We made it to Friday! It’s not November anymore! It’s two weeks til my birthday, so plan accordingly! Anyway, here’s this week’s link roundup:
- Some folks said we shouldn’t take everything Trump said literally. Except he is literally doing all the things he said he was going to do.
- He’s also now questioning the legitimacy of an election he won.
- Trump’s cabinet of horrors continues to grow. His pick for Health and Human Services will be a disaster for women’s health.
- David Petraeus, if nominated, would have to get his PROBATION OFFICER’s permission to travel as Secretary of State. In case you forgot, he was convicted of mishandling classified information by sharing it with his mistress.
- And Elizabeth Warren says Trump’s Treasury pick is “The Forrest Gump of the Financial Crisis.”
- Oh, and his attorney general pick isn’t just a racist as I mentioned in a previous roundup, he also thinks disabled kids are ruining America’s schools.
- And Elaine Chao wasn’t a very good Secretary of Labor, and now she’s going to be Secretary of Transportation.
- Hey! A Trump conflict of interest involving a Chinese state-controlled bank. What could go wrong? For a more in-depth look at his myriad conflicts of interest, the New York Times did a huge investigation.
- I adore Ask Polly. A reader asked her how to deal with a Trump-supporting parent, and her answer was amazing and you should read it.
A lot of us need to learn this lesson: Every single relationship in your life can’t be perfectly settled and understood and resolved. You can’t get closure with everyone. You can’t have perfect mutual understanding with everyone. You can love someone who doesn’t respect you and not respect them, either. You can love someone who makes you incredibly angry. You can love someone who is very broken, who sees you as broken, too. You can love something that is broken and can never be fixed. Don’t shut off your love. That’s not the answer. But stop trying to fix something that is not fixable.
And now for some happies:
- I’m happier than ever to be a Levis jeans wearer since they just made it clear they don’t want people bringing weapons in their stores. Mid-rise skinny jeans and 512 pull on jeans are my faves.
- I think post-election me is a little less judgy than I used to be. If drinking “moon dust” (not a thing) makes you feel better, by all means, go for it. So long as you don’t get like, hangry and put more negativity out into the world. Pre-election me would have written a much snarkier description of this New Yorker piece on the lady who eats dust and green juice but bears the name Bacon.
- I like eggnog. I think I have to try milk punch, now. If that sounds gross to you, I get it. But it was described as a less-heavy, less-saccharine eggnog, so I’m in.
- Also going to try making my own Irish cream. Picked up the ingredients this morning!
- I’ve loved Alton Brown since Good Eats, and I’m not super in love with Cutthroat Kitchen, so I’m excited that he’s bringing Iron Chef back.
- Every Southern Democrat has a soft spot for Jimmy Carter. Curious about what he taught in Sunday School the Sunday after the election?
- New favorite Instagram/blog crush: Alternative Ageing.
- Love midcentury modern? Check out this home for sale in Little Rock. I showed Jon, and he was like, “Now you want to move back, don’t you.” Mayyybeeee….jk. I love my little 1911 bungalow.
- Finally, our family likes to shop for needy kids every holiday season. If you do, too, check out this post my friend Kerri wrote about why you should stick to the list.