Good Morning, RVA: Chilled out

Way cooler temperatures and a chance of rain…I’ll take it!

Photo by: angrylambie1

Good morning, RVA! It’s 70 °F, and today’s high is just 77 °F! What is this, early June?! The cooler temperatures come with a continual chance of rain, so put away those thoughts of frisbee golf and croquet.

Water cooler

The RTD’s Brandon Shulleeta has the details from the press conference about Wednesday’s fatal, police-involved shooting. Most importantly, the RPD says police officers only opened fire in defense after Keshawn D. Hargrove began shooting at them and refused orders to drop his weapon. While reading through that previous link, keep in mind that a person’s criminal history–which Hargrove definitely had–is not a reason for using lethal force against them.

School starts in just a couple of weeks, which seems crazy to me. If you’re a human that’s in charge of buying school supplies for another, tinier human, this weekend you can do so and avoid paying sales tax. Thanks General Assembly!

Karri Peifer has some excellent news for Southsiders: Pho So 1 is opening a new location at Robious and Midlothian. If you’re looking for the best Pho in the city, Pho So 1 is the place to go. It brings me much joy that folks living on the other side of the river will now have more convenient access to one of my all-time favorite lunches.

From WTVR, #grategate continues.

So much going on this weekend, y’all. Festivals, live music, things! Take your pick!

Vox has your wrap up of last night’s 10-player Republican debate. Or here’s an easily digestible recap from the NYT. Popcorn.gif.


  • Squirrels hit the road for a series against Altoona, which begins tonight at 7:00 PM.
  • Kickers look to make it two in a row against the Harrisburg City Islanders this Saturday at 7:00 PM.
  • Nats evened the series against the Diamondbacks with an 8-3 win last night. They’ll host the Rockies tonight at 7:05 PM.
  • D.C. United and the Montreal Impact face off tomorrow at 8:00 PM.

This morning’s longread

The strange phenomenon of musical ‘skin orgasms’

Loui is an accomplished pianist and violinist, but you don’t need to be an expert for a song or score to electrify the senses in this way; it can strike anyone, anytime – in a cathedral or a shopping mall, at a wedding or on the Tube. You may know these physical feelings as chills or tingles – but some people feel them so powerfully, they describe the sensations as “skin orgasms”. “The aesthetic experience can be so intense that you can’t do anything else,” says Loui.

Sounds like ASMR to me!

This morning’s Instagram

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