Aug 27, 2010

Now is the Time

Photo by J.Star
"Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." 
                                                        -Marie Curie


Aug 26, 2010

Things I Love Thursday

Coffee, vacation, applying for jobs, blueberries, The Boyfriend, remembering to eat breakfast, camping, reading - lots of reading, yellow plums, stale cheesies, exercise, plans, lists, Snuggling with Jasmine, Cuddles with Memo, free BBQ (even if the hamburgers were kind of cardboard-y...they were free!), laughing, family, corn, long walks, pancakes, tiny yellow tomatoes, teal, purple, shimmery bronze eyeshadow, cooler weather, dreaming of autumn, bubbles, crayons, ice cream sundaes with fresh berries and chocolate sauce, cooking, feelings of accomplishment, freshly painted nails, ducks, balloons, Songs: Sweet Escape, Gwen Stefani; Coolers Then Me, Mike Posner (I hated this song the first time I heard it, but now I love it...); Airplanes, b.o.b feat Hayley Williams; and Patterns, Band of Skulls; TV Shows: The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles; capes.

Aug 24, 2010

Cultivate Some Growth

Recently, I've been feeling kind of listless. Like I haven't been getting anything done, and just don't have the motivation to hop to it. It got me thinking about my Happiness Project, and more so about cultivating an atmosphere of growth. The best way to get myself out of this down place is to bring a little more growth into my life. The question is, how?

Ten Things I could do Today to Cultivate an Atmosphere of Growth

1. Clear my desk                                         6. Practice Something from my Ten Silly Things List
2. Tend my Garden                                     7. Plan an Outing
3. Read a Book                                            8. Write
4. Edit & Post Some Photos                  9. Go for a Walk
5. Clean out my closet and                         10. Try a New Recipe
  donate unwanted clothes

How will you grow today?


Aug 22, 2010

Week in Review, Week Ahead

Happy Sunday! It's again been two weeks since my last week ahead, week review post. This time, I blame coming down with a case of the slack. Anyway, Last Time, I had a new exercise plan in place, and I wanted to get my photos organized. My exercise plan has been going exactly to plan. Which probably means it's a good time to change things up, before I get bored. It's a pretty flexible plan though, so I think I'll give it some more time before messing with it. As for the photos...well, I got a little done. A little is better then nothing, right?

Hey, Look! Links!

Dogs with Goggles

8 Tips for Boosting Your Energy RIGHT NOW We all could use a little boost, right?

How To Be A Futurist Another helpful webcomic from Basic Instructions.

Here's a a bunch of awesome from 8 Historic Symbols That Mean the Opposite of What You Think, The 6 Most Horrifying Ingredients in Everyday Cosmetics, The 7 Most Insane Things Ever Done to Get Out of Something, 6 Great Novels that Were Hated in Their Time, & 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly). Ok, two more: 5 Species That Seem to be Trying To Take Over the Earth & 6 Insane Sports The Could be in the Next Olympics.

"We Can Repair Anything" - lol.

12 Tips for Getting Regular Exercise -- And the Benefits for Happiness and Fitness

Fun wit MPAA ratings at boing boing linked me to The Twenty Best MPAA Ratings- This made me laugh. My fav part was the movie Twister was rated PG-13 for " intense depiction of very bad weather" and Teen Space Vampires was rated PG for "mild alien vampire violence". Excellent.

When to use i.e. in a sentence is an informative webcomic that teaches both when you should use i.e., e.g., and the best way to take out a unicorn.

National Geographic Photo of the Month It's a wave, and it looks like stained glass. Too incredible not to click on the link, if you ask me.

Four Fun Ways to Make Your Photos Look Vintage

This is a non-family friendly Cake Wrecks post about Castle cakes.

I like green. Look at these Green Things!

630 antique Doll Arms are up for auction. If you're into that sort of thing.

This is crazy adorable. For real.

Hostage letters from the spam folder - seriously.

This week, I'm going to actually get some photo editing done. That's it, edit my photos. Everything else is gravy.

Aug 17, 2010


We're over halfway through the month already! Can you believe it?! Here's what I'm loving about August so far.

Blueberries, Yellow Plums & Corn: Local produce is the best thing about living in Nova Scotia in the summer. Well, I don't know how local the plums are...they might be from Ontario. I don't know, they just said "product of Canada". Anyway, they were good either way. And corn! Have you ever eaten corn the same day it was picked? If not, then I will tell you: It's ten times more awesome the any corn you've ever eaten. And I just might be under exaggerating. And, we are right in the middle of blueberry season. I am a huge blueberry fan. Huge.

Camping: Spent some time at a camp on an island with the boyfriend and two dogs (my parents and their dog came to visit for a couple of days, as well). Had an excellent time. Read a lot, got some sun and fresh air...what's not to love about that?

The weather: I may be jinxing things by talking about it, but I am loving this weather. It's hot without the humidity, with a few rainy drizzly days here and there, but not too many. Not too hot, not cold either. Excellent weather.

What are you loving about August?


Aug 9, 2010

Week in Review, Week Ahead

Welcome to a new week! My last Week ahead, Week Review was more then two weeks ago now, (oops...sorry) due to a week working night shift where I didn't just sit at a computer all week, followed by a regular week in which I was away camping when it came time to post. Meh, life. So anyway..yeah. Who knows (or cares) if I did what I said I was going to do. It's all good, right?

Hey, how about some Links?:

Lets start off with some 6 Things From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly, Cracked's Guide to Fonts, 6 Ways Your Office is Literally Killing You, The 5 Most Absurd Video Games Starring Rock Stars,

Stop What You're Doing: This is a Dog Riding a Lawnmower. (video)

Whooping cough: Back, with a vengeance is about vaccinations, boosters, herd immunity and the author's bout with whooping cough.

10 Weird Places to Tie the Knot

Summer is Here - these are photos. You should look at them. My Favorite is the rubber duckies.

Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years - officials found his mummified remains in is bed when they went to congratulate him on his 111th birthday. If you're thinking he lived by himself and no one noticed or cared that he died...think again. This story is so weird.

Introducing the Candwich - It's a sandwich. In a can.

My New Favorite Cake Wreck - Why did you buy that cake?

Price Tag Fails made me lol.

Life Before Google

This week, I've got a new exercise plan that I'm working on. I'm also going to try to get my photos organized, since I haven't done anything with them since May. It's kind of overwhelming at this point, but that's my fault.

What are your plans this week?