So I love the Carolinas. Lived in one and spent a bit of my 20s in the other. I love them. I love the trees and the bricks and windy roads and the big porches and all of it. I’m in Charlotte tonight for a blog conference. The drive was long, but thanks to a good audio book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, it was a fun ride. The hotel is really pretty cool and the party tonight was fun. Always fun to meet these words on the screen come to life into real women with funny stories and great laughs. I’m pretty sure this is the first conference I’ve ever come to for me – not for work – but for me. For something I wanted to do. I’m not much of a blogger, but it is fun to write it all out every once in awhile and to meet other women doing what I do. Whatever that is. And then there’s the cheese display. Don’t forget about the cheese.
So, lots of blogs do a wrapup on Fridays. The list and link to sites they’ve seen, funny pictures, inspiring writing, etc. I realized earlier today that there was one blog that, while I do regularly read it, I always stop by on Fridays to see what interesting Internet trivia they have drudged up. They do a “Fugs and Pieces” on Fridays that always has some nuggets of wisdom…or at least some thing that will make you laugh. Out loud.
Go Fug Yourself is a mixture of two funny ladies, Heather and Jessica, that comment on celebrities and their style choices. And a host of other topics. They define fugly in a variety of ways but to it’s core it is “a self-inflicted state, and no one seems to excel at dwelling in the depths of fug quite like pretty people with money to spare and little sense of how to spend it.” Yeah, pretty much sums it up. Something about too much money and no sense. AND cameras taking pictures of you constantly to give blogs like this plenty of fodder. No one is safe, although both girls definitely have their favorites. And for you sports junkies out there…they host a Fug Madness that coincides with the beloved March Madness.
In past Fridays, I have found great reading on the girls who launched their own Project Runway… for BARBIES. It was awesome. Or how one little girl dressed as a different historical figure every day at school. For the record I was Don Quixote in 5th grade for Halloween. Not that I knew who that was. Not that anyone knew who that was. Okay so you get the point.
This week is no let down. 105 year old woman claims bacon is the secret to her long life. Hey, I’m right there with her. And the rundown on the GOOP diet really can’t be missed.
A weekly entirely unplanned. Not planned. At all. For a type-A, list obsessed, scheduling fool, there was more than some trepidation heading in… We had planned on joining the Hub on a 6 day work trip to Minnesota, but two days before takeoff I canceled. The weather looked pretty dismal. Dismal as in snow, rain, perhaps sleet?! A week in a random hotel room in a distant city with those kind of outdoor limitations AND A TWO YEAR OLD seemed just, um, dumb. It took forever to plan that trip and to get everything handled – flights, hotel, transportation, preschool, dog care, house care, etc. In 3 minutes, all was cancelled and we were staying home. For a week. With everything that was normally scheduled…all cancelled. So, not a plan in the world. For six days. Yup. I declared it a staycation and so we were bound to have fun. Right? Continue reading