• Pond :: Sweep Me Off My Feet

    This weekend’s music selection is from a band called Pond. I’ve been listening to them for a long time now and love their songs, particularly Sweep Me Off My Feet. I like neo-psychedelia / synth pop music when it comes to a song, and this one in particular carries that tune perfectly.

    I hope you’ll give it a good listen. Have a great weekend!

    Xx,

    K.

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  • Do You Want to Skate With Me?

    I have always loved to roller skate. I put on my first pair of skates at the age of 7, and never looked back. My father would take my sister and I to the local park and we would skate around in the huge open basketball court. No one was using it, so we had free range all over that court. Then I started getting really dare devilish and skated around that huge park on my own and rolled down a long steep embankment, headed right towards the pond. It was exhilarating!

    If you’re interested in picking up some roller skates and have never tried before, I recommend watching these videos. There are plenty of videos out there, but these are the ones I deem to be helpful for beginners. If you’re an oldie, and need to brush up some skills, you can still enjoy these videos for fun.

    With the weather turning warmer, get out and enjoy it!

    Xx, K.

    Basic tips on how to skate for beginners

    How to Stop Skating when you’re Skating FAST

    WATCH Others Skating

    Photo Credit by Anthony A 

  • Links I Love

    What I’m currently reading this weekend. Mary Beard’s SPQR A History of Ancient Rome. It’s a fascinating read on Rome and how it became a powerful city.


    How This Woman and Her Horse Made a Man’s Final Months Full of Life https://www.rd.com/article/copper-the-horse/


    How to Solve the New York Times Crossword Puzzle https://www.nytimes.com/guides/crosswords/how-to-solve-a-crossword-puzzle


    Just for fun: Daily Mini Crossword puzzle https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/mini


    Fun Fact: M&Ms : As in Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie, the two businessmen who created the candy-coated chocolates M&Ms. The two men had a very contentious relationship, as Mars leveraged Murrie out of his 20 percent share in the company in 1949—years before M&Ms would become the best-selling candy in the U.S., paying him just $1 million for a share of business that would quickly be worth billions.


    FYI : Digitizing Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-impact/digitising-jane-austens-fiction-manuscripts