Good Morning, RVA: Perfect weekend weather

Two competing interests this weekend: the absolutely perfect weather and Orange is the New Black.

Good morning, RVA! It’s 61 °F, and we’re operating at maximum wonderfulness today: highs in the low 80s, nothing but sunshine, and even the humidity has decided to take a chill pill.

Expect more of the same this weekend, so unless you’re a stormchaser you should love the next couple of days.

Water cooler

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and the NYT has four firsthand accounts of the invasion that you should read. Also, if you’re looking for a longread on the subject (aka a book), you can’t go wrong with The Longest Day.

It’s also National Doughnut Day, which predates D-Day by about six years. If you were to stop by one of the area’s fine doughnut-peddling establishments you would most likely find some interesting deals, discounts, or even free doughnuts. If you were to stop by Sugar Shack, which USA Today just named one of America’s best doughnut shops, you would find a Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken doughnut. Which, I know!

Napoleon Taxi and Nightlife Virginia have teamed up to launch The Hop RVA, To The Bottom and Back’s spiritual successor. Service is free and begins tonight at 6:00 PM.

Headline of the day: Sack-swiping Squirrels beat Trenton, have won nine of 11. I’m assured that “sack-swiping” is a real baseball term?

BTW, the second season of Orange is the New Black drops on Netflix today. If you’re looking for me this weekend, I’ll be ignoring the beautiful weather and bingewatching in my basement.

Sports! The Squirrels have won nine of 11 beating Trenton 8-5; Nats sweep the Phillies, 2-4; and The Spurs take the first game of the NBA finals from the Heat, 110-95. Today the Squirrels travel to Reading and the Nats take on the Padres. There’s also a horse thing this weekend.

If you need some additional help exploiting this rare and beautiful weekend look here, here, or here.

This morning’s longread

7 reasons America will fail on climate change.

Who wants to get really bummed out about the future of our planet?

I don’t believe the United States — or the world — will do nearly enough, nearly fast enough, to hold the rise in temperatures to safe levels. I think we’re fucked. Or, at the least, I think our grandchildren are fucked.

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