What are you up to this weekend, other than obsessing over the election? It’s down to the wire! We’re having friends over tonight for pizza to try to calm our nerves. Also, Amy Schumer made a whole new argument for voting that made me laugh. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
It’s okay to never wash your coffee mug.
For Andy Samberg fans out there, here’s a behind-the-scenes video of his tennis cover.
An almost sleepover party. Brilliant!
25 famous women on dealing with anxiety and depression.
The official trailer for La La Land, the Hollywood movie musical that every critic is going ape over.
Also, The Crown starts today on Netflix.
An argument for a little pink.
Which countries are introverted vs. extroverted. (Can you guess?)
This pretty thing is at the top of my fall wishlist.
Louis C.K. on voting for Hillary. And I think it’s important to say, I’m voting for her because I really love her and her policies to help women, children and the economy, not just because I am so adamantly against Trump. (Also, a reminder of the 282 people, places and things Donald Trump has insulted on Twitter — and that’s just on Twitter.)
Last but not least, how to make everything okay.
Plus, a great reader comment from Julia:
When my son was about to turn 7, he was stalling at bedtime. He called from his room, “Moooooom!”
“What, Jake?” I said, annoyed.
“Mom, I just realized something…”
I knew this trick and was not having it. “Congratulations!” I snapped. “Now PLEASE go to sleep!”
After a few minutes, he said mournfully, “But I really want to tell you…”
I remember this moment clearly because I was getting angry and ready to yell at him, but instead I took a deep breath and said calmly, “What did you just realize?”
With a smile in his voice he chirped, “Mom, I realized why boys don’t go into the girls bathroom.”
This time I took the bait. “Really? Why?”
“Because the sign on the door says ‘Wo(ah)! Man!'”
Not expecting this answer, I burst out laughing. Not that generic mom laugh but a sincere belly laugh. Surprised by my reaction, he broke into hysterical laughter, too, and the two of us, each in our respective beds, filled the dark house with infectious laughter. This later became the “Remember that time when I made you laugh SO hard” story.
(Top photo of Hillary in the crowd at a Wellesley College student rally, 1968, via Wellesley College Archives. Bottom photo by Gabriel Hackett. Introverted countries via Swissmiss.)