Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week Edition

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Weekend Update

I started doing this a few months ago and it’s quickly become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. This kitten

 

2. My Sister-in-law commented on this on Facebook and said it was so my brother and I. She would be correct.
Shananigator

 

3. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe with a Christmas tree – perfect!
Little Tikes Tree

 

4. Dick Van Dykes 90th Birthday Flashmob. The whole thing is fun but at the very minimum skip to 3:26 and enjoy the singing of Let’s Go Fly A Kite.

 

5. This poem my friend sent to me.
Morning Poem

 

6. The A Cappella Star Wars Theme performed by Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

7. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow

 

8. Abby watching kittens play on TV
Abby watching kittens on TV
The video is called Purrfect Presents and is on You Tube. It’s a loop of kittens playing in Christmas stuff with holiday music in the background.

 

9. The Oregon Zoo has opened their extensive expansion and improvement of their elephant habitat called Elephant Lands. The youngest elephant Lily (she’s three) and her mother Rose-Tu explored the new pool. Lily is a crack-up. She’s been enthusiastic about life in general since the day she was born.

 

10. Cougar Gold cheese. This stuff is excellent and I was quite happy to find it in the store. I think it’s nice that the Washington State University packages it in Oregon colors.
Cougar Gold Cheese

 

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week Edition

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Weekend Update

I started doing this a few months ago and it’s quickly become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. A bus that is more reliable than the train lately. Luckily I have the option of both for my commute.
Commute by bus

 

2. This post from Andi

A LETTER TO MY SON: A HARD FEW DAYSA LETTER TO MY SON: A HARD FEW DAYS

There are a couple of things I love about this. First of all pretty much everything she had to say about the events of this past week or so. Secondly I love the idea of an email account for her son that they use to send things on both good days and hard days. I just love the idea of “We document so that he might have a repository of anecdotes, photos, and other goodies to explore when he’s older.”

 

3. These little stencils that I ordered to keep in my Traveler’s Journal.


They’re small enough to keep in the business card holder pockets and they have some fun shapes to add a little extra to my notes. The small square shapes will be great for bullet point lists and checklists.

 

4. Chairbacca
I discovered this on Twitter thanks to What She Read and The Relentless Reader.

What can I say? It makes me laugh

 

5. The flowers on the island in my kitchen. I buy flowers every week but these are extra cheery for some reason.
Flowers

 

6. New Pens.
Pilot Precise V5 Rollerball Pens
I’m a pen junkie and I’m not ashamed. I love using different colors and these are very smooth writing.

 

7. Hot Chicken Ramen soup on a cold rainy day.
Bulkogi Fusion Food Cart

 

8. This has me considering an Advent Calendar this year
Wine Advent Calendar

 

9. New charms for my Traveler’s Notebook.


I like the decorative one I have on the front but the book, wine bottle and camera are very me.

 

10. Oregon 48 – USC 28

 

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week Edition

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 4 comments

Weekend Update

I started doing this a few months ago and it’s quickly become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese spread on Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snaps
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread and Ginger Snaps

 

2. Pretty mornings
Sunrise over Mt. Hood from downtown Portland

 

3. This one is for my friend Eleanor: The 11 Stages of Knitting Your First Scarf
11 Stages of Knitting Your First Scarf

 

4. Honeycrisp Apples

Honeycrisp Apples

Honeycrisp Apples

 

5. This that another friend posted of Facebook
What Happens When You're Not An Asshole

 

6. My grocery store has this in the middle of the candy, cookies and chips near the checkout line.
Free Healthy Choice for Kids

 

7. Blockwick 2 – I am obsessed with this game. They released new levels this week and I have spent ridiculous amounts of time working my way through them and I’m not done yet. Also, the sticky blocks are evil.
Blockwick 2

 

8. This article about the insane seventh inning of the Rangers/Blue Jays game this week. I didn’t see the inning until the special report aired on Friday night but this is just a spectacular piece of sports writing.

FLIPPING OUT There's too much hype in the world. But Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur explain why Rangers-Blue Jays Game 5 was a game NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE.

FLIPPING OUT
There’s too much hype in the world. But Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur explain why Rangers-Blue Jays Game 5 was a game NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE.

 

9. My new Foxy Dori Traveler’s Notebook. I will be talking more about this after I have it all organized the way I want after using it for a couple of weeks.

 

10. Kids teaching their dog a new trick

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week Edition

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 7 comments

Weekend Update

I started doing this a few months ago and it’s quickly become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Baby Elephants

 

2. Guitar Solo Faces Make A Lot More Sense When Guitars Are Replaced With Giant Slugs
Slug Solos on Tumblr

 

3. Sunsets
Sunset in Bethany, Oregon

 

4. Booksellers with brilliant senses of humor
21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

 

5. The Official Harry Potter Coloring Book (Yes, I’ve pre-ordered it).
Official Harry Potter Coloring Book

 

6. WTF Renaissance – A friend retweeted a couple of their posts and I took a look and couldn’t stop laughing.

https://twitter.com/WtfRenaissance/status/643938543308439552/photo/1

 

7. This turkey – I might need to buy this
Metal Turkey Decoration

 

8. Weekend Readathons – Dog Days of Summer gave me a nice excuse to stay home and read

Estella Society's Dog Days of Summer Readathon 2015

Estella Society’s Dog Days of Summer Readathon 2015

 

9. Double Crockpot Saturday – On the left: Pulled Pork for an upcoming football party. On the right: Southwestern Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup for dinner last night and leftovers this week.
Double Crockpot Saturday

 

10. Nice enough to read outside for a while and watch the birds.
Backyard Bird Watching

 

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Weekend Update – Ten Things I Liked This Week

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Weekend Update

I have so much fun doing this that it’s now a monthly feature.

It’s fun to start a list on Sunday and look for things to add to it throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. This photo from the Meanwhile in Canada Facebook page. Inspirational A friend of mine posted it on Sunday and it literally made me LOL. I sent it to my boss and she made it her desktop wallpaper on her work computer.

2. Meetings scheduled for an hour that end after 17 minutes.

3. This picture of Abby and her toy cow.

Abby and her cow

Abby and her cow

Yes the cow moos. Also Abby and the cow are essentially the same shape.

4. Cold iced tea on a hot day.cold iced tea

5. A one day sale on theater tickets for Twist Your Dickens in December.

A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation— it’s never the same show twice!

6. A pedicure

7. Pet store cats
Pet store cat

8. Preordering intermission drinks. Also remembering to say intermission and not halftime when ordering.

9. Mini Golf
Mini Golf

10. Wine tasting in test tubes and an antipasti platter on the patio for lunch at Red Lily Vineyards.

Wine Tasting and lunch at Red Lily Vineyards
Hope you’re having a great weekend!!

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week Edition

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 10 comments

Weekend Update

I had such fun when I did this last month that I decided to do it again. I think it’s going to become a monthly feature.

It’s fun to start a list on Sunday and look for things to add to it throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Bloom County is back!! Read about it and like Berkeley Breathed’s page on Facebook to keep up. Also Opus is on Twitter. This could be interesting.

2. This cat

3. Good news for friends regarding kidney transplant status. (This list is in chronological order. If it was in order of importance this would be number one)

4. This mug. I think i need one of these for work.
Good chance this is wine

5. Getting downtown early enough for a walk along the river before work.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

6. This stack of library books – I have a Comics and Graphic Novel Binge coming.
Vacation Library Stack

7. Catching up with pages for my coloring club.

8. Fresh baked cookies.
Cookies!

9. Baseball (Go Hops!!)
Hillsboro Hops Baseball
10. Vacation!

Hope you’re having a great weekend!!

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