What’d you get up to this week, guys? I picniced by a lake in honor of my BFF’s birthday, found a great Middle Eastern buffet (where I mostly just ate hummus) and finally played the artist-designed mini golf at The Walker
. As you read this, I’m poking around Cranfest
and House on the Rock
with 12 (!) friends. Fun!
There’s a reason we don’t all look like Madonna. Namely, her diet and workout plan is The Worst.
I am basically dying on this diet. I don’t know how Madonna lives. It is so hard to give up all those foods. Literally every food! It is not Mayumi’s fault. She is doing the best she can with tofu tartar sauce, but there is just not all that much you can do.
Adults sag. It doesn’t matter how fit they are. Every decade, an adult sags a little more. All of the tissue hangs a little looser. They wrinkle, too. I don’t know who put about the rumor that just old people wrinkle. You start wrinkling when you start sagging, as soon as you’re all grown up, and the process goes its merry way as long as you live. Which is hopefully a long, long time, right?
Fees paid to participate in volunteer projects could be more beneficial as wages to locals, who could contribute “a greater amount of labor than the individual volunteer could ever hope to provide.” The other issue is that so many of these volunteers don’t really know what they’re doing. The trips often serve as experiences that help them get jobs at home, but their inexperience undermines the initiatives they’re working on while abroad.
I loved this photo essay about free-diving, marine nomads in Malaysia
Hilarious! Snarky reviews of vacation rentals.