Weekend coffee #60.
After a super short trip to Vegas, landing home near midnight last night, I’m back, bleary eyed and still processing the week. It was an interesting week for travel as so often happens in February. After boarding my flight Tuesday night, a little boy a few rows up commented to no one in particular, “This is a broken plane.” No joke, five minutes later, we heard from the flight crew that the plane had an issue and we would need to switch to a different aircraft. Luckily they were able to make the switch and we settled back in just in time to hear that same kid repeat his previous statement. This time he was wrong (thankfully) and we ended up landing in Las Vegas sometime near midnight. Later in the trip it snowed…in Las Vegas. For the first time in a decade. So yeah, weird week. In the midst of all the drama, here’s what I’ve been thinking about:
Jussie Smollett Staged Attack for a Salary Bump, Chicago Police Say. This freaking story. The salary angle is especially interesting to me coming off three days at a recruiting technology conference. I won’t be so callous as to say this his actions stemmed from an HR issue but it seems to be a contributing factor.
That One Piece: My Army Shirt Sofa That Got Away. Couches are important and since buying my house like six years ago, I’ve had issues. I moved in with an Ikea piece that had survived bed bug treatments, having dogs I selected another Ikea couch. It broke. Now I have a slightly higher end piece and it keeps ripping.
I try not to read too much about Elizabeth Holmes because I’m waiting on Bad Blood from my local library but this story about her trying to pass off her dog as a wolf is just so silly. Like in the lies I would have told when I was six sort of way. Similar to the Smollett story, I have some questions about mental state and support systems.
This tiny marketing genius, I bet she’s already getting job offers. Also, hat tip to my favorite flavor of Girl Scout cookies, something I absolutely never buy because I prefer to remember them tasting good (which they no longer do). What can I say, I’m old now and prefer higher quality treats. Or at least I like to think I do.
Ryan Adams and the Perils of the Rock-Genius Myth. What I liked about this piece is the mythology piece. The narrative we’ve created around musicians, deifying their ability to create art that makes us feel things and completely overlooking their behavior in the process. It’s a slow unraveling but it’s happening.
And speaking of music and musicians, have you seen this trailer? While not the biggest Beatles fan myself (though I am partial to George), I’m not sure I could imagine a world without their music. Also how cool would it be to have insider knowledge over everyone around you. I’ll be interested to see the movie when it comes out in June.
That’s all for now. Need to right my sleep schedule and get back on the right time zone. Stay warm!
Found the image here.