It’s Friday morning, 8 a.m. eastern, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for The Friday Five! And that bears celebrating (pun intended):
As you may have seen on Instagram, I got to spend last weekend at the Jersey Shore for a little anniversary celebration with Mark and quality time with family and friends. We’ve enjoyed summer vacations there for as long as I can remember…and as you may have picked up from my new DIY Wedding series, it’s where Mark and I got hitched!
Many of you know that I sometimes vent about the intense heat and crazy critters that we’ve got down here in the tropical climes of Orlando. Well, irony of ironies, it ended up being hotter in Jersey than it was in Florida during our visit (heat wave!), annnnnnd we had a shark sighting. Well, maybe.
Here’s the juicy story as told by my Mom on Facebook:
Drama, drama, drama! It was truly kind of frightening to be jolted out of conversation by a man yelling for people to get out of the water. Immediately, I felt like we were thrust onto the set of Jaws V. Whether it was a pair of sharks in the water or a 6′ long sting-ray, I decided I had spent enough time in the water that day, thankyouverymuch.
We really felt badly for the man who was the supposed target of the bully sharks. He told us that he has a deathly fear of sharks, and in order to minimize his chances of being attacked, he tries to swim with friends and wears dark swim trunks. He seemed to take comfort in the sting ray theory, and my sister said she saw him riding home in wet swimtrunks a few days later, so he wasn’t kept from indulging in his sunset swims for long!
On that note, anyone excited for shark week?
Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, let’s dive into some excitement from around the web!
The Friday Five (In Five Words)
1. Tires never looked so chic!
2. Milkshakes just got even yummier.
3. Prepare to have mind blow.
4. Transform driftwood remnants into decor.
5. Blogger’s block, begone! 5 tips.
Whaaaat? Yes, I just snuck myself into The Friday Five! Ya see, I’m over at Dear Life, We Need to Talk today, the beautiful blog of my German buddy Johanna. She’s on vacation right now in Vienna, so I’m taking over her Weekly Wrap-Up for this Friday! Whoop whoop!
Even if you’re not a blogger, these tips really apply to ANY form of writing…whether it be that important email you keep putting off, thank you notes, or a college essay. We’ve all stared at that blank page or screen and felt overwhelmed by a lack of inspiration. Well, hop on over to hear how I get over the hump and get those words a’ flowin’ like milk and honey.
While you’re over there, say hi to Johanna! She’s hilarious and insightful and finds some of the most inspirational images and videos you ever did see. And if you need a place to start, I recommend a room tour, followed by a journey toward self-acceptance, and rounding it off with a glimpse at outer space.
Want More Inspiration?
It doesn’t stop here! Don’t forget that my girl Thalita has five more inspirational links to share with you over at The Learner Observer, so hop your runny babbit self over there and soak up Thalita’s Friday Five: “For Goodness’ Sake.” You won’t be sorry.
I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start, friends! See you Sunday when I announce the winner of a brand new Silhouette Portrait! (Psst! There’s still time to enter if you haven’t yet…and still time to earn more entries if you have. Entries for all! Just click here.)