Friday, August 28, 2015

The charm and what I'm reading this week

It's finally Friday y'all!  Last night we FINALLY got to give our friend her paddleboard lesson.  Third time's the charm.  We left a little later than I would've liked but it ended up working out for the better.  We are a few days away from a full moon and we got on the water probably 15 minutes before true sunset.  I was able to get some great pics of her silhouetted and she said it was so peaceful and she felt like she was flying.  We stayed out until 9:15pm and enjoyed the quiet for a few minutes.  It was our first but definitely not our last night paddle especially when the moon is close to full!

But enough of that, let's get to...

The 7 Best Exercises for Your IT Band  (Doing one now!)

Jeff Goldblum Shares an Adorable Video of Son Charlie Ocean Goldblum and Explains How He Got His Name  (This interview is classic Goldblum)

The 1 Move You Need If You Want to Tone Your Butt   (His anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hon)

Here's the Real Story Behind My Viral Weight-Loss Video  (Good read)

How to Cut Down Recipes   (If you're trying to half a recipe, bookmark this)

15 Most Surprising Sources for Omega-3s — Ranked!  (Good to know!)

Elderly Women Say They'd Slow Down And Live in The Moment if They Were Young Again  (Interesting perspective)

25 Things Americans Do That Are Rude in Other Countries  (I don't foresee myself traveling overseas anytime soon but duly noted)

Accused Bank Robber Says He Stole for Daughter's Chemotherapy Treatments  (Breaks my heart)

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing  (Can we please get on this like right now?  I'm sure there's the standard 20 year asterisk beside this.  I remember being told in the 80's the cure for cancer was 20 years away.  35 years later.  Now they always say 10 years away like we all forget.  I bet if you cut out a lot of BS and corporations getting involved, we could fast track it to terminal patients.  Sorry, can you tell I'm tired of people I know and love getting cancer?)

These 20 Tips Will Have You Asleep in No Time   (These are helpful t.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)

Ken Jeong: How to Ditch Medicine for a Career in Comedy and Diagnose Castmates   (This guy is truly the nicest.  Love him)

The 17 Worst Healthy Food Swaps That Just Aren't Worth It  (Preach it, yo!)

Joey Fatone’s Letter to One Direction “Everything is About to Be Terrible”  (Courtesy of the Mr.  Seriously one of the most un-PC and AWESOME doses of truth I've read in a while.  I hope 1D takes note because no one else will tell you truth like an ex-boy bander.)

The Westboro Baptist Church Got Rick Rolled By The Foo Fighters  (Oh Lord, there she goes with her Foo Fighters crap again.  I told you.  When they stop being awesome on a weekly basis, I will stop linking to said awesome)

‘Breathe Me’: The Oral History of the Six Feet Under Finale’s Death Montage  (A MUST READ for any Six Feet Under fans!!  I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hears this song and cries.  I will literally run and hide from it if I'm in a store.)

We're meeting my friend halfway between our respective cities tomorrow for an early birthday bash and her paddleboard lesson.  I know, we're paddling fools.  Or just fools.  TBD.  I'm spending today making stuff for a picnic I'm bringing.  Roasted turkey club on focaccia, chips and a special cookie I'll likely give the recipe for next week.

What's on your agenda for the weekend?  

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  1. The 3rd time was definitely the charm. What a great night! Couldn't have had better weather or a better moon to light the way in the dark. That was exactly the type of night that I was hoping for and one of the many reasons why I wanted a paddle board in the first place. TGIF!

  2. I'm so glad you had such a great time with your friend. She got a little taste of the extra bonus of peacefulness that she probably wasn't anticipating.

    Today was my last day on the job. I left at 1:30, then went to the dentist to get my chipped tooth fixed while I still had the 2 dental insurances (literally chipped my tooth by clenching my teeth to keep from screaming one day --who knew that could really happen but it sure did). I haven't had time to decompress yet, but I think tomorrow morning when I wake up and think, "Gee I would have been on-call this weekend", I'll flop back in bed with glee. I did have a really nice send off from a group of good people though which I totally wasn't expecting. It's my own dept that sucked rumpus with management that was so darn nasty all these months. But have no fear...I let HR know the 411 when I had my exit interview. That lady practically has smoke coming off of her pen she was writing so much! LOL

    Tomorrow I have a meeting in the morning, then to the vet with one of the pooches for her annual exam/vaccinations. Then off to the post office, Farm and Fleet for the hubs, then lunch with a friend in the afternoon. Probably won't hit me until Monday at 4:30am when I DON'T have to get up for work that I'm free -- which means I'll still wake up at 4:30 and won't be able to go back to sleep. Snort! Have a super duper weekend!


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