the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Tennessee Pride bottle of Maker’s Mark

The first drink Jon and I ever had together was this brand of bourbon, and to this day it remains our favorite. While in Tennessee over the weekend he picked up this special edition. Usually the bottles are dipped into red wax, but this one was dipped into Tennessee orange, the color of the blood that beats through the heart of anyone from the Volunteer State. I received one or two texts from him to the tune of THESE PEOPLE TAKE THEIR ORANGE VERY SERIOUSLY.

Indeed, we 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.

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