Happy weekend! This week was moderately better for me than last week (despite a crashed site that I had to deal with) so I’ll take it. And we don’t have any big plans for the weekend, which is kind of my favorite sort of weekend. I started reading Where the Crawdads Sing last night and am enjoying it, so maybe I’ll have a chance to read the rest over the next few days.
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Finally, here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
I love this:
“An increasing number of “single-positive” people are rejecting the notion that true love is the only path to happiness. Just this week the actor Emma Watson told Vogue how a “bloody influx of subliminal messaging” had left her “stressed and anxious” because she was heading into her 30s without a husband and baby. Now, however, she is “very happy” to be single. “I call it being self-partnered.””
My friend sent me a link to this article this morning, which I hope isn’t like some statement on how he views our friendship (he says it’s not, so I will believe him): The Art of Losing Friendships and Alienating People
A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day (and never received until now)
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!
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