Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the 99-year-old woman who made a new friend during the pandemic. Certainly a sweet story.
Well, even if the only friend that you made this week was a your couch, you’ve made it to Friday, my friend. You know that means it’s time to check out another “5 Things” to tide you over until the weekend. Enjoy!
- Tissue alert on this one. You might want to have a box handy. These incredible women are survivors of barbaric acid attacks in India and agreed to talk about it on camera! I admire and honor their courage for speaking out. Their families, those who were supportive at least, are also amazing. Especially in the face of a culture that often doesn’t value women and certainly not when they are “imperfect.” Wow.
2) This news piece about how South Korea describes other countries at the Olympics is both amusing and perplexing. Overall, the depictions were remedial at best. It was as though the MBC network didn’t expect their fellow South Koreans to understand many countries beyond their foods or disasters. I’d be curious to hear an actual South Korean’s take on this!
3) Director M. Night Shyamalan took part in Wired’s autocomplete interview answering some questions. He’s an interesting person who was quite candid. If you didn’t know what the “M” stands for or if he made a cameo in all his films, you’ll find out those bits of trivia and much more.
4) Okay, I’m sharing my new guilty pleasure but only on the understanding that not everyone can buy them at once! Cinnamon Chex was recently substituted for my usual cereal in a grocery order and it’s amazing. Definitely well-suited for a snack/dessert and highly recommended.
5) As you can see, the BBC is just feeding my penchant for old houses with this expose on preserving an 18th century East London home. The former owner, Dennis Severs, is known as “eccentric.” He was an American Anglophile who gave up his career in law to become a horse and carriage tour guide in London during the 1960’s. Such an unusual story!
Okay, that’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!