Hey all….I’m not sure if I’m up to speed with making Odds & Ends posts a weekly installment on the blog yet or just whenever my inbox is overflowing with stuff I want to share with you all–which is the case at the moment (I email links to myself for these posts — how silly right?).
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I have a meet-up with my book club tonight (I LOVE those women so much and we’re discussing a book I really loved called Still Alice — review forthcoming!). On Saturday, Nick and I have a date! We’re hoping to see the new Tina Fey-Paul Rudd flick, Admission. (Because those two together in a film is my cinematic equivalent of PB&J). Can’t wait! And of course, I’ll be cuddling on my boy all weekend — we’re THISCLOSE to him mastering how to roll over, so I’ll be cheering him on like the proud mama I am!
- This photo essay of kids around the world posing with their favorite toys is equal parts humbling and fascinating.
- These Reflections of Paris photos are a MUST-SEE. Some of the most beautiful photographs I’ve ever seen. That city will forever own a piece of my heart. Makes me want to be French.
- Food for thought: One Way to Be Healthier: Don’t Eat Like the Average American.
- Did you know the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq was this week? NPR’s Picture Show has an interesting then-now photo essay comparison of life there now and then.
- One of my favorite authors asks the question in this thought-provoking blog post: Would you move to live closer to your friends? Great piece and a question I’ve pondered many times myself. If I could, I’d put all my friends scattered across the country into one giant subdivision – ha!
- Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights and Weekends For the Rest of Your Life: This tongue-and-cheek piece from the Onion had me rolling.
- And finally, this New York Times article on how families that share their history together, stay together (and fare better under stress and pressure) caught my attention. Good stuff there ….
Photo credit: Gabriele Galimberti