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Woman With A Plan - Issue #6

This week's issue written over the river and through the woods (to a friend's house across town we go

Woman With A Plan

November 17 · Issue #6 · View online
Weekly thoughts, ideas, and information from one woman to another.

This week’s issue written over the river and through the woods (to a friend’s house across town we go). 🦃❄️🚗

Nobody Puts Thanksgiving In A Corner
Last year’s election drove many of us headfirst into the holidays as a coping mechanism, and 2017 is certainly giving us plenty of reasons to continue the tradition. Still, it was alarming to see Christmas decorations appear in our neighborhood at approximately 12:01 A.M. on Halloween night. Did I miss a question on the ballot? Did we agree to skip an entire month? Poor November is always a Thelma to December’s Daphne. In our house, we live by Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rules: no Santa until we’ve seen the turkey. It also helps that we celebrate with a beloved family tradition, the Jack Horner Pie. Each year, we collect ornaments for our Thanksgiving dinner guests (lovingly selected at Cost Plus World Market), wrap them, and tie them up with a name tag on the end of a string. The presents go into a “pie” (in this case, a giant salad bowl covered in construction paper). After dinner, we place it in the center of the table, find our name tags, and on the count of three, pull! Paper is ripped, ornaments going flying, and everyone has fun comparing treats. For this traditionalist, it doesn’t feel like the start of the holidays without it. 
Media Diet
In this week’s edition of #destroythepatriarchy:
Five women accuse comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. His response: “These stories are true.” 
Six women accuse director (and all-around horrible person) Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct. If this is true, it makes me love Gal Gadot a million times over.
Senator Al Franken faces accusations of groping and poor judgment.  
Sexual predator Roy Moore refuses to back out of his Senate race in Alabama, despite collective GOP pressure.
And be sure to read this incredible account by swimmer Diana Nyad. “Let us never again be silenced.”
This touching story on a prisoner’s love of General Hospital kept me in the car an extra ten minutes before work. I’ll be keeping an eye out for his documentary.
Addictive podcast alert! For fans of S Town, I highly recommend the LA Times series, Dirty John, a riveting true-crime tale of love and deception. Ladies, when a man shows you he is evil, believe him.
I believe this is what they call a baller move.
Print by Francoise Gilot
Open Tabs
I keep coming back to these Stuart Weitzman block heel booties, but even on sale, they are far too expensive for my budget. These Madewell booties are a good alternative (I kinda like the navy velvet). I’d also consider these by Vince Camuto for a lower profile. 
I’ve been contemplating whether to buy a bomber jacket forever, but I may bite the bullet with this one from Everlane (in burgundy) or this varsity style from Cupcakes and Cashmere (extremely close to my dream bomber from Saint Laurent).
It’s been a while since I’ve fallen into The Gap, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the vast selection of high rise jeans (my favorite fit at the moment). Giving these, these, and these a try. 
I love these unique alphabet charms as a holiday gift idea, especially the B, A, and T. 😉
Stay tuned next week for more holiday gift ideas!
Standard Museum Attire
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving! 🦃🍽️🍗🥂
Woman With A Plan is weekly newsletter by Sarah Richey, a Seattle-based working mom of three feminists in the making.
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