07 June 2012

Things I Love Thursday

Welcome to the first official Things I Love Thursday!

I've been thinking for a while about starting a weekly feature...and I think I've landed on one!
This will be a re-occurring column that will be a smattering of my favorite things from the week: 
photos, videos, articles, websites, you name it! 

On this week's Things I Love Thursday: 

3 Lovely Photos:

{Tunnel of Ivy - Alnwick Garden of Northumberland}
Side note: This breathtaking tunnel leads to a Poison Garden - true story

{Capilano Suspension Bridge - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada}

{Bamboo Forest of Sagano - Kyoto, Japan}

(All photos courtesy of Twisted Sifter)


2 Lovely Articles:

One of my favorite Q&A:


"It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them."
- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

Number 3 is one I definitely need to work on...

3. Don't criticize. Ever.
Here is a fact: Whatever critical thing that you are about to say to your wife is already being loudly articulated in her head. And if it's true, she already feels like crap about it. Assuming you married someone intelligent enough to like you and sane enough to let you put a ring on it, trust that they are self-aware enough to know when they screwed up. It may feel good to you in that moment to say the critical thing, let it go ringing through the air in all its sonorous correctness, but it will feel awful to hear it. The only, only way it's beneficial to give your wife criticism of any kind is if you're absolutely positive she is completely unaware. And you better find the nicest, kindest way possible to tell her. And even then, good luck convincing her. The recognition of the thing you are helpfully trying to point out will be INHIBITED, not facilitated, by your criticism. And then you're the asshole. So be careful.

1 Lovely Video: 

{possibly my favorite TV commercial of all time}

So, tell me: 
Which one was your favorite?


  1. OMG the marriage advice from the kids. Priceless! LOL!

  2. Love the commercial! And I think I have been to the bamboo forest in Japan! Patricia


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