The TueDo List: Candy Corn + Brain Farts + Gifts Under $100
And details about the next TueNight Live, now on 11/2!
📖 READ: Brené Brown’s empire of emotion. Glamour streaks: A professional colorist’s guide to transitioning to gray hair. Shonda Rhimes doesn’t care about your beauty standards. Women, repeat after me: “I think I look good.” I’m in my 20s and love watching shows about women in their 40s and 50s. John Hughes wanted to make a sequel to The Breakfast Club. What scientists are learning about estrogen and exercise. There’s hope for women losing hair.
Tuesday: Saweetie, sex experts, and “sex-positive puppets” in Sex: Unzipped. (Netflix)
Friday: Colin in Black and White. (Netflix)
Judge Judy returns in Judy Justice. (IMDb)
OBSESSED: Candy Corn
How do you feel about candy corn? The TueNight Crew is divided! Here’s what happened when someone brought it up in Slack last week:
Jackie: Why is candy corn even a thing?! I think I still have some inside me from that time I ate some in 2nd grade….
Margaret: People have VERY strong opinions on candy corn. I think it's disgusting.
Jackie: Clearly I’m on your side.
Margit: Hi. I LOVE CANDY CORN so much
Margaret: See? WEIRDO
Margit: It is a particular, cloying yet delicious flavor that represents all of October in one orange-y triangle
Margaret: It's what I dug out of my ear last week
Margit: I always go overboard on those suckers and then I want to puke. I'll admit they are good, to a point. And then you pass this threshold where they are... something else. Have I said too much?
Liz: I just bought an entire bag of candy corn, for myself, because I am the only one in the house who’ll eat it, and I am not ashamed about it
Margaret: Have you always had that problem? Have you sought help?
Liz: It goes even deeper, I just eat the tips. (That’s what she said.)
Liz: Shutting down conversations since 2012… Want some? I got plenty :)
Margit: YEAHHHH LOOK AT THAT TREASURE TROVE.
Jackie: Barf emoji
Margit: Can we talk about the design, too? It's like color blocking at its finest
Liz: Verdict: Candy Corn is pretty
Margit: We haven’t discussed the chocolate version. Also, when I was a kid I would stick them on my teeth to look like a vampire. No wonder I need another root canal...
Margaret: I saw an article about people putting them into bratwurst. As if the original isn’t gross enough.
Margit: I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.
Margaret: Can I use this gif in the newsletter?
EVENT: TueNight Live — now 11/2
Hey folks — we may be soggy but we’re not done for! Due to today’s inclement weather (and NY State state of emergency) we’ve decided to move our TueNight Live event to next Tuesday, 11/2. We’ll still be at SaksWorks, you can expect an evening of food, drink, stories and surprises.
In-person tickets are sold out but you can join the waiting list and or sign-up for the livestream!
STORY: I’m 50 and I Can’t Remember Jack Shit
By Nancy Davis Kho
“As scientific research continues to uncover hereditary aspects to memory loss, I try not to panic as I feel my own memory loss as a foreboding echo of my mother’s. I do what I can. I stay active. I read incessantly. I eat blueberries and kale until the most updated Superfood article puts me on to beets and sweet potatoes or green tea and cabbage. Last year, I started taking a hip-hop class, in part because I knew that the choreography would force long-dormant synapses last called into service during afterschool dance class in the ‘80s to start firing again. (But mainly for the Missy Elliott beats.)”
GIFT LIST: 5 Things We Wouldn’t Mind Unwrapping
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? We’re here to help, with a few ideas each week. We’ll try to keep things under $100. (If you see something we should include, let us know in the comments!)
Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women Over 50. From the founder of Design*Sponge, this collection features interviews, conversations, and intimate photographs of 100 trailblazing women.
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt's Creek. A love letter to the show and its fans, this book’s special features include illustrated catalogs of David's knits and Moira's wigs, Moira's vocabulary, behind-the-scenes moments, and more.
Baggu scrunchies. We love the checkerboard pattern.
MOMA’s trailblazers ornament set. Decorate your space with Ruby Bridges, RBG, Ida b. Wells, and Malala.
A wooden hand with movable fingers so we can make it point, wave, or express our disdain for the patriarchy.
Comedy-curious? Find your funny + learn from pros with GOLD — the comedy community amplifying women’s voices. (Literally. With a mic.) Standup 101 starts 11/2!
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Happy Halloween, TueNighters!