Friday Favorites: Wikipedia Around, Ida B. Wells and more! 2/4

We made it to February, friends! I read some where that the thing about a really bad day (or week or month or whatever) is that the next one is so much more likely to get a little better. I'm not sure how much I believe that. But It's been a helpful phrase dealing with big emotions and the kids lately. 

Yesterday, was the "Day the Music Died" -- or the anniversary of the plane crash that killed three music legends; Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper". It brought me back to our Great American Road Trip and our stop at the site of the crash near Clear Lake, Iowa (pictured below.) Which also reminds me I need to get on with the next post on our travels. So stay tuned. 

And, now on to my favorite finds for the week.

Start here. This short story by Gabriel Smith in The Drift was my writing inspiration for the week. 100%. No maybe 150%.

Wikipedia Around will use your location and find wikipedia entries that are about places and things near you. Pretty cool way to find new things to explore. Especially on road trips!

February 26 marks 10 years since Trayvon Martin's death. His mother recently published an essay that is really worth reading.

I kinda want this Ida B. Wells Barbie.

I love this Hulken bag in Rose Gold. I don't know that I need it - but in my "going into an office" days I could see it coming in handy. And at work conferences.

I haven't decided if I'm embracing the Super Bowl this year or not. I'm not a football fan, TBH. But maybe I just roll with it and use it as an excuse for us to just eat appetizers all day? Plus, the half time show? Yes, please.

Happy Friday, friends. 

{I’m probably linking this post up at one of the awesome link parties that are hosted by some amazing blogs. Check them out!}

1 comment:

  1. I have never watched the super bowl... I do think I went to a few super bowl parties growing up and maybe even in high school but if I was there by choice it was definitely for the food.