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Friday, August 03, 2012

Have a great weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We're taking the ferry to Fire Island with a couple friends, and Toby won't stop talking about how we're going to eat pizza and chips (I accidentally promised:). Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend, and here are a few great links from around the web...

A song for your weekend.

Gymnast Aly Raimsman's hilarious parents react to her bar routine.

Chocolate yogurt cake. Yes, please.

The fantastic Steven Alan is now making handbags.

Which Olympic sport would your body be best suited for? Take the quiz.

Five friends take the same photo for thirty years.

Toby would have no idea that this old-school toy is supposed to be a phone.

Chambray love.

Where Olympic athletes sleep. (Cute bedspreads.)

A pink lake.

A bank run by kids? Thumbs up.

Instagram coasters.

A lovely post about traveling.

Three posts you may have missed:
* What English sounds like to foreigners.
* Accidental twins.
* A true love story.

As always, find much more on Pinterest.

(Photos of my man Mick Jagger. Olympic links via Lovely Little Things)

61 comments:

Jessica, 22, England said...

Have a lovely weekend Jo and family. Just to say, I love you, your blog brings me joy and hope and gives me inspiration and I look up to you SO much.

Lisamarie said...

I am off to the horse races in Del Mar, California, for my husband's
31st birthday! Ohhh.... we are getting up there in age! =)

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, jessica, that is the sweetest comment. thank you so much, totally made my day. :)

Joanna Goddard said...

lisamarie, have fun!!!

Jessica, 22, England said...

No problem. I think we all think these things to ourselves about each other all the time but you never know how much it can mean to someone to just say it out loud :)

Jocelyn Weber said...

Have fun!! I've been meaning to get out to Fire Island and visit my family!

Tiffany Taylor said...

Thank you for reminding me of 'She's A Rainbow'--it has always made me think of my mother when I listen to it... she just left yesterday after a quick visit--I miss her even more now!

the mdb playroom said...

must visit that pink lake someday :)

happy weekend! xo

Sarah Tucker said...

I am racing to finish painting and decorating our living room area before the hubby gets back from a bachelor party! He is not good at invisioning my ideas, so he is always hesitant about decorating. But, once paint and decorations are on the wall, I know he will love it! Now it is just a race to get it done before he comes home :) Have a great weekend!

--Sarah

Victoria said...

FUn fun! Uh oh, mama, pizza and chips! Chips as in crisps or fries? That's so funny that he's so excited about it--any chance he'll forget?
Have fun;)

http://capricorn1977.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

The parent reaction video is hilarious. I would be doing the same thing!

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Raisman*

Rachel said...

I love the travel post. I wrote a post this morning about my trip to India and I'm full of wanderlust again :)

ramble-on-rachel.blogspot.com

jackie said...

ha that video of the gymnast's parents is hilarious. i love how it's a full body reaction.

and the athlete's village for the Olympics is crazy! i guess i never thought about where they stayed before. i love how it's like a college campus squished into one giant building.

Rachel said...

Also- I wish I had known of that bank before my trip New Delhi. What an amazing idea. I did get to check out a newspaper run by children in a Delhi Slum. It is wonderful to see the changes being made by the next generation... already!

Sydney Parker said...

I love love love the pink lake link! so beautiful!

Sydney
http://satisfashionsydney.blogspot.com/

Vintage French Hen said...

I think I have replayed Aly's parents 50 times! Hilarious, but I can relate in some strange way.

fleur_delicious said...

oh, Jo - that post from The Wednesday Chef made my heart sing and my eyes tear (a little bit). Yes, yes, it is such a beautiful testament to place, to family, to islands of calm in the midst of life, to bonds of love that sometimes hurt. It was just what I needed to read when I needed it today. THank you, so much.

Kate {Modette} said...

I always look forward to your weekend links! Have a lovely weekend, Jo! xx

Kate {Modette}
http://modetteblog.com

Robyn said...

h my gosh-that phone-i had it-it is probably somewhere here in my parent's house in scotland to be honest! how cute!

liza said...

Look how young Mick looks! He almost looks innocent. Listening to She's a Rainbow... thanks. And I would be just like the Raismans! Happy weekend!

Carol-Anne Wyseman said...

Love that chambray dress!

xx

Carol-Anne

http://www.thestylishstudent.com

VermaChili said...

Initially, I laughed at their pantomimes as well. However, as I was thinking about it, I don't think it is very fair to do so. A) They are clearly very dedicated parents who support and believe in their daughter; and B) if their daughter makes it to the Olympics (and gets GOLD!), then they can act however the ***** they want. Clearly ,whatever they're doing is working!

The Meaning of Me said...

Valerie's video link is terrific. And the song was strangely catchy! Have a great weeeknd!

JeNifer said...

whoa, blast from the past! i had that exact same toy chatter phone! haha yeah that is quite mind-blogging to know that babies of today would have no idea that its a phone...
as always, love your weekend posts! enjoy your time at Fire Island. :)

Aurelie said...

Great links. the pink lake is amazing!
Have a nice weekend.

The Meaning of Me said...

Oh, the Danny and Anny love story link is lovely!

Julia said...

So interesting to see the Olympic village! My boyfriend sent me this hilarious link the other day, I never really thought about this aspect to the Olympics...but it makes sense! Have a great weekend, xo

http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-spill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine

Leica said...

