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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

summer afternoon

Stuff and Things:

Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. But not every bride knows how to take beautiful pictures. Here’s a how-to guide on posing for you lovelies. (Don’t worry single ladies – you don’t have to be getting married to take a peek!)

Climbing the Ladder:

Networking can be super awkward. Here are five tips to make it feel super easy.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Did you know Greek yogurt can be substituted for almost anything?? Check out this chart from Chobani:

chobani

Body Lovin’:

For anyone who’s ever worked 2 jobs you know the power of naps. Turns out it’s actually an alternative sleep cycle.

huggingOut and About:

Stanley Park in Westfield, MA is one of my favorite places. And now you can do yoga in the park every Wednesday in July! For free! Well, they ask for a $5 donation to the park, but that’s still the cheapest yoga class I’ve ever taken!!

Friday Fun:

For my Connecticut peeps:

friday movie

The 22nd Annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz kicks off this weekend in Bushnell Park. Gates open at 5pm Friday night. The festival runs through Sunday. Admission is free.

For my Western Mass homies:

The 350 Grille in downtown Springfield is one of my favorite restaurants and it just so happens another of my favorites will be providing the melodious mood during tonight’s dining experience! That sounds like a win/win to me!! John Cantalini will delight your auditory senses on guitar while 350’s menu tickles your taste buds.

After you’ve had your full of deliciousness at 350 head on up to Monty’s in Chicopee for your favorite 90’s cover band Gnome Sane. You’ll definitely need to do some serious booty shakin’ to work off that dinner girl! Gnome sane?

Saturday Shenanigans:

There’s not much better than spending a summer afternoon on the lake. Unless it’s spending the afternoon on the lake listening to good tunes! Head out to Louie B’s in Southwick and catch the Baird Souls 6pm – 10pm.

Can’t take the heat even on the water?? Then head to The Still in Agawam for DPR. These guys are one of my faves and will definitely get you up and moving on the dance floor.

For you kids on the other side of the river, The Truckstop Troubadours will be rocking all your favorite country classics at the Munich Haus in Chicopee.

For my Connecticut peeps – Weird Science Saturday will be going on down at the Shamrock Cafe in Suffield. DJ Supercold will be spinning all your favorite 80’s tunes.

Giggles and Such:

We really blue it.

Careless whisper makes everything sexy.

doors

better days are coming

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

impossible

Dollars and Sense:

Single with no kids?? 5 ways to plan for your financial future.

Techie Love:

Facebook rolled out their new Graph Search this week. Learn how to lock down your privacy settings.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the “Bing It On Challenge”. Well, it might be time to take it. Only 13% of Google search results are real 😦

Wine Me, Dine Me:

400 companies that DO NOT use GMOs in their products.

Fashion Forward:

The most ingenious accessory EVER!!

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

Who you gonna call?? Ghostbusters! Playing at 7pm in Pope Park in Hartford.

For my Connecticut peeps, The Juicy Grapes will be at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford with Rythmic Circus. Sure to be a funky good time! Show starts at 10pm. Put on your dancing shoes at get your boogie on girl!

For you kids east of the river, The John Cantalini Band will be rocking out at the Skybox in Southwick. Show starts at 9:30pm. Just a reminder, John Cantalini is that guitar genius you love from The Kings. A guaranteed good time!

For you westside kiddos, The Truckstop Troubadours will be playing all your favorite country classics out at The Wales Irish Pub. If you haven’t seen these guys, you’re in for a real treat! Front man Brian Chicoine channels The Man in Black better than Johnny Cash himself!!

Saturday Shenanigans:

Camp Bisco is this weekend. For those of you who are too broke or too busy to rock out for all three days, Saturday passes are available. Saturday’s lineup includes The Disco Biscuits and Passion Pit.

Another one for you Connecticut peeps, Stanley Maxwell will be at The Main Pub in Manchester. This funky jazz quartet has a soulful sound and they love to jam. They were the Hartford Advocate Jazz Band of the year for 2010, 2009, and 2007. Show starts at 8pm. All ages.

Sunday Funday:

Couldn’t make it out to Wales to get your country on Friday night?? Then head over to Geraldine’s in West Springfield for a special local acoustic country showcase. The one and only Brian Chicoine will be hosting with Southern Rain Acoustic, Northern Lights (featuring one of my favorites Richie Lexington Hernandez), and The Honky-Tonk Saints. Show starts early (4pm – 8pm) so you can get plenty of sleep before work Monday morning!

Giggles and Such:

30 signs you’re almost 30

I hate cats, but this might be the funniest cat video I’ve ever seen!!

prison orange is not your color

we accept walkens

the dark side of the moon

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!! (sort of)

Happy 4th of July!!

