Friday, February 1, 2019

What I'm Reading This Week #5

Happy February all!  I'm trying not to think about the fact that a month ago, I had a hawk on my wrist in Vermont and now I'  LOL  But earlier in the week, I did get to shake it up a bit with a date night to see The Wizard of Oz in theaters again for its 80th anniversary.  Thanks for the surprise, Mr!  We've done this with a few other movies too like Grease and Jurassic Park.   While JP was terrific because we had the whole theater to ourselves, we have noticed an irritating trend with the other two.. we are magnets for those who feel they need to recite and/or sing every line in the movie and not use their indoor voices.  Both times the Mr has conveyed to them that this is not welcome and the offenders got up and moved a few seats down.  Look, we ALL know the songs.  We all know most of the dialogue (okay, I know EVERY single line in Wizard of Oz from every character and could literally act it out for you) but no one wants to hear a stranger do this at full volume.  So if you should go to a Fathom Event movie, be prepared if a musical is involved that this could be a reality for you and seriously ruin the film or at least bring bail money if hormones are involved.

Enough about my rant on how 89.6% of people suck rocks and have no concept of courtesy in a public setting and get to...

Here's How Rapidly You Start to Lose Muscle Once You Stop Lifting Weights  (Keep pumping that iron!)

Why Do Thin People Not Get Fat?   (Well yay.)

Research Suggests That Tidying Up Could Help You Lose Weight (Grabs another bin)

What Happens When You Drink a Gallon of Water a Day?  (This could explain why I am always so much more sore than the Mr.  Dammit.)

Try the KonMari Method on Your Social Media Feed; It Feels Like an Act of Self-Care
   (Did it.  I can actually scroll without clenching my jaw now.  Mute is the best feature ever.)

How One Redditor’s Viral Story of Helping a Bullied Woman at the Gym Is Inspiring Kindness
(Reaffirming that people who don't suck need to counter those who do more often.)

The Weight I Carry  (Definitely some tears shed on this one.)

“Alexa, play some music” isn’t the only time Amazon is listening to you.  (Which is precisely why I unplugged all of them until we checked out at the last house we rented.)

100 Things You Should Never Throw Out and How to Reuse Them  (Some seriously cool ideas!)

50 Times That People Spoke Words So Profound, They Literally Changed Lives  (So many good ones.  I don't know why "don't set yourself on fire to keep other people warm" really hit me the day I read it.)

Michigan grandma, 82, captured snow blowing her driveway in freezing temps goes viral   (I'd like to be you when I grow up ma'am!)

Dad “Rescues” Dog’s Injured Toy Bear in the Cutest Photo Ever  (OMG, so sweet!  I think of all of the toys I performed operations on while my nugget sat at my feet whining like a nervous mother.  Hoggy's, Barney (we enjoyed watching her tear that bastard apart) and King Moonracer from Rudolph we all successfully treated at our "hospital!")

We have to clean the first floor this weekend because we're having dinner guests next Friday and I don't want to be stressing over it all next week.  But it'll be nice to spend some time one on one with a family member's significant other.  We only get to see them very little since they work on the holidays, so we don't really know them well.  All we know is they like Mexican food and are incredibly picky food wise.  Hopefully, taco sauce is like truth serum.  Bwahaha!

What are your plans this weekend?

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  1. I understand people being enthusiastic about a movie and wanting to recite lines but why they can't seem to understand how rude that is, even in a theater with obvious fans of a classic, is beyond me. In that kind of environment nobody is going to be impressed because nearly everyone in there probably could sing along and recite many of the lines just as well if not better. Rant over. Happy Friday everybody!

  2. Such good articles!! I saved this for the remaining ones I'll read when I get home from work this afternoon. Tomorrow I have a meeting and grocery shopping either on my own if the hubs works or with him if he doesn't. Sunday I'm going to go see my uncle in the burbs and catch up with him in the morning since the weather is supposed to be warmer albeit rainy. A few errands to run, laundry, and cooking for the Super Bowl will be thrown in there as well. Have a super weekend!!


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