So many things to favorite this week! You already know I loved Clinton’s DNC speech, but I love it even more after seeing this comparison between his speech as written and his speech as spoken. Dude can speak like a motherfucker. His speech was my favorite of the whole week.
But he wasn’t my favorite convention goer — this lady was. Thanks to Feministe friend @nczeitgeist for tracking down that photo. I can see my future in that woman’s face, and it is glorious.
Favorite dessert: Pie (way better than cake). Almost as good as pie? Pie charts. Specifically Ann Friedman’s pie charts.
Favorite book this week: Jessica Valenti’s new one, Why Have Kids? I’m reading it now and it is awesome. Pick up a copy.
And speaking of feminists, this has been an excellent week for ladyfriends. A women in tech group I’m a part of is doing a fitness challenge between now and election day to keep us all active and taking care of ourselves. I got to hang with some of my favorite feminist writers last night, and also met new amazing women who are doing awesome work. My mom has been sending me hilarious/insightful texts throughout the whole DNC, focusing particularly on Michelle Obama and the other fantastic female speakers. And my group of Core Ladies (not bloggers but long-term real-life friends) just planned a long weekend trip to Napa / SF in October to celebrate two of the ladies’ 30th birthdays. Feeling extra lucky to have so many layers of awesome female friendships and relationships in my life. Lady-friends are always a favorite, but they are particularly favorited this week.
One of my favorite organizations, Brooklyn Animal Action, is having a fundraiser on Monday. I will be going, and I have already publicized it here so please forgive me for doing it again, but I suspect it will be my favorite event of next week. So you should come! Or donate!
I was in DC last weekend and we drove out to Virginia to spend the day at Luckett’s, one of the most amazing antique places I have ever been. I got some neat things. It made me want a whole house just so I could furnish it. It is my favorite place on earth (or at least in Virginia). It is some intense Old Lady Things, and I love it.
You? Favorites this lovely Friday?