We need to talk about a ripe impeach

Good morning gorgeous, you're looking fresh as hell on this fall day. I'm so glad you stopped by this morning, we have a lot to catch up on. Spicer is dancing, and it's not hot. Trump is still faking the weather. Trudeau and Scheer are battling for the parent-vote, it's a lot. Before we talk about anything else, I want chat a bit on curating our lives.

I read a quote the other day that slapped me right in the face. You know those moments when someone has so beautifully captured a feeling you've had, but hadn't found the words to articulate? This quote did that for me:

The price of anything is how much of your life you're willing to exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau

I've been thinking a lot about energy lately, and how important our decisions about how we spend time are. We all vote with our energy, the events we attend, the social engagements we say yes to, the job offers we accept— every yes is a promise to exchange a bit of your life for that person or activity.

It's easy to lose sight of how important your choices are. The questions come hard and fast, and sometimes it feels easier to say yes. So you go to coffee with the stranger from Linkedin, you attend the conference with led by those dudes you feel squishy about, you go to dinner with the friend who undermines your confidence.

When we spend our energy like cash at a stripclub— our lives start to reflect those choices. Random people stroll in and take up space, the beer is cheap and skunky, you don't know where the time went but it didn't seem like you had any fun.

Instead, we need to be picky about how we spend our time. We need to curate something that looks a little less like a small-town strip club, and a little more like an art gallery. You get to design your art gallery, so be thoughtful with your yeses and liberal with your nos. Fill your life with the people and things you love. Add in learning that lights you up, challenges that hurt your brain, people who fill your cup. Be incredibly intentional about the things you choose to spend your energy on, because those choices are the architecture of your life.

Don't settle for the strip club honey, live your life like it's the Louvre.


{wntta} a ripe impeach

He's back, everyone's least favorite Supreme Court Justice slash sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh is in the news after The New York Times came out with an article based on a forthcoming book from two NYT writers. You remember BK, Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court who sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were teenagers, and then lied about it in his testimony? The one who we learned shoved his naked penis at Deborah Ramirez at Yale? That one. And like a frat party after midnight, this shit just keeps getting grosser.

This week we found out that new testimony corroborates Ramirez's account of the, uh, naked penis thing. One of Brett's classmates at Yale, Max Stier told The New York Times that he had seen Kavanaugh do similar things at Yale parties, involving putting his penis in female students' hands. Not a handful, but still a handful? Stier told the FBI at the time of the investigation last year, but they failed to interview him, even though government officials called his story credible. Brilliant. The woman in question declined to be interviewed and her friends mentioned she doesn't recall the episode. Fox News is having a field day.

Yesterday, Congresswoman Ayanna Presley filed an impeachment resolution against Kavanaugh in the House. This opens the door for further investigations, as it's not a good look to be a Supreme Court Justice and also a dude who lied in congressional testimony. Also, the predator thing. Impeaching Kavanaugh with a two thirds Republican Senate is not going to happen, Mitch McConnell likes his sexual predators on the court (and in the White House). But a girl who doesn't want rapists on the Supreme Court can dream.

Sean Spicer is on Dancing with the Stars. Sean Spicer, the first Press Secretary who spent his days lying for the Trump administration donned a lime green flouncy blouse and did the cha-cha to Spice Up Your Life with Lindsay. The apocalypse is real y'all, and it can't dance.

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