I just started watching Glee for the first time ever (currently on Netflix). I thought it was great, then awful, now I've circled back around to great again. The show is 50% musical numbers so on balance, what's not to love?
Also, I got a new phone. Having rocked my refurbished iPhone 5 since 2015, I just bought a refurbished iPhone 7 in as-new condition for a heavily discounted price. If you didn't know that refurbished phones were a thing, look into it! It's a great way to upgrade (when you need to) by re-using something that's still perfectly fine. I'll be donating my old phone (which still does basic things, mostly) to the nearby asylum seeker centre, where they have a program for passing on phones to people in need.
For anybody not following climate news closely: this week parliament debated the declaration of a climate emergency in Australia, then voted against it. This sounds like bad news, but the fact that the entire Labor party backed the declaration and it warranted a proper debate is ACTUALLY PROGRESS. We'll keep fighting! (Related: how to talk to your local MP.)
For those people as anxious as I am: how to use meditation to cope with climate change.
In honour of marking season (for those of us who are teachers, academics or university-adjacent): lines from The Princess Bride that double as comments on freshman composition papers. (Sidebar: I hate The Princess Bride. Come at me, I don't care.)
Necessary: An instagram account of round animals. Like, round like a circle. ROUND.
Some good news out of the USA: this major sporting goods store has voluntarily destroyed $7.4 million worth of semiautomatic guns and is reconsidering the whole idea of selling guns. Yay.
I could look at this art all day: sketches of tree silhouettes that look like people. Twisty!
"So many things are bewildering, unfathomable, and—at least, on some level—pretty hilarious." Mama Hotdog!
I thought this was pretty cool: this First Nations couple were the first in over 100 years (on their land) to wed in a traditional cultural union ceremony.
Mary Oliver is my favourite poet and this is one of my favourite poems. I could stop reading after the first line - the deepest needs of my heart are met in those seven words.
I love emojis. I love the evolution of language. I love the sentence "If you want to understand how the peach emoji has come to represent both the potential impeachment of President Trump and a butt, you must first look to the ancient Sumerians." So obviously, I love this.
And I love you guys. We're all going to be okay.
Happiest, happiest weekend!