Category: Friday Frivolities

Friday Frivolities – Aging Gracefully

Friday Frivolities – Aging Gracefully

As you already know, I’m not the biggest fan of aging gracefully. It seems a little overrated to me, and I figure I may as well continue as I mean to go on. However, there is some sage advice to be found in this video.

I particularly love: “Cultivate younger friends, otherwise yours will all die off.”

 

 

What are your thoughts? What piece of advice would you impart to your younger self? Mine would be – and probably still is – you don’t have to know what you’re doing in life. No one else does either.

Happy Friday!

 

Friday Frivolities – People Try Books

Friday Frivolities – People Try Books

I have seen the future, and it is terrifying. Or at least I hope it’s the future, and not an upcoming documentary.

Admittedly, I have seen books being sold by the metre, to really set off that new living room or landing, so maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to assume this is just for fun.

Please tell me it’s just for fun…

 

 

Kind of love that Penguin Random House are putting such wonderful silliness out there.

What’s the oddest non-reading use for books you’ve come across?

 

Friday Frivolities – The Katering Show

Friday Frivolities – The Katering Show

I have no idea how I stumbled on this, but it is the cooking show we all need.

Much swearing, drinking, ridiculing of food shows, and political incorrectness ahead. Be warned – it’s very hard to watch just one episode.

 

 

You can check their website out here.

What oddly wonderful web shows have you come across? Share in the comments!

Friday Frivolities – A Capella Science

Friday Frivolities – A Capella Science

If you follow me on Facebook at all (and Twitter to a certain extent), you’ll have realised that I have a weakness for all things science. I don’t understand the half of it, and can never remember much of what I do understand, but I still love it. The fact that the universe is full of wonderful things, and that clever people dedicate their lives to discovering them and using small words to tell the science-illiterate like me about them, never fails to make me happy. And if said clever people seem to be having fun at the same time – well, all’s well with my world.

This, therefore, makes me terribly happy:

 

 

There’s a whole YouTube channel of these, and you can find more of Tim Blais’ work on Patreon..

What about you? What’s something that makes you happy from a distance?

 

 

Friday Frivolities – Black Books

Friday Frivolities – Black Books

 

Now, I’ve been sticking to the once-a-week blog type thing, because honestly, being organised enough to blog once a week is already plenty for me to handle. Plen-ty. However. This week seems to have been a long week for everyone. I’m not sure why – end of summer, back to school, just one of those weeks, take your pick. So it seemed to me that a little Friday pick-me-up was in order. And what could be better than a dose of Black Books?

 

It appeals to the grammar nerd…

 

The introvert…

 

The bookworm…

 

And the writer.

 

Which is all of us, right? If you haven’t seen it, it’s brilliant, ridiculous, and you can make Friday immeasurably better by watching now.

 

 

And if nothing else, you can think, well, at least I’m not that bad.

What do you watch when you’re feeling a bit down? Any favourites?