the smell of my desperation has become a stench

William stapler

We stopped into the The Metropolitan Museum of Art store in Rockefeller Center and found quite a few things that I deemed necessary to lug around the city and then onto the plane with me. About 20 pounds of things. This stapler is one of them. That’s William, the unofficial mascot of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s adapted from an ancient Egyptian faience sculpture. Which I guess is a fancy way of saying that those ancient guys liked hippos almost as much as I do.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

read more