Web Time Wasters


How was your week, guys? I celebrated Thanksgiving at my sister’s house and spent most of the time asking my new niece if she was a ‘tiny buddy’ and then smelling her neck.  And then happily giving her back when she cried.  This weekend, I’m hosting a brunch in which I will introduce my friends to the wonder that is bannock.Also!  A Network of Nice update!  A reader pointed out that she often misses out on all the awesome hookups offered (free life coaching! free web design! free copywriting!) because she doesn’t visit Yes and Yes till later in the day. From here on out, I’ll be sending out the Network of Nice via the newsletter in addition to posting it on the blog.  And! That will be the same edition of the newsletter that includes discount codes from Yes and Yes sponsors.  You can sign up for the newsletter here.

Onward. Links. 

I, like everyone else, need the occasional reminder to stay present in my life.  This is a good reminder.

If you’re looking for a cool, mellow, obscure dinner party music, may I recommend Rokia Traore?  I saw her earlier this week at The Cedar and she was lovely.

So sweet!  NYC city hall weddings.  Would you get married at city hall?  I’m not sure I would but I would DEFINITELY elope.

I love the story behind this perfume.

These photos will make you double take.

Lovely photos of dogs and their people.

Biodegradable tableware that looks like vegetables?  Into it.

Such a cute sweater!  AND IT’S FLEECE LINED.

A podcast about living the life you want to live.

Have you read A Man’s Search For Meaning? It was written by Dr. Frankl, a psychiatrist and a concentration camp prisoner during WWII.  It includes quotes like this:

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through huts, comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

Gorgeous, haunting photos.

Yes. Let’s talk about cheese.

I need a bangle that says this.

I like this analogy.  The rules for writing are the same for making a mixtape or djing.

Got a fireplace mantel?  Here’s one metric ton of inspiration.

This box of postcards would be a great gift.

A reminder for the overachievers among us.  Productivity does not equal self-worth. (Whaaaaat?!)
If you tell yourself that your life is crazy and you don’t have time for XYZ, you’re effectively handing over control of your life to unseen, uncaring forces outside yourself. Once you convince yourself that you have no time and can only react, it’s not a huge leap to start feeling helpless. And you can’t kick ass at anything when you’ve been conquered! Don’t forget that you always have the ability to set boundaries and make time for your priorities. Armed with that, you really can accomplish whatever you want.
This quote is one of the truest things I’ve read in ages.

I love this idea for dividing a room!

A few Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: True Story: I have Synaesthesia, How do you stay optimistic?, I’m an oxymoron, so are you (and that’s okay).

Hope you had a great weekend!

One Comment

Mary V

I LOVE Viktor Frankl. Thanks for the reminder to pick up The Will to Meaning/Man's Search for Meaning again. Good thoughts for this time of year, especially.


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