Friday Favorites And Duck Feathers Bagels

Yet another week flew by and thank you Dear God that this weekend is THE LONG weekend. While it clearly states in our ‘Employee Manual’ that the Labor Day is the day off, I am not taking anything for granted. The reason? Just before the 4th of July we received an email from HR saying that ‘due to the ‘launch event’ being so close to the 4th of July everyone is ‘encouraged’ to work that day to ensure that everything is ready to go on the day of the launch’. This pretty much meant that everyone was required ‘encouraged’ to use the 4 of July at a later date as a ‘floating’ day off. Well, my ‘4th of July’ is still ‘floating’ and I am hoping to take it sometime in October. Since September tends to be the busiest month of the year, I was almost sure we were going to have another ‘floating’ day coming and be ‘encouraged’ to work on the Labor Day.  Well, the dreaded email did not come, so yep, off to a great weekend 🙂


Some of the (funny, cute, interesting, weird, inspiring) parts of this week?

1. Duck feathers bagels story

This popped up on my Twitter yesterday morning.

Are you sure that orange juice you had this morning, or rice and beans you ordered as a side are as vegetarian as you think? I am a serious meat eater and will eat anything that moves but, well, if you are exclusively a veg-eater, I would think twice if I was you. Yikes.

2. Upcoming trip to Poland

My vacation request for November 13-27th just got approved! It’s happening! I am planning this year’s annual trip to Poland in November, rather than December as I did in the previous years. I am hoping it will not be too cold then yet, so we can do some things outside rather than staying in the entire two weeks. Not to mention the ticket is $890 as or right now as opposed to $1,350 around Christmas time #savings. I am already counting days until I see my family, drink sour milk and stuff my face with home made pierogis.

3. Fun read this week

 “This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.”
—Chelsea Handler

“Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.”
—Kristen Bell

“If you’re wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes.”
—Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like

Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious book about a son’s relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

The above reviews were spot on. Recently I really enjoy easy and fun reads. ‘Sh*t that my dad says’ did not disappoint.

4. Blog like a pro

Stumbled upon another great post By Regina. 20 Actions You Can Take to Look Like a Pro Blogger. Most of the actions she is suggesting do not take a lot of time but DO make all the difference. Out of the 20 I am missing around 17. I may do some improvements here later this fall when my work gets slightly less busy.

Anything YOU would like to share? Any fun reads, quotes, songs or cute pets? 😉


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