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December 5, 2020

Soul-soothing couch time.

Anne Lamott has an article in the latest issue of National Geographic. I think she speaks for many of us when she says “I am often rattled, sad, mad, existentially tired, and crunchy.  I would love a nice burning bush about now.” 

Absent a burning bush, here are some things soothing my soul right from my own couch:  

My husband and I binged watched Ted Lasso on Apple TV: American football coach goes to London to manage a Premier League soccer team. Now that’s some feel-good entertainment right there. Clever as heck, too.

You know what else? My guy @TrungTPhan tweeted a thread about how quickly the writers make us love Ted Lasso. I replied to tell Trung what a good job he did.  Can you believe Ted Lasso himself (@jasonsudeikis) liked my comment? It made Trung and me feel good.

In the category of “how did I not know this?”...Scientists at Oregon State University discovered a new color called YInMn Blue. It’s the inspiration behind Crayola’s Bluetiful. As if I needed more reason to love blue crayons.

Longing for storytime and far-away adventure? Snuggle into your comfy chair, grab a blanket, and listen to East To Eden by Roger Deakin, with Robert Macfarlane. It’s about hunting for apples in Kazakhstan. (55 minutes)

For more snuggles, give a listen to Quarantined With You, by Lawrence. I think it’s destined to be a pandemic classic in the same way that Baby It’s Cold Outside is a blizzard classic. 

This Austin-chic version of “Christmas Time Is Here” belongs on your holiday playlist.   

Finishing NaNoWriMo had me feeling happy but winded. This article was just the ticket to motivate me to keep writing beyond 50,000 words. 

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