What the heck Friday, how are you here already?!

Ah, Friday… we meet again.

Thank goodness.

This week was super-busy so I didn’t read ::gasp:: almost any articles on the internet!

Instead I:

  1. Had an extended phone convo with one of my favorite people in life
  2. Battled off this persistent cough with tons of sleep
  3. Went to CrossFit a few times (and my body is fantastically sore to prove it)
  4. Went to a happy hour that actually lasted 4 hours.  Now that’s a happy hour done correctly, in my opinion.
  5. Spent time in various church groups
  6. Caught up and drank tea with a friend who was in town

Oh, and I did that whole pesky ‘working’ thing.  And when they actually make me work at work my blogging becomes more infrequent and my browsing history is shockingly boring.

Do you feel bad for me yet?

Me neither.

Best friends come in all sizes (and this is a fairly old picture, but I still love it so I'm posting it)

Best friends come in all sizes (and no this picture has nothing to do with this week, I’m just reminiscing)

Anyway, this week I stumbled across the following gems:

“…we must stop seeing work-family policy as a women’s issue and start seeing it as a human rights issue that affects parents, children, partners, singles and elders. Feminists should certainly support this campaign. But they don’t need to own it.”

*Linking up with Lauren this week!*

Wandering around the internet.

This week…

I was inspired to take more and better pictures by looking through these award-winning photos.

… and there are even more of them here.

I was reminded on how to live a meaningful life.

There are way too many people who aren’t using this music site to listen to free music.  (Way better than Pandora, in my opinion).

I got motivated.

I read the most beautiful poem and found a new favorite writer.

We received this valentine yesterday, and it's definitely one of my favorite ever!  (from my best friend and her four year old son)

We received this valentine yesterday, and it’s definitely one of my favorite ever! (from my best friend and her four-year old son)

The internet and its infinite knowledge never ceases to amaze me.

This week I learned some random stuff:

  • That there are so many books I need to add to my ever-growing reading list  (Yes, I ordered two of these already)
  • Which Senators opposed the Violence Against Women Act (what.the.heck)
  • Where every single person lives in the United States (through a pretty nifty map picture)
  • About a woman who killed 3 people in 2010 and her interesting past (one of the best articles I’ve read in a while)
  • 30 elephants are killed in Tanzania every day for their tusks.  This is especially sad because we were just there and the elephants were so fun to watch!  What a gentle and beautiful species.  Conservationists predict elephants could face extinction as early as 2020.  I can’t imagine a world without elephants.
May your weekend be filled with chocolate and alcohol!  (Combined!)

May your weekend be filled with chocolate and alcohol (Combined!)

I must be doing something right.

Ah, the recognition I've always dreamed of.

Ah, the recognition I’ve always dreamed of.

I like to think this recognition implies all sorts of positive things about me.

Maybe it means I have an excellent LinkedIn profile

or just a really good profile picture.

Or maybe it means that I am one of the top 10% most employable people ever.

Yep, probably all of those things.

It’s a wonder that more 6 figure job offers haven’t been flowing my way.  Or any, for that matter.

This type of email kind of reminds me of the time my friend said she got an email from OKCupid saying that she was ranked as one of the most attractive members.  And then I was instantly jealous because I received no such acknowledgement from them. (Nope, still not over it, obviously).

But I did get a husband out of the site, so I guess there’s that.

Oh what a crazy world we live in – constantly being judged by the number of clicks on a profile and the amount of strangers who attempt to send us (mostly) creepy  or pointless messages or even by the amount of ‘Likes’ we get.

Anyway, cheers to recognition, no matter how trivial!