Friday, February 01, 2019

Weekend Reading: The Busy Week Edition

This week was a busy one at work, so I don't have very many things to share. I did get new rollerblades last weekend - they are super nice! No more crappy cheap ones. But I didn't get to go try them out today, partly because of my work schedule and partly because the weather (while waaaaay better than in most parts of the country right now!) wasn't really great for rollerblading.

Anyhow, on to the links.

First up: I'm looking for advance readers for The Dodo Knight! Sign up if you're interested.

Long time readers may remember that I used to get a lot of people landing on my site looking for the answer to why American bathroom stalls suck so much. This was the post that lured them here, and it provided no answers. But Slate has an article up with the answer! This is very exciting. As many of us guessed, it is largely because of money: our weird design is easier to install without construction and also apparently easier to clean.

Did you know that women get happier when they get older? This is a very encouraging essay.

Wow. This thread. (h/t @TragicSandwich)


I am hoping to have some more writing (both my own and other people's!) to share next week. Until then... happy weekend, everyone!


  1. Technically the hat-tip should go to whomever retweeted that thread into my timeline--but thanks for the shout-out!

    As far as bathrooms go, I don't mind that the doors don't go all the way to the floor, but I would like to eliminate the gaps on the side. Worst, though, are the stalls I've encountered where it's hard to be confident that the door extends low enough to obscure the toilet seat.

  2. Have you read this article about how the resistance is syill too weak:

  3. Loved the articled about happy older women! I am drawn to happy people and count among my friends a number of older women who would fit into that category, so great to hear they represent a trend :)

    1. I like the idea that I'm likely to get happier from here on out!


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