Hello, Friends. How are you? Are you looking forward to the weekend? I’ve had such a strange week. I’d wake up feeling fine, go about my day, and after one errand or task, I would feel so physically wiped out, I’d have to lay down. I’d post updates about the house to Instagram stories, or meet with the carpenter — and then it was like I was suddenly maxed out. But I had no other symptoms and I couldn’t figure out what was up. It was so strange!

I’m feeling much more like myself today, so I’m grateful for that.

It was also a strange week because I was attacked by this fringe group of Mormons that are super far right — like farther right than MAGA — who happened to find my God + Guns thread. I argued with some, and blocked others. That kind of thing can be so exhausting.

So anyway, it was an odd week. But luckily, that didn’t stop me from finding you some really excellent links. Here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share:

-The Conspiracy Theorists Are Winning.

-I’ve had a big jump in Instagram followers (I’m told my house renovations updates on stories are good quarantine content), so I did a little introduction post on Instagram. If you’re new here, you might find it helpful.

-Have journalists learned anything since 2016 and “but her emails”?

-What are your thoughts on a female God?

-Remember a few weeks ago when Senator Burr did some insider trading and dumped his stocks just before the stock market bottomed out? The FBI served a warrant this week and seized his cell phone.

-Do you ever read AITA posts? Sometimes I see them shared on social media and this one made me want to throw a shoe or something. Ugh. (AITA stands for Am I The A**hole?)

-Google has drastically rolled back its diversity work due to fears of being perceived as anti-conservative.

-I brought home a box of If You Care parchment sheets from Alt Summit (they were sponsors), and have to say I LOVE that they come precut. So much more helpful than I expected that to be. Betty used them to make sugar cookies this week (best frosting recipe!) and it reminded me.

-The coronavirus will be with us for the foreseeable future.

-Bono has been writing fan letters to other musicians and it’s really lovely.

Here are some tweets I save for you:

-In the evenings Chuck Wendig asks interesting questions and I like reading the responses.

Tweet of the week for sure.

This is how I feel when I get emails telling me they are going to quit reading here because I have political opinions.

-A video of Snoop Dogg sitting alone in his parked car listening to Let it Go from Frozen.

-An interesting thread on how anti-vaxers are being radicalized.

-Not sure why this made me laugh so hard but it totally did.

Trump knows he’s a rapist.

-More thoughts on Tara Reade:

-I find this so disturbing.

-50,000+ responses to this question. Do you have any mundane celebrity encounters?

I hope you have a beautiful weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle