Happy Friday & Happy Movember

It’s November.  There’s a chill in the air and the sun hasn’t been see in days.

Must be time for mustaches.

My colleague sent me this TED Talk to kick off Movember and since I love me some history – I thought I’d share.

Any boys out there participating? Now you’ll know just how getting your Mo on got started.

Like all great things – over beers.

Happy Weekend Everyone!!

The Last Friday

This is it.  The last Friday post on The Twenties Roar.  *single tear*

I wasn’t sure how to do it.  Do I post a video? Or maybe do a fast five?

Well hell, I figure it’s the last Friday – let’s do both.

Five Reasons I love The Twenties Roar:

  1. I will always love that The Twenties Roar was my first blog – you always remember your first right? Well, this was mine.  I carved out my own little piece of the blogosphere and told the world what I thought. Amazing.
  2. The Twenties Roar made me some new friends.  I never really thought that anyone other than my immediate family would follow me.  I can still remember getting the email that told me a stranger subscribed to my blog.  I think I might have cried. I definitely reported it to The Boy as my BIG NEWS of the day.  Now I have MANY strangers that follow along, and some of those strangers have become my bloggy friends.  It’s a weird little thing, that I think only bloggers get – but I think it’s awesome.
  3. It made me discover SO MANY BLOGS! And LEARN so many new things.  My Google Reader is STACKED with files on knitting, baking, cookies (yes those are separate from baking), veggie meals, DIY, and hundreds of ideas for our someday house. Oddly, I didn’t really start reading blogs until I started writing one – so I have this little blog to thank for that too.
  4. An archive.  I LOVE that I have all of my thoughts are here in one little spot. I love that I have all of my anxiety and excitement about planning our W-day are here. Written down. And I love that I wouldn’t have done it in a paper journal in a million years.
  5. Therapy. Writing has always been therapeutic for me.  The journals I do have are really sad and negative from periods in my life where I needed to write it out in order to work out my feelings. That makes for a pretty negative record (see above).  But The Twenties Roar has been a space where I’ve been able to work out some of the stress of being in my twenties, living with a boy, not having ducks. And I’ve gotten a lot of support for the posts that I’ve published.  (Thanks for that by the way!) I’ve also been able to work out some of my less publishable stress by writing here and keeping it private. (Yes, it’s true I don’t publish every single thought in my head) Typically the posts I don’t make public are those that effect someone else who hasn’t chosen to make their lives public – and I’m fine with that – but sometimes I still need the therapy and The Twenties Roar has been that for me.

Now a video – a YouTube Friday that I saw last night.  Lion tries to eat baby.  You’re welcome Brother.

 

The Twenties Roar has been good to me, and hopefully you’ve gotten something out of it too.  I’m really sad to say goodbye to the title. But I’m also really excited to start fresh with a new blog.  It feels rejuvenating.

Thank you to each and every person who has ever read a single post on this little blog. I appreciate the love and support more than I could ever say. I hope you’ll continue to check in with me at my new home. And I hope even more that I’m able to smoothly transition you to the new site – eek! Just in cases, there might be ONE more post here, to direct you to my new home.

Have a GREAT weekend – and maybe wish me luck!

YouTube Fridays Returns

I don’t know if you’ve missed YouTube Friday.  But I do know I watched this video last week and like so many other bloggers out there knew I had to share it.

I may be a week late, and many of you may have already watched this recently – but if you have you know it ‘s worth watching again.

YouTube Friday Returns!

I know it’s been a few weeks. But picking up from yesterday’s post on my love affair with my Sista’s  Blendtec blender I give you  – Will it Blend!

The Sista is coveting an iPad right now as Tom says, sure it can change your life but… Will it blend?

 

The Boy loves to golf.  And since he’s working at a golf course over the summer our stock pile of balls has no signs of running short.  But… will they blend?

 

We’ve also been ring shopping lately – the Boy’s is ordered and mine will be ordered next week.  They say diamonds are forever.  But… will they blend?

 

No wonder it can juice delicious beets and pumpkin seeds in just 60 seconds!

As you spend your Friday getting hooked into this wonderful, productive and educational video series, remember it was brought to you by The Twenties Roar.  You’re welcome.  Take a look around and let me know which one is your favourite. Can you think of something they haven’t tried?

Hope you enjoy a beautiful weekend. It’s going to be hot hot hot here!

You Tube Friday – “Not just for gays anymore”

Hands up everyone that loves Neil Patrick Harris?  Have you been loving him as long as I have? From the time you were 7?

Or did your love affair begin with How I Met Your Mother? Do you find yourself loving Barney despite his womanizing ways?

