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How to get through Friday afternoon

March 25, 2011

If anyone was down by the lake this morning and spotted a clearly psychotically happy girl riding her bike to work singing along loudly to this (hey, it’s my Friday song) then you have had the exhilarating experience of spotting one of your infamous bloggettes in the flesh. How you could not feel so chirpy that you need to sing out loud to bad (awesome) 80s music on a morning like this one? The weekend has landed, temps are predicted to top 17 – SEVENTEEN – degrees today and for the next two days, and Geneva ain’t looking so bad. I trust you are all brushing the dust of your bikinis and white linen pants and planning a weekend full of pretending its warm enough to get around in bikinis and white linen pants. It’s not, but that needn’t dampen your spirits. Take a walk by the lake (watch out for crazy singing cyclists), climb the Saleve (watch out for the cyclists, who may or may not be singing but are most certainly crazy) or set up camp at one of the outdoor dining areas that are gradually popping up around Geneva and partake in a bit of people watching. For now that the weather is warming out, all the interesting, cool people who seem to hibernate during winter start to show their faces again.

The hardest part is going to be getting through the next few hours. A few suggestions to keep you interested as you count down the hours until weekend freedom…

Be amused and a little afraid by McSweeney’s prediction for the future of books.

Read this fascinatingly insightful bio of Alec Baldwin. For a man who has me in stiches in 30 Rock, he is a strikingly melancholic guy. And for an actor, he is very self aware. Both of these elements make for interesting reading.

Choose a Liz Taylor film from this list to watch over the weekend… She may not have meant much to our generation but she was a total superbabe back in the day and she worked with some seriously hot leading men, so there’s something for everyone in her films.

Thank god for all things Japanese, especially the kooky stuff like these bread bears! And then take a moment to read this and look through the photos – they are an extremely intimate portrayal of an often very stoic and private people.

Have a giggle at the Daily Beast’s catalogue of interview meltdowns. Of course, Charlie Sheen gets a mention, but after all this time I think Tom Cruise’s crazy turn on Oprah still takes the cake…

And, finally, just as you’re nearing 5pm, shut the door to your office, chuck this on the speakers and have a boogie. It’s the weekend!

P.S. Daylight savings hits Switzerland this weekend! Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward an hour on Sunday! Or is it backwards? I can never quite remember…

P.P.S. Not that I’m bragging or anything, but this is kind of exciting.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 12:33 pm

    I must have seen you this morning! Cute outfit, hot sunnies and red lippie?
    Great links, get me through the afternoon!

  2. monty permalink
    March 25, 2011 4:00 pm

    go easy “crazy cyclist”, you know what happened to your fellow cycling buddy of recent… hmmm.. loving the blog meanwhile, it’s so your new hook xx

    • March 25, 2011 4:04 pm

      Good point, will keep my singing and erratic dance moves while cycling to a minimum, lest I “do a Monty”! Hope you’re on the mend lovely x

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