What have you been up to this week? Monday was Chet‘s birthday and we celebrated by going out for sushi. (A peanut butter pie was waiting for us at home in lieu of cake :)) Here’s to a wonderful rest of your week — hope you have something stellar planned — and I hope you enjoy this round-up of links…
Do you sit too much?
“Black sounding” names and their surprising history.
LOL! As a child who was brought to a lot of museums, I deeply relate.
Epcot World Showcase.
Why do dogs look so sad?
My favorite podcast about the royals!
The cutest yellow blouse.
A movie critic’s July Netflix picks.
Why don’t people tip hotel maids?
Ancient fingerprints and forensic science challenge ideas about “women’s work.”
The making of a millennial woman.
Check out my July Favorites.
P.S. Read through the BOOK CLUB archives HERE.
Hi friends! What’s going on in your world this week? Chet and I are putting plans in place for an October trip to Louisiana. (Remember this? We’re hoping to hit up Festivals Acadiens again. Mmmmm, crawfish potatoes!) Hope your day is spectacular, and if you’re in an internet-y mood, here are 12 links to keep you clicking…
Customs that are totally normal in some countries, but weird everywhere else.
The agony and ecstasy of dating at a strict Christian college.
Re-tracing a rail adventure across half the continent to Haight-Ashbury.
Archaeologists are discovering how fugitive slaves kept their freedom deep in the swamps.
Why do tourists visit ancient ruins everywhere except the United States?
Stacy London on ageing and style.
Extreme hunger is tearing apart Venezuela.
Mother Teresa: Martyr or Myth?
Ann M. Martin talks The Babysitters Club and rebooting another children’s series.
Why doesn’t Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s show nannies?
The consequences of monetizing your bliss.
So, this is going down in Lexington.
What are y’all up to this week? We scooped up our dear friends Carrie and Ganer from the airport yesterday evening and are so excited to have them staying with us for the rest of the week! I really hope the weather holds so we can show off the finer points of Miami (read: beach, pools, tropical gardens). Either way, I know anything we do will be ten times more fun with those two in tow! Hope you have a great week, and here are some links for your enjoyment…
How fun would it be to go on vacations in this tiny camper?
I’d love to take The Productivity Planner for a test drive.
Can you pass the Southern Slang Challenge?
Jamie Oliver’s 10 Food Revolution recipes.
A fine-dining empire in the wild, wild west.
Bourbon has feminine roots but is still considered a man’s industry.
How Blac Chyna beat the Kardashians at their own game.
A false bottom in a mug held a Holocaust victim’s treasure for more than 70 years.
Men are sabotaging online reviews of TV shows aimed at women.
The secret poems found on Boston’s streets.
A female chief breaks up 850 child marriages in Malawi.