Februburied (& Friday Links)

With February in the rearview, the National Weather Service is looking at the snow pack and it looks like previous accumulation records are being shattered. Squaw Valley, just ten miles up the road from our cabin, came away from the most recent storm with 42 inches in 24 hours. The mountain’s accumulation in February broke that month’s record by more than 100 inches—as well as the record for most snow in any month by 18 inches. And the storms keep coming! Ski resorts are starting to announce season extensions into May.

We got a chance to go up and appreciate all of the abundance this past weekend, taking the kids skiing on Saturday, and it was stunning. Our cabin’s deck has been shoveled out a few times, and it’s still buried.

For the state’s reservoirs, all the rain and snow is good news, but the storms have everyone on flood-watch at the lower elevations. The towns of Guerneville and Monte Rio have been hard hit as the Russian River floors—devastating thousands of homes and businesses—and other nearby rivers, including the Consumnes River, Yuba River, Sacramento River and Mokelumne River are being monitored for flooding. We are hoping they get a bit of respite.

Here are some more news items and links of note… 

This little 5-minute video of global brand valuation is fascinating. It really gets interesting around 2011.

“Arguably there is no better metaphor for a woman’s last grasp at self-perception before an infant than the hospital bag. Misguided, optimistic, generous, cautious—it all gets packed.”

Honestly, I can lose hours—Hours!—watching Graham Norton show clips.

Maybe it’s best not just to travel like a tourist, but to live like one too.”

We learned about Marc Martel just after the Oscars. Incredible! Listen to him sing “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Loved all the fun facts in this slideshow. The whole story made me smile.

Cohen to Republicans: “‘Everybody’s job at the Trump Organization is to protect Mr. Trump. Every day, most of us knew we were coming in and we were going to lie for him on something. And that became the norm.'”

And some remarkable grace: “Let me tell you the picture that really, really pained me. You were leaving the prison, you were leaving the courthouse, and, I guess it’s your daughter, had braces or something on. Man that thing, man that thing hurt me.”

Marie Kondo is writing a new book just for me. [wink]

And the questions beyond “does it spark joy?” that you need to ask in your closet, according to a stylist.

Julianne Moore is so fabulous. Looking forward to this.

I’d been looking forward to this home reveal, and it did not disappoint.

I tried on The Phoebe cut in an old wash this week and really loved the fit and cut of these. 100% cotton, and a little heavy—like real vintage jeans.

Speaking of denim, belted denim jackets are having a moment.

The Momo Challenge isn’t real, but the concern is telling.

Leaving Neverland looks heartbreaking.

What Hollywood Keeps Getting Wrong About Race” and racial reconciliation on The Daily

“But where exactly was Odysseus? … We’ll probably never know. That dude was LOST.

[Photo of our cabin, @twopinestahoe]

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