Weekly Picks

Friday, January 7, 2011

I am using a very loose definition of the term "weekly", as I don't realistically see myself recommending new things every week, but, I figured, hey, it's Friday - might as well do something crazy!

And by "crazy" I mean tell you my Book, Website, and Quote of the week. I know, totally insane. Kinda like all of the stuff those guys did on the Hangover. Next level shit.

Book of the Week: "Sh*t My Dad Says" by Justin Halpern
My boyfriend got me this book for my birthday, and I finally found time to read it (after classes ended)  It's pretty much a series of hilarious episodes. Definitely a quick, light read. Only read it, though, if excessive profanity doesn't phase you - Halpern's dad hardly utters a sentence without multiple  4-letter words and every conjugation of the "f-bomb" imaginable. However, the word "shit" is in the title, so you shouldn't be expecting prince charming riding a white horse flanked by singing animals.

In addition to lots of laughs, this book contains some deeper meanings (a heavy focus on the importance of family), which is a nice touch. Perhaps my favorite part though, is how this book came to be. Halpern gives details in the first chapter, but basically he started a funny twitter account and, a few hundred thousand followers later, had a book deal. How awesome is that? Who says twitter is pointless..

Website of the Week: 
What's that? You wished you wasted more time accomplishing nothing on the computer?

Time to Play The Helicopter Game

I played this B in the D...when I was AOL instant messaging my buddies from Grade 5 (my screen name may or may not have "hoopychic03"). But seriously - it never gets old. Check out the link, and participate in one of life's simple pleasures :) - p.s. let me know if you can beat my score of 1064!

Quote of the Week:
(props to my boyfriend for finding this quote!)
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up...I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." - John Lennon
 I feel like there is too much focus on WHAT will you be when you grow up, instead of HOW will you be. Right now, I have no idea where I will be one year from today. I'm graduating in May, don't have a job, haven't applied to grad school, and, in short, it would be easy for me to say "I'm screwed."

However, I know how I will be a year from today. I will be happy. And, as a Christian, I firmly believe this quote "Although I may not know what the future holds, I know who holds the future." 
[*bonus* quote of the week. told you it was getting crazy. next stop: Mike Tyson's tiger.]

So, I just made it through 5 week day blog posts :) Thank you to everyone who has been reading. Talk to you guys on Monday! Happy weekend, and happy future :) !

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