Here for It w/ R. Eric Thomas, #195

Hi! It's R. Eric Thomas. From the internet?Hi!This week: I interviewed an Emmy winner about thirst tweets, in praise of laugh tracks, and won’t someone think of the poor senators. Somehow in our move last month our queen size air mattress disappeared. Vanished into thin air (mattress). “It’s a metaphor!” I declared at least once a day as I putter around the house convinced it must be somewhere. It is not a metaphor and it is not in this house, but that doesn’t stop me. I love this air mattress. It’s by a company called Sound Asleep and though it was a little pricey, it was worth every penny. We bought it years ago when my youngest brother and his wife came to visit us in Philly. He’d assured us that he could just sleep on the floor and my sister-in-law could take the couch but I wasn’t having any of that even though I didn’t really have air mattress money back then. There are so many ways to measure where you are in life and apparently, for me, one of those is “dost thou have money to spend on air?” I did not but I think I put it on a credit card or something. One gallon of air, please!

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