1. “You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.”
For me, last week was about saying farewell to Parks and Recreation, the NBC comedy starring Amy Poehler as a loveable, devoted public servant in a small town parks department. (The quote above is from Poehler’s funny recent memoir.)
If you’re already a fan of the show, you may enjoy this commentary about the character everyone loved to tease (but not hate), Larry Jerry Gary Grgich. What I loved about the show is how it celebrated heartfelt relationships between characters, absurd humor from small-town situations, and enough occasional fart jokes to satisfy my inner 12-year-old. Here are a few more gems that I’m clinging to after the show’s finale:
- Life lessons from Leslie Knope
- 43 Ron Swanson quotes, Ron Swanson eating a banana, and Ron Swanson ordering breakfast.
- Ann, you fluorescent lightbulb of truth: Knope Compliments
This National Geographic photo set appeared just before Valentine’s Day, but I added it to my Pocket list and didn’t get to it for a couple weeks. It’s a great series on picturing love.
- Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men and a sassy octogenarian, drinks a lot of Coke and sometimes has ice cream for breakfast.
- Related (to being a billionaire): The youngest ever self-made billionaire on the Forbes list is 31-year-old Elizabeth Holmes, a medical-device entrepreneur, Stanford dropout and time-machine designer.
- I tweet (or retweet) links fairly often, but this commentary suggests that it’s highly unlikely anyone ever clicks through.
- I’ve been wondering why Pinterest isn’t the same lately, and this article provides some insight.
It’s Girl Scout cookie time. While I prefer to consume mine with milk or hot cocoa, other people may want to pair them with wine. (The abbreviated version is Thin Mint = Pinot Noir or Merlot.)
Top gif by Adam J. Kurtzman, via post emotional