Archive of ‘Weekly Favorites’ category

New Podcast: Midnight Breakfast Cafe

Hi All, I’ve started a podcast with some friends. If you’ve missed my commentary on books, movies, and TV, you’ll love to Midnight Breakfast Cafe. It’s three friends in different timezones chatting about our favorite pop culture things.   Oh, and we’ve started a segment on Game of Thrones called “Brunch of Thrones.”  It’s available…

Friday Review

Yesterday, I went to an orientation at a pet shelter. I was going to become a volunteer and walk dogs! And maybe play with cats! And if I was feeling especially goodie two shoes, volunteer to do paperwork and work events. It started off swimmingly. I got to hold a dog, and he loved me!…

Friday Review (10/30/15)

It has been one of those chicken with no head weeks where you feel like you’re being pulled in five directions with a million things to do with the attention span of a gnat. It is one of those weeks which are filled with stupid mistakes, half-finished tasks, and a very uncooperative brain. It is…

Friday Review (10/23/15)

It’s the last full week of October, and one of those frequent times of transition. After daylight savings (the end of daylight savings) next week, it will be dark before and after work, which probably means that my workout routine will need adjusting. AKA I will fall off the bandwagon for a few weeks. The…

Friday Favorites (10/9)

It’s Friday and it’s been a whirlwind week of cooking very little and expanding my ignorance awareness of personal finance. And it seems that once you express interest in personal finance, people start giving you completely unhelpful advice. The best one — I kid you not — was a man who suggested I buy a…

Friday Favorites (10/2)

Once upon a time I had to write a terms and conditions for a company, so I had to read a bunch of terms and conditions from similar companies. No one ever reads the terms and conditions. Never. Ever. Ever. Case in point, I found typos in a few prominent companies’ copy. But what I…

Friday Favorites (9/25)

I’ve been reading a bit this week, including Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You to be Rich and The Smartest Money Book You’ll Ever Read. I didn’t like Sethi’s book very much, but it stands up pretty well in comparison to other finance books. I started reading the Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto, but it…

Friday Favorites: 9/18

One of the results of sitting down for these Friday posts is the realization that I have a very limited memory of the happenings of the past several days. It’s all a wash, and I’m forced to go through my Youtube and podcast history to piece it together. My daily checklist system has fallen by…

Friday Favorites

It’s September 11th again, and the date gives me pause. There are so many emotions, but one of my favorite stories is how Deb from Smitten Kitchen met her husband. I’d recently started a blog (it was 2003! it was the thing to do!) and had started reading one from some guy who lived here,…

Friday Favorites (9/4/15)

I mentioned Peter Lynch in my Friday Favorites a few months ago, as I am belatedly stepping onto the minefield of personal finance. I mention this because then I read an article somewhere saying that he is wrong and out of date, and so is Warren Buffett. And I’m like, @*#4@! It’s as if there…

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