meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • Goal: get Mike to build a bench like this in our front room (Dorsey Designs)
  • Live Like It’s the Weekend… but be nice about it. Good read, good reminder. (Curbed)
  • If You’re Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed (NPR)
  • Passion burnout (Shine)
  • and… Why You Should Work Less and Spend More Time on Hobbies (Harvard Business Review)
  • Need a doorstop? This one is really nice. (swissmiss)
  • Is there anyone out there still using Flickr? (Gizmodo)
  • Squealing!  Design*Sponge will be sharing their Top 20 Home Tours of All Time (Design*Sponge)
  • MacNeil said the problem isn’t the intersection, it’s the people. STOP ROLLING REDS (CBC)
  • The dog line broke my already broken heart (Kottke)
  • I want a bowl of this (Heather Christo)
  • Meet the Man Cooking Every Single Ina Garten Recipe (At 650, He’s Halfway There) (The Kitchn)
  • And More Ina, more pure joy: Day drinking with Seth and Ina (Esquire)

Have a great weekend!

(photo (laundry hanging – I want one of these photographs in my life))

nothing is more lovely than these 10 little things

Today’s the day to celebrate love and for me, nothing is more lovely than these 10 little things:

  1. Being the first one up in the morning and drinking a cup of coffee in silence
  2. Summer days when it’s between 21 – 28 degrees all day and all evening
  3. Christmas trees and outdoor lights
  4. Being near water
  5. Spontaneous plans that actually happen
  6. Sport montages and dance scenes in movies
  7. Finish lines and cheering for people – especially kids
  8. Patio drinks
  9. Seeing inside someone’s home for the first time
  10. Listening to a podcast or reading a blog and nodding in agreement because you’re jusssst like them!

Have a lovely day! Treat yourself to a coffee and pick up some of those grocery store tulips, you deserve it!

photo by me, artist unknown (Vancouver)

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • My Oscar picks, based on movies I actually saw in theatres last year (McSweeney’s)
  • For me, the question is how does one skip breakfast? (Vox)
  • #15 would be really hard (medium)
  • Keeping girls in sports (Oiselle)
  • A pretty accurate personality quiz (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Depth Year (Raptitude)
  • Through that lens, Apple telling us to put our phones down is not unlike an oil company telling us to carpool, or a Victoria’s Secret model telling us to love our bodies — it’s not wrong, but it’s not exactly right, either. (Man Repeller)
  • Haha (Bored Panda)
  • Is this enough to make you go vegan? (Reuters)
  • Yes, I watched this. Yes, I’m like whaaaaat? Send help. (Life Hacker)
  • It really isn’t that hard. You keep your hands to yourself; you keep your pants zipped; and you think about what would help your mentee, not what would help you. (The New York Times)
  • Get in my belly (Bon Appetit)

Mike is forty today. If you see him, wish him a happy one. Have a great weekend!

(photo courtesy of his mom)