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Treat Yo Self {Fun Friday}

Happy Friday!! We made it to the weekend, people! I’m not usually this way, but I have been ready for Friday since Monday.  TGIF.

No big weekend plans here. I need to catch up on sleep and chores, but that’s about it. Sometimes the best kind of weekend is one without plans. On to some things that made me smile or laugh this week!

Have you ever seen a humorous Amazon review?


I also found this list of funny Amazon reviews, and  I thought others might enjoy it, too.

During one of the weekends that I spent in Wilmington with Derek, we went to Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn. While we were there, we noticed some unique signage at the drink station. I, naturally, took some pictures.


Sweet Ice T


NOT Sweet Ice T


Ice Cube

Love it.

As you likely know from past posts, I am a fan of the show “Parks and Recreation.” This past week I was hesitant about spending $40 on a watch for work (which isn’t even an outrageous amount of money). I have a hard time buying things that I want but don’t necessarily need, but then I thought of the scene from P&R below.

Always makes me laugh. Treat yo self.  (P.S. I ended up getting this watch, and I love it. Highly recommend.)

Like most people, I was saddened to hear about Robin Williams’ death. Out of his many critically acclaimed movies, my favorite is Good Will Hunting. In fact, Williams improvised part of my favorite scene from that movie. You can tell that Matt Damon is really laughing, and the camera actually shakes because the camera operator is laughing as well. In memory of his work and life, I wanted to share the scene because it always makes me smile. (NSFW due to language.)

What a beautiful and real way to think about love. Rest in peace.

Have a great weekend!

Take Along the Tarter Sauce {Fun Friday}

Happy Friday! I hope the week treated you well. I’m off to Wilmington again to visit Derek. We’re halfway through his rotation! Only 3 more weeks of living apart. 🙂

Welcome to another edition of Fun Friday!

What I’m about to share will confirm that I am my mother’s daughter. My mom is a big fan of Life’s Little Instructions Books, and for some odd reason she always kept them in the bathrooms. I grew up getting one or two sentence life advice in the bathroom. Weird, right? Well, my mom gave me one, and guess where it resides? Yes, in my bathroom. Glad I can carry on this bizarre tradition. Anyway, today’s advice is kind of quirky and made me laugh, so I thought I’d share it with y’all.


I cannot wait to tell someone to take along the tarter sauce.

Have you ever wondered what the velociraptors in Jurassic Park were actually thinking? (Wow, this post keeps getting weirder.) Me either, but the comic below shows what Jurassic Park may have been like from their perspective.


Poor, innocent velociraptor. Those things terrified/fascinated me as a kid. Did you know there is a 4th Jurassic Park movie coming out next summer? Chris Pratt, whom I love from Parks and Rec, is the lead character. And let me just tell you, he looks SO GOOD.


Oh hey there Chris Pratt.

Since we’re on the topic of Chris Pratt, I will share one of my favorite scenes from Parks and Rec.  Chris Pratt’s character Andy Dwyer forgot to pay the cable bill, and a group of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) campaign donors have gathered to watch a televised debate. Andy takes it upon himself to provide entertainment while Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) steals the neighbor’s cable.

Love that character.

On an unrelated note, I listen to NPR on my way to work every morning, and I heard an amazing piece this week. Ted Stanley, founder and former CEO of MBI Inc., is giving $650 MILLION to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The money will be used for psychiatric research that focuses on genetic contributions to mental illness.

Ted Stanley’s experience with mental illness in his personal life inspired him to make this incredible gift. His son Jonathan Stanley was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with psychosis when he was 19 years old. Fortunately Jonathan responded well to lithium and went on to complete college and law school. However, the Stanley family recognizes that other families and individuals aren’t so lucky. Some individuals do not respond to medications as well or without devastating side effects. Jonathan Stanley had this to say about his father’s donations, “A lot of rich families – a good chunk of this huge amount of money that’s going to Broad – would’ve ended up in my bank account. All I can say is my family got it right.” Indeed they did.

Have a great weekend!


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