Happy weekend, friends! I kicked things off early yesterday (hooray for summer hours at work!) and skipped over to Wrigley Field to take in a Cubs game with A and his friends. The tickets were free which is a good thing since beer definitely is not. After a string of mid-70s and sunshiny weekdays, Friday was overcast and chilly – not summertime ballpark-eqsue temperatures in the least! But, ya make do, right? We shared a hummus platter, guzzled brews, chatted with friends, and watched a close game between the Cubs and NY Mets. Sadly, the Cubs got beat, but that’s just old hat around here.
What are you up to this weekend? After waking up this morning and frantically stress cleaning our apartment, I’ve decided that I need to chill the eff out and take a bike ride along the lake down to Hollywood Beach for frisbee and sunshine soaking. So, that’s what I’m off to do.
In case you’re in the mood for additional reading on this weekend, here’s some bits and pieces that caught my eye during my weekly internet travels. Want more? Check out the Weekend Edition archives.
- Angelina Jolie’s NY Times op-ed – I’m sure you’ve all seen this, but I’ll post here just in case. Her story gave me strength but also terrified me at the same time.
- Gratitude Walks – What a wonderful ritual! I love reading about how others take care of themselves. Her routine reminds me of my morning walk and gratitude journal.
- Arrested Development Trailer! – Season 4 airs May 26. Guess I know what I’ll be doing for three days straight…
- Need a recap? Previously, On Arrested Development – NPR’s guide to the gangs gags.
- Vampire Weekend – LIVE in concert via NPR! If you’re missing out on their summer tour, catch the show here! “Diane Young” is my favorite.
- Our collective notion of beauty – TED Weekend puts forth two insightful discussions of beauty in society.
- The power of concentration – Lessons in meditation and mindfulness.
- Planting your flag in the gym – Julie of Bound shares two workouts for those of us who back slowly away from the free weights. Workout 1 / 2.
- Butterflies - A thoughtful essay from Megan of Pink O’Clock in remembrance of her grandmother. How do you honor and remember your loved ones? I often do this through items in my home.
And here’s a few recent posts you may have missed…