The TueDo List: Atwood's Stamp + Party Snaps + Holiday Tales
Happy holidays! We'll see you next year!
Ed. Note: We’ll be on holiday break for the next few weeks. See you in the new year on 1/17/22!
📖 READ: Liz’s family will always have the Jurassic Pole. A gorgeous meditation on “For My Lover,” 34 years later. Do you swipe right on your pharmacist? Kimberly Harrington’s better, lesser, angels. Making magic in the hardest times. Margaret Atwood on her stamp, a year later.
🛒 HOLIDAY GIFTS: Send Duran Duran’s Hollywood High livestream to their favorite fan. A New Year’s Eve online cooking date night. A throwback Kodak 35mm film camera in fun colors. Cool MoMA recycled leather card case. ICYMI, TueNight’s GenX Holiday Gift Guide.
Wednesday: Binge the iconic show trio from Rankin/Bass of Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Freeform).
Thursday: That lovin’ feelin’ returns in Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount+).
Saturday: George and Mary 75 years later in It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC).
PHOTOS: See the snaps from our Coast-to-Coast House Party!
For our final storytelling event of the year, we did things a little differently. Instead of gathering in one location, we hosted mini house parties with each of our storytellers in living rooms across the country, then invited TueNighters nationwide to join in the fun via Zoom.
Hundreds of viewers tuned in from Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Chicago, LA, Brooklyn, Portland, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and more!
STORIES: 6 Highly Relatable Holiday Stories from Gen-X Women
The temps are dropping, our fellow Gen-X sisters are wrapping up the year, and we’re in the midst of peak holiday season. Whether you love this time of year or struggle with the holidays, we’ve pulled six stories from our archives to help get you through it.
TN10: Liz Henry, Writer, Editor, Bold-Lip Enthusiast
Basic bio: Liz is the writer behind the weekly newsletter Flop Era. She spent six years as a senior editor at Scary Mommy and later Bustle Digital Group. Diet Coke is her one and only true love.
Beyond the bio: One thing no one tells you about being middle aged is, you can probably rent a car now. I didn’t feel like I’d made it as an adult until I could do that. It’s seriously one of the hardest things to accomplish. You have to check off all these things—credit, available credit, a license, now spin three times while chugging coconut water without gagging.
What makes you a grown-ass lady? When it comes to middle age, I’m like a tomato that’s still ripening on the windowsill. So many of my friends, people I know—for a lot of different reasons—didn’t make it. It’s not so much survivor’s guilt, but it definitely drives my writing. When you’re younger, there’s a fire there and when you’re older, you have to breathe air into those embers because it’s just so easy and comfortable to stay on the couch, inside your house.
Happy holiday break, TueNighters!
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