Friday Roundup

Friday, November 14, 2014

Oh hey it's me, I used to blog know like 5 days a week? No one likes hearing about how busy people are so I'm not even going to go there, but my goal this week is to get my sh*t together which inlcudes blog posts.

While I did feel crazy busy I did a lot of interesting reading, these are my favs of the week (noticeably missing: Kim K's greasy @$$):

First, THIS:

Next, Researchers followed couples for decades and found that healthy relationships rely on two traits. Interesting read. I feel like a lot of it is common sense, since I especially think that happiness is often a choice (not all the time but a lot of the time), and how we treat people and what we bring to relationships is always a choice.

On the other hand, Elite Daily's article Stop Dating Someone You Don't Have a Future With Because It's Convenient. Ee. Raise your hand if you ever stuck with something just because it was easier to stick with them than to lose em. Feel free to forward this one along to friends who need to hear the message too...

Washington Post reporter followed VA Senator Creigh Deeds around, this raw account is heart-breaking. You might remember him: his son killed himself after trying to kill him. It sheds light on the fact that mental illness can affect absolutely anyone, and the desperate need America has for a mental health system overhaul. He asks so many questions that most of us have asked ourselves - "what did I miss?" "how did I not see this coming".

On a lighter note: Buzzfeed shares 21 recipes for gigantic batches of boozy pleasures just in time for Thanksgiving. Helllooo Rose Sangria!

The Warwick Rowing team is at it again, but this time selling nudie calendars to raise money for LGBT charities. I was pretty irritated when a women's team tried something similar last year and received all kinds of double-standard hate and shaming, but I can def get behind this year.

I'll just be here crying over this video for Georgia's game against Auburn this weekend. I love college football. I don't really love the NCAA peeps running the show though, and this ditty highlights how Honesty is the WORST policy in the NCAA.

Business Insider discusses  12 Things Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon. I'm 11 for to just quit hitting the snooze button...

A 46-year old redditor posted a 1,000 word essay (would we call it that?) on realizing he's wasted his life. "If you’re reading this, and you have a whole life ahead of you, please. Don’t procrastinate. Don’t leave your dreams for later. Relish in your energy, your passions. Don’t stay on the internet with all your spare time (unless your passion needs it)." Wowza.

Picture break: Powerful Photos Reveal the Diversity of the Humans Beneath the Uniform.

At first I was all against shopping anywhere that is opening on Thanksgiving, then one of my lovely nurse friends pointed out that nurses and doctors are always expected to work on holidays...I mean they DO get benefits and it is to serve people and not to serve greedy consumerism but still. Thoughts? If you're banning stores open on the holiday, here are 23 that you can shop at on Friday.


  1. I have def dated someone I had no business with! I was just talking about the douche(s) last weekend with one of my friends. We were reflecting on how our mistakes have made us so much wiser and appreciate what we have all the more!

  2. I need to check some of these out! So we may be friends... Butttttt..... We can't speak to each other tomorrow. Not until the game is over. LOL! xoxo

  3. I love the business insider tips for employees!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. HEY YOU!!!! :)

    The Jonas song with a choir? AWESOME! Love this kind of stuff.

    And, I try really hard to do all my shopping online. I hate going into stores. People are nuts.

  5. The gospel version of jealous is AMAZING!

  6. I am... indifferent to the thanksgiving stores thing. I obviously don't celebrate thanksgiving. My mother in law does though, and we are expected to be at her house. i worked at target last year during the holidays and they were very good with letting people have the day off if they wanted and giving people the hours who wanted it. most people wanted to work, surprisingly (i didn't, i don't think.. can't remember).
    however, it still breaks my heart when places are open on christmas day. the only thing open at home are bakeries in the morning to get your fresh bread, and gas stations. that's it.

  7. I think places open on Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYD, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day can suck it. You pay your staff minimum wage or slightly better and make them come in on a holiday, forgoing time with their families? The difference between health care professionals and retail employees is that health care employees CHOSE that profession. Most retail staff wouldn't consider themselves in a career and are likely working there because it's a job, a job that barely gets the bills paid. Ya know? Dang. Give them a PAID day off to celebrate with their families!

  8. Oh man, so many things to read this Friday afternoon now! I leave you with two words my friend....GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Oh wow, I totally needed to see that Elite Daily article. This past year has been an exercise in staying positive while being single as all my friends get married. Even though it may not always seem like it, doing my own thing and focusing on my career and friendships is way better than wasting time with some "right now" dude because I don't have anyone better to do.

  10. Thanks for sharing the BI article - 10/12... I definitely snooze and have morning meetings (clientssss).

  11. Steve and I had friends over last night and we were all discussing another couple in that same group who've been dating for almost 3 years, yet they seem miserable. Thinking of posting that article on my FB to see if they get the hint. Subtle enough?

  12. I don't plan to ban the stores for the whole season, but sending a message that Thanksgiving is for family and not shopping that day is fine. Thanks for the reddit thing but oh, the irony!

  13. haha Im going to check these out! And that first article ... just yes!


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