This is a past post from this here newsletter.
My hot friend came out to me (and the wider world) on her podcast, Datemare with Hayley Marie Norman. If you’ve ever wanted to see what my face looks like when I’m trying not to shout VICTORY! in the language of pansexuals (you just say a Muna lyric real loud, any given Muna lyric really), enjoy this very short and saucy clip on Instagram.
I loved this beautiful, brief, poignant post by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner, “Mama’s Magnolias.”
Carlyn Beccia discusses a famous photo of Oscar Wilde, copyright law, and AI, all in one relatively short, tidy story. Impressive.
“What If You Had Died at 15?” by Jacqueline Dooley, whose oldest daughter died six years ago. I have also read Jacqueline’s writing on wildlife rehabilitation and other interesting subjects. She writes quite movingly about going on with the business of living.
London Witches Walking Tour with Treadwells Books - I am furious that I still haven’t been able to afford to go to London purely to go to Treadwells and see four to seven friends. Mainly I’m furious with myself because if I had managed my money better, I could do this whenever I wanted! Anyway, back to my budget app. FYI you can order books and workshops from Treadwells online.
Overnight oats - When I’m depressed, and also when I’m not, I love knowing I have these in the fridge. Here’s a recipe.
That’s all for this week, folks. This was your first of four issues for the month of May. Paid subscribers will get two extra posts this month, as per usual. Thanks so much to all of you for being here.