I will say, though, that the one thing worse than wanting to throwing up and not being able to is watching your kid want to throw up and be unable to. Probably the "kiss and hug the poor thing" instinct this triggered in me is why I got sick and my husband (who sensibly kept his distance) did not.
Anyway, how about some links?
First of all... IT IS PRE-ORDER TIME!!! Yes, Don't Call it Bollywood is now available for pre-order. While you're checking out those links, admire the website redesign I completed last weekend.
Also, we're probably going to do the Twitter watch-along on June 2. Details still being worked out. If you're interested in joining us for that, you can still sign up to get the details by email.
And if you're sort of curious, but on the fence... the author has a blog that you can check out.
Another aspect of modern India: they are trying to clean up the Ganges. I find the format of that story incredibly annoying, but the content is worth the effort.
If you've seen the glowing posts about those signing gloves, read this alternative view.
On how to evaluate the validity of political labels:
Ta-Nehisi Coates' post about what happened when he and his wife tried to buy a new house felt like a punch to the gut. Maybe it his excellent writing. Maybe it is the knowledge that the thing that propelled him to fame was an article that was ultimately about unfair housing practices. I don't know. But damn. Those journalists should be ashamed of themselves.
Sarah Marshall wrote a thoughtful article about looking back, and rethinking, the "scandals" of the 90s. I always believed Anita Hill, and thought O.J. Simpson almost certainly killed Nicole. But Tonya Harding. Oh wow. We did not do right by her at all.
Speaking of women we aren't doing right by: Ann Friedman considers a tough week for sexual assault survivors.
That's a heavy way to end, so let's lighten it up with this cartoon:
Why science needs more funding... :) pic.twitter.com/vHbFnZtxb8— New Scientist (@newscientist) May 13, 2016
and this nerdy Hamilton fun:
I am not the reason no one cites you / No one knows what your papers mean #chemhamilton— Chemjobber (@Chemjobber) May 12, 2016
And for any other SoCal folks who might be visiting LA (or who live there): I want to check out all of these bars. And write a similar list for San Diego. Exhaustively researched, of course.
But... neither of those wishes is likely to come true. I can, perhaps, nibble around the edges, though, and plan my next trip to LA around one of those bars. I can also get some Saturday afternoon babysitting set up some week and pick one of the many outdoor San Diego bars to visit.
This weekend, though, I'll probably just go easy on my stomach.
Happy weekend, everyone!