Link love (Powered by mascarpone and early nights)

So I have this Facebook friend. She has, shall we say, modelling aspirations, and frequently posts photos from her shoots.

There are a few classy ones – think long flowy dresses on the beach – but by and large they’re more of the bikinis, cars and leery guy mag ilk. Topless, even with strategic coverups.

It’s equal parts mesmerising and gross, but aside from the pictures, I really enjoy the rest of her status updates. Ever had a similar situation on Facebook? Maybe it’s time I hide her posts.

Links I liked this week:

Cents and Nonsense shares a few stories of financial fails from younger, foolhardier days

Even if you are not a writer, read Obsessions of a Workaholic’s piece imagining a life without writing, and substitute another passion of yours

Warren at Married with Luggage struggles to reconcile his real self and ideal self

Loved this post on Dinner: A Love Story by Dan Coyle on nurturing your kids’ talent without being a psycho parent

I’m in love with lentils, and want to try this red lentil and coconut soup via the $120 Food Challenge

It’s okay to want something different than you did before; it’s okay to change your mind and leave a passion or job you always wanted behind. From revolution.is

Dollars and Deadlines reminds us of the importance of saying no, especially for freelancers

I haven’t linked to Bullish for awhile but I’m rectifying that with Jen’s latest on how to recover from a stalled career

Blast from the past:

A year ago I asked for your take on the pros and cons of living with friends, and touched on how my dreams have changed over time.

The year before that I indulged in a very decadent day by my standards and talked about my family history and its effect on my money personality. Apparently I was feeling pretty introspective, also writing that post on having immigrated at a young age and tattoos and heritage (and, er, I’d forgotten all about the resolution at the end of that post).

And in 2009 I asked what you’d do if money was no object, contemplated the life of an army wife and counted my relationship blessings.

Hope your weekends are going well!

5 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by mascarpone and early nights)

  • Reply Warren Talbot September 16, 2012 at 22:10

    Thank you so much for including my post on exploring who I am and the realizations I discovered. I am so happy you enjoyed it enough to share with your readers. Have a wonderful day.

  • Reply Jane September 18, 2012 at 01:45

    “It’s equal parts mesmerising and gross”

    I think I love you. Also, love these link posts.

  • Reply LittleFrugalista September 18, 2012 at 15:18

    Thanks for the shout out! Love reading you as always.

  • Reply Linda September 19, 2012 at 04:31

    I know what you mean about your friend. I have two Facebook “friends” that drive me a bit nuts with the number of posts they make. One is a relative that I want to stay in touch with, but most of his posts every day (and there are many) are to YouTube videos or movie dialog or something along those lines. I scroll through it as best I can, but it clutters up my Facebook and I hate that. The other person is an old childhood friend/neighbor. He’s taken to posting mostly images and memes he picks up from other Facebook accounts. It is annoying to have to scroll through all that crap every day just to see real posts. I’ve thought about blocking him, but I still want to see his personal posts, which he does occasionally add. Grrr!

    If you love lentils so much, try this Red Lentil Dal soup that I found in a vegetarian cookbook. It is scrumptious, cheap, filling, and low calorie. Win, win, win! http://awindycitygal.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/a-nourishing-soup-recipe/

  • Reply Anonymous September 19, 2012 at 04:46

    Funny you should mention the Facebook-clog today. I’m home sick, and have spent the waking part of my day spring-cleaning my internet accounts. It turns out that it is possible to view someone’s status updates, but hide their photos and/or videos. Go to your news feed, click ‘hide story’ and it will give you the option to uncheck the things that annoy you (in my friend’s case, also awkward ‘modelling’ shots, but with bizarre digital frames and hearts added. Each photo was entitled “me me me me”. Classy). Try it. Your Facebook experience will be so much better for it.

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