Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Five

1. I thought about doing a little recap post from my Oxford mini trip, but then realized I really didn't do anything exciting enough to write about. Basically my 48 hours were spent eating (I had brunch plus breakfast twice; the only breakfast I usually get is a donut eaten in the car on my way to work Sunday mornings) and just catching up with friends. I did manage to acquire a bit of a sunburn on my entire front of my body. It doesn't really hurt anymore, but I'm still concerned it'll peel and leave me super pale again. Anybody have a fool proof trip for making sure it'll just fad to a tan? Right now I'm just making sure to keep my skin moisturized.

Finally got my snowball for the season

2. Feeling down? Go read this post from Ashten; seriously, go do it right now. I woke up feeling a little blah yesterday and then read it and instantly felt better. I often feel like a I don't matter and what I say and do is so small nobody would notice if I just stopped, but this was a good reminder that for someone somewhere I add value to their life.

3. Did you hear about Devon Still? The Cincinnati Bengals player was released from the team, but then resigned when it was revealed that his young daughter is battling cancer. The team later said all profits from the sale of his jersey would go towards pediatric cancer research, moved by the gesture New Orleans Saints' coach Sean Payton bought 100 of the jerseys. Sports news so often seems to be dominated by stories of players and coaches doing the wrong thing. It was really refreshing to have a story of these people not just using their influence for good, but being genuinely good humans.

4. Don't forget to go enter these two giveaways! There are some seriously great prizes up for grabs plus you'll discover some seriously great bloggers to follow

5. I randomly found this playlist on Spotify yesterday and it's everything. I guess they publish a new Throwback Thursday one each week. I feel like I'm back in my Mimi's kitchen dancing around as she cooks dinner when I'd go visit as a little girl


  1. I love the Devon Still story! It brought me to tears the first time a read about it. Such a class act for both, the Bengals and Saints.

  2. Thank you so much for the sweet shout-out! I'm so glad my post made your day better!


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