Happy Friday to us all! I hope your week has gone well! I had an unexpected mini-vacation since my poor little lamb got the flu! To be perfectly honest, I'm shocked I didn't get it from her. Ever since I moved here I've gotten the gnarliest stomach flu every time one of my kids have gotten sick, so maybe I'm like, growing an immune system or something.
Last night, Theo and I went to see Mike Birbiglia perform his new stand-up show at a theater in our neighborhood and it was just SO FUNNY. I never go see stand-up or comedy shows, mainly from years of trauma of being dragged to beginner UCB shows in LA. You can't un-see the shit you see in beginner improv, you guys. But I've been a Birbigs fan for a few years now, I love his specials: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, and his movie, Sleepwalk With Me, based on his actual serious sleepwalking syndrome that caused him to jump out of a second story building! Anyways, it was a fun show, and nice to do something a lil different. If you haven't seen his stuff, I think it's all on Netflix, I highly recommend you check it out this weekend. He has a gentle humor that soothes my soul and makes me LOL.
Any fun plans for the weekend? I guess it's the Superbowl, isn't it? I thank the stars every day that Theo doesn't give two shits about football, because I can't imagine wasting every Sunday staring at grown men get brain damage that causes them to beat their girlfriends. I think we all know how I feel about football culture! But I digress. I hope it's lovely for everyone! Here are some links for your eyeballs and a little ditty for your heart!
This is the only positive thing you'll ever see me post about NFL players. Even I admit it's pretty cute.
Let's bring it back down to earth with a quick reminder before the big game.
And from midwives to doulas: Lindsey Bliss is a serious badass.
Gonna make this face scrub and scare people this weekend.
How to ask for a specific haircut.
This version of lentil soup may have to be my next challenge.
Short girl problems. Story of my life.
What do you think about the new Barbies?
This teacher is doing the lord's work.