It’s been a while since I last shared my favorite internet finds. It’s not that the internet hasn’t been full of ridiculous and wonderful and mind-blowing things. It’s just that – to be honest – I’ve been busy.
First off, there’s my balcony garden. I planted it last weekend and it’s just so needy. It rained a lot this week so I haven’t actually had to water it yet – but it just takes up so much of my mental energy. I’m constantly worried about The Evil Squirrels of Loring Park (yes, that usage of a proper noun is appropriate). After a winter in which a general cessation of hostilities was maintained, my war with The Evil Squirrels of Loring Park ramped back up this week when my very first, beautiful, perfect, little strawberry was eaten by a ravenous and ungrateful rodent. Life is truly brutish, nasty and short.
Another occupier of my time has been my efforts to keep up with the Kardashian/Jenner/Blac Chyna saga. If you’re not familiar, Kylie is dating Tyga (but I heard that they may have broken up right before the Met Gala) and Rob is engaged to Blac Chyna who recently announced her pregnancy via Chymoji on Instagram. Tyga and Chyna used to be engaged and have a kid together. Kris and the fam are acting like everything is OK but I know that secretly, they are losing their s#&%. Between snap stories and Instagram, Twitter and the gossip news sites, there’s just so much to learn and care about.
And then there is the basic, boring stuff like work and running and family. But whatevs. Priorities, am I right?
So here is what I’ve found particularly interesting on the internet over the past few weeks.
I’d also love to know what you are reading and listening to. Tell me about it in the comments.
How jogging in Burundi became an act of war.
My latest podcast obsession is Call Your Girlfriend. It’s exactly what it sounds like – two smart, funny, female friends talking politics, pop-culture and whatever they find interesting.
Have you heard of Empty Nose Syndrome? Medical professionals aren’t sure that it’s a real thing, but people are killing themselves over it.
I’ve been immensely enjoying the political satire of Alexandra Petri.
Thirteen genetic superheros walk among us.
Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross recently spoke with The Longest Shortest Time – a podcast on parenting – about her decision to not have kids. If you don’t know Terry Gross, she’s public radio royalty – the best interviewer there is, hands down.
GQ’s profile of Melania Trump is highly entertaining and worth the read.
How to avoid boring sunsets.
My music suggestion is a no-brainer. And if I’m being honest, it’s not so much a music suggestion as it is a music order. – Sturgill Simpson’s new album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. Listen to it.
The album is more or less a letter to his son, and this song in particular is phenomenal:
Keep up the good work. We’ve got this.