Weeknd Update – The Things I Liked This Week October 2017 Edition

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Fun, The Things I Liked This Week, Weekend Update | 4 comments

The Things I Liked This Week September 2017

The Things I Liked This Week August 2017

I started doing The Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

I know this feature used to be called Ten Things I Liked This Week but ten was feeling like self-imposed pressure so from now on it’s “however many things I choose to post that I liked this week,”

Here are the things I liked this week:

1. Reading on the porch in mid-October
The weather Sunday afternoon was simply delightful. Rain arrived later in the week.
Reading on the porch in mid-October

 

2. Kiko Alonso
This just made me laugh

 

3. Yep

Bookworms

Thanks to Iirisheyz77 for posting this on Instagram

 

4. The UPS dogs Facebook page
Whenever you need to smile go check this out. It’s photos of the pets (mostly dogs) who greet and ‘help’ their UPS drivers.

 

5. This Baby Emu
Just so excited

 

6. This Mug
I totally need one.
I will probably spill this

 

7. This
Now I think of this every time I see some fake spiderwebs.

 

8. Truth
mansplainer

 

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Weeknd Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week September 2017 Edition

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Ten Things I Liked This Week September 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week August 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Vacation in Reno
We had a great long weekend there last weekend.
Reno Arch

 

2. The View From Mt. Rose Highway

 

3. And Lake Tahoe at the other end
The surf was up on Lake Tahoe on Monday
Lake Tahoe

 

4. The Fiona Show
The Cincinnati Zoo has put together a video series about my favorite baby hippo. Heres the first episode.

 

5. This
https://twitter.com/DickKingSmith/status/910395612276957184

 

6. Rain
We desperately needed it to help with the wildfires.

 

7. A Bad Jokes
My inner 8 year old giggled.
https://twitter.com/techoglot/status/909537169995325441

 

8. I need this on a T-Shirt
Walk a mile in my shoes

 

9. SQUIRREL TOUCHDOWN
Turn on the volume. The play call is brilliant.
https://twitter.com/FOXSportsSouth/status/911642449847525376

 

10. My new iPad
We’re getting me a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro today.
10.5 inch iPad Pro

 

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Weeknd Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week August 2017 Edition

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in The Things I Liked This Week, Weekend Update | 1 comment

Ten Things I Liked This Week August 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week August 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Dogs who want to save their owners
https://twitter.com/aljwhite/status/894289884168560640

 

2. This week’s Game of Thrones
We won’t be able to watch tonight’s episode until tomorrow.
Game of Thrones

 

3. Less hair
When I sat down a the salon I said, “I have TOO MUCH HAIR!” It’s better now

hair before and after

before and after

 

4. This
https://twitter.com/CUTEFUNNYANIMAL/status/894280202586529792

 

5. A pedicure
It had been way too long
pedicure time

 

6. Sungold cherry tomatoes
These are just tomato candy and the plant in our back yard is HUGE!
Sungold cherry tomatoes

 

7. Disney With Explosions
I found the Twitter hashtag Disney with Explosions. I know it’s all kinds of wrong but I did giggle.
https://twitter.com/CarlDoonan/status/877556047183065088

 

8. This Chicken
This giant inflatable chicken was staring down the White House for a while this week.

 

9. Road trip snacks
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXq21zqAFSJ/

 

10. The wine we had with dinner last night
We need to get more of this.
Upper Five Sauvignon Blanc

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week July 2017

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in The Things I Liked This Week, Weekend Update | 4 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week July 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week July 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. A beautiful morning
A lovely morning inspires me to get off the train a few stops early and walk to work.
Pretty morning

 

2. The Musketeers
for the second time We’re partway through rewatching the first and second seasons before we watch the third and final season for the first time. Such a fun show.

The Musketeers

 

3. Fiona spending time with her parents.
(You knew there would be a Fiona update didn’t you?). I have an irrational desire to fly to Cincinnati and hang out at the zoo until I see her in person.

 

4. The Hubster’s birthday present
He adores the Minions for some reason so he needed Turbo Dave. It’s hilarious.

 

5. These clowns
Abby loves Howie. Howie is getting old and was just diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism as well as some other issues. He’s now on daily meds and once the thyroid issue is settled down we’ll see how much of the other things were side effects of that.
Howie and Abby

 

6. Broadchurch
This is just an excellent show. The third and final season is airing now. David Tennant and Olivia Coleman are so good as detectives.
Broadchurch

 

7. Marvin
I was fully prepared to ignore Amazon Prime day until the Roomba. I’m impressed so far.
Roomba

 

8. Field trips for ice cream
On Friday my boss scheduled a ‘meeting’ at Ben and Jerry’s. Supporting our downtown Ben and Jerry’s supports a good cause.

Ben and Jerry's Downtown Portland

click on the image for a larger version

 

9. This
Turn up the volume

 

10. Wonder Woman
We finally saw it yesterday. I loved it.
Wonder Woman

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week June 2017

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Fun, The Things I Liked This Week, Weekend Update | 4 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week June 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week June 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Mini Mini-Golf
One of the hotels in Portland turns their parking lot into a miniature mini-golf course and beer garden in the summer. It’s a blast.
Mini Mini -Golf

 

2. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
This recipe from Dad Cooks Dinner is delicious.
This is also his photo because it’s better than my photo.
Dad Cooks Dinner Mac & Cheese

 

3. Pod Save America
Currently my favorite podcast
Pod Save America

 

4. Jigsaw Puzzles
I enjoy doing them but get a little obsessed and do little else until they’re done. This one,  The Craft Cupboard from Ravensburger was tough but fun.
Jigsaw Puzzle

 

5. A Fiona Update
You knew there’d be something about Fiona didn’t you? She’s been spending more and more time with her mother and in the outdoor pool.

 

6. Starting Fresh
I deleted my TBR spreadsheet this week. Then I returned all the library books I had out with the exception of the one I have through interlibrary loan. Prior plans are no longer relevant.
Delete

 

7. A New Job for The Hubster
He was laid off in April. He’s getting severance pay so we’re not hurting but this week he accepted a new job starting August 1st. It’s a relief.Your'e Hired

 

8. My New Kitchen Light
We’re in the process of winding down the slowest kitchen refresh in history. We started with paint back in 2005 This week we replaced the old light over the kitchen table.

 

9. My Friend’s Siberian Kittens
They are adorable and mischievous.

 

10. Movie Day
We’re finally seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this afternoon.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week May 2017

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in The Things I Liked This Week, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week May 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week May2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. These Candy Bars
I’ve been a Nestle’s Crunch fan all my life. These are better.
Trader Joes Candy Bar

 

2. Worthy Easy Day Kolsh
This is just great on a warm day.
Worthy Easy Day Kolsch

 

3. Special Counsel
It’s a step in the right direction

4. My second favorite news story of the week
Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years.

 

5. This horse and his squeaky chicken

 

6. Polar Bear Belly Flops

 

7. Friday afternoon in the back yard
Record setting rain is getting old. Friday was beautiful and I worked from home so I could skip the whole commute time and go straight to enjoying life in the back yard.
Friday afternoon in the back yard

 

8. Silver Falls State Park
We went for an explore yesterday. First stop was Silver Falls State Park. Eight waterfalls worth of hiking on a beautiful day. This is Middle North Falls and is one of the falls you can walk behind.
Middle North Falls

 

8. This weather vane at the Oregon Garden
Another one of our stops yesterday. I need this weather vane.
Dragon Weather vane

 

10. A spectacularly beautiful day
view from Mt. Angel Abbey

 

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