Or maybe you just have a man crush on him.  Seems like a good guy to have a beer with – no?

Well, either way this week’s post is for you.

Last weekend was the Tony Awards.  Even though I love theatre it never occurred to me to watch the Tony Awards.  But I had heard that my BFF NPH was hosting – which I thought would be pretty funny.  Unfortunately there was a Boy watching a hockey game at my house on Sunday, a boy who would never agree to watching any awards show let alone the Tony Awards.  So I checked in on YouTube this week to see what I missed.

Turns out I missed a lot:

I missed the memo that Broadway is not just for gays anymore.

I missed the memo that Daniel Radcliffe can sing and can play other characters than Harry Potter.

I missed handsome man Hugh Jackman throwing down broadway styles with my boyfriend

And he didn’t lose momentum by the end sending us off with his mad ad lib rap skills

So next year, I’m putting the Tony Awards on my list.  Turns out I didn’t know that this awards show is actually exciting and worth watching.  Having watched the many many more videos available on YouTube – the Tony’s showcase performances from all of the current season’s musicals.  Who knew?  Not me.

YouTube Friday – Story of Stuff

As you may recall a couple of  weeks ago I told several people “This video is GREAT for this week’s YouTube Friday!”  I told my friend over at A Handmade Story about this video – it seemed to me I had shown it here before, but she’s a diehard and had no idea what I was talking about.  I was going to include it in last week’s videos but it’s quite lengthy.  So I figured it needed it’s own Friday.

It’s the Story of Stuff.  It’s interesting in a disturbing kind of way and makes you think about our consumerism.

What do you think?

YouTube Friday – This one’s for the boys

The Boy doesn’t watch YouTube Friday.  He says it’s not his favourite feature.  Sometimes he’ll watch – but most of the time he skips it.  He’s not a big YouTube fan actually – I know can you believe it?

My brother does watch YouTube Friday – unless of course I post anything with any kind of depth.  Then he’s out.  Feminist poetry slamsNo thanksMuppets? Yes please.

Came across this one this week and thought of my dear brother.  I didn’t even know there was another movie coming out – add Jason Segal and Amy Adams to that and I am sold

But since this isn’t coming out until November – I thought I’d also share a couple of the long list of movies I’m looking forward to this summer.

The Boy will not be going to Vegas or Thailand for his bachelor party.  His BFF is getting married next year and they are going to Vegas for his bachelor party.  I have already informed the Boy that What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas does not apply to married people… or STDs.

I’ve got some serious reading and movie watching to do before I can end the series. Good thing the Hunger Games series will start next year or I might not know what to do with myself!

The Boy and I both agree this movie would be great to see as an entire wedding party – though coordinating a movie date with 10 people in the summer, when one lives in Edmonton might prove to be difficult

 

What are you looking forward to seeing in theatres?

YouTube Friday – This one’s for the Girls

This is going to seem random.  It’s seems that way because it is.

The first video was discovered by a friend of mine and it is such a hidden gem and the timing is just crazy.

I give you – deleted Friends scene The One Where Racheal Tells – (Or the one where Monica and Chandler go on their honeymoon)

The second video – is more of a tribute.  BFF Kate is in town for a WHOLE week and I thought I’d welcome her with a classic that is definitely ending up on the “to play” list on W-day! (Kate – I suggest we start practicing our choreographed dancing!)

Ahh, Billy Joel.  This reminds me – I’ve got to start working on our DJ play and do not play list.

So if you’ve got requests – I want to hear them!

Have a great LONG weekend!

YouTube Friday

I think YouTube Friday has found it’s new theme song.  I find it slightly upsetting that I will be contributing to this video’s ridiculous number of views… but I’ll just assume everyone is laughing at it and no one is supporting this train wreck financially. (Although I just found out that the company that produced it has subsequently made $20000.  Argh.)

Nonetheless – it’s too terrible not to pass on

And because you KNOW a great video like that has GOT to have some amazing follow-ups here are a couple of my faves

This one wouldn’t embed so you need to click on the picture and you’ll be redirected to another site. Make sure you come back though – you wouldn’t want to miss “Saturday!”

Here’s another beauty

Happy Friday Everyone – we’re getting the Boy a W-day outfit this weekend! Fingers crossed.

YouTube Friday

I found this video on Healthy Tipping Point the other day and it got my Feminist cells buzzing.

Then I started on a bit of a Feminist Poetry choose your own YouTube adventure.

And found out What Women Deserve

Awesome.

I think I’ll spend my long weekend poetry slamming.

Happy Easter!