We’ve got about a week to go, peeps! (Too lazy to check exact time left on a calendar. Resolution 1: Be less lazy.)
All right, Backtalk!!! Comment below with a description of friends/family/yourself, or a preferred genre/mood, and I’ll reply with a book recommendation.
They can be books you’ve read in 2017 or - preferably - books published in 2017. NYT (Nazi York Times) has come out with their annual list!
I work indirectly with kids in foster care, and frankly, I don’t see a lot of cause for hope in many of their situations.* It’s a deeply discouraging system where kids are abandoned, abused, neglected, and overmedicated. Judges, lawyers, social workers, parents, relatives, and foster parents try their absolute best,…
If y’all going to leave the Friday, Oct 27 post to me, this is what you get, because it’s the anniversary of my entry into the world.
I’m especially pitiful this morning. Pajama pants, giant wool cardigan.
Mornin’, all! Did you know your friend McCoy is 1/4 Irish? Therefore I shall treat you to the stylings of Van Morrison covering Ray Charles. Not a bad cover, all in all.
Y’all it still ain’t fall down here! I guess it’s a little chillier. Look at this gorgeous chart.
Mine are Meg Ryan movies!
What are y’all going to do to take care of yourselves today?
We all know you should watch every episode of Veep in anticipation of its return next year (not soon enough)! Take some time today to watch her most recent turn on SNL, then head over to Hulu for my favorite Elaine episodes: Anything with Mr. Peterman and Mr. Pitt. Here’s a good rundown.
GOOD JOB EVERYONE!
Rise and SHINE! The weekend is upon us, and it’s the first day of fall!
What is everyone doing for the precious remaining weekend hours? I’ll be in my Golden Girls-themed reading room. About to finish Killers of the Flower Moon and then I’m on to Lincoln in the Bardo.
Y’all up? I’m fixin’ to procrastinate then do 4 or 5 things for the rest of the day. No court for three days next week.
Bracing for impact even here in Atlanta - we will have tropical storm conditions early next week if the forecast holds. Harry Enten at 538 has a pretty scary update on the latest forecast.
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UPDATE, 4 PM ET: The Senate is now saying they want to vote for “skinny repeal” and NOT have it become law. I can’t post an article because it’s moving so fast. Check out these reporters on Twitter: @kasie, @sarahkliff, @mkraju. Portman (OH) has caved, McCain claiming he’ll vote no, the House members have been asked…