Oh hey, February. You’re here already? Good thing you’re one day longer this time around.
Thanks for the love around my 20-somethings quiz. I like hearing your thoughts, so if you’ve commented, sent a note or told me in person what you think, thanks! Please keep the feedback coming.
Here’s what’s cool this week:
1. It’s officially the month of luuuuve. So in thematic honour, my Thursday posts will be celebrating things related to love. Let’s hope it’s not just a summary of the bad/strange/awkward dates I’ve been on. Stay tuned!
2. Being Elite. I’m a proud Yelp.ca Elite member, and that means I get access to some sweet perks here in Halifax. Most recently, I was invited to a Vegan Cheesecake tasting at a new(ish) Cheesecakery, Sweet Hereafter, and got to test run five vegan cheesecakes. I’m about 98% dairy-free and gluten-free, so knowing tasty belly-friendly dessert treats are within my reach is awesome. And, Yelp events are pretty awesome. The people are great, the businesses are cool; what more could you want?
Michelle Doucette's Photos of Vegan Variety Night
3. Super Bowl Ads underwhelm. I don’t know a stitch about football even though I attended a few of the homecoming games throughout university. I don’t really care for football, nor do I begin to understand what’s going on on the field. It’s not my thing. I do, however, love seeing the Super Bowl ads, and since I’m no longer working for an agency, today I’ll be missing out on the hyped discussion on what was cool and what wasn’t. For the record, the only one I really liked was the Honda’s CR-V Ad, “Matthew’s Day Off”. Classic. (I suppose the Budweiser Port Credit Ad did give me a few warm fuzzy feelings, but I’m not the target and I’m not going to buy their brand, so whatever.)
4. Bananagrams. I have a new “board game” like. My brother gave me a set of Bananagram tiles for Christmas, and it’s a ton of fun. It’s like scrabble but the players are more independent. Totally portable, too. Coincidentally, I Love Charts posted this image this week:
Scrabble vs. Bananagrams
5. Time Management. Time management has always been cool in my books and I think everyone can do a better job at being effective with their time, energy, and resources. I’ve been using the Pomodoro technique lately, and this website has a great little timer to keep you on track in blocks of 30 minutes. Start the timer, begin your task, and in 25 minutes (with no distractions, I might add) it’ll ring, you’ll take a 5 minute break, and then repeat with a new task. If you can get into the habit, it can be highly effective. (I’m using it right now to write this post!)