Oh my goodness, this week has been a whirlwind! The book release on Tuesday and all the interviews, etc, around it were a total trip. I’m really glad I get to share all the craziness with Mike! Last night was our release party, so I’m actually writing this one in advance because I know I’m going to be EXHAUSTED (edited to add: OMG I AM). Thank you all so much for all of your support! And for those of you who signed up for a book-plate, Annabel has been creating original works of art on each one! We’ll have them in the mail in the next week or two.

Also edited to add: dropping in this picture from the party!!

Around The ‘Net

~‘My sister says I am an alien’: A 9-year-old applies to be NASA’s planetary protection officer

~She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her.

~America’s greatest eclipse is coming, and this man wants you to see it

~Meet Alex, the Russian Casino Hacker Who Makes Millions Targeting Slot Machines

~A Trip To The Men’s Room Turned Jeff Kessler Into The NCAA’s Worst Nightmare

~Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on an Island for 28 Years

~Aziz Ansari on Quitting the Internet, Loneliness, and Season 3 of Master of None

~What It’s Really Like Living With Acne Dysmorphia

~Surviving as an Old in the Tech World

~Neither bills nor advancing age can dim the glow of a drummer’s dream

~The Mystery of L.A. Billboard Diva Angelyne’s Real Identity Is Finally Solved

~The environmental footprint of your pet is bigger than you think

~Stealth trolling is turning some of Reddit’s worst corners into funny, harmless delights

~‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ author on his newest book, and why reading to kids is his favorite thing

~The Complicated Life and Death of Hideki Irabu

~A Mesmerizing Look at Hummingbirds in Flight

Cool Things

~I told Annabel she isn’t getting a new backpack this year. The backpack she used last year is in great condition and I just don’t see the point in spending money on a new one when the one she has is fine! Unsurprisingly, this did not go over well with Annabel. “How will I show everyone my vibe for this year without a new backpack!” she shouted dramatically. So we made a deal. I am going to let her use a plain black backpack of mine, and she picked out a bunch of patches that we’ll sew onto it to personalize it. She picked out a glittery letter A, a softball, a tiny dog in a purse (lol), and then a multi pack of patches with a bunch of designs. Cheaper than a new backpack, and it will definitely show off “her vibe.” Oy.
~I treated myself to this delicate gold bar ring because I wanted it and I’m a grown up who makes her own decisions.
~OMG this chair. Heart eyes emoji! I want it for my office.

The Toddler Survival Guide

Yeah, the book is out! If you don’t have your copy yet, it’s for sale at AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieboundPowellsQuartoKnowsand in Canada at Indigo-Chapters. Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy!!!

Happy Sunday, everyone!