“Blank Space” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her fifth studio album 1989 (2014). It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 following “Shake It Off.” Swift became the first woman in the Hot 100’s 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot. The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and was shot over three days at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. (Wikipedia)
Y’know, Taylor Swift catches a lot of hell, but I loved this song. Probably because it was practically the theme song for at least a dozen different waitresses I’ve known over the years.
Good lord, what a week, eh? It did have some bright spots, though. We had a nice Valentine’s dinner with Jim’s sister and went for a pokéwalk the next day, and we got an excellent episode of Arrow and Supernatural this week. I mean, you have to take your wins where you get ’em.
Weekend Reading List
- ProPublica: Former ‘Border Czar’ Gives Real Facts About Immigration
- The Economist: International visitors are already turning their back on Trump-era America
- Politico: Pence molds the government in his own image
- ACLU: Hate Speech on Campus
- ACLU: Social Networking Powerhouse Facebook Steps Forward to Bar Discriminatory Advertising on Its Site
- New York Times: Trump’s Economic Cabinet Is Mostly Bare. This Man Fills the Void.
- WMCA Action News 5: Proposed bill seeks to repeal law classifying babies as legitimate if born via artificial insemination
- AP: The new civics course in US schools: How to spot fake news
- Council on Foreign Relations: World Order 2.0: The Case for Sovereign Obligation
- The Observer: KremlinGate Enters Uncharted Waters as Russian Links Overwhelm DC – The guy who wrote this article has decades of experience with national security, but I’m still sharing it with a warning: this article is tap-dancing with conspiracy theories, so you should read it with a large block of salt handy.
- Mark Zuckerberg: Building Global Community