I can’t believe I actually didn’t share the Friday Notes and fun links last weekend. I was practically looking forward to it because I felt I had quite a bit of activity. Well, it’s not too late. Let’s just flash back to two weekends ago when I shared Fun Links #2.
That weekend, we did go down to spend the weekend in Exeter – south of England. I was going to be in Exeter for work on Monday and the office had booked accommodation for Sunday night. But rather than just go down on Sunday, we decided to go on Saturday to have more time to explore.
So we got an amazing cabin on a golf course – which I absolutely loved. But the weather wasn’t too great so we’d be planning to go back in Summer. I actually asked the resort if they’d be willing to collaborate and I could write a review. They said it was a possibility, so let’s see what happens – *fingers crossed*
Now, why didn’t anyone tell me Logan was an X-men movie!. Having seen Hidden Figures, I was really excited to see a movie last weekend. And all over Twitter, I had seen people rave about Logan. No clue what it was – I just thought I just had to see it. Thankfully before getting tickets decided to see the trailer. Arrrgh. Not my cup of tea, can’t do science fictions and comics and all that.
Well enough of me,
Let’s see what fun things have been on the web
~ You had to have been living under a rock if you didn’t see the BBC video of the professor’s interview that got interrupted by his two super cute kids. I mean they are sort of celebrities already! But what I think it’s important to consider is how many (myself included) initially thought the lady was the nanny. Implicit bias? It lead to the hashtag #NotTheNanny and I loved this piece that discussed the hilarious interview and how bias works. And for a bit more fun read this pretty hilarious breakdown of the entire interview. Who else rightly thought he couldn’t get up because he probably had casual pants on!
~ Think your husband is your soul mate or love of your life? Here’s an interesting piece about why for this woman her friends (and not her husband) are the love of her life. Thoughts?
~ So researchers at Cambridge think “Comb” is one of the top 15 words we no longer use. Bet they didn’t sample afro-haired chicks. First one is “Golly” by the way. If you read Enid Blyton, you sure know that word!. They also list the top 15 words that have gained the most ground. ‘awesome’ is one of it, and I’ll have to agree. The rest include Google, Twitter, iPad, iPhone, YouTube, Email, Internet, Texted. Can you see the trend?
~ Following from that trend above, guess what – Children who do not look at phones make better friends! Not too hard to believe if you ask me.
~ Remember the childhood story of Rapunzel & when you probably wished your hair was as long – Well well, turns out she’s a feminist. In Disney’s new flick – Tangled – Before Ever After, Rapunzel turns down a marriage proposal, because although she loves him, she’s not ready to be tied down!
~ And on a lighter feminist note, Melbourne changes the traffic light sign from men to women. You should see the photo. Is this too much? Or necessary?
~ I have no idea why this video of a new way to make pasta has gone viral. I’m pretty sure I do it this way sometimes.
~ So according to scientists, big sisters are smarter, little sisters are funnier. Looking at my two sisters, I could actually believe that. Middle sisters? Well apparently middle sisters are more selfless. Hmmmmmm.
~ See this fun video of how cabin crew uniforms have changed in 100 years! The 1960s one sure looked funky! Not too sure about the prediction for the future though.
~ I helped a friend buy the most gorgeous diamond wedding ring this week. But it appears millennials are increasingly tilting towards rubies, sapphires and emeralds and fewer diamonds! Why, they are prioritizing housing, wedding, kids and holidays!. Thoughts?
~ Fiction lovers, here’s one for you – Hair Days is a delightful piece of fiction!
~ Finally it’s Mothers Day in the UK this weekend. This raw documentary titled NYLON of a mother on the loss of her 10-year-old daughter was heartbreaking. We pray we never go through that!
I’m sure that enough for this weekend.
What are you up to by the way? I think I’ll be having a pretty chilled kind of weekend. But share your plans!
PS: As usual, Afoma came through for me with a couple of links!