Things of Note:
It’s been a good week, since last TTT. Friends were seen, good food was eaten, potential projects came down the pipeline. This afternoon I’m speaking at a biz conference about being a solopreneur, and getting paid to do so (woot!). The rest of the week is just wrapping up stuff before heading out of town again. The hubs and I are heading to NOLA for a bit of an early anniversary celebration. If you got recs for things to see/do/eat in New Orleans, let me know!
What’s the last vacation you went on?
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The Butterfly Crest (The Protogenoi Series #1) by Eva Vanrell. Elena grows up in Japan with two loving parents, until a tragic car accident takes them both from her. Raised by her mother’s best friend in New Orleans, Elena finds herself years later in a job she hates with no love life to speak of. Then out of the blue she gets a letter from a bank in Japan about an inheritance from her mother that no one knows anything about. What she finds in Japan is a curse- and it changes everything she thought she knew about her family […]
Heart attack of the week: The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber. This guy climbs without ropes, thousands of feet. !!! 12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live. What Makes a Good Book Cover? If you’ve ever wondered, wander over to my design site. Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered. “The truth is, pondering the worst has some clear advantages. Cranks may be superior negotiators, more discerning decision-makers and cut their risk of having a heart attack. Cynics can expect more stable marriages, higher earnings and longer lives – though, of course, they’ll […]
Results May Vary by Bethany Chase. What if you found out that your husband, than man you’ve loved and been with for 16 years, had an affair- with another man? That’s exactly how this book opens, as Caroline discovers there are sides and secrets to her husband that she never imagined. Her relationship with Adam has been the pillar of her life, since they were high school sweethearts. Understandably, this breach of trust and the realization that maybe she doesn’t really know her husband implodes her world. She has to navigate this new uncertain ground, and figure out what it […]
Video of the week: The World’s Biggest Asshole. This did not go the direction I thought it would. A+ though. Babies on planes: stop saying sorry. I am with the author on this. Parents don’t need more work, they need the general public to be less judge-y. Reading Makes You Carsick Because Your Brain Thinks It’s Being Poisoned. The brain is a weird, wonderful thing. I do not have this problem reading in cars, thankfully. Talking Dirt with Dirty Harry. The managing editor of the internet sets Trump-supporter Clint Eastwood straight on a few things. “While political correctness is […]
This profile on Julie Andrews’ and Christopher Plummer’s friendship makes me want to watch The Sound of Music all over again. Is UNESCO cultural heritage status for foods just a load of PR hot air? The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal—Will It Survive? The global environmental impact of air conditioning is big and will get even bigger. Is Watching Gymnastics Worse Than Being an NFL Fan? Could Women Be Trusted With Their Own Pregnancy Tests? The history of at-home pregnancy test has more controversy than you’d think. Congratulations: Your Stray Chin Hairs Qualify You for Equal Pay! Lol-worthy […]
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman. I’d seen mention of this book around the blogosphere for awhile, but had never picked it up. Between my penchant for fiction and not having or really being around many kiddos, it didn’t seem super relevant. But now, with impending aunt-hood, and more importantly potential motherhood in the semi-near future, it felt like a good time to finally read it. This was a fascinating read. The author moved to Paris from New York and when she became pregnant, started taking note of parenting practices and […]