Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday Thoughts - I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

1. Philly trees, please.

2. It's me. This week has been a fucking week and we're not finished yet. Deadlines and tech issues and house chaos and back twinges got me like whoa.

3. But aren't these dogs adorable. Bender is a hard dog to photograph. We're working on it.

4. Add these to my Christmas list.

5. I never made it to the grocery store until last night. I meant to go Monday. I've been cobbling together lunches and partaking in the office holiday food gift assortment. I need vegetables. Does your body ever tell you you need vegetables?

6. I'm going to start keeping track of how much time I spend clearing shit off the dining room table. Shit is out of hand. Basically the only good thing about the shore house being closed is there is no shore shit that lingers from week to week that's either coming back from there or going to there. Literally the only good thing.

7. Show Us Your Books friends! This is your reminder that the Favorite Reads of 2019 link up is FRIDAY, December 27. A week from tomorrow. Also, take a minute to check out the memoir of a college friend that's coming out in July and consider pre-ordering it because there is simply no better way to support a smaller author - Raising a Rare Girl: A Memoir. Heather is a beautiful, evocative writer, her insights are amazing, and she gives you permission to laugh. This is about raising her daughter, who was born with an ultra-rare syndrome, Wolf-Hirschhorn. Heather also wrote Teaching in the Terrordome: Two Years in West Baltimore with Teach for America which I loved as well. The winner of the SUYB December giveaway is up too. Congrats Stephanie!

8. For your consideration: a chart and accompanying article showing how taxes on workers have essentially replaced those on corporations - when will half of the goddamn working class stop fighting for and defending billionaires and corporations and unite to fight for themselves? How the rule of law is the principle that protects every American from the abuse of monarchs, despots, and tyrants and an opinion piece on why there's a dire threat to it with the fucking lunacy going on defending this president right now. Also, impeached. In the words of The Violent Femmes in Kiss Off (and part of the phrase in the intro to Van Halen's Hot for Teacher), I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record. Even if the Senate chooses cowardice, you will always be impeached for believing you are above the law. And yes, anyone saying this is a waste of time if the Senate will do nothing...public record is important.
It's good when people get the answers they are seeking. There are a lot of people out there who are not knowledgeable about this process...some who actually participated in it when they impeached Bill Clinton in 1998, so weird. Maybe they forgot. Some who went to school with me and I know we were taught this. Willful ignorance is gross. 

9. Reminder:

10. Ecards: are you with me?

This time next week, Christmas will be over. Time is crazy. 

What appears after the hyphen in Thursday Thoughts is a song lyric to whatever I'm listening to when I start to write the post. This week is Kiss Off by The Violent Femmes

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