Upgrades and Friday Fun

Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope that you are having a lovely day and have a relaxing weekend planned. I’m about ready to collapse in a heap at the end of the workday as it was the first week I taught my classes this quarter and it was a crazy-busy week. I love teaching, but it surely does take it out of me the first week. But enough about me, let’s get into today’s tips on upgrading and fun.

First, let’s talk about cats. I love cats and have a cat who has pretty much taken over my apartment. If you have cats or know people who have cats, you’ll want to direct them to Lifehacker’s article on the top 10 ways to upgrade your cat’s life. Then you’ll want to direct them to ThinkGeek’s cat toys.

But if you don’t have a cat or don’t need to upgrade your cat’s life, you’ll probably want to check out another Lifehacker article on how to
upgrade to a new Android phone and take everything with you. I was excited to see this post as I’ll be upgrading to a new Android phone fairly soon. If anyone has any suggestions on new Android phones that will be coming out in the next few months, I’d love to hear about them in comments.

Also, I feel that everyone should read this post by Seth Godin: Run Your Own Race. It’s a fantastic reminder to not judge ourselves against others and be ourself in our work and life.

Finally, for your lazy, relaxing weekend, check out Joy the Baker’s recipe for banana walnut waffles.

It definitely feels like autumn in the Bay Area, after a week or so of crazy warm weather, which makes me think of rain. So I leave you this week with another lovely photograph from Beautiful Portals.

Photo from Whimsical Raindrop Cottage

Photo from Whimsical Raindrop Cottage

Have a lovely weekend full of good food, good friends, and good reading. I’ll be back next week with some updates from the archives and some thoughts on the beginning of the quarter. Allons-y!