I’m not going to give you all a big preface here because I bookmarked ALL THE THINGS THIS WEEK (hence, “Many, Many Friday Favorites!”), and I’m riding high off the news that Sean Spicer resigned today. I know this means someone worse and more annoying will just take his place, but I’ll take it as a tiny victory anyhow.
ANYWAY, moving on….
WHAT I READ
- This letter from the Baroness in Sound of Music on the end of her engagement to Captain Von Trapp….
- The Duplass brothers are standing with Planned Parenthood. It’s amazing.
- A woman requested time off from work for mental health. Her boss’ reply may surprise (and delight) you.
- Doggy burritos, guys. Because reasons.
OTHER BLOGGERS & INFLUENCERS
- Two of my very funny friends launched a podcast and I love it! It’s called “So is HE Captain America?” Just two girls on a mission to better understand the comic book multiverse!
- How about Pinch of Yum’s Loaded Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe?! RIGHT?!
- Please also check out this blog, Pressure Luck (get it???), if you’re one of the b’zillion people who bought that Instapot that absolutely everyone owns.
EARLIER THIS WEEK
- Dodger Stadium announced a new menu of eats for the Summertime and DEAR. LORD.
- Andy Serkis brought Gollum out to read some Trump tweets. I DIED. It’s SO GOOD.
- I saw Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in concert! AND, Tim came down the aisle RIGHT BY WHERE WE SAT. I took video — it went viral. Amazing.
- I saw Baby Driver and Spider-Man Homecoming. I liked both. Both a lot of fun!
- I was especially stricken by the death of Chester Bennington yesterday. Linkin Park has been my “drive angry” music for years and his rage was always and oddly very soothing to me. I went to high school with a couple members of the band so maybe that’s also why I always felt so connected to them. In any case, the way he died, and at such a young age (41), makes it even harder for my tiny brain to wrap itself around. So I leave you today with some of the most memorable performances from Chester and Linkin Park. Most notably their last performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in May when they sang a song from their new album, “One More Light” in honor of their late friend Chris Cornell. It’s a stunning song.