meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

        

  • A love letter to summer tomatoes (Food 52)
  • Are You There Charlotte? It’s Me, Some Pig (Meta File)
  • Kids now have more self-control than in the ’60s (Quartz)
  • Two reads about running and nutrition (Allie) (Hannah)
  • Want (Makerage) Want to Make. (A Pair & A Spare)
  • I am not as brave as her. White jeans! An amazing commitment to rocking a personal dress code. (BuzzFeed)
  • The man who created the world wide web, has some regrets (Vanity Fair)
  • Eighth grade is the worst! (YouTube)
  • I’ll take a glass of some summer water (Joy The Baker)

Have a great weekend! I am escaping the city and my crummy dead computer – seeking summer!  (image)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

        

  • One sky (Topic)
  • We should be embarrassed (Time)
  • “It was like The Hunger Games meets American Idol, plus RuPaul’s Drag Race, and America’s Next Top Model meets rebooted Queer Eye.” (Vulture)
  • 21 tips, tricks, and pieces of great advice for making your vacation that much better (bon appetit)
  • “So, it is very nice that we are allowed to wear makeup, but it might be nicer still if having a baby were not so likely to kill us.” (Harper’s Bazaar)
  • Would you buy a house and share it with your sibling and their family? Maybe, if it looked this good! (Design*Sponge)
  • Girls With Working Moms Get Better Jobs and Higher Pay, According to Research (Money)
  • Have I mentioned my new obsession? (Ologies)
  • If you like what you’re reading, please subscribe and share. (Life Hacker) xomeg

We are now in July which is the Saturday of summer. I’m feeling good, checking things off the 100 Days of Summer list and trying not to think about Sunday. Have a great weekend!(image)

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

           

  • I’m really going to miss this every Friday (A Cup of Jo)
  • Frozen mango margaritas (A Beautiful Mess)
  • Just when I thought my Timothee thing was fading (Variety)
  • This ring is beautiful… wait for it (design milk)
  • The most popular course at Yale teaches how to be happy. We took it for you. (The Cut)
  • IKEA + LEGO = PLAY (The News Market)
  • FML (career)… kidding, not really (Freelance Wisdom)
  • … and this: Instead of ‘Finding’ Your Passion, Try ‘Developing’ It (PetaPixel)
  • What a sweet story (the minicircle)
  • This is creepy. This is America. (CBS)
  • I’m not sure I’ll ever grill a hot dog the old-fashioned way again (Food52)
  • And How to Make Whipped Cream with a Mason Jar and Be Everyone’s Hero (Bon Appetit)

Plus Dancing in movies!!! A delightful super-edit of nearly 300 dance scenes in movies (This is Colossal)

Have a great long weekend and HAPPY CANADA DAY! We’re going camping at Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick with friends and I plan to cross off a few items off the 100 Days of Summer list!

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regrets, i’ve had a few

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wildflower on his morning walk, and took it to my grandmother. One morning, I decided to go with him to see her. And as he placed the flower on her gravestone, he looked up at me and said, “I just wish I had picked her a fresh flower every morning when she was alive.  She really would have loved that.” – 10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

Sorry friends, that was heavy.

We all have regrets. Some are big. Some are crushing. Here are ten of mine:

10 things I regret

  1. Not picking a “thing” to always seek out on holiday like pottery or a Christmas tree ornament. I have a nice collection of tea towels but the inconsistency kills me.
  2. Dropping out of sports after back surgery. I wasn’t heading to the Olympics in anything but I quit swimming, ringette and paddling. Although I picked up running in my late 20s, I wish I had the credentials to be an overaged lifeguard this summer.
  3. Not waiting tables. Although Ben & Jerry’s was the best.job.ever. I should have waited tables. It sounds cooler than retired sandwich artist.
  4. Not listening to more stories from my grandparents before they passed away. Luckily, we’re still getting some good ones from Nanny. David is at a great age for inquiring about things like war and the Halifax Explosion so he’s always curious.
  5. Not patening my highschool invention: the PeanutButter Machine. Basically, it was a baggie filled peanut butter for on-the-go snacking. Damn you, Justin.
  6. Not doing more school. I got into the PR program at MSVU but didn’t go, I choose to start a career instead. It’s working out great.
  7. Not having a wedding cake… actually, it would have been pies. I love pies.
  8. Not asking Santa for the Sony Walkman with the radio. I bet I’d know more music lyrics from the 80s had I made a better choice.
  9. David’s first year. I didn’t have maternity leave and tried to continue freelancing. I was a mess, David was a mess, it was rough.
  10. Naming my computers MacDaddy and DaddyMac. When I send PDF to clients, MacDaddy is my name and I am too lazy to fix it. Guys, it’s not really a regret, who doesn’t like Kriss Kross? I just wanted an excuse to post this… For all y’all suckers that don’t know, check it out:

But, despite what you may think, I do NOT regret choosing team Milli Vanilli over team NKOTB. I stand by some life choices.

To clarify, I grew up on a street with six girls the same age… we legit had an epic fight over Mili Vanilli and NKOTB. Looking back, I’m not sure why we couldn’t like both – it had to be one or the other. Kids are weird.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

           

  • This is all I want in a beach house. Perfect. (The Design Files)
  • There are some good life lesson here (Open Culture)
  • I’m pretty confident I’ll find a lobster roll in PEI next month (I Am A Food Blog)
  • New norms of privacy, and a cultural shift in which shared spaces in cities became equated with demoralization and depravity, also helped put an end to these styles of living. (NYT)
  • “I’m a disco ball who loves writing to-do lists.” (Man Repeller)
  • We had cooking sewing woodshop and drafting – I was best at drafting (NPR)
  • This song reminds me of my sister, Jill. Weezer reminds me of my grade 12 summer. Enjoy. (Open Culture)
  • Dry grilling. Try it. Then Invite me over. (Alexandra’s Kitchen)
  • Like anything else worth doing, slowly wasting away over the course of 30 days is going to take some effort. But we believe in you. You’ve GOT THIS. (McSweeneys)
  • …as the years would go on, he would find things that had happened in old episodes that didn’t feel current … So he would put on the same clothes and go back and shoot inserts and fix old episodes so that they felt as current as possible, so that he could stand by them 100 percent (Kottke)
  • Instagram’s Wannabe-Stars Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy (The Atlantic)
  • Totally crushing on Camila Pinheiro and Elisabeth O’Brien‘s work (Design Crush)

Have a great weekend!(image)

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