A compilation of interesting stuff I’ve come across:
I really, really, really hate to shop. If I can avoid it at all, I will. Therefore, if there is something I really need (or, alas, want), I typically will check online first. A side effect of this has been that our dog Biscuit has gotten to know our UPS driver. In fact, our driver brings her treats. Yep, he’s that awesome. So I found this article about UPS Drivers to be really interesting. (After reading this, I’ve started trying to make sure I do #10, or at least send my crew out)
Words are so fascinating. I collect words like others collect stamps. That’s why I’d love someday to purchase this book: Lost in Translation by Ella Frances Sanders. It’s a book of words that are essentially untranslatable from around the world, beautifully illustrated. You can read a review and sample some of the words at this website: BrainPickings
Here is a very nerdy, fun interactive info-graph showing a word cloud of novels everyone should read from The National Review, The Pulitzer Prize and other sources. It’s beautiful with a clean design, and when you click on each title, it takes you to the Amazon page for that book.
I learned to drive on snow-packed roads and black ice. That’s what happens when you are from a small town in Iowa. I love driving in snow. This article gives 7 Snow-Driving myths that are good to know. I can DEFINITELY vouch for #1 and #5.
I once owned a home that took a REALLY long time to sell. I should have built this inside it: