Sunday Sundries | Vol. 5

I just woke up from an hour-long nap I didn’t intend to take. I believe it’s the combination breakfast food overload and the unavoidable pools of sunlight falling on all the soft surfaces in the house – the carpet, the banket, the couch.  A deadly, sleepy combination.

Also, can we talk about how the shadow from the glass above looks like dragon scales? Secret sunlight surprises – who knows what your glassware might be hiding?

Δ  I’ve just discovered Roadtrippers, but I think it’s going to be incredibly useful for planning our road trip this summer.  It’s geared a lot more towards the USA than Canada, but you can still drop markers anywhere in Canada you want, and it’ll plot out your trip, including telling you the time and distance between legs.

Δ On a similar note, once you know where you’re going, Rome2Rio is a great way to find out how you can get there (especially if you’re car-less).

Δ Gala Darling’s 100 Things To Do When You’re Upset (The Sad Trombone List) is great for this time of year when we’re all a little bit Vitamin D deficient and feeling wah wah waaaah. 

Δ How To Accomplish More By Doing Less is an article I wish more employers would read.

Δ Oprah Interviews J.K. Rowling is a really nice to watch, not only for the main interview content, but also for their reflections on being women who came from nothing, and are now two of the richest females on the planet.

Δ Yuko Shimizu is one of my favourite illustrators, but she actually came to illustration only after 11 years working as in Public Relations. Make Your Own Path are her reflections on following your dreams.

Δ 7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose is a great read, and really encompasses ideas we should all be taught in school, including the problem with the concept of a “life purpose”.

Δ Margaret Atwood on Canadian Literature (1973, from the CBC Archives) is really fun to watch, but only if you’re into CanLit and enjoy Peggy’s special brand of ‘suffer no fools’ sauciness. 

Δ Did you know that right now the average person spend 4 years looking down at their cell phone? No link here, just a fact I thought you should know. That’s so much time. Maybe reconsider checking Facebook for the 10th time this morning. 

Δ The Opposite of Loneliness is an insightful collection of writing by Marina Keegan, a young college graduate from Yale who died in 2012 a month after she graduated. This is the original article for which the book was named.

Δ Morning Pages is a tool not only for writers, but for anyone seeking a creative recovery. 

Δ What does ‘boke’ mean? An etymology lesson for photographers!

Δ Hellosign is a great digital document signing software/website that integrates with Google and allows you to send three documents for signing per month with a free account.

Δ 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Germans is something I wish I’d read before going on exchange there. I’ve observed all these first hand!

Δ Want to spend the summer in Tokyo? Working at a Summer Day Camp might be an option to consider.

Δ The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine makes you feel like North Americans are living in the dark ages when it comes to taking care of our skin.

Δ What if People Can Learn Everything I Teach for Free Online? Is a great watch if you sell (or think you’ll someday sell) digital products. 

Δ I’m Autistic, and Believe Me, It’s a Lot Better Than Measles. YES! I’m so glad this was written.

Δ A Printer Than Can Cook a Photo of Your Face Into a Pancake. Finally. My life’s wait is over.

Δ Leonard Nemoy’s sad passing on Friday has led to an influx of Nemoy-related links on the internet. My favourites were this homage to him as a photographer who honoured full-figured women through his photographs , and this funny bit about how William Shatner stole Leonard Nemoy’s Bike.

Δ  Have you ever seen a wave made of ice?

Δ Portraits of Men With Their Beloved Cat Companions is just as great as it sounds.

Δ How Love and Integrity Made Welcome to Night Vale a Massive Success

Δ The Internet In Real Time is like watching the New York Stock Exchange of the internets.

I’m off to eat leftover pancakes and sausage now. Mmm, at this rate I’ll be spending my adulthood as a sleepy cat. They really live the life.

Happy sleepy Sunday to you,


Author: Mel Hattie

Hi, I’m Mel, blogger and tea sommelier at Mel Had Tea. I love to explore, learn, and meet new people. Nothing inspires me more than reading, traveling the world, talking to strangers, and drinking tea.

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