The "Long Stem" Edition
I get a lot of positive subscriber feedback when I report on my Corona virus news. It’s very popular. I am thinking about why that is. I wonder if it is similar to my old programming strategy. The most popular shows are the ones where you can either completely judge the characters and the decisions they make, from the safety of your screen, allowing you to feel very superior or even smug. Or, instead of judging them you totally relate to them, realizing that that whatever that character is doing, whether an every day piece of bad luck or even an of-your-making base situation, you can really relate. You are not alone in your decision-making misery.
Well I have a new episode for you. Remember how I got Covid last December/January, in the first post-Delta Omicron wave? I had attended a very last-of-the-year work event/dinner of the year before the Holidays. It was at the time Corona virus was really raging again but people were masks off, caution to the wind kind of mindset. In New York City, at least, tons and tons of people have Covid, but everyone’s like “well what are we supposed to do?” Okay, well guess what, after that very same company’s work event/dinner last week, the next morning’s email was Covoundhog Day-esque, “I regret to inform you, I was feeling fine last night, but I woke up and tested positive and I am heavily symptomatic…” It’s just uncanny that these two events, nine months apart, are similarly Covid-spread-y. I love this company and hope that, if there is a next time, the third time will be a Corona-free charm. Perhaps I will suggest a specialty cocktail. Maybe a Covidtini? Just bust out th 6-pack of Corona and a lime and call it a day? Serve a “spiked” punch (get it? the Virus is…spiked?). In the coming days, I am counting on the booster shot I got coming into play here. Good luck to me.
In other news, yesterday provided me a:
1) A late season outdoor multi-hour, two-session tennis clinic on at 72-and-sunny mid-October day.
2) A dinner party (to make, not to attend).
And now I 3) need a nap on account of 1 and 2 so I gotta go.
And you do, too. Because you have to read today’s edition of the LZ Sunday Paper. It’s this week’s Covid-free edition of all the news by, for, and about women in the news, from politics to pop culture and everything in between.
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The Pic(k) of the Week:
Brittney Griner Is Increasingly Anxious She May Not Be Freed, Lawyer Says via The New York Times
AOC’s Fight For The Future via GQ
Republican Chuck Grassley Vows To Vote Against A National Abortion Ban via The Guardian
Silicon Valley County Battles With Uber Over Reporting Of Sexual Assault via The New York Times
Salon Workers Say Proper Venilation Can Protect Their Reproductive Health via Documented
Chris Albrecht Placed On Leave At Legendary via The Hollywood Reporter
What I Wanted Was Revenge. What I Got Was Better via Vogue
SCIENCE & HEALTH:
Why Researchers Should Ask About Sex and The Body via Undark
Maternity Report 2022 via The March Of Dimes
Annie Ernaux’s Justly Deserved Nobel via The New Yorker
’Never Seen Anything Like It': How Colleen Hoover’s Normcore Thrillers Made Her America’s Best Selling Author The Guardian
Is My Body About To Go Out Of Style? via Vogue
A 50/50 Custody Arrangement Could Save Your Marriage via The New York Times
In A Season Of Weddings and Baby Showers, What Can A Single Person Do To Celebrate Their Lives? via The Guardian
Is The Spin Pin Gay? via SSense
The ‘Little Devils’ Bucking Gender Inequality Through Softball via The New Yorker
Mary Adelia McLeod, 84, Dies; First Female Bishop Of An Episcopal Diocese via The New York Times
Grace Glueck, 96, Dies; Arts Writer Fought For Equality At The Times via The New York Times