First Reading, 2017 vol. 8
Rest assured I haven't forgotten about any of you - I'm still just recovering from the end of the Texas Special Session last week, a massive work training session and then a quick family trip to Port Aransas. Got to keep the boss and the 2 year old happy amirite?
My inboxes (yes plural!) are getting whittled down slowly but surely just in time for the new week. Did you participate in all the eclipse hubbub? I did not but only because I was in a meeting, didn't have the glasses or a Cheerio box with a hole in it AND it was cloudy out in North Austin. Maybe 2024 will be my year.
Garnering national attention, UT removed several of its Confederate statues last night. Here's what Texas Monthly said about it in 2007.
Callista Gingrich is set to become the Ambassador to the Vatican and Newt will play the role of "spouse."
Have you bought your tickets to see the Clinton's speak in Irving? I'm still contemplating the babysitter, the 3 hour drive and the hotel room of it all. If it were in Austin, there would be zero question. I'm still kicking myself for not purchasing tickets to Biden's tour.
I just signed up for Bumble and I need to know if that's weird as a 30-something married lady? It came up twice in my day, once from Juicy Scoop and again on Kathleen's Instagram. So... the marketing works. PS - they are headquartered here in Austin and about to launch a networking app - thus my sign-up.
Have you ever heard of "low grade Christian famous?" Here's the Atlantic's take on White Christian Women and Politics.
And finally, how wealthy women got dressed in the 18th century. Thank goodness for Ann Taylor.