Friday Reflections

 1.) I'm back, people! Not that you asked, but I'll tell you anyway—I was on vacation. 

2.) Ten thousand women die in car crashes each year because of bad design. 

3.) "There’s no quick way to measure someone’s intelligence. Every single instrument we have has been debunked. Intelligence exists in too many forms. It’s too culturally situated. It’s open to bias." - Jessica Wildfire 

4.)The real way to find out how smart someone is. [note this is a similar link to number 3]

5.) John Mulaney tells Seth about his eventful year.

6.) About four thoughts on that video in number 5. First, SETH is such an amazing friend. THAT, is the true definition of friendship. Love to see it. 

7.) Next, I can't imagine the pain his ex-wife must be in (after dealing with him and his issues all these years) hearing him talking about someone he literally just met (and is HAVING A BABY WITH) be this one savior who helped him through his issues.

8.) Then, in less than one year, he has checked into rehab, separated from his wife, moved out of his house, relapsed, had an intervention, back into rehab, out, met someone, dated her, divorced his wife, and is now expecting a baby. All of this in like 10 months or so. Even for someone with no addiction and/or mental health issues, this is TOO much.

9.) I'm sending him love though, I can't imagine the courage it must take to be so brave and so vulnerable like so. 

10.) Brené Brown, on empathy.

11.) A fantastic essay by Gabrielle Union on the hard truth about her surrogacy journey. Wow. 

12.)   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is in a different place now. A brilliant profile of a brilliant person.


  1. The best thing about the Seth interview was their obvious affection for each other but everything else left me on edge. It was long his previous stint at rehab where he relapsed. I know part of the advise for recovering addicts is no new relationships etc. I wish they had given it time. Also, not wanting kids with the ex and yea people can change their mind but man it has to be painful. Still wish them all the best.

    1. Right? So painful. Not to mention, after including the ex wife (in an adorable way) in all his previous acts/specials/comedy routines etc. I mean, there's gotta be some informal rule about that:if you're going to use your wife in your stand-up acts, you are not allowed to leave her! Lol.