Flapjack Friday Faves [06.28]

ARK-1-articleLargeIt seems unfathomable, with all the world’s problems, one would be drawn to build a reproduction of Noah’s Ark, complete with a theme park.  But, as we say in Kentucky, “only in Kentucky”.  Here’s an update on the progress:

Noah’s Ark Theme Park Wants to Show the Flood Was ‘Plausible’list

Lists are nice, because they keep us accountable [somewhat].  Plus they’re good if you want to stay organized.  I came across this list recently on the blog, American Vagabond.  It’s entitled, My Favorite Things.  Would it not be a good idea to keep an ongoing chart of what one finds enjoyable?  My like list would quite definitely include ice cream, dark chocolate, outdoor concerts, hiking, and thrift stores.  Oh, and Mexican food.  As for the dislike list, which I found on another of her posts, I’d list modern country music, Hummers, and anything that has to do with ground meat.  Check out the Vagabond’s list [I’ve always liked that word, vagabond…] here:

American Vagabond’s Favorite Things

And speaking of lists, here are some good, albeit hard, rules to consider living by:

10 Minimalist Habits

Once more, regarding lists….  Here’s one you don’t want your city to be on, and unfortunately, my son’s new college town, Louisville, is:

America’s Fastest Warming Cities

Enough about lists…. I enjoy a good museum story.  How about you?  Apparently an ancient statue at the Manchester Museum in England is spinning [without assistance].  Strange!  The comment section after the article is worth a view:

Museum Can’t Explain Why Ancient Statue Suddenly Started Spinning

austenTurkish people who protest by reading books, Jane Austen on British money, John Quincy Adams the poet [who knew?] and of course, the ever fascinating and intriguing Edward Snowden saga.  A lot of interesting information to peruse:

NPR’s Book News

Here’s a recipe to try.  I find myself liking different styles of pizza more and more.  I follow Naturally Ella’s blog and came across this Spinach Ranch Pizza recipe this week.  I especially like what Erin, the girl behind Naturally Ella says in the entry, spinach pizza

To me, healthy means eating real foods. This pizza is healthy to me. I made the crust from scratch using whole wheat flour I had just ground. I made the ranch from herbs in my garden and greek yogurt. And yes, it does have a lot of cheese and occasionally, that’s okay. I put heavy cream in my coffee and occasionally make things with refined (organic cane) sugar (not often, but sometimes I just want a damn good chocolate chip cookie). I just want to enjoy food (real food).

I think healthy for me has taken on a new meaning in the past two years: healthy means get in the kitchen and cook (pizza, steak, quinoa salad), then enjoy what you just made by mindfully eating it (possibly with a beer or glass of wine).

And lastly, my quote of the week:

“Nobody gets into heaven without a letter of reference from the poor.” – Rev. James Forbes

Happy weekend!  Hope you find time to eat healthy and read a book.  Oh, and make a list.  Or two.

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