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Issue 23: You Can Have Whatever You Like

I meant to send this thing out last night, but then accidentally embarked upon a double feature of th

Woman About the Internet

January 6 · Issue #23 · View online
I am a writer, mother, and decent human being living in Seattle, Washington. My monthly newsletter pairs perfectly with the everyday and the End of Days. I think you're swell.

I meant to send this thing out last night, but then accidentally embarked upon a double feature of the instructional DVD “Happiest Baby on the Block” followed by “Get Out” and wasn’t much in the mood for writing.

A few weeks ago I received a bit of feedback from a concerned subscriber, noting that my writing about being knocked up just wasn’t her thing. I reminded her that while I do discuss my uterus from time to time, we also spend these weeks together contemplating the cheesemaking habits of nineteenth-century Swiss innkeepers, Joan Crawford’s hosting tips, and simple instructions for building a culinary time machine out of school cafeteria pizza. 
What I’m saying is that I contain multitudes, Maureen. And that one of the beautiful things we frequently forget is that we’re free to opt out of the internet and its offerings at any time. Which she did.
Before she left, though, she explained that she was child-free by choice, which of course I can respect. There are too many people on this planet. The world is both freezing over and burning down. We might blow ourselves up soon. Sleeping in and doing things that satisfy you and not 3-D printing humans with your body are all great choices. I explained that I, too, will be child-free until May, when I join the cult of motherhood. Do I get a club card? A new haircut? Only time will tell.
Maude is also all ears.
Maude is also all ears.
With That Said...
What do you want to see in this space in 2018? More photos of Maude? My groundbreaking review of the 1976 classic The Bloomingdale’s Book of Entertaining? Road-tested recipes for Instant Pot breastmilk yogurt? I’m all ears. 
I love you and you are deserving of great things.
xo Drew
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