Wooooo! Today is the ultimate Friday with both Sunday and Monday being holidays. Jim went to Costco yesterday to stock up on some champagne for us. Bless him. We plan to stick around closer to home this weekend (obvs since we’re all stocked up) and maybe get Harper back up on skis one of the days. She proudly announced this week, “I don’t want to go to school anymore mom. I’m just going to go up to the mountain and ski instead, ok?” I love her. Enjoy smooching your loved ones this weekend. Here are a few things I looked up this week:
When is daylight savings time 2016?
Sunday, March 13 – practically a month away! My sweet Jim has been itching for Spring so badly, he started wearing his flip flops to work. (And yet somehow, my feet are always the ones frozen cold!) Natural segue…
Sorel boot liners
While recently shopping at Scheels, I popped over to the shoe department to see if they had any boots on sale. And there they were. Sorel boots (similar to the ones I had been asking for) marked down to 64% off the original price. They were the only pair left and they were exactly my size. I bought them. And while the Joan of Arctic fur liner wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, the girl helping me out suggested I could go online and buy a new insert. I think I’m going to try it and cross my fingers that the liners are somewhat interchangeable.
Because after attending Alt Summit, I can see myself becoming a creative entrepreneurial conference junkie. As the legendary inventor Thomas Edison famously said, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” Enter 99U. “The goal of the 99U Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. Providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen. We bring together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries & leading researchers to share pragmatic insights on how ideas are brought to life.”
New York Times 32 questions to get to know someone
A friend mentioned this as a fun little activity to do with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. The exercise is actually 36 Questions That Lead To Love. The article dives into one woman’s story of trying this questioning strategy with an acquaintance from her university. Her whole set up, in a way, reminded me of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. “I wondered what would come of our interaction. If nothing else, I thought it would make a good story. But I see now that the story isn’t about us; it’s about what it means to bother to know someone, which is really a story about what it means to be known.”
Things I’ve Googled is an ongoing series and comes from one of the standard questions Jim and I ask each other when we get home. Often, it’s a good indicator of where our minds have wandered off to in the middle of the day and the topics usually make us laugh. So consider this part educational. Part oversharing. Part nonsense. Completely random.