Last weekend I went camping. It was the first non-work, not-visiting-families, just-for-fun trip Michael and I have taken in almost three years and it was goddamn glorious. I got drunk on $10 wine tastings, saw elephant seals, and conquered my fear of driving windy highways alongside sea cliffs. Not to be outdone, this weekend it’s APW’s sixth (SIXTH!) birthday, so APW’s copy editor Kate and I are taking Meg out for celebratory brunch. But that’s tomorrow, and today it’s happy hour. So get on it and we’ll see you there with preemptive mimosas.
P.S. We’re gearing up for our next tutorial series and kicked off a flash poll on Facebook yesterday to crowdsource some ideas. Head over to our post and leave your suggestions for what our newest project should be!
Highlights of APW This Week
We suggest cake for dinner, pie for breakfast, and perhaps doughnuts for dessert. Choices for everybody!
This unplugged island wedding with midnight skinny dipping. Is it summer yet??
Five points to whoever guesses which staffer wants the TARDIS teapot from this Australian Vietnamese wedding. (Hint: it’s probably more than one staffer)
The secret to getting shit done is, there is no secret. You just have to do the work.
And now it’s time for the link roundup! But first you deserve whisky sour that doesn’t taste like college.
It’s the end of Mad Men. Is anyone else crying?
APW’s design team, CooperHouse, is headed to Seattle at the end of the month to host a two-day graphic design bootcamp geared toward small businesses. Tickets are a steal for what you get out of it, but they’ve only got a handful left, and you should probably have one. Sign up over here.
In staff debates: The government is a hit man, and Uber, Tesla, and Airbnb are in its crosshairs. We’re not completely sure its a bad thing (see illegal workarounds, putting companies following the rules out of business, etc.) but that hasn’t stopped us from using Airbnb. What do you think?
From Hollywood: 1975 Shirley Maclaine says the smartest things. Sadly, not much has changed in forty years.
“You see, your very network [Fox News] has created the very balanced narrative that ties people’s poverty to their own lack of virtue, and says that programs created to serve the impoverished are in fact the reason that those are still impoverished. Sort of the idea being, if they weren’t such shitty people, they wouldn’t be poor. And those food stamps are just making them shittier.” — Jon Stewart
This week in dress code news that enrages me (I once staged a protest over a tutu): First, the banning of leggings. Then, a Colorado girl was sent home in violation of her school’s dress code after shaving her head to support her cancer-suffering friend. And two Virginia grandparents have pulled their granddaughter out of her Christian elementary school after receiving a letter from administrators saying they would reject admittance unless she started dressing more feminine.
The WIC expands its services to include: a hashtag enforcer for your wedding. O…kay?
In childcare debate, a thread from Reddit. Some of the comments are worth a read, if you can avoid being blinded by rage from the others (and the original post).
Why baby Hart doesn’t have two mommies.
On Lena, On Rihanna, On Kimye: The Very Necessary Death Of “Vogue.”
This is what 80 looks like.
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