Suggestion Saturday: December 31, 2011

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, quotes, documentaries, short stories and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

New Year’s Day:  Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.  ~Mark Twain

Chocolate: a Complete Beginner’s Guide. Who would have guessed there were so many steps to the process of making it?

‘Tis the Season. Cleaning out your closet? This link is full of good advice on what clothing should and should not be donated to homeless shelters, used clothing stores and other charities.

Nana and Betty. It’s amazing how much can be forgotten about the life of one person after just a couple of generations. I wonder if it will become easier to track down what actually happened to people in 50 or 100 years (assuming that we still have the Internet and that the records are preserved!)

The complete lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. I, for one, will be singing the entire thing tonight. ;)

From A Saturday Story:

I’m not sure if this will work, but it might be fun to try. We’re going to tell a story.

I’ll start, then we’ll take turns continuing from there in comments. Whoever goes next adds a sentence or two and together we’ll find out where the story goes from there.

 

What have you been reading?

 

  • teresa s

    What a great selection this week! Very enjoyable! The Saturday Story was fun to read-what a fun idea!

    I have never heard all the words to the song so that was interesting to read.

    I liked the article about making donations. I’ve often thought of that. It’s very easy to clean out your stash of clothes and donate what is no longer in season or just stained and ripped! It is a good reminder to give with the right  motive…to help make someone else’s life better. I can’t imagine it would be better for me to receive a ripped or stained piece of clothing, than one that is still in good shape and useful!

    Have a Happy New Year!!

    • http://www.on-the-other-hand.com Lydia Schoch

      Thank you, Teresa. Happy New Year to you as well!