I just hope you’re all staying safe and doing as well as you can be, both physically and mentally.
Ramble of the Day
Let’s make today a quick question kind of day: What’s currently on your coffee table?
I ask because they can be quite revealing about how we live — at my place, it’s just where everything we don’t have a place for goes, or lives temporarily before it goes to its actual place. Mine used to be just a clutter of mail and random papers, but it’s a bit cuter nowadays with only a few random things that came in the mail and a ton of books, most of them my sisters. Here’s what I have:
- Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
- Dinner for Everyone, a cookbook by Mark Bittman
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
- Atlas Obscura’s Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, second edition
- The Witch Elm by Tana French
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
- The Women’s Suffrage Movement edited by Sally Roesch Wagner
- The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
- A kindle
- Catalogs from Macy’s and Grandin Road (I have never bought from the second)
- Coupons to Gap and Target
- Two pairs of headphones
- A silk scrunchies
- Multiple remote controls
- Medication for an ear infection (I’m fine — it was a surprise to me)
- A few coasters
- A phone
- A pen
I think that’s everything. I wasn’t joking when I said it was a lot of books.
tl;dr: What’s on your coffee table? I have a ton of books, and most of them aren’t mine.
Stay informed, read this: rapper Megan Thee Stallion writes about the many reasons she speaks up for Black women for The New York Times
Links of the Day
Serie A awarded Juventus a 3-0 win against Napoli after the match was called off because Napoli were not allowed to travel by local health authorities.
Crystal Palace signed Nathaniel Clyne on a free.
A longer read: Andrew Keh on how Massachusetts high schools have adapted rules of the game during the coronavirus pandemic, banning throw-ins, tackles, headers, and contact for The New York Times