Fun Things To Read On A Friday

#tbt My 23rd birthday dinner I just blogged about the other day. Bonus that it features @ginarb81 and @irishkelly7 - holy shit ladies THAT WAS 13 YEARS AGO!

Happy Friday! I’m sort of excited to put this week behind me. If you were around while I was lamenting my birthday on Tuesday, the above is a picture from that night of my 23rd birthday. Oh man, my brassy red hair. Gotta love it.

This weekend is jam packed, beginning with a fun little Team Wod-a-Thon at the gym. Should be a good time. Also, this weekend I am getting back to doing some yoga. I’ve missed it, so I’m looking forward to that. I can’t believe next week is the last FULL week in October. You guys where is the time going this year? CRAZY town. Hope you all have a good weekend! And now for some links:


*This week I got a generic piece of junk mail from that company 23andMe. Have you heard of it? I normally throw that stuff away but something made me open it, and all of a sudden I was like, “Hmmm…a genetic test could be fun.” Then yesterday I got my new issue of Fast Company and the cover story was all about Ann Wojcicki, the company’s CEO and it was legitimately the most fascinating thing I’ve read I’ll week and I’m still not sure what I think about it. I am RIVETED by all the moving parts: the idea of accessible preventative health care info, the impact of that on our current health care system, the commodification of health information, their business model, the lofty goals of the company, the PR Machine that clearly surrounds them, RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRES. Fascinating! I definitely want to watch what happens. What do you think about genetic testing? For $99 would you do it?

*So I made a totally life changing decision last week: I’m NO LONGER Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Yep, I deleted the show’s series record from my DVR. I never thought this day would come, but despite being a Bad Reality TV Enthusiast I just can not tolerate them any longer. And seriously, this completely reaffirmed my decision.

*This week Swistle wrote a great post (as she does) that did a great job articulating all the things I love about blogs. But also how they are changing. Personally, I love watching it evolve, but sometimes I do get sad that it isn’t exactly the “coffee talk” it used to be.

*Another great reminder that blog posts are NOT real life.

*This week my friend Caity posted a great round up of photography advice. For some reason fall and winter always make me more apt to pull out my camera.

*This Fall Seasonal Produce Guide from Steph at Stupid Easy Paleo makes me hungry.

*How have I never thought to make Tomato, Olive and Caper Salsa? Chicken breasts: GET READY.

*I am so in love with this infographic: The Most Famous Book Set In Every State. And since we are talking infographics, please enjoy: Jay-Z’s Most Name Dropped Products By Album.

*We’re getting to holiday party season, are you ready? Top 10 Paleo Party Rules has some great tips!

*Please go watch this video and have a good, hysterical laugh. Then check the comments — OMG Friday Afternoon Gold Mine of Distraction!

*Need more entertaining time wasters? Check out 10 Cast Reunions: Then and Now (Seriously, Mystic Pizza gives me hope for aging!)

*Maybe there is a solution to the Post-35 Ass Dropping Syndrome my co-worker warned me about the other day! HALLELUJAH! 🙂


That’s all the news that is news. Have a great weekend!

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2 Responses to Fun Things To Read On A Friday

  1. Best decision of my life was dropping the majority of the reality shows from the DVR. I still watch them sometimes, but like the WWE, you can give them up and pick them up years later and they are still going through the same series of yo-yo’ing plot twists 🙂 That said, sometimes a reality tv marathon is the best thing ever.

  2. Alicia says:

    I’ve done 23 and Me, and I wish I’d had my brother do it. Because duh, I only have X chromosomes so that’s all they show. There should be a big fat warning on their order form to say “Don’t You Think Your Brother Should Maybe Take This?” so you can get both X and Y chromosome info. That said, it’s been interesting but not life-changing.