I came back from vacation to two weeks of insane work. Still basking in the relaxation of the time off and the reframing that always happens when very far away, I got through it all without hiccups. But I am glad to have the next few days to myself with no other plans than to plan my birthday. I am going to sit back, relax, read and waste time looking at cute animals on FB. Your plans?
One. It’s a common refrain of single women that they get constantly asked whether they want to get married/have children which is to say, don’t they want to fall into the normal course of things? What if the answer is no? This monologue by Bill Maher hits most of the right notes and provides some valuable talking points for the next stupid line of questioning.
Two. Tatsuya Tanaka creates miniature worlds out of everyday objects. And they are positively brilliant. Have a scroll through.
Three. Could I pass up the ugliest dog contest? Clearly not (and no, neither of my hounds could possibly qualify for this trophy). Apparently it takes place in Petaluma, CA every year and here are the pictures to prove it.
Four. Neither could I pass up an instructional video on how to rub a lion’s belly (thank you Leonor).
Five. Our (very undignified) President takes to Twitter to disparage women again. Beyoncé and Jay Z openly talk about infidelity on their records. At a time when nothing is sacred anymore and personal lives are so easily dragged into the mud or used to make money, more or less, shamelessly, maybe more people should follow Austin Kleon’s advice to keep a notebook.