Friday, December 26, 2014

December 26th, outsourced

The cold medicine racket. There are only a few ingredients that help alleviate the symptoms of colds, but the medicine choices are so overwhelming, am I right?

This story of a woman with six kids and a bike, but no car (well, her husband has a sedan) warmed my heart all the way through. I love that she's doing it not for some in-your-face, ultra-hip reason, but because she loves it and it makes her happy. Sometimes doing hard things make us happy. (Plus, riding a bike makes us happy.) [HT Cait]

English-language "international" schools are attracting more and more locals - this is something I have observed here in the UAE (who has the highest concentration of international schools in the world), so it was interesting to read that this is a thing happening elsewhere, too.

Office workers re-creating classic works of art. Those pictures remind me of these, which I could link to every week and never get tired of them.

The carpet at the Portland Airport. Sigh.

A Utah man had to be hospitalized for chugging eggnog!

In today's awwwwww news, Costco employees and others worked together to buy all the things on a little kid's Christmas list that got left behind at the store.

9 comments:

Liz Johnson said...

I loved that biking article. I have a friend who's car-free with her three kids and she loves it. I don't know that I love biking enough to do it, but one of my goals for 2015 is to bike more. We'll see!

Julee said...

Sigh! I don't miss living there. However, I miss sights, sounds, smells, and most of all people! Ya, know, certain people, not Oregonians at large!

Kathy Haynie said...

I've been through the Portland airport plenty of times and I like the carpet, but until reading your post I never knew that it was designed to represent the runway layout.

AmandaStretch said...

I just read this article and kept thinking it was probably your ward, which was confirmed when you were quoted! So, you've probably seen this, but just in case! http://m.thenational.ae/uae/mormons-get-share-of-christmas-cheer-in-uae

Bridget said...

Yes, I saw it, and I need to blog about it! How ever did you come across it??

AmandaStretch said...

Every few days my husband does a Google News search for Mormon and that one popped up. :)

Kristi said...

I have so many things I could say about the cold/flu medicine article. Maybe I'll bore you the next time you're in the states. :)

Bridget said...

Please do!

Susanne said...

PRI story on my Facebook news feed this morning.

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-01-09/portland-braces-one-last-selfie-carpet

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