Friday, May 11

Potluck (and other short stories)

Welcome, friends, to another Friday potluck!

Food for thought:
Bored with stress eating? Try grief bacon.
Thanks to Nitmos at Feet Meet Street for filling us in on the German word, Kummerspeck, composed of Kummer (grief) and Speck (bacon) which means "excess weight gained due to emotional overeating."

I might need some of that grief bacon to get over  the news that sexism is still alive and well in 2012. Case in point: the baseball team at Our Lady of Sorrows Academy in Arizona forfeited their state championship game because the opposing team includes a girl player.
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Yes, folks: you read that correctly. OLSA would rather lose a state championship by forfeit than play when a girl is on the field. Way to teach our children good values about sportsmanship and equity, OLSA!

Don't the coaches know that girls don't really have cooties?


A moveable feast:
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Check those bike tires! Next week is Bike to Work Week.

Many communities sponsor special cycling events, including contests and giveaways. Check the list to see if your city is promoting pedal power.

Speaking of travel, have you ever wanted to take a cross-country trip, but couldn't convince your friends to join you? Sarah Von explains how to road trip solo.

Words of wisdom (aka quote of the week):
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Link love:
Instead of closing with a question, today I'd like to use the comments section to find other weird and wonderful stories. So...

Please post a link to the best article you read (or wrote) this week.
(Don't be shy - if you wrote something great, share it!)


  1. Yet another reason Arizona will never be on my "yeah, I can see living there" list.

  2. Thanks for the link to "road trip solo". I'm downloading her recommended podcasts right now. I need more for long runs and long flights.

  3. Hey, thanks for the linky love!

  4. Ugh! Amazed it's possible that something like what happened in AZ can still happen! Oh wait, there's N. Carolina this week too (sorry to be political!)

  5. The other part that annoyed me about that Arizona story was that she offered not to play and they still forfeited. Unbelievable (but then again...).

    Happy Friday! :)


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