I’m rereading thisbook. And even though I feel too embarrassed to put it on my bookshelf for anyone to see, it really, really is so smart and useful and truly a must-read.
Happy weekend, friends! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $185 through the 9 Days of Nice and the pay what you want 29 Ways To Enjoy Winter ebook fundraiser. High five, team! Did you get up to anything fun this week? I tried a new Turkish restaurant and an uber-hip basement bar, watched roller derby and helped celebrate a friend’s new job in DC. Fun! By this time next week, I’ll be on the road to the Carolinas!
Enough about me. Links. Here they are!I finally took my own advice and did a video post. I asked you on Twitter and Facebook for questions and then I answered them! Also: my cat showed up and he was wearing a bow tie. No big deal. Watch it here.
Daily Dishonesty is hilarious. “I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions,” indeed.I’m 90% sure my life would drastically improve if I had this dress. And these salt/pepper shakers. Okay, and this candle.
This is technically a Valentine’s Day themed brunch, but I would happily eat heart-shaped waffles with bacon and boozy syrup any time of year.
Brandi shares one of the most hilarious/worst online dating stories I’ve heard recently.
The waitress came to clear the table and I threw my dirty napkin on my plate. A small pile of greasy, cold bacon still lay congealed in fat, surrounded by leftover stubby fries and the tomato garnish that no one eats. As our waitress stacked the dishes and turned to walk away, a lone strip of bacon slid off the plate and landed on the dirty lounge floor. I watched as the waitress kneeled over to pick it up and just before she could- David snatched it from the floor and happily threw it into his mouth.
He ate bacon off the floor.
Related: how to hack online dating.
A meet-cute after my own heart. (It involves blogs and thrifting.)
I’m intrigued by this 2013 Whole Living Action Plan. If I had a juicer I would probably even take part! (But I totally can’t be bothered to buy a juicer.)
Novelist Amelia Barr had some great rules for success in 1901.
A fatal mistake is to imagine that success is some stroke of luck. This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.
Joy is right. Things worth splurging on in your 30s.
Have you heard of Daruma Dolls? What a cool way to accomplish your goals!
I love these ideas for making your little one wish they never had to grow up.
I’m pretty sure this 10 second game will make my life better.
Yes and yes and yes. I have this same realization every time I return to ‘real life’ after a long trip. Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed.
One of the most surprising discoveries I made during my trip was that I spent much less per month traveling foreign counties (including countries more expensive than Canada) than I did as a regular working joe back home. I had much more free time, I was visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world, I was meeting new people left and right, I was calm and peaceful and otherwise having an unforgettable time, and somehow it cost me much less than my humble 9-5 lifestyle here in one of Canada’s least expensive cities.
This song is so true/good/sad.
Some Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: Questionable Haircuts I’ve Had Or Am Considering, What’s The Point of Pretty? and How To Tell People Things They Don’t Want To Hear.
Hope you had a great weekend, guys!