Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

Ready for the weekend? To help you pass your Friday here are the highlights of what distracted me this week online, what I bookmarked that I hope to one day eat, and a picture.   

Sugar Plums: They're Not What You Think They Are. Etymology fascinates me as does anything related, however distantly, to The Nutcracker at this time of year. (via The Cupcake Project)

"She said you have to jettison the people and things out of your life that don’t matter, and focus on what’s meaningful for you. ... I don’t love the statement: Women can’t have it all. Nobody can have it all! Men or women. But you can have what you want if you focus on it and figure it out." Ann Taylor CEO Reveals Her Most Important Career Lesson (via Lexie)

A men's shirt worn 50 ways by Bea Johnson... I need to look at this every time I think my wardrobe is lacking and be inspired. Her inspiration is here and, FYI, it is NSFW. (via The Improvised Life)

"And when I was finished, I experienced the most unfamiliar thing: calm. And I realized that taking action and doing something I didn’t know how to do but had to figure out on the fly had been enough to occupy my brain and prevent it from skipping ahead in search of the next cliff, hurricane or Very Bad News waiting for me around the next corner with a chloroform-soaked rag and a burlap potato sack." Augusten Burroughs' On towel bars, “Living in the moment” and why I admire people who are late. While I like his vignette on living in the moment, I can tell you being late doesn't make me any less worried! (Nice find here too, Jaime.)

Sherpaa has a helpful guide to terms and acronyms in health insurance materials.

Recipes Bookmarked
Beef (or Turkey or Fish) Jerky at The Kitchn
Candied Salted Bacon at The Kitchn
Turkey Meatloaf in a Pumpkin at The Kitchn

Spotsylvania Battlefield, VA, November 2012

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