Ok, now you and the algorithm are just being performative.😂
So many great turns of phrase in here. God as the original tech bro. F-you phone. But my favorite: “Turducken of absurdity”
I came to the US from Canada in 1992 and even back then healthcare costs seemed outrageous to me. Big love and support for your sitch, and may you be hired for your well-paying dream job very soon (fuck all the media layoffs, you’re a jem that deserves top place in the industry). Also I freaked out on the word “cupidity” and I looked it but, but the definition doesn’t match how my brain perceives it (as an adjective for the shenanigans of Cupid, is what I’m saying) so I give you this: May you find your true love with minimum stupidity and maximum cupidity!
Darling, I am so sorry about the insurance/med sitch. Insurance companies are so cruel. I pay through the effing nose to stay on Kaiser because of Anthem/Blue Cross PTSD. I live in my teeny tiny place to afford that peace of mind. It shouldn't be that way. I hope the new year changes that (new deductible/coverage?) and that you get to enjoy this holiday season. And f*ck tech bros. Gawd, they just can't stop sucking, can they? Wishing you all the good stuff and a financial boon, Alisa! xo
This is relatable on so many levels. The algorithms didn’t make sense until I read “San Francisco.” Then, all of it clicked. And before Sir EJ came up, I was humming Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, kid you not. Because I thought all Californians were easin’ on down the road to Austin to get away from the those No Cal algorithms to set up new ones deep in the heart of Texas (I lived there for 22 yrs).
And “actuarialist” was a brilliant f’ing learning moment in and of itself.
I agree that beautiful print pubs will endure, as well as industry mags. Who doesn’t love licking their fingers with a good page turner and appearing high brow on the bus or subway? AI is creating stunning photos that are killing photography as a profession. But we may see the print pendulum swing the other way just for the eye candy. 🍭
Meanwhile, I think Amazon Primed you a pink side hustle to float this month’s rent. Just sayin’...
Music heals, women will save the world, and long live the dreamers, rule breakers, and rockstars. 🤘🏻🤘🏻
Hannah Waddingham runs a soccer club and employs Ted Lasso - don't forget ! The biggest gift you can give to woman/mankind :-)
A glorious and mood-lifting read as I nodded furiously in agreement!
I’ve been thinking about you since you mentioned the dastardly tech bros. Do you have to move? You manage to make a crapola situation entertaining.
“One note away from your life turning into an Elton John song.” Huzzah for you and your brilliant, hilarious mind.
Aaackkkk!!! I was going to email you to see if you were alright today because I didn't see you in my inbox. I'm so sorry to hear you've had such an F'd week. How you manage to turn turds into funnies is beyond me. I'm glad you had your posse of girlfriends to look out for you.
P.S. How do you know all this stuff about movies and songs and and and?? You are a walking encyclopedia of old tv shows, movies and everything in between!
Here's to you and a better week to come. But wait...it's thanksgiving with family, so that could be a toss up, right?? xo