1. I went into the archives of The Toast this week (to dig up this, because these things come up in conversation) and I found another gem:

Literary Quotes That Double As Excellent Mantras During A Final Set (Or: Things I Have Whispered Quietly To Myself At The Gym)

2. (Very) long term readers will know that I was thinking about adopting a dog before I found Toby in 2008. When I bought the house and The Future seemed really terrifying, I told myself, “Toby and I can always get a dog when I turn 40.” Well, I’m going to be 39 in a few months and look at what I saw yesterday: