What are you up to today? I’m looking forward to the leftover broccoli soup we have stowed away in the fridge, and taking FULL advantage of the fact that every season of E.R. is on Hulu. (Chet’s never seen it!) Oh those lazy, winter weeknights in. Have a great day, and here are some links I think you might enjoy…
Sharon Stone laughed for literally 10 seconds after being asked if she’s ever dealt with sexual harassment.
Thousands once spoke his language in the Amazon. Now he’s the only one.
What would you do if you thought you had 15 minutes to live?
The best apps to fuel your blogging business.
Weirdly want to buy a pair of pajama jeans. Has anyone ever tried them?
52 places to go in 2018.
The story behind Little Golden Books.
These would be nice to keep tucked under your kitchen sink.
How Old West theme parks lie about America’s pioneer past.
This productivity notepad set is super adorbz!
The lives nurses lived outside of hospitals during WWI.
The island where Washington State sends its sex offenders.
A few days ago, Chet and I drove over to Florida International University to catch some Pokemon. The campus is HUGE, and lucky for us, full to bursting with little poke-critters just looking to be nabbed. Although everyone and their mother has hopped on the Pokemon GO trend, I thought I’d offer my two cents. This app acts as a remarkable catalyst for adventure (urban OR natural), conversation, and healthy habits.
It struck me, as we walked around FIU for hours in the mid-day sun, how encouraging it was to see so many families with young children out looking for Pokemon amidst the engineering buildings and law libraries. Maybe, like us, these families had some connection to the university. But maybe not. Maybe they live nearby and noticed the plethora of poke-dex filling creatures up for grabs. Maybe their kids have never stepped foot on a university campus before. Perhaps, their surroundings will ignite something in their trajectory and years later they’ll return as a student. Who knows!
The same can be said for all the parks and businesses and churches and organizations that are no doubt being newly discovered. You can’t come back to a place you never knew existed. (Case in point – There’s a sushi place near us with a Pokemon gym and HI< HELLO they have the best bento box lunch specials so yep, see ya soon.)
Anyways…If a free app can incite curiosity and new experiences then of course I’m all for it. If a feature on your phone motivates you to have real life conversations then what a change of pace. If playing a video game gets you to go outside and explore your environment then play on!
This is all to say, if you’re looking for a super budget-friendly afternoon date or family outing, I highly recommend heading out on a hunt.
Have you been playing Pokemon GO? Discovered any new-to-you places along the way? Let me know!
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How has your week been faring so far? We’ve been working on getting our Save the Date cards out in the mail and generally enjoying the cooler weather. We took a quick adventure through this Nature Preserve over the weekend and it felt like early fall. A little weird in the midst of February! Florida you’re full of surprises! The other night I watched a screening copy of a documentary about Malala Yousafzai and I’m excited to share my thoughts on it tomorrow. I hope you’ll come back then! May the rest of your week turn out lovely, and here are a few links for your enjoyment…
Taking a creative approach to educating students in mathematics.
My kind of horoscope.
Human trafficking is all around you.
This book sounds amazing.
19 secrets of IKEA employees.
The mothers of modern gynecology–Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy.
Hey! VINA is like Tinder for friends.
How to overcome and worry and be a friendlier person.
Children’s inventions come to life. (So cute!)
Adele and Ellen prank Jamba Juice.
Broad City’s jokes reward diehard fans.