Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bits n Pieces

Isn't Saoirse just the cutest?

She's trying to teach Colbert how to speak with an Irish accent:


I agree with this list.

Read it, then do it. (If you're in your 20's or 30's.)
Read it. Then wish you'd done it. (If you're in your 50's.)

20 Things To Do When You’re 30 That Will Make Life Better At 50


My latest Netflix binge?

Ripper Street

Matthew Macfayden (Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice) is just ace in this series. 

THIS girl.
Costumes. Fancy ball gowns inspired by fairy tales.

So amazing.

How very awesome to discover what you're good at, at such a young age. 


How fun is THIS guy?

Haha. He did a dudeoir photo shoot, for his wife:

The story is here. (It's a news story... on Global.)  
Huffington Post picked up the story as well. 


At the beginning of the year, a gal that I work with (using the term 'gal' just aged me, didn't it? No one uses that word anymore. Should I refer to her as a 'girl'? But she's married - so that seems wrong. ANYWAY...) this young female I work with posted this on Facebook:

Jeff's uncle Al has had this bible in his family since 1810. This treasure has been passed on from generations to generations of Quakers. This morning I opened it and found a letter hidden in its pages dated from 1867. It makes me wonder what will our children will find from us in year 2216 ? What will be our legacy ?

My grandma used to have a big, table-top-sized, padded hard-cover, printed-in-the-1800's Bible too. I think one of my uncles has it. 

What legacy, by way of Bibles, and things found in Bibles, am I leaving behind?

I bought this one in 1996 and have kept it as my go-to Bible. It is extremely dog-eared and the cover is starting to separate from the spine. I do not think this Bible will last 200 years. My great grandchildren will probably not even know that Bibles came in hard copies. It will be an app on their phones. Or maybe they won't need phones in those coming days. Maybe it will be an extension, fused to the back of their hands? 

What do people do with old-falling-apart Bibles?


Wow. From pics of naked men in bubble baths to pics of underlined scripture verses. 

This blog post is all over the place tonight. 


New topic(s).

Market Research and marketing demographics and Who Women Are Today.

So, I downloaded Skype last Thursday, and now, for the first time, I have a personal account. (I used to have a business account a few years ago, when I worked in Langley and my direct supervisor lived in Oregon. He'd check in with me daily, then assign work to me, via Skype conversations.) 

But this is different. 
This is for fun, 

I hope. 

Haha. My first skype call was to Heather to see if it was working. 
It was.
We rocked that first conversation. 

My second call will be on Monday at 6 pm, when a market research guy is going to interview me about my wifi operated thermostat. (The one at the lake.) I will be paid $125 for one hour of talking. HAHA. I really hope I say something valuable and not stupid. 

(If you're interested in getting onto Heather's list, let me know. She sends out an email about twice a month, letting folks know what opportunities are available for focus groups or questionnaire answering, or taste testing. This is the second time I've been a good fit for an on-line market research project. They're fun. I've mentioned you get paid, right?)

Unrelated, but sort of along the same line ... I was reading a magazine last week and found the following survey results very interesting:

Survey was given to Canadian women in their 40's:

Do we want to talk about these results?
I think we should. Twould be a fascinating conversation, no? 


THIS is why parenting is so dang important. 
The whole world depends on you getting it right.


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