Biden Says Let’s Keep Marching

One of the things I’ll miss most about President Obama being in office is the obvious friendship, brotherhood, and admiration that exists between Obama and Biden.

Vice President Biden shared this today:

For eight years, I’ve had the privilege to stand with my friend and brother, to fight alongside him to make sure every single American has a chance to get ahead. I really mean it when I say Barack is one of the finest presidents we have ever had….
I’ve been so proud to stand side-by-side with Barack on our march toward a more perfect union. Let’s keep marching.

Read the entire lovefest on his Facebook page here.

Coming of Age, Always

“We never really stop coming of age, at least as long as we remain notionally open to our own evolution.”

YES. Good reminder and life motto.

From: NPR’s First Listen: Haley Bonar, ‘Impossible Dream’

25 Amazing Nerdcations

Saving this here so I remember to consider some of these for my next nerdcation.😉

YA Book Deals, Continued (Always)

I fell down a rabbit hole of YA ebook deals tonight, sooooooo here, benefit from my search. These are almost all $2 right now:

Very Important Note: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart is one of my all-time favorite anythings. I own two extra copies just for loaning or spontaneously gifting. It’s YA at its best.

BRB, time to read.😀

Two Tragedies

For your consideration.

“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”

― Mr. Dumby (Act III) in Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan

Heartbroken and Looking for a Solution

Dr. Brian Williams, a trauma surgeon at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, speaking to Don Lemon tonight on CNN is breaking my heart. He’s so sad and struggling with dealing with not having saved all of the police officers on Thursday night.

And he’s also a black man sharing how he’s treated differently when he’s not in his white coat.

I don’t understand why people think it’s okay to kill police officers. I don’t understand why black men die in custody and they’re forgotten the next day. I don’t know why this has to be us against them. It has to stop.

It has to stop. So how are we going to stop it?

Sims Weekend

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He walked in on someone in the bathroom and is hiding in bed in shame now.

I really struggled getting through work on Friday because I couldn’t help but watch the updates on what was going on around my city, after the mass shooting the night before. I cried about twelve times and basically felt stressed and sad and ready to check out for a while.

Sometimes you just need to hide from the world for a weekend so I spent much the past two days hiding in The Sims 4. It had been months since I’d played at all, and it was a really nice way to escape and reset a bit. Plus, I played at a desk that’s directly next to my husband’s desk, so we got lots of easy, hangout time. (And watching over his shoulder made me want to get back into my Fallout 4 game again.)

I restarted my Sims world and didn’t want to spend forever making people (because let’s be honest, I was going to spend forever on the houses), so I grabbed some people made by other players and ended up with these great Pretty Little Liars characters:

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I mean, LOOK AT THEM. They look even more accurate in the game when they’re moving around and their personalities fit the characters perfectly. So weird/fun/nerdy!

Once I played them for a while, I was hooked on finding characters I’d “know” to add to my town, and ended up with these women too. Can you guess who they are?

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It’s Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, Beyoncé, and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

And she’s not in my game (yet?) but look!

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Angelina Jolie! I feel like I don’t even have to put the name here because there’s no way you didn’t recognize her.

So, that was my weekend. I’m feeling much better and ready to tackle tomorrow.

(Also, I swear there are dudes in my Sims town, but I’ll be honest and say not that many. I did add a Cumberbatch Sherlock though!)