Have you heard a version of “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”? As our Endless Weekend is entering its third (!!!) year, we’re wondering how much, if any, truth there is in that saying. A math professor shared with me once that he needs … Continue reading Can your hobby be your job and your job your hobby?
A couple of posts we’ve read recently got us thinking about some of our favorite detective shows. They’re not all ones with shocking plot twists, like the our top 10 movies with unexpected plot twists. But we like them because they are rewatchable; some because that enables us to see the leading clues we missed … Continue reading 10 of the best Detective shows
We’ve been relishing our Endless Weekend now officially for over 2 years. Some people may refer to this period as “retirement”, but that word has nothing but bad connotations. For us, it’s been a glorious honeymoon period. If all had gone according to our Endless Weekend plan, we should have been writing this blog from … Continue reading Can a honeymoon period continue endlessly?
Just like in Are YOU wired for fairness, before you answer the question, or even start mulling it, please watch the following video. It's worth it, and really, you only need to watch the first minute. If your audio is turned off, it's fine, the task is to count how many times the two balls … Continue reading Are you missing the main event?
One year we celebrated the New Year aboard a ship, sailing past Hawaii, watching the slow flow of lava from the Kīlauea volcano into the water; steam came up as the lava hit the water, quite a dramatic scene that had us sharing folk stories we heard as children with each other. At the stroke … Continue reading 3 Ways for Luck in the New Year
After a not-so brief hiatus due to pandemic aftershocks, there’s no time like the present holiday season to return with some retro season’s greetings we’ve received this year! (☼) *./|\ * * ♫♫♫♫♫♫ * • '*♥*♥*♥*' • ' *•♫♫♫♫♫♫.•* ' ' *, • '♫ '• ,* ' ' * • ♫*♥*♫*♥*♫ • * ' ' … Continue reading Blast from the past
Before you answer or mull it over, take 2.75 minutes and watch the video below (audio needed). If 2.75 minutes is too much, watch 1 minute starting 1:19 minutes into it. It is well worth that minute of watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiU6TxysCg After looking at the wide spectrum of human behavior, and the great discussion that ended … Continue reading Are YOU wired for fairness?
You know the saying “you’re the apple of my eye”, meaning cherished above all? And you probably know the phrase “he’s rotten to the core”, meaning entirely bad? Those are the two extremes: They indicate the two extremes of possible human behavior that we have outlined using two quotes: In our discussion of funny return … Continue reading Where do you stand on the Rotten-meter?
It’s that time of year. Every time we’ve been to Costco (one of our favorite stores) this past month, the return lines reach the exit. But returns can also provide an endless source of amusement… especially if you’re not the store that is accepting the returns. Here goes FRS: Funny (?) Return Stories: We saw … Continue reading When is too much … too much? Funny return stories
We love our early retirement, and our reveling in the honeymoon period of our Endless Weekend. The only thing we regret is not starting it … earlier! But one only needs look at the word “retired” and its synonyms, on the photo to the right, and be filled with sadness… The definitions of the word … Continue reading Is “retired” the end? Or what do you do?