My favorite time of the entire week is 10am on Friday.
The end of the work week is blissfully in view, I’ve already been to the gym for the day, and I normally have a hot cup of tea in hand. It’s usually late on Friday morning when I start sifting through the city listings brainstorming what will fill the weekend. This weekend is entirely up in the air. We may go down to Brighton (finally!), but Drew is frantically trying to work out the plans as I type.
In the meantime, the much needed break we all need from life – lots and lots of frivolous fun on the internet!
Last week was the Eurovision competition, that yearly European extravaganza that I find incredibly fascinating. I never, ever predict who is going to do well, and the underlying politics make the voting terribly confusing. After this year’s event (Ukraine won, I hated the song and wrote it off early on), here is some research I’ve done about the whole Eurovision thing.
- A primer for US viewers (where it was aired for the first time this year)
- Analysis on the new voting scheme
- Accuracy of predictions
When I was a kid, I had a fantasy of being a professional food photographer. Here are this year’s biggest food photo award winners.
Overwrought menu descriptions are the worst. ‘Hand selected’ vegetables? Yeah, they all are by definition.
In other food news, Lego.
One good side effect of reality TV? Lots of interesting research about the science behind rapid weight loss.
I have a tattoo. It’s tiny, but I would definitely consider another one. Not everyone feels the same about their younger self’s taste.
I knew that Coachella could never live up to the online photos.
Massive airport security queues. The stuff of nightmares.
Fascinating photo project, the intersection of people and their culture.
The most successful female Mount Everest climber is a housekeeper living in Hartford, CT.
A really interesting selection of questions to ask your partner before you get married. My therapist sisters would have a field day with this.
Onwards and upwards. Friday awaits. Cheers to you!