First Reading, 2018 vol. 12
Update: It was brought to my attention yesterday that Allison Castle is a private consultant and only contracts the Meadows Institute as a client. So I've deleted that previous "working it" post - thanks to the ladies on the internet keeping me straight. I missed the update on Quorum Report and also saw that her bio isn't on the Meadows staff page anymore. Humanity. Nonetheless kudos to Allison for being so chatter worthy!
Last night was spent celebrating the lovely Jen Sarver's birth with a mediocre bowling performance at Dart Bowl. If you haven't read her Pink Granite interview I highly suggest you check it out here.
Here are some newsy bits for the day while I get back to my real job:
- Ivanka is closing doors to her fashion line. I've never owned any of her pieces but was always tempted to buy those pumps at Nordstrom Rack. I heard they were c-o-m-f-y, via Huffington Post.
- I'm a big fan of Politi-Fact by the Statesman and enjoyed their recent review of whether or not the Texas Railroad Commission really works "on the Railroad." Spoiler - it doesn't.
- Emily McDowell has a wonderful selection of pretty great cards and related items. I keep lots of them on hand for last minute events or events that I have plenty of time to plan for but just don't. As the parent of a toddler - with many other toddler parent friends - I'm thinking I may need to stock up on some of these designs.
- Someone smashed Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, I missed the fact that he even had one. Now someone is just going to have to clean up that mess, but I'm sure it felt really good at the time.
- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is hosting a workshop on who to set up a woman owned business. Reserve your free seat here.
- Vox says that Trump is still okay with white female voter, (but the Washington Post begs to differ), and here's another recent piece on how women are performing in the mid-term.
- Here are just a few of the women taking #metoo to the ballot box, via NBC.
- Women have made electoral gains in Mexico, via the Wall Street Journal.
- And in completely unrelated, and useless news Sir Paul McCartney took a stroll across Abbey Road and very smartly posted it on Instagram. Solid gold.