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February 27, 2016

wipedoutcarter

This week, Carter went under anesthesia to have his teeth cleaned and a few loose ones pulled. When I got him home he afterwards, he was so stoned / confused / uncomfortable he either stared off into space or made the high-pitch whisper whine.

Dude, do I know how he feels.

The whole week I felt off. I totally forgot to take into account the full moon in Virgo on Monday, drove all over town Tuesday, couldn’t sleep well a bunch of nights and ran around feeling so behind each day. By Friday morning, I knew the best thing was to take the day off, so I did.

It was magic. I rollerbladed Carter, sat around writing and drinking tea, climbed at the gym and went out for sushi with a friend, took a bath at 4pm, napped before dinner and listened to H play guitar while relaxing on the couch. It was just what I needed.

However your week was, I hope you’re getting some rest, some fresh air, some family time soon. Here’s what I was digging this week:

The brave women who continue on after, and write about, pregnancy loss… Lindsey, who launched Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) and Andrea’s grief post, which revisited me this week.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s piece on political correctness (and also, can we mention, he has a new book out called Mycroft Holmes?)

And to continue on, What It’s Really Like To Work In Hollywood* (If you’re not a straight white man.)

The new metro line expansion from Culver City to Santa Monica – creating a railway from the ocean to downtown Los Angeles – will open in May.

There was the Open Letter To My CEO by Talia Jane, a Yelp/Eat24 employee who pointed out in detail how she couldn’t possibly afford to live on a salary for which she knew about when she signed on, with full benefits and food in the office. I am not even going to begin to go into how sympathetic I am for her situation and how frustrating it is to read such a first-world problem rant. It received a ton of kickback, but most interesting for me was the laser-dissecting, mic-drop response by Stefanie Williams. so.well.written.

MuteMath’s “Monument” video is just ::heart eye emoji:: Watch an African-American man dance around the home he’s decorated as a shrine to his wife. I mean, just so much love and PURE JOY. Also, I may start plastering our walls with photographs.

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