Happy Hour Countdown

Missing my best buddy and mischief-making partner this week!  Can’t wait to see her again soon!

– Don’t know how I missed this wonderful story about gymnasts Jen Bricker and Dominique Moceanu.  Jen was born without legs and given up for adoption at birth.  As a child, she pursued her passion for gymnastics and her hero was Dominique Moceanu.  Turns out they shared much more than passion for the sport.  You should watch this story.

– Justin Timberlake is serving as the first ever Team Ambassador for the U.S. Team at the 2012 Ryder Cup.   He opened the competition, by reading a poem – a poem about golf…hmmm.  Nevertheless, it will make golf a little more tolerable this weekend.
– Emerson Fry has a $2500 giveaway for her fall line – sign up here!  You do not want to miss this!  And if you win, I really want a few things, so hook me up!


– I freaked this week, when I caught the Husband upgrading to iOS 6.  Completely freaked.  Besides the obvious issues of managing a joint “cloud,” his map app no longer shows subway stations or if it is faster to walk or may steer him to a neighborhood that doesn’t exist.  Here is a story about how bad iOS 6 really is.  Glad to see Tim Cook apologize today for rushing a product to market that clearly wasn’t ready.

– Tonight Jay-Z opens the Barclay Center and people are standing in the rain protesting as I type.  I am really enjoying all the media coverage.  In this article about the food served at the arena, my new favorite term appeared – “hyper-local.” For some weird reason it cracks me up every time I think about it.

– Finally, I read a great column today about how “journalism has an originality problem, not a plagiarism problem.”  Excellent conversation starter about the state of creative thinking,  problem solving, and expression of ideas in this country.

I hope you all have a wonderful and hyper-local weekend watching football, golf, and having a ball, like the two crazy kids below!

Please note that the photographer was most likely ambushed.  Pop shot with a real camera and real film.  I am sure he didn’t have time to adjust the shutter speed.  But I like it this way – I think it captures our crazy joy and silliness on a fall day!

– Previous countdowns here – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7