Category: The Weekender

What are your plans for the weekend?

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Happy Friday!  My week’s been a quick one.  I came back from a fun weekend trip to Houston with my sister on Monday evening, and since then I’ve been catching up on sleep and a long to-do list.

Houston’s a massive city with more to do than we ever could’ve accomplished in four days, but my sister and I managed to get a lot done.

We hit up the Museum of Fine Arts which had the coolest shape-shifting shadow exhibit:

Shadow puppets and more, today on laurenmcdonough.com 🐺

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We found the best Mexican food ever (we knew we were in the right place when handmade tortillas were flying through the air right by the front door):

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And we stumbled upon a fabulous local brewery (where $12 gets you three craft beers… unheard of, right?)

 

It was such a nice break from routine, and a great chance to spend some time with one of my best friends.

Tonight I’m headed to the Sox game with family and friends – I wouldn’t even call myself a fair-weather fan, I’m really in it for the social aspect (people-watching and overpriced beers).  And tomorrow I’m excited to catch up with some friends from high school.

What’s on your schedule?

P.S. Here are a few of my favorite things from around the web this week:

The trailer for Caitlyn Jenner’s new docu-series, “I Am Cait.”

Ed Sheehan’s take on “Trap Queen” (a must-watch).

Cooking tips from your favorite celebrity chefs.

I’m almost done with this beach read, reminds me a lot of Gone Girl (which is the only instance I can remember when I liked a movie better than the book!)

Love this advice: “forget about likability.”

 

 

Have a Super weekend!

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I’m a huge sports fan. 

Are you watching the Super Bowl on Sunday? If I’m being honest, I’ll probably catch the halfime show and fourth quarter. I don’t think I even qualify as a fairweather fan.. I’m really just using the game as an excuse to eat Superbowl snacks.

Here are some interesting links to browse while you (pretend to) watch the game…

Dove knows how to do advertising right.

This pizza looks yummo.

Why families should be transparent about money. 

How countries differ in the ways they communicate.

Why moist is the worst word.

A trick for choosing vino.

Shia LaBeouf. 

Have a fabulous weekend!

It’s finally Friday!

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What are you up to this weekend?  Tonight I plan on watching this movie, and tomorrow my sister and I are going to a Sam Smith concert in Boston!  (If you’re unfamiliar with Sam, or even if you only know a couple of his songs, his whole album is worth a listen.)

I’ve started the weekend on a wild note already by trying Starbucks’ new flat white drink.  It’s apparently old news to Australians and hipsters, but in case you’re like me and haven’t heard of it before now, it’s similar to a latte but with extra foam and more caffeine – we’ll see if I still love it when I’m trying to fall asleep tonight.

Now for some links to take you through the weekend…

Let’s start with everyone’s favorite Jonas brother (you probably didn’t even know you had a favorite Jonas brother.. so, you’re welcome) and the gospel version of his top 40 hit, “Jealous”:

Remember yesterday’s article about how to fall in love with a stranger?  Here are all the questions you’d need to ask, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Do you have any true free time?  If not, it may be time to “relearn the art of rest.”

How does hip-hop relate to pre-sixteenth-century art?  Take a look.

Speaking of Aussies, guess who’s back?

Are you following any of the most popular people on Instagram?

 

Have a fabulous weekend!

Have a cozy weekend!

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This weekend, I’m wrapping presents and staying warm inside. What are you up to? Here are some links that you can browse in between putting up the Christmas lights and writing your holiday cards:

Really cool aerial wallpapers for your phone.

Beyoncé on body image and happiness.

J. Crew’s newest designer? A four-year-old named Mayhem.

“What to call you and your friends when you guys are being ‘so bad.'”

How to look great in holiday party pics.

Twins are confusing.

Happy Friday!

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What are your plans for the weekend? Mine include Christmas shopping and red wine. Here are a few links for you to enjoy as you get ready to hit the stores or the couch:

Another reason to love Lego.

Do you ever make up stories for interesting strangers you see? You’ll love this Instagram account.

Speaking of Instagram, this is such a cool gift idea for a friend with a great feed.

What could space exploration look like in the future?

Amazon is run by robots.

We need more of Chris Rock.

Just when you thought Chandelier couldn’t get better…

Have a great weekend!

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The Weekender

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Happy Friday, friends.

Here are some links to take you through the weekend to the short holiday week!

Do you read The Skimm? My girlfriends and I all agree that it’s the best way to start your morning. It’s a daily e-mail that summarizes need-to-know-news in a way that’s succinct, intelligent, and witty.

If you like irreverent facts, you’ll enjoy getting Dan Lewis’s newsletter “Now I Know” each morning, as well. In this recent email, Dan explains why you should never attempt a recipe for Swedish Lemon Angels…

I couldn’t hack pre-med but I love reading Think Like a Doctor from The New York Times Magazine.

In related medical mystery news, I just finished Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. Susannah is a New York Post writer who came down with a life-threatening autoimmune disease in her early twenties that left her fighting to regain control of her brain and her sense of self. Now fully recovered, she writes a memoir that’s both fascinating and haunting.

Cringe-worthy and funny – celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves.

Via Cup of Jo, Charts for People Obsessed with Serial.

Treat yourself to a couple drinks this weekend – my friends and I are loving Spiked Seltzer! (Shoutout to Kelly for having such good taste!)

Stay warm!

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