The Daily T LOunge for May 8, 2020

Posted on May 08, 2020

Graffiti Bar and Lounge, Varna, Bulgaria


Kittens, let’s remain in the realm of fantasy and not spend too much time fretting over the poor folks who have to keep today’s Lounge clean and spotless for us. Just remember to treat them like you should all essential workers and either tip them heavily or applaud their work.

Today is FRIDAY.

We are currently making our way through more oatmeal than two people could possibly handle because SOMEONE in this household is bad at ordering food and we wound up with one of those industrial/commercial boxes of individual packets of oatmeal; the kind that a restaurant, cafeteria or large office break room might purchase for their mass of customers or employees. We also have a restaurant-sized container of cinnamon and a THREE-POUND container of baking powder. We really can’t complain about lack of sustenance and supplies at this time. In many ways, we’ve been extremely lucky (and of course privileged in a million different ways) and haven’t really seen any interruption in our groceries or supplies, but shopping sure has gotten weird of late. We also have a box of 200 kitchen bin liners, which is the usual amount we buy, but this time, market forces conspired to send us the scented brand and now every time we need to toss something out in the kitchen, it smells like a cheap dude’s body spray for the following minute or so. And will continue to do so for the remainder of the year, God help us. Don’t even get us started on the concessions we’ve had to make in re: our toilet paper preferences.

Distractions – other than the previous paragraph? Why certainly, darlings. Check out today’s specials:


Only Nineties Kids Will Remember the Way Things Used to Be
Attention, nineties kids! Grab your Pogs and poke that straw through your packet of Capri Sun, because this blast from the past will have you calling Carson Daly’s “TRL” to request some sense of normalcy. Here are a handful of the most out-there fads from back in the day that no one outside our generation will understand.


The Queen at War: A New Documentary Shows How WWII Made Queen Elizabeth the Leader She Is Today
Learn how the longest reigning monarch in British history was shaped by World War II. Princess Elizabeth’s experiences during the war mirrored those of the public and helped shape her into the Queen she is today.


Adele’s Personal Trainer Spoke Out Against Critics Obsessed With Her Weight
After Adele posted a photo of herself to commemorate her birthday, many followers and critics were more focused on the singer’s weight than her big day. Today, Pete Geracimo, Adele’s former personal trainer, spoke out, saying that the response has been both “disheartening” and “fat-phobic.” He assured everyone that Adele never set out with a deliberate goal of trying to lose weight. Instead, she wanted to get healthy.


Princess Anne Opens Up About Her Lifetime as a Royal
The only daughter of Queen Elizabeth talks philanthropy, family, and royal change.


My Freezer Is a Library of Homemade Condiments
Because water is the least interesting thing you can put in your ice-cube tray. Almost anything becomes more useful when frozen into a pre-portioned nugget, but I have my favorites.


Does Marilyn Monroe’s 1959 Skincare Routine Hold Up Today?
Beauty standards are ever-changing, but Marilyn Monroe still prevails as their paradigm. It’s been decades since her tragic death, but the desire to exude her charm and confidence—or sleep with her—has never waned. On-screen, Monroe often portrayed the stereotypical dumb blonde, but in real life, she was anything but. A self-proclaimed book nerd, she was a poet, a voracious reader, and a proud fan of Nietzsche and James Joyce.

Monroe’s intelligence carried over to her beauty regimen. When it comes to wellness, Monroe was often ahead of her time. She favored dry shampoo—baby powder on her roots every two days—and often spoke of her disdain for excessive sun-bathing, citing skin damage.


‘Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams’ at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Explore more than seventy years of creation with a thematic and chronological itinerary – conceived as a captivating dialogue by the two exhibition curators, Florence Müller and Olivier Gabet. And (re)discover the gracefulness of iconic haute couture designs – the virtuoso scenography recreating their sense of movement and the shows in which they were worn – as well as precious archival photographs, sketches by Monsieur Dior and his successors, previously unseen objects, accessories, paintings, a cabinet of curiosities conceived as a sweeping display of color, and much more. With the beauty of dreams more essential now than ever, fall under the spell of the wealth of enchanting treasures contained in the exhibition ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’.

Weekend plans for anyone?


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