Would you go on a Friends-themed cruise? Would you go on a cruise, period? Is cruising going to come back as strong as it was before COVID? And is Friends enough to get you there? I can already tell how annoying I would find it to be on a cruise where every conversation starts with “Hi, I’m Barb, and I’m a Phoebe, who are you?” (Dlisted) 


Emma Bunton is indeed very pink but all I can think about here is hot pink, emphasis on HOT, because I am currently steaming. Not that you asked for a weather report but I’m going to give you one – where I am right now it’s 27C feeling like 35C which is 95F. And I don’t do well in heat, I already have a headache, but I need to make my steps later so I’m still going to go for a walk and hope I don’t faint. To go back to Emma… I just couldn’t wear all this in the summer, it’s too much material. (Go Fug Yourself) 

Meghan Markle’s children’s book, The Bench, came out yesterday and it’s the #1 children’s book in the United States but if you’ve seen any of the UK headlines, that’s not what they want you to know. They’ve reviewed it like it’s a doctoral thesis. I have a copy right next to me as I’m writing this, haven’t read it yet but I did open the cover and on the first page are illustrations of all kinds of different benches which is giving me bench envy. I want one on the front porch now. (Cele|bitchy) 


I have no idea this was a trend: dog wigs? What in the…? It’s not like I haven’t put gag items on my dogs before but I have no interest in knowing what they look like with hair. Maybe because they have long droopy ears so it’s like the effect is already there but, like, not high on my curiosity list to see Barney in a pixie cut, you know? (OMG Blog) 

Finally got around to reading the NY Mag piece on Tiger Mom Amy Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld and the drama and scandal about them and all the inside baseball on Yale Law and the thing that Duana and I kept texting back and forth about yesterday was the small gathering requirements and the fact that faculty get a budget for it?! (New York Magazine)