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June and September are neck and neck for the Every Year I Forget How Busy This Month Is award.
Different life stages yield different forms of busy-ness. From class breakfasts to commencements to whatever else, busy-ness abounds.
In my case, right at this moment, it’s all leisure. Houseguests, (happily) cooking, (necessarily) cleaning, oh and…you’ll be delighted to know that yes! Outdoor tennis season in our summer hamlet has begun anew.
LZ, you have got to FOCUS. Yes, me. Remember? Head down, hit the ball, follow through, and my God, don’t get cute. Hit your shot, play your game. Okay, now you know the secret to my tennis game. Wish me summerlong luck.
Someone recently sent me a picture of myself playing tennis. It was during a charity tennis tourney and my husband and I played together, and we did really good! We got to the finals (and then got handily beaten by a truly excellent pair of men). Anyway, the picture was so nuts to. I think I literally have no idea how I look. I have come to realize that I do, indeed, have RBF, which is fine with me! Some of my favorite people, male and female alike, do too. So, it’s not that. It’s not body dysmorphia. It’s more like existential dysmorphia. Like, am I actually that human being? Who is that? Where is she from? Do other versions of this species resemble this one? It’s hard to explain so I’ll stop.
The person who sent it, whose cause we were playing for, said he loved it because I looked “locked in” while my partner was serving. Okay I will take that. Focus, LZ, FOCUS
I would include the photo but I don’t think it would help explain what I’m saying. Though I will ponder including the photo between this week and next, if I remember. .
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In ‘Succession’ Finale, Shiv Roy Makes A Tragic, but Inevitable Choice via The Globe and Mail **Sorry this is 100% behind a paywall:
The gist of it: “ Showrunner Jesse Armstrong and his writers said it out loud: There’s just something about women, the femaleness, the otherness, that some men don’t like. They don’t like pushy. They don’t much care about smart. They have complicated feelings about mothers. They acknowledge women’s sexual power, but they don’t want them to have other powers. Given a choice, they prefer the guy.“