Things On My Mind: A Roundup

As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge fan of the roundup post. Hopefully this collection of links has something interesting for everyone.

The bike above and the bench below? Nothing to do with the post really. I just like them.

Or maybe the bike symbolizes the metaphoric ride that we're taking together. And the bench is a pause on the ride. To catch our breath and then continue on our journey.

This post is a marathon. I applaud those of you who get through it, reading the links, in one sitting. Here we go!
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~ Interested in products still made in the USA? The Joseph Abboud factory in New Bedford, Massachusetts is still doing it. I love his style.

~ For some of the men reading, I could be wrong, but if you’re looking to be a hipster type dude or just a stylish guy, this might be the blog for you.

~ An interview with Daymond John, creator of FUBU and on the televison show Shark Tank. The interview is in three parts and includes his time in the Boston area mentoring youth for Lemonade Day.

~ This photo from a hot air balloon ride.

~ See what Biz Markie and Miss Philippines have in common. A little history was made here.

~ This photo of Iman from 1979. 

~ Restaurant Week Boston returns! August 19-24 & 26-31, 2012.

~ Let your inner child out! Boston Grown-Ups Museum takes place at the Boston Children's Museum on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6 -9pm. Play in the exhibits while enjoying beer and wine plus small eats for sale. The event already sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. I hope they do this event again!

~ To celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday, Architectural Digest shares her words as she tells the story of her famoushouse and kitchen. The story was originally featured in the July/August 1976 issue .

~ A wonderful article on creativity and aging well.
~ Hunger among seniors is a serious problem in the United States.

~ Would you pay $50.00 to have your hair put in aponytail? No washing or cutting. Just a ponytail. Inspired by the $45.00 braid bar from last year. I must admit, this milkmaid braid is very cute.

~ Depression-era photographs from the Farm Security Administration.

~ 'RoidWeek 2012. Not the drug kind.

~ Pret A Manger is coming to Boston!

~ Spinlister: a cheaper way to rent a bike.

~ Do you Fika? Sounds good to me.

~ The student debt crisis is finally being taken seriously. 

~ This one’s for Nance. Do you ever use the word “shall?

~ The world’s most expensive cupcake. Rather obscene, but at least there is a charitable component to the madness.  

~ Interesting blog posts about cooking at home and havingthe life that lets us do that. Plus an online book to give you some home cooking ideas.

~ Getting ready to visit Boston? Here are some packing tips. And you can stay at a stylish new hostel.

~ Pictures from a wedding reception in the 70’s.  

~ This charming short film made by my cousin called Heart Strings.

~ Last but not least, my aunt was elected to serve as an At-Large Massachusetts delegate for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The convention is the week of September 3, 2012. It's very expensive, so if anyone would like to donate and help her attend, here's a link. Thank you!

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Nance said…
Hee hee! I don't use "shall" in my normal spoken English at all, and I rarely use it in my everyday written English. Interestingly, our grammar texts always made one and one distinction only: use "shall" if the subject is nominative case (I or we); use "will" for all other subjects.

The legal usages of shall simply boggle the mind although I SHALL say that the nuances of shall vs. will are notable.

Thanks for thinking of me, and thanks for the link. Much appreciated!
Can-Can said…
So many many resources...thanks.
I used to wear my hair in two cornrows - pinning the ends over on opposite sides - looked like one continuous loop. Hmmmm...maybe I'll revisit that style again.
Lisa Johnson said…
nance - I thought of you immediately when I was reading this! I definitely don't normally use "shall" but I may think it when I'm doing a British accent in my head and baking scones or something. : )

can-can - You're welcome! Seeing the hair tutorials reveals so many mysteries! I've seen people with that hairstyle and had no idea how they did it. I guess you knew all along! :D
Chris O said…
Hi Lisa, loved this post! I didn't check out every link but did get to see the Golden Phoenix, loved the video. Also checked out AD's article about Julia Child and learned about "fika". When I have time I will be revisiting your post to check out more of the links. Great post!
Lisa Johnson said…
chris - Thanks for checking it out. It took me forever to write it and will be a real feat of strength to get through all the links!

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