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Friday, May 16, 2014

Have a wonderful weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We're having an early birthday picnic for Toby tomorrow (here are his past three—and his birth story), since his actual birthday falls over Memorial Day weekend. The weather forecast shows sun, so we're hoping it's accurate! Hope you enjoyed travel week (here are past travel weeks, if you're interested), and have a wonderful weekend. Here are a few fun links from around the web...

Would you get married at City Hall?

The beginning vs. the end of the school year. Made me laugh out loud.

How to get commercial girl hair.

The Vacationers also looks great. Writer Emma says: "I'm really proud of this book, and I think that you will enjoy it. It's funny and has some sex scenes and also lots of scenes of people eating tapas."

What causes the smell after rain?

Great idea for cupcakes.

How to be a boss.

"My ideal weddings by age."

Everyone needs books.

Pretty pillows.

Paris, you should do this!

Missed Connections with a twist.

Chic earrings.

Things Parisians do that stun Americans. And vice versa.

(Photo of Point Bonita Lighthouse by Brian Flaherty)

35 comments:

Tammy said...

Have a great weekend Joanna! :)

If the weather forecast is correct I will be enjoying a picnic at the beach.

Happy early birthday to your little boy.

Toodles,
Tammy<3

Haleigh Martin said...

nice round-up, Jo! I really enjoyed travel week this week....encouraged me to daydream about how I'll spend next summer (after I graduate college) before the "real world." And thanks for the ASOS offer! Got a great deal on a bikini top I've had my eye on! happy weekend ;)

collette said...

So depressing that Parisans think New Yorkers are "plump". I hated Paris when I went there...just another reason to hate :)

Sally Mae said...

I am a teacher and just dying laughing at that buzz feed. It's so true for parents AND teachers! Isn't it going to be so weird to send our kids to school someday?!

Janet said...

I was married at City Hall! We planned it about a week in advance, and I wore a dress I ordered online that arrived the day before the wedding. A friend and co-worker were our witnesses, and we had an impromptu reception with local friends at a restaurant in our neighborhood. NOOO stress, it was wonderful!

Lily L-M said...

You always have the BEST links to brighten up my Friday afternoons.

x Lily
http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

Mersey said...

Hey Joanna! This is kind of random, but I thought you would find this interesting:
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/trained-dancers-are-completely-appalled-ballet-ad-free-people-clothing-157682
I know you love ballet. Have a good weekend!

Jennifer James McCollum said...

I love your Friday posts. And, I love this picture. Happy Birthday, Toby.

MelanieKPrice said...

Happy Birthday Toby!! My daughter's 3rd birthday is Memorial Day weekend as well. Her b-day falls on the 26th...so yeah, tough weekend for b-day parties.

Hope your weekend is filled with lots of sunshine and laughter. Cheers.

Kitcat said...

Have a very nice weekend :)

jessica rose said...

Beautiful picture...and have a beautiful weekend to you and all your lovely readers! ;) x

http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

Joanna Goddard said...

janet, that sounds amazing!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh mersey, how fascinating!!!! thanks for the link.

Joanna Goddard said...

melanie, happy birthday to your little one. (3 is SUCH a fun age)

Nina said...

Thank you for sharing that link about the prison book ban - many of us are completely appalled that our govt would do such a thing, and it can only be helpful if people around the world hear about it too.

Eliza Lewis said...

I laughed so hard at the beginning vs. end of the school year. Hilarious.
Also laughed at the female meatball nickname for Lena Dunham. For some reason, I am obsessed with French culture and really enjoy reading about their differences compared to Americans.

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Renee Nichol said...

Hi Joanna! Will you be doing a post for Anton's birth story? (or maybe you did and I missed it!) I absolutely loved reading Toby's, and being 8 months pregnant right now has gotten me thinking about birth stories! :) Have a great day!

Laura Hamilton said...

My husband and I were married at City Hall and it was wonderful. We returned back to BK and ate at our favorite restaurant with our daughter.

Megan M-R said...

speaking of Missed Connections, have you seen these illustrated ones by Sophie Blackall? They're so imaginative and sweet. I've gotten a couple of prints from my husband and they always make me smile.

http://www.sophieblackall.com/illustration/missed-connections-2

Lauren @ Lot Forty Eight said...

that school year thing was HILARIOUS! thank you for giving me a laugh, i really needed it!

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Unknown said...

Happy B-day Toby! best wishes from Mexico <3

Bere

www.tardeotemprano.net

Beccy said...

Have a wonderful weekend! We're heading off to explore the Olympic park in London as it's only ten minutes from our house and has finally been reopend!

Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

Kiana said...

I loved the article on French /American differences. I'm going to have a think this weekend and write my own post about things Americans do that shock Barcelonans.

Katherine said...

The comment section in "Things Parisians Do" was fascinating as well... Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

Orange Tree said...

really those articles about the differences between parisians and new yorkers (or about that american mother who thought moving to Paris would transform her children) are terrible! They are so full of cliches and irrelevant anecdotes…
I live in Paris, and I do sometimes strike spontaneous conversations with strangers (and surely not every new-yorker is open and friendly, and riding the subway in New-York is pretty much the same as the Paris metro, as far as socializing goes), no one ever "flicked a cigarette into my café crème", and I don't see what is wrong with disciplining your children in public (in a reasonable, non-hysteric way) if they are misbehaving. Also, ever since starbucks arrived in France, parisians can, too, be seen carrying around their coffee.
And yes, many parisians smoke, sometimes in front of their children, but if they are outside, I don't see what the problem is. Pollution is much more dangerous for a kid's lungs, whether in Paris or New-York. And to me, the real problem here is the amount of cigarette butts in the gutters and on the sidewalks…
And by the way, "boulotte" doest NOT mean meatballs (that would be "boulettes"), but simply "plump". Anyway, i'm always a little annoyed by those articles as they are not very subtle or nuanced, whether they carry positive or negative opinions. Now, I don't like living in Paris much, nor do I have many Paris-born friends, but i feel like the criticism, or praise, is never quite spot on… simply because I don't believe there is such a thing as a "parisian" or a "new-yorker"! there are so many different kinds of them that there is not much point trying to compare them!
Ok, rant over. I love your blog anyway :)

Lena SM said...

Hello! I was looking for the post on how to draw freckles and it seems to have been deleted! What happened?

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We would totally get married at a City Hall, in fact our marriage was elopement style and no regrets.... weddings should be inexpensive and stress free. It is after all about the words you share and not a show of how much money you or your parents spend.

chand said...

Missed connections WN030274357rang a bit sad for me. I'm not sure sad is the right word. Does this person ever see the good in situation? I wouldn't want to be this writer. However maybe it was meant to be humorous and sarcastic. In that case it met its mark.

dulce said...
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Jenna said...

Really sad that the ASOS code stopped working (it's 10pm Sunday in NYC right now). I piled up over $200 of clothes in my cart but it says that JOANNA2014 expired :-(. ASOS locked me out of my account earlier this week which prevented me from trying earlier. I know you don't have much influence over the functionality of their site, but just figured I'd pass along some negative feedback since they refuse to answer my emails at ASOS.com.

Olithée said...

great pick ups. thanks.
have a nice week

Jennifer Beaudet said...

The differences between Parisians and New Yorkers is interesting! Beautiful photo Joanna! Have great week!:)
Jen

Stephanie Sadler said...

Love the Parisians vs New Yorkers article. Very funny! And the city hall question? I never thought I would get married in a city hall but being pretty much the only alternative to a church in London, I will be... in five weeks!!

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