All posts filed under: Friday finds

Friday and It’s a Wrap

What’s your take on the comment, “Friday can’t come soon enough.” I don’t think much of it. To me Friday is just another day leading to the next, in terms of fulfilling  obligations or commitments, sometimes to the point it almost feels like a work day. And then there are those who actually work the weekends. So for the sake of the traditional Fridays leading to a weekend filled with rest and relaxation and all that is fun and play – I ask, what are you doing this weekend? My weekend is leaning heavy towards doing chores, and running too many errands. Hopefully I can insert a walk along the coast, if the weather permits, or a game of tennis in between and a mid-day nap. The highs and lows of this past week were something like this: Low: Had trouble saying my final goodbye to a family pet over the past weekend. Low: Experienced a few reality checks. I suppose we all need that from time to time. But I hate how its flared …

Friday Fun Reads On Your Way To A Long Weekend

I just realized this is a long weekend for Americans – celebrating ‘President’s Day’ for some and rushing off somewhere for a quick getaway for others – normally attaching today as an extended mini-vacation. So, if you are stuck in a car as a passenger, or on a flight taking you away from your norm, I figured you might appreciate a few interesting topics to read about.

Fashion: Friday Fun Quiz

I proudly admit I passed this quiz with flying colors and consider myself a shoe expert 😉  And just for fun sake, or the need to take a break from whatever it is you are doing today – that is possibly stressing you out – take this quiz. Oh come on – humor me or yourself and then share – if you like where it is you stand on your own two feet (you like how I did that?”   ]] Can you believe I used to own a pair of those pink pumps in the late 90s. How about you?

Travel Series: Behind The Scenes

Sure, when we travel somewhere, we are mostly focused on what we see in front of us and seldom do any background information on sites or towns we visit. I mean current events or future plans research. Well, I am always intregued but evolution or remodel or updates or sometimes unfortuantely a bad decision in terms of a town, a city, or a country decides in their efforts to move forward. Anyway, here are some interesting behind the scenes stories that I, as always, felt the need to share:

Travel: Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About

I remember as a child standing in a very short line for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in New Orleans place in Disneyland, CA, and after the ride, leaving through an exit that funneled to a back lot, where I spotted facade-like doors and stairs leading to areas not open to the public. Years later, while on a private tour through the company I was working for at the time, who was Disney’s preferred banker, we were privy to a secret club which was behind one of those doors. You can imagine my excitement about the privilege. Too bad we weren’t allowed to take photographs then. Someone I knew once told me that she celebrated New Year’s in Australia and then flew to Hawaii to celebrate it again, again the thought of being able to do that seemed amazing to me.   For those who love bookstores and libraries as much as I do, then consider a night’s stay in Paris bookstore Success comes in all ages – as we all know – and …

Friday Fun Finds And Winding Down For The Week

By Friday I feel a little spent – mostly mentally. Because I am a good sounding board for my family and friends. And although they feel good at the end of our conversation, I end up feeling the worst possible. Perhaps I bear all of their burdens upon my shoulders. Bad way to be. I need to learn to just let go or not worry past the conversation. Anyway, that is the plan, to work on my not getting all too caught up in other people’s problems. Until then, I find my mind drifting to other topics just so to keep a balance:  I am often amazed at how some people can aim, click and take a really cool photo of themselves and post it right before my eyes and when I take a peek at their smart phone screen, I see nothing but beautiful. So for that, here’s a list of suggestions to take better or in my case a descent selfie. Love this article about an entrepreneur who is changing the way we …

Friday Fun Facts or Just Some Things For Small Talk At A Cocktail Party

There is nothing worse than being invited to a get-together, then to simply stand in the corner, with drink in hand, and nod your head when the party-goers surrounding you are chit-chatting about nothings.  So, just before you put on your shoes to sprint out of your home and to that party, or maybe even while in Uber getting there, here’s some fun topics to bring up just to break the barrier, or disrupt the awkward quietness. Scientists Say That Being Forgetful Is Actually A Sign You are Unusually Intelligent. Why a 5 to 9 schedule will make you more successful then a 9 to 5. To debunk the controversy over Olive Oil. Tell them about the article you read in BBC about The Olive Oil The Romans Loved.  Money online points out Cheap Flights to Europe Right Now. Recite the best travel quotes you’ve seen here, if you happen to be around folks in the travel business. Discuss the science of Wanderlust from Conde Nast Traveler magazine you read. Entertainment talks: Matthew Weiner is …

Interesting Finds Online – Vol 10

There are more interesting or eyebrow raising finds online than I am able to keep up with, and some I take to heart while I read them and others, I simply share with all of you, just to brighten up your day. In this case – your Friday. So, without much delay here are this weeks finds: 1. What an Australian trainer eats in a day to maintain that perfect body we all seem to crave. 2. The Royal Family is apparently looking to hire a new staff. Should I send over my CV? 3. For those architectural buffs and admirers of classic Hollywood homes, here’s Cecile B. DeMille’s home Angelina Jolie has set her eyes on for her family of 7. 4. Do you snore? If so then you might want to consider NORA to help ease the tension in the bedroom. 5. What is it really the airline crew searching for when they greet you at the door. Do you ever wonder? 6. How to do breakfast like the French, I’ve adapted for …

Friday Reads Online – Why? Because We Need A Break

Too much news can be daunting. And while I wind down Thursday evening, looking forward to the much-needed weekend away from the usual, I have considered these fun articles to set the mood: Have a great weekend everybody, while I take a few days away from all computers. Not because I want to, but because I forgot to take my plug with me to the country where I am spending a few days – I thought to be able to write.