Hello, Friends. How are you? I had an unusual end to my work week. The Twitter thread I shared ended up getting more attention than I ever would have ever guessed. Managing it used up a good chunk of my time, and I had to delay writing this post. But there are so many excellent links to share this week, I didn’t want to skip making my list. 

I’m watching news about Hurricane Florence. I’m reading reports on the fire in Utah. And I’m checking Facebook for updates from friends in affected areas. Stay safe out there.

And if you need a distraction, here are a few things I’ve wanted to share:

– Apparently, there’s a river of hog excrement that could submerge parts of eastern North Carolina thanks to the hurricane.

– Get ready. Prairie dresses are back. (WP)

– I’m with Serena. You owe me an apology.

– How ‘OK’ became one of the most popular words in the world.

Stripping U.S. Citizens of Their Passports Is a Precursor to Genocide.

– I was a guest on the Blogger Genius podcast and the episode is live! Have a listen and let me know what you think.

– Texas wants to remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from social studies curriculum.

– Does your spouse or significant other give you flowers? Do you like it? Or prefer to buy them for yourself?

– I’m kind of obsessed with this. In 1982, the artist Agnes Denes planted and harvested a wheat field in a vacant lot 1 block from Wall Street.

– Kavanaugh’s accuser, now a professor, speaks up to tell her story. (WP)

Go Paula Abdul!

– Why it feels so terrible to drop your kid at college.

– I love these little pot scrubbers and just placed another order.

– Ralph shared this Apple commercial by Spike Jonze with me and it’s so good. Apparently it’s not CGI. They built the house to do this!

I hope you have a lovely end to your weekend. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle

P.S. — September makes me think about French school supplies.