Friday, February 7, 2014

Links of interest (well, to me) and walls closing in

It's Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!  *insert happy dance*

(How is it even when you work from home you get excited for Friday??)

6 Ways to Conquer a Midlife Crisis  (In case anyone else is semi going through one and not willing to admit it too)

Facebook Turns 10:  What Else Was Popular in 2004?  (Time to feel old...hence perpetuating my pseudo midlife crisis.  LOL)

11 DIY Valentines to Make Your True Love  (Whether you participate or not, still cute)

Hey Guys, She Doesn't Want Your Sexy Photos  (One time a dude accidentally sent his junk to my phone.  After I stopped laughing hysterically, the Mr called the gentleman, told him he sent it to his daughter's phone and he was calling the police.  Then he started sounding like Ward Cleaver and I begged him to hang up because he was embarrassing.)

Gwen Stefani's Comments About Her "Chunky" Body Make Us Sad  (Sigh, oh Gwenny Gwen Gwen.  Don't you know young and middle aged girls look up to you?  If that's chunky I want to be it.  Just interesting to see how a lady in great shape views her teen bod.)

8 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Your Heart

20 Great Beauty Products for $10 or Less  (I did the print option so you guys wouldn't have to flip through a slide show)

How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage  (This would be pretty awesome if it doesn't weaken the strength of the cabinet!)

Buy This, NOT That: 19 Smart Swaps That Can Save You Money

Eat Too Much Over The Weekend? Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out  (I'm sure people have opinions on this one)

Own The Bed And Breakfast From The Movie Groundhog Day  (Yes please!)

FDA approves pill camera to screen colon  (Dear sweet baby Jesus, please let this be "the norm" by the time I need to go up my bum with a rubbah hose)

Funeral and casket outlets are heading to the mall  (I couldn't help but think David Fisher would be really excited about this!)

Biggest Loser Winner Debuts Controversial Transformation  (Here's my 2 cents.  Have we forgotten the name and object of the show?  It's a CONTEST for a quarter of a million bucks to see who LOSES THE MOST WEIGHT!  She is not going to stay that small, none of them do.  She did what she had to do to win because this is the culture this show has created.  Don't support this show then call foul when someone does what was asked of them to win!  She'll find her happy weight if she manages to keep the majority of it off.  Get off her back, internet)

Jared Leto Heckled at Tribute, Invites Heckler Backstage  (I may have just fallen in love a little bit)

Meet The Man Who Hacked Jeopardy  (Again, stop judging some guy for maximizing his winnings with whatever means, as allowed by Jeopardy rules, possible.  I rooted for this dude and think he's awesome!)

Looks like we're getting more snow this weekend which means people will be driving like fools and we'll have to decide if we're willing to go out in that.  I'm not good with three weekends snowed in so I might have to do a mandatory jail break even if it's just a few miles away to the mall or something.  I know it's an outdoor mall but I don't care.  The walls are closing in.  I'll probably end up doing a few more projects for the shop to get more items up for sale since time is getting away from me.

Any plans for the weekend?
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  1. Yes the walls are closing in and I am not even here all day every day like you are so I can only imagine what you are feeling. It was good to get out and snowshoe but now that temps are back into subzero that is out of the question too. Ever since we started snowshoeing/XC skiing I have changed into one of those people I used to loathe - the snow lovers. But I have to say that I think I have reached my limits now too. I would like one more XC ski session and that is it for me. Spring cannot get here soon enough after that!

    1. It looks like we have a window of opportunity for a small road trip in the morning/afternoon. Let's get the hell outta here!

  2. The story about the Mr. calling the gentleman that sent a picture of his junk to you? I snorted while drinking my coffee. You just made my weekend, thanks!

    1. OMG, it was so funny at first then it turned and I thought he was going to start using terms like whipper snapper and golly. When he's really bummed he'll whip out a "doggone it" and I couldn't let it escalate to that or the guy would've laughed him off the planet.

  3. Some great stuff in there. Going to an art class tonight with a friend and tomorrow there is a class about how to arm knit....didn't even know that was a thing until yesterday. So, a creative weekend!

    1. I don't know what that is but so glad to hear you're going to get creative! LOL

  4. I try to do a post like this each Saturday, but I haven't collected much this week (it's been a bit crazy). This was the first season I watched The Biggest Loser and I had been rooting for Rachel. I wasn't sure she COULD win, as she was so close to goal while the other two finalists still had some weight to lose. I agree with you (I did a post about my thoughts on the season as a whole on my blog yesterday) but I do wish Rachel would come out and SAY that ... say "I was just trying to win" if that is the case (which was my assumption as well).

    1. Yeah, it's like yes, I think she's too thin but it's not my body. Winners RARELY maintain their finale weight and some of them shouldn't. I hope she puts on about 5-10 lbs to not look quite so skeletal but really, what did we expect when you put a quarter of a mill in front of someone on a show called The Biggest Loser. Society seems to love to root for something then be appalled when someone delivers. Yeesh! :-)

  5. Interesting reading - as always. That bed and breakfast would be so cool to own, if only I had a spare $985,000 lying around.

    I don't watch Biggest Loser, but I read the article. She looks kind of skeletal in that picture, but so would anyone after losing that much that quickly. Once she settles into that weight (even if she stays where she is) I think she will look more natural and less "recovering from an illness". You're totally right though about both that one and the Jeopardy one - you can't put a competition show on tv and then expect people to not compete.

  6. We are getting hit with the snow right now....grrrrr. Enough already! Had a meeting this morning, took one of the dogs to the vet for a sore on her foot, then started working on laundry. The hubs just came back from Good Will dropping of a load of stuff for me--and that was only 1/2 of one bedroom! Feels so good to be getting rid of more and more. Right now I am watching Olympic ice skating. I'll be working on next week's meal plan in a little while.


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