1) You know what today's big victory was? Not going to bed immediately on getting home a bit after 6 PM. I was in a complete zombie state . . . sleeeeeeeep! Somehow, whether it was Divine Providence or just changing clothes, I got my second wind and was able to write and publish a column, trim my nails, wash a sinkful of dishes, and commit a couple other Acts of Domesticity. Moral: Never give in!
1a) But that's tough, though, sometimes.
1b) The column, on the internet meltdown of a Bridezilla, may be based on a thing that's totally fictional. Part of me wonders if the Russians didn't write it to distract everyone from the President's handling of the death of Senator McCain.
1c) Oh dear. I didn't want to become one of those conspiracy theory people.
2) Earlier this year a friend turned me on to the podcast Pod Save America. I've been following one of its spinoffs, too, The Wilderness, which is about how the Dems came to find themselves lost and wandering in the wilderness. Tonight's episode about the media starts with the Kennedy-Nixon debate and brings us right up to today. For me it explained a lot about how we as a nation got to the media landscape in which we live now. Regardless of your political persuasion, I encourage you to listen in.
3) Just say no to bean salad. Pea salad, on the other hand . . .