meanwhile, elsewhere

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

           

Have a great weekend! I am catching an early flight to New York to visit with family and run a marathon. Gulp. Lucky number SIX. Here’s hoping the foot survives the 42 km.

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okay, maybe i can…

Last week I listed the 10 things I just can’t get behind… I know, it was harsh and not all of you agreed but that’s okay, we’re still friends, right? Since then, I still have not gone on a cruise or bought a minivan so my opinions rest, however, you’ll be happy to know there are

10 things I was not loving… but now I am

  1. Harry Potter > Whoa! Starting off big. I read the first book years ago and my feelings were meh… I didn’t bother with the movies either but when our basement flooded and insurance gave us a cheque to replace a pile of damaged books, I bought the full series for David. We’ve been making our way through them and we’re both big fans. #teamGryffindor
  2. Side splits > Split ends… celebrity splits… there’s nothing good about splits but then I discovered the mid-century side split floor plan.
  3. Candles > When you turn 35, it’s mandatory to burn scented candles and invest in diffusers.
  4. Black and (NAVY) Blue > I’m talking colour combinations here. I know people will want to fight about this but I am in love.
  5. Green smoothies > People talk and talk about how amazing green smoothies are and I was like gross. I love spinach but the thought of a green smoothie made me queasy. Despite my apprehension, I gave it a go and it turns out they’re great. So good that I am interested in getting one of those single-smoothie-making-machines. Any recommendations?
  6. The Office > Have you seen it? I am very picky with comedy. Don’t push me – let me ease in and discover it for myself which is why I was hesitant. Thanks Sophie for making me take the leap.
  7. Florida > Jodie and Tim talked us into joining them on holiday on Anna Maria Island a few years ago and I honestly thought it was going to be like a cruise ship but on an island instead of a boat… Flordia is for people who are either older than 60 or younger than  10… but oh how wrong I was! We’ve gone back once more and I frequently dream of moving to the cul de sac next to Courteney Cox and Busy Philipps – Cougar Town life is for me.
  8. SUP boards and downhill skiing > I am definitely not okay with rollerblading and basketball shorts but SUP boarding is fun and skiing isn’t that bad.
  9. Olives > You love them or hate them. I now love them all.  
  10. Black Coffee > Since 1994, I’ve gone from medium double-double to black. I salute the Chemex for this bold move. 

See, I am not a terrible person. I can change. What about you? I need to know what you love and hate.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

         

Oh, and here are the top 10 most googled How-Tos

  1. how to tie a tie
  2. how to kiss
  3. how to get pregnant
  4. how to lose weight
  5. how to draw
  6. how to make money
  7. how to make pancakes
  8. how to write a cover letter
  9. how to make french toast
  10. how to lose belly fat

Have a great weekend! Mine involves the valley, goat yoga, riding shotgun, book club and two running races. How about you?

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i just can’t

In my bullet journal, I have a section called 10-things in which I’ve created random lists of 10. Here’s my first:

10 things I can not get behind

  1. Cottage Country > Once upon a time, I subscribed to a few stylish Canadian home magazines and every spring, there’d be features about Cottage Country. I am sorry, but these mansions are NOT cottages. You’re fooling no one Ontario.
  2. Paint Nite > The only thing I think I’d like about Paint Nite is the wine but it’s probably cheap like the art supplies provided.
  3. Game of Thrones (or as I keep calling it Games of Throne) > Whatever, It sucks. When the baby dragons showed up, I bailed.
  4. Cruise ships > You’re stuck on a boat with a bunch of strangers and then you’re only given a few hours to explore a port.  I am way too much of a planner to vacation with these constraints.
  5. Running skirts > Why? Isn’t the point of athletic wear to dress down, not up?
  6. Almond butter > I tried. It’s gross. Give me my KRAFT crunchy.
  7. Kids cartoons and kids music > Of course I love Raffi and Toy Story but most are crap. This may be why I only have one child. In general, the whole kid’s section of Netflix makes me what to scream. (I also hate the Simpson’s)
  8. Corelle > You know, those really thin plates and bowls? The sound of utensils scraping the bottom makes me cringe.
  9. Minivans > I mean this is obvious, right? Everyone who makes the switch says they love their minivan but we all know the truth…  And is it just me or does every near-accident on the road involve a minivan?
  10. Urban camo >  Who are you hiding from? Ain’t no deers in Dartmouth Crossing.

Sorry if this offends y’all, but I just can’t!

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