Just a reminder, while you’re enjoying cold beer and fireworks tomorrow, the brave folks protecting the freedoms we’re celebrating are probably humping a 200 lb rucksack through some god-forsaken-shithole, thousands of miles from cold beer, fireworks, and loved ones.

Quote of the Day:

not weird enough hunter s thompson quote

Wine Me, Dine Me:

By now we all know GMO food is bad for us. But did you know the top 10 worst GMO foods?? 2 of them surprised me!

Round the World:

A new crop of “wonders of the world” was released by UNESCO this week. How many make your bucket list??

Body Lovin’:

Overdid it at the gym?? 3 yoga poses for sore muscles.

Luscious Locks:

Wet hair at work is a no-no. Or is it??

Out and About:

Where to see fireworks in Western Mass this weekend.

Where to see fireworks in CT this weekend.

There’s no crying in baseball!!

Bushnell Park – Friday night

there's no crying in baseball

I know, I know!

“Where’s all the wicked awesome local music?!?”

I’ve got a four day weekend clouding my vision kids.

So I only have a few morsels of musical shenanigans for you this week.

Saturday – Tony Lee Thomas @ O’Laughlin’s in Pittsfield, MA

Sunday – The Kings @ The Wales Irish Pub in Wales, MA

I promise I’ll do better next week!

Giggles and Such:

Let me mustard up some courage!

In case of bad day, break glass.

The freedom to not give a fuck.

what happened

mosquitosHave a great week(end)!!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

wasted days

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Want to know what cheese goes with that wine?? Check out this cheat sheet!

Techie Love:

Ever had your Facebook or email hacked?? Never again!

Nature is Awesome:

I’m sure you’ve all heard the full moon on Sunday will be a super moon. Here’s what that means for you astrologically.

13 uses for cucumbers that will surprise and amaze you.

Out and About:

Music makes me happy.

It probably makes you happy too.

Supporting local music makes me wicked happy.

Here are some local events this weekend for your auditory pleasure:

Friday Fun:

If you ever went to a Radio 104 Fest, miss the 90’s at 9, and know Dave Grohl wasn’t always a lead singer, then these guys are your new favorite cover band!

Gnome Sane at The Waterfront in Holyoke, MA.

Saturday Shenanigans:

Do you love beer?

Do you love music??

Then get your ass down to Worthington Street from noon – 4pm for the 3rd Annual Worthy Craft Beer Showcase featuring the amazing reggae/hip hop/funk stylings of The Alchemystics (one of my personal favorites).

Got work/school/stuff going on Saturday afternoon??

Don’t worry your pretty little head girl!

Worthington Street will be bumping all night!

Primate Fiasco takes the stage at Theodore’s Blues & BBQ starting at 9pm.

Words can’t describe how amazing these guys are (I’m at a loss for words! That should tell you something!!).

They mix dixieland jazz with the funkiest funk.

They rage in the street! With a tuba! And a banjo!

Sunday Funday:

For those of you lucky bastards who don’t have work Monday morning, keep the party train rolling down at Foxwoods Casino with the spectacular Katelyn Richards at The Scorpion Bar.

This lovely lady always puts on a great show.

Rawking out commences at 7pm sharp!

Giggles and Such:

The devil came up to Boston.

The 48 most absurd things at the gym besides you.

exactly

upset woman

it's friday

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

act your age

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Does wine speak make you feel super inadequate?? Find out what a tannin is other useful stuff to make you feel smarter around those wine snobs.

Luscious Locks:

Never have a bad hair day again.

Nesting:

Save money and avoid toxins.

DIY:

Got some old furniture kicking around?? Polish it up and give it a new look.

Techie Love:

Block websites from collecting your data.

Climbing the Ladder:

How to win over any interviewer.

Body Lovin’:

Trouble falling asleep? Try listening to the most.relaxing.song.ever.

Inspirational:

Being alone doesn’t mean your lonely.

Giggles and Such:

Punch yourself in the face. Right now.

douche bagastaneat crayons poop rainbows

dog mermaidsHave a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

brave goodbye

Climbing the Ladder:

Is networking as awkward for you as it is for me??

Round the World:

Traveling around the world is my ultimate dream but would you do it solo?

Feed Your Mind:

Improve your vocabulary.

How Does Your Garden Grow:

Why you’re killing your houseplants.

Best plants for low-light apartments.

Body Lovin’:

Jump start your morning with this energizing yoga routine.

Giggles and Such:

You can’t un-hear these song lyrics.

Sweet angel mouse you’re awesome.

don't tell me to calm downno monsterHave a great weekend!

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