Friday Favorites: Edition One

9th October 2015

Last week, I stumbled upon a new blog series from a favorite photographer on Instagram, Amy Demos, called Friday Fun and immediately knew I had to jump on the bandwagon.

Another blogging friend of mine, Jessica Lawlor, runs a similar series at the beginning of each week, called Links and Goals. Both are such a great ways to kick, or end, a week, and follow along with the amazing work they are both creating.

I’m especially guilty of focusing my blogging time only on the bigger updates in our lives: the exciting adventures, projects or big things around the corner. Inevitably, this leads to fewer updates and some of the best details being left out of the story.

Starting this Friday, I’m going to try something a bit different: highlighting a few of the weekly wins I often overlook, and hopefully give share a few high five hands (?) for the week.

Here’s a quick recap of some of the fun adventures of this week worth sharing:

On being a professional

This week, I had the opportunity to speak at SuperNova South, a digital conference here in Atlanta, on game theory. Guys, I was able to somehow intelligently speak about game design and all of the great work we’re doing over at Dragon Army. It was a ton of fun, even though I still haven’t managed more than a 15 on Paper Trail.

Watching @kaitlynrosewhite tell the crowd at the Supernova South conference that she is NOT a gamer. I can confirm this.

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On running

I discovered there is a Hogwarts Running Club. While I still haven’t received my acceptance letter, HRC turns running miles into really cool medals, with registration fees to support charity. This month’s run was the Patronus 5K, which was a great excuse to run with a friend over on the west coast. Registration benefits Noah’s Light Foundation, a nonprofit supporting pediatric brain cancer. If you’re interested, the run is virtual and you can still enter and complete it this weekend. I’ll also be adding this shirt to my Santa List in a size small.

The best selfie I could muster up to send to friends in Seattle also running.

The best selfie I could muster up to send to friends in Seattle also running.

On #TBT

Timehop shared this gem with me this week. I’m not sure what the “claiming” comment is all about, but what I do know is nine years ago I was invited to stalk some boy named Patrick on Facebook, we were set up on a blind date and the rest, as they say, is history.

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On animals

I wish I could record the antics of our crazy cat and loving dog everyday. In the meantime, here they are both proud and confused about the Halloween fun to come.

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On what’s ahead for the weekend

My baby sister is making her modeling debut on the westside with an event called A Really Good Strut. She works for Anthropologie and was somehow roped in. P and I will be there for the champagne and embarrassing photo documentation supporting her future wedding slideshow.

With no little rain in the forecast, we’re planning to make good on these goals and with a trip to Burt’s Pumpkin Farm and the mountain biking trails.

When you document it, Monday through Thursday doesn’t look too shabby. If you have a cause for celebration this week, let me know, I want to hear all about it.

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