Weekend Links: 09

 Weekend Links: 09 | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)

We spent this weekend walking through neighborhoods, treating ourselves to a pamper session at a nail and foot spa, and catching up with friends and family. We hope you are having/had a lovely weekend! 

Here's a list of the links we've loved this week:

  • Joanna wrote an informed and informative piece with actionable steps around the Trump administration's family separation policy on A Cup of Jo. Read Andrew's here. (J)
     
  • I’m that annoying type of American who pays no attention to soccer, and then every four years dives headfirst into all things World Cup. It led me to read How Soccer Explains the World back in ‘14 and now has me learning who Rafael Márquez is and more about the international crime syndicate that runs the World Cup. (A)
     
  • From Jezebel: “Ego has a way of affecting ego. People around you who are supporting you and cheering you on when you’re doing crap lifting has a way of affecting your ego. That’s a big part of it. Ego’s always gonna make you reach further than you’re currently capable of, and ego’s a lot of what gets you injured.” Hmmm. (A)
     
  • When your friends tell you it's way past time to break up with him. “I am opposed to a procedure that separates parents and children,” said Marine Fucking Le Pen. She’s an awful person who blames the migrants themselves and empathetic elected officials for the worldwide refugee crisis. But even she was like yeah Don there’s a better way to do white nationalism. (A)
     
  • How bad a person am I if I laughed at this for two full minutes? Okay, what about if I've been laughing about it on and off for the last four days? (A)
     
  • I spent the better part of an afternoon crying over Jubilee's YouTube channel. From their channel description: "Jubilee Media exists to bridge people together and inspire love through compelling stories." My favorite series is Both Sides, where couples secretly share both sides of their love story. This was my favorite favorite, then this, then this. In this episode of Tea With Strangers, three buff men share their feelings over tea. 20 vs 1 was a fun watch in a fun format where 1 girl speed dated 20 boys and 1 boy speed dated 20 girls. (J)
     
  • From a moving obituary: “Koko adopted a kitten called All Ball and when the feline was hit and killed by a car in 1984, Patterson was filmed asking Koko what had happened. Koko signed in response: ‘Cat, cry, have-sorry, Koko-love.’” (A)
     
  • This week I watched the trailer for the new Mr. Rogers documentary. In it is a clip of Rogers speaking to a young boy in a wheelchair. I remembered that conversation from an episode I saw when I was a child. After doing some googling—and a bunch of crying on the 471 bus home—I learned that the clip was from an interview Rogers did with Jeff Erlanger in 1981. Erlanger, who died in 2007, was present when Mr.  Rogers was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999. (A)
 Weekend Links: 09 | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)