I saw the replay of Aly Raisman's parents during the original trials airing, and I was in tears--and not because I thought it was funny. I thought it was so touching and so demonstrative of their love (and knowledge of her routine!).

Write to Simplicity said...

Jo, thank you for always finding such wonderful gems on the internet. The french bakery, the pink lake, the travel story - i love them all. I have shared your blog with many friends and now we chat about it all the time. Have a great weekend!

Bethany said...

Laying low this weekend. And I cannot wait. Finally a weekend where we don't do ANYTHING.

GLORIOUS IT SHALL BE. :)

Laura D said...

oy, just bawling at that danny and annie interview! so sweet!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

thanks for linking up with my blog, I'm so honored!!

Tragic Sandwich said...

Meanwhile, that's Baguette's toy phone of choice! She picks it up and says, "Hi-yo, hi-yo."

Cyndi Murdoch said...

We are going to a "BBQ" with all of our Bootcamp Buddies from the gym - Pizza, beer, & gobs of desserts - good excuse to go back Monday! Love your links! "She's a Rainbow always makes me smile -

Amy Thompson said...

I am going to be NYC this weekend! I actually am really hoping I accidentally bump into you, so I can tell you in person how much I love your blog.

Eliza Jane said...

You know what's hilarious? The guy in the video about English to foreigners is my colleague!! I saw this video for the first time ages ago via this blog post you're suggesting, before I even moved to Australia! Then, I've been living in Oz and working at my job for two months, sitting just across the way from my friend Karl. We've even had lunch together (he normally wears glasses, and has much shorter hair, and looks different altogether). Just by CHANCE he showed me something on his youtube chanel, and I saw that video, and turns out IT'S HIM!! AHAHAHA Our minds were literally blown by this small-world. Well, mine was, he just thought it was neat that this little video him and his partner did for a competition has become so international. And then, after we spent Thursday/Friday of this week discussing this, BOOM, it's making the rounds again this weekend! HOW STRANGE IS THIS?!?!

I'll be blogging about this all in a couple of days, at http://elizaoverthemoon.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Have a lovely weekend! We are also off to Fire Island this weekend. It will be my first time there and my first flight from San Francisco to NY with my 7month old.

Connie said...

So funny. My son had to take an eye test for his lazy eye when he was three. They had a photo chart for him since 3 year olds can't usually recgonize numbers. There was a picture of an old school phone on the chart & he thought it was some kind of truck!

Connie said...

recognize! maybe I need an eye chart.

Rebecca said...

The Boho ring, with the gold covering over the thongs of leather, is very very cool. Very.

Margherita said...

Thank you for signaling the recipe for that amazing chocolate yogurt cake. I can't wait to bake it over the weekend!

Luna said...

Just when I'm thinking of quitting sugar I saw the Chocolate Yoghurt Cake! The Five Friends just made me smile big time. I got blown away by the pink lake, I never knew. Thanks Jo, keep it up :)

Mad Max and Family said...

I love Fire Island! I still need to take Max on his first beach trip. We have a beach nearby, but it is not a nice beach.

We aren't doing anything too out of the ordinary this weekend, but we do have a birthday party this evening.

Have a great one!
Tara
http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

Anke said...

Thank you for the song, it just made my day. I think I will listen to it again (and again).
Have a fab weekend, too!

Kirsten said...

Beach time in Daytona with my dad.
It is going to be amazing...although currently a tad cloudy.

Shop Suite Dreams said...

I wonder if they get to keep those fancy bedspreads...

Hank Ewing said...

Ohh, adore that love story from StoryCorps. This is my total favorite...crying heap every time:
http://storycorps.org/listen/stories/michael-wolmetz-and-debora-brakarz/
Enjoy the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Haha, Aly Raimsman's parents are an SNL skit waiting to happen!

Jenna said...

Thank you so much for another amazing list of links! LOVE the 5 friends photo series. I just sent it to all my college roommates as inspiration!

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Even if Mick Jagger was a girl, he'd still be pretty. Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

http://www.designers-artists.com

Anonymous said...

I totally had that toy phone. Maybe you can get Toby a toy blackberry or iPhone?

Steve Paul said...

Why not yo work on Plastic business Cards on weekend? it will be very enjoying!

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Ms. Smith said...

My daughter used to carry this around and call it her DVD player.
http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Fisher-Record-Player/dp/B003CGVCXS/ref=pd_sim_t_6

P.S. I hope Kristin Wiig comes out of SNL retirement to play Aly's mom.

tea with lucy said...

I think our boys are about the same age {Elliot was 2 in June}. . . and he is ALL about the food.

rachel xo

Rose said...

I went to the New Forest in the UK, went walking while the wild ponies live, went sailing on the coast and watched a lot of Olympics in bed late at night!

junebug said...

You may never read this comment, but I love that you promised Toby pizza and chips. Eating healthy is GREAT and I know he [usually] does it. Keeping your promises (even if they're a smidge unhealthy) is also good. You're lovely.

Anonymous said...

My son has that oldschool phone and he loves it! :)

eu... said...

Can't tell you how much I love your week-end posts :) This one made me smile because that Fisher Price phone was my favorite toy 30 years ago, I wish I still had it for my babies... Maybe you can show Toby how phones used to look like before Iphones ;)

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