I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend…and a short week (well, those of you in the U.S., anyway).
It is finally nice in Chicago and I’m already sporting a great tan line where I wear my FitBit on my ankle.
Yes, I wear it on my ankle and, yes, people ask me if I’m on house arrest (which is always funny because I’m never at home when they ask).
But it ensures I get my steps counted, no matter if I’m on the bike, carrying something, or pushing something (grocery shopping doesn’t get counted if you’re pushing a cart and your arm doesn’t move), and that is very important when you have the likes of Laura Petrolino to contend with.
As I write this, the Chicago Tribune has announced they have changed the publishing parent company’s name to tronc. Yes, all lowercase. Somehow it makes me feel like I’m living Guardians of the Galaxy: I am tronc!
So watch for more news coming out of our city’s newspaper. It’ll be interesting to watch, for sure.
In the meantime, I give you Gin and Topics.
This week’s videos are courtesy of Susan Cellura and yours truly.
5. The Kid’s Table: Technology. This is so fantastic! They put old technology in front of kids—a typewriter, a record, a tape recorder—and ask them what it is and how it’s used. The perfection you’ll see includes, “They were used in the olden days because we didn’t have the computer to play music.” And, “I know this because my grandpa has one.”
4. An Extraordinary Surprise for a 4-Year-Old Gymnast. Little Emma, the gymnast, is back and Ellen has a great surprise for her. But I don’t know who is more surprised—Emma or her mom. I’ll just say this: You might want to go dice some onions so you can blame them when you cry.
3. How to Make Toast for a Toddler. I’m not sure I even need to explain this. If you have—or have ever had—a toddler, this is what it’s like to make toast for one. Don’t break the doughnut in half. The banana broke! Put it back together! I want circle cheese. Now I want square cheese. Now I want the cheese that’s in strings (which, after several attempts, turns out not to be string cheese, but shredded cheese).
2. Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne Answer The Web’s Most Searched Questions. I love these Google autocomplete interviews. So much, in fact, I wish we’d come up with the idea here. Imagine that as the Inquisition. What fun! Alas, we’ll have to leave it to Wired to work with celebrities to answer the questions people Google.
1. True Confessions with Jennifer Lawrence and John Oliver. I have to say, the best part of this video is not the True Confessions, rather when Jimmy tells Jennifer Lawrence that she has something on her nose.
Have a great weekend!