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(5) Things we love…#107

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flower-sculpture-parade-corso-zundert-2016-netherlands-60This was the week I allowed myself to be super lazy. That meant, by and large, spending 99% of my time away from all my electronic devices. And the internet. So I am relying on the kindness of friends for this issue of 5 things. Thank you Eddie and Sue, whose FB pages are often a source of inspiration and/or laughter. Sometimes outrage.

Have a great weekend. While back at work, I am planning to turn on my new, do nothing, default mode.

target-dogOne. This went viral so chances are you have seen it already. I am re-posting it here because Target is one of those places I feel very ambivalent about. If you shop at Target, or if you have ever visited once, you will know what I mean: it can be great, it can be downright terrible and I have often wandered through the aisle and encountered bizarre humanity. Here is proof (http://www.refinery29.com/2016/09/122002/target-first-work-week-documentation) from someone who worked there and documented a week of work.

what-i-wish-my-teacher-knewTwoWhat I wish my teacher knew was started by a smart teacher in Denver, wishing to better understand her pupils. Again, it went viral, and many teachers have imitated this exercise. Reading through the painfully honest answers can be heartbreaking.

 Three. I am still laughing.

flower-sculpture-parade-corso-zundert-2016-netherlands-61Four. The setting is a flower parade in the Netherlands. The Scultpures entirely made of flowers are downright beautiful.

francis-baconFive. For LA readers. If you are a fan of Francis Bacon and/or Lucian Freud, London Calling at the Getty Center is the exhibition for you. While most of the visitors were jamming the Chinese caves paintings exhibit, I got stirred by Bacon and soothed by Freud. And delighted in some of their lesser known contemporaries.

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10 Comments

  1. What a strange-looking creature. I envy your art trip, a twofer like that is hard to find. Have a great week.

    September 12, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      It is a really lovely exhibition, and very surprising, as it is offered by a museum that traditionally doesn’t show any work post 19th century.

      September 12, 2016
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  2. A do-nothing, default mode can be so liberating and may surprise your at how much you actually get done nonetheless. Hoping that re-entry back to work has been an easy one. ღ

    September 11, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Not taking things head on…easing in slowly.

      September 12, 2016
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  3. Meri Mastro
    Meri Mastro

    I also had trouble with the links . . . unable to open them.

    September 10, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Thank you Meri. I think there was a glitch on WP that completely erased the links. When I went in, they were gone! Up and running now.

      September 10, 2016
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  4. Just last week I was chatting to a customer (who’s Dutch), and he told me that September is the best time to visit the Netherlands (fewer tourists, good weather, etc). I suppose the flower sculpture parade is another reason to go in September!

    And #2 almost brought a tear to my eye. What a lovely idea.

    September 10, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Another reason to go in September is that the weather is not miserable yet!

      September 10, 2016
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  5. The walrus scared the cat 😀

    None of the links worked for me, I’m not sure if it’s a problem on my end or yours, but I thought I’d let you know.

    September 10, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Definitely my end. Some technical mishap erased them. Not my fault, for once! I appreciate you alerting me.

      September 10, 2016
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