Friday, January 3, 2014

5 on Friday {January 3} & Top 5 Books of 2013

Hey y'all,

I can't believe that it is FRIDAY! I am still trying to get my barrings with the long holidays but having a two day work week is pretty great, although, with today's freezing temperatures it was a struggle to get out from under the covers with reports of a windchill temperature of 14. However, here are a few things for this week:

one. House of Cards. I am now obsessed with the show. I started it on Wednesday as I was cleaning and organizing my room and I can't wait for the new season on February 14!
two. my vacuum. Yep, I did ask for a vacuum for Christmas and I received the Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Bagless Upright from my parents. I really needed a decent vacuum and never wanted to splurge for it on my own but I have since arriving back at my apartment vacuumed the living and dining room and the bedroom is up for tonight.
three. If you haven't heard, there is an article going around called 23 things to do instead of getting engaged before you're 23. I did not care for the list but this response was amazing and since I am turning 24 at the end of the month I love this list of 24 things to do instead of getting married by 24 which I copied below (really everyone should accomplish this list whether married or not, so all Postgrads I challenge you to make some of these your goals/resolutions for the year 2014):

Sponsor a Child for a year

Read at least 3 NY Times articles every week

Take your parents out for a fancy (non-fast food) meal

Work hard at a job – any job

Travel to a new country

Travel to a new state

Read a classical fiction novel

Teach someone a new skill you have already mastered

Learn a new skill

Learn a new language

Pay off debt

Read the Bible in a year

Be selfless

Join a sports league, art club, orchestra, whatever you’re interested in.

Write a letter to a friend

Learn how to properly set a table

Stop taking bathroom selfies

Vote – local, state, or national election

Embark on a goal that will take at least 10 years to accomplish

Hand write a thank-you note

Buy a nice dress or tux/suit for weddings and funerals

Re-read a favorite book

Spend a day in the mountains alone

and last, but not least…

Make a friend and share a jar of Nutella with them – one sitting or otherwise

four. olypmic mascots. So if you haven't heard the Olympics begin next month and today at lunch a co-worker and I were looking over the Olympic site and stumbled upon all the olympic mascots of the past and the Sochi Olympic Mascots each have their own videos that are quiet ridiculous but gave us all some laughs.


  1. I can't wait for the new season of House of Cards either! I watched the whole first season in 2 sittings, it's just so so good

  2. Love your list!!! I have a lot of things similar to that on mine that I want to do before I get married. :)

  3. I love this list of things to do before you turn 24 -- Although I would need to add a few considering that I'm turning 26 in a few weeks! You always have the best book recommendations -- I just went through GoodReads and added a few of these books to my "to-read" list! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I'm planning on starting House of Cards when I get back to school and I can hardly wait! Also, I need to look into those books you posted!


  5. I started and finished the first season of House of Cards last week. I am beyond obsessed, SO SO GOOD!

  6. I got a vacuum too, and I am so excited to use it! Great resolutions!


Thanks for the sweet note!