5 Things: Loudly coincidental edition


Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready for another round of "5 Things." Here's what I found interesting this week:

1) This Irish cafe has posted a sign banning "Loud Americans." I found the sign a little funny. There are some genteel Europeans I know who have had unpleasant run-ins with (rude) "Loud Americans." But my question is do they ask for your passport and inside voice at the door?

2) There have been some funny coincidences between Slate's "Dear Prudence" column and the one Debbie Reynolds writes for the Globe tabloid. I'm avid reader of Prudie's pragmatic advice but have never picked up a copy of Globe. (Unfortunately, the column is not available online!) Has anyone read Debbie's column? (I promise not to judge for picking up a tabloid!)

3) "Food policing" for women has been in the topic of conversation online a lot this week. I can't say I've ever experienced this (outside of my family, anyway) but it that strangers make some comments to women about what they are eating. I am beginning to wonder if some of them were not awkward attempts at humor (although some obviously were not). Has a stranger ever told you not to eat something or commented on the healthfulness of your food choices while out in public?

4) These photos of "Real Rosie the Riveter" from Reader's Digest are quite stunning. Even better that they are actually in color!

5) Saving the best for last I love this week's Task Rabbit "Task of the Week." A young man named Danny is suffering from brain cancer and Task Rabbit was commissioned to make sure he receives 100 birthday cards. His address is available on the site and I hope you will join me in making sure Danny receives a lot of cards!

Okay, that's all for now! Have a wonderful weekend!



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