The â€œFriday Menagerieâ€ is a handful of links & tweets & other goodnesses from around the web that I gather throughout the week and then corral into a post. Stuff I loved, found fascinating, got a kick out of, etc. Please to enjoy!
Cantaloop (Link Fantasia)
- Want to learn how to play Monkey-Pirate-Robot-Ninja-Zombie? No, seriously, do you? Because here’s the page that shows you how (complete with “suggested noises” for each gesture).
- “I pedaled across the streets and sidewalks of my childhood, basking in the ghostly humid dusk of early August. … Sometimes I feel [summer] is the only real bittersweet season. It lasts long enough to build such awesome soul-embedded memories & yet it has such a definitive end.” –Sam Shafer waxes nostalgic (to touching effect) on A Ride Into The Past
- Alexandra Samuel offers 10 reasons to stop apologizing for your online life. The main idea–and I agree–is that the connections formed online, and the emotions, relationships and effects of those connection, are just as valid and real as those we form “IRL.” In fact, she suggests calling the internet RLT: “Real Life Too.” Because, dammit, it is!
- I guest posted at Productive Flourishing about Mary Poppins’ secret to productive momentum: using a spoonful of sugar to help boost your productivity levels. Only in this case, you get to figure out what your sugar is, and leverage it to crank through your to-do list! Who knew magic nannies knew so much about productivity?
- I love pasta. LOVE it. But this zucchini noodle + 3 raw sauces recipe has me adding zucchini to my grocery list this week instead of whole wheat penne. What a great summer dish, perhaps with a dessert of juicy watermelon. Tres yum.
- This clever video called How To Be Alone is making the social media rounds, so you may have seen it. If not, it’s worth 4 minutes of your day. The poem is quirky and sweet, with little shimmers of profound & wise threaded throughout, and the video matches that tone perfectly. If you’re someone who enjoys and is comfortable in alone-ness, you’ll find it relatable and real. If you’re someone for whom “alone” is intimidating, you might find a hint of inspiration to give flying solo a try more often.
Hey Soul Tweetster
- I want my naivety back. Thinking back on it, it did more good than harm. @bigbrightbulb
- Effective business communication ≠ the speed with which it is delivered. @JacquieMolloy
- I like it when Twitter says “Something is technically wrong.” It’s like it’ll do what you want, but you’re still breaking some obscure rule. @JohnnyBTruant
- Remember the time someone told you work hard, get good grades and go to college to get a good job…? How’d that go? @mattwilsontv
- Well, I like knowing the truth, so I can ignore it on purpose instead of by accident. @kyeli, quoting @pacesmith
- Projects have 3 major aspects: Quality, Cost, Speed. Each affects the other. You can’t have it fast, cheap & top-notch. @tzaddi
- Listen, if I can be successful as a public Sufi Muslim quoting the Qur’an in big classes, you can take whatever stand you need to take, too. @MarkHeartofBiz
This Week’s Jukebox
You can visit the Friday Menagerie Jukebox playlist anytime, all week long!
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01. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) by Us3
02. Hey Soul Sister by Train
03. Human by The Killers
04. Vehicle by The Ides of March
05. Wonderwall [SNC Version] by Straight No Chaser
06. Far Behind by Candlebox
07. Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
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