Trump, African President

I was (and remain, at least a little) skeptical of Trevor Noah taking over as host for The Daily Show. But he’s doing well so far & this piece was a little bit of brilliance that we likely wouldn’t have gotten without this exact host making this particular personal connection: Donald Trump: America’s African President.

Mass Shooting. Again. America.

I feel like I have PTSD from all of these mass shootings. It hurts my heart and makes me so mad.


Edward Snowden joined Twitter! (I’d classify myself as a fan, supporter, person who is irritated by his treatment and current lack of U.S. passport.)

And then he tweeted one my faves!

Brick fireplace primed

Living Room: Paint meets fireplace

We primed the living room’s brick fireplace tonight after work, y’all! Look:

Brick fireplace primed

We’ve still got to the get actual paint color on there (the bottom gray shown here), but whew, just seeing the primer on there makes for such a nice change.

Also, let me just say: Painting brick is not very fun and requires way more dabbing with a paint brush than I anticipated. I imaged much more roller-only action than what actually happened for some reason, so getting that layer up there feels like an accomplishment and now I just have to convince myself to do it one or two more times with the paint.

Here’s a reminder of what it looked like before the renovations started:

Living Room demo prep

Such an improvement! :D

So now picture the white bricks painted light gray and install some built-in bookcases with your mind and you know what it’s going to look like. ;)

Custom teal sectional is on order! Bookcases are being built! The end is near…ish.

Check out all of the living room re-do posts here.

From "Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for" in The Washington Post

Elizabeth Warren Knows Black Lives Matter

Did you catch Senator Warren’s speech on racial inequality Sunday? The Washington Post said it “was perhaps the most full-throated endorsement to date by a federal lawmaker for the ongoing protest movement” and I totally agree. She spoke the truth in a way that didn’t back down from inevitable criticism and didn’t downplay or ignore the issue even though she’s a white woman who has never personally experienced such racial discrimination.

Here are a few quotes from her speech:

“None of us can ignore what is happening in this country. Not when our black friends, family, neighbors literally fear dying in the streets. This is the reality all of us must confront, as uncomfortable and ugly as that reality may be. It comes to us to once again affirm that black lives matter, that black citizens matter, that black families matter.”

“Economic justice is not — and has never been — sufficient to ensure racial justice. Owning a home won’t stop someone from burning a cross on the front lawn…”

“We’ve seen sickening videos of unarmed, black Americans cut down by bullets, choked to death while gasping for air — their lives ended by those who are sworn to protect them. Peaceful, unarmed protesters have been beaten. Journalists have been jailed… We must be honest: 50 years after John Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out, violence against African Americans has not disappeared.”

Read more and watch the video at The Washington Post.

Breakfast from Good 2 Go Taco in Dallas on Peavy

Breakfast in Dallas: Good 2 Go Taco

We finally got a chance to try Good 2 Go Taco on Peavy in northeast Dallas (in the White Rock Lake area) and it did not disappoint. We tried a breakfast taco, and one of their breakfast plates (with pulled pork). And Cultivar Coffee has a counter inside so we grabbed a cappuccino and a cold brew iced coffee too. All recommended!

Grabbed breakfast at Good 2 Go Taco & tried @cultivarcoffee yesterday. YES to both. Will be back often. 🙌🏼

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