Leslie Knope is front and centre as the featured image of this week’s distraction – because she is the best – but also because, sadly, Parks and Recreation is over. frankly i have referenced treat yo self far too many times on this blog to not dedicate an entire post to Parks & Rec, but this introductory paragraph will have to do.

i actually started watching the show as a mid week distraction of sorts, just a filler for couch time. but as it got past that bumpy first season (remember how annoying Leslie used to be?!) it quickly became one of my favourite shows. i always worried that it was going to be cancelled before it reached a satisfactory conclusion, but somehow they managed to hang in there for seven awesome seasons. perhaps it’s bizarre to say, but i’m so happy to know the characters are in a good place! Jerry / Larry / Terry / Garry’s ending really made me laugh.

i’m going to miss them. any new favourite shows i should check out to help fill my couch time?

Mid Week Distraction No. 15

8 life lessons from Leslie Knope

‘ovaries before brovaries’

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a guide to tax season

for those of us who have no clue

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Pop Music Masterclass

these are AMAZING, especially if you don’t know anything about music. watch them all right now!

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the perfect chill-out mix

compiled by John Hopkins University while working with psilocybin research patients

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The Rescued Film Project

rescuing 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago

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Life of Cats

an exhibition dedicated to cats found in Japanese inukiyo-e woodblock prints. go see this if you’re in NYC.

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Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk

“The Crystal Palace of Soft Rock will save no one”

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Mutha Magazine

“real-life motherhood, from every angle, at every stage.”

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Wizards of Sound

such an interesting piece about ‘photoshopping sound’

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Recently Rejected

good & bad ideas from artists and designers

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untouched 1950s kitchen

unreal! the appliances are amazing.

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before & after

a great kitchen makeover

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23 make-ahead lunches

i need. to. do. this.

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Deluxe butternut macaronis ‘n tease

i’ve recently discovered the wonders of nutritional yeast

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Productivity Quest: Email

great tips from Jessica Hische

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Emotional Labour

automatically brightens the tone of your emails!!!! :)

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20 fashion labels you’ve probably been saying wrong

i honestly didn’t know that’s how you pronounce Acne.

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How to get rid of clutter and live abundantly.

“It’s important to be very rich but have almost no items in your home.”

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Wheel of Musical Impressions

Christina does Britney

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Aelfie

cute pillows & bedding

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Jane Denton

embroidery artwork

and here’s a great new song from Tallest Man On Earth:

12 Comments

  1. Really loved your list this week. Especially the tax, soup stock and make ahead lunches articles.

  2. I am almost finishing the last season… I have to say this last one seems a bit like it was made just to get it over with. I am a bit disappointed and I was so looking forward to it!

  3. An especially lovely set of distractions!!! I particularly liked the 1950s kitchen, and the make-ahead lunches sound delicious! Recently Rejected is also really interesting and beautiful. And who couldn’t love Christina doing Britney?! Too good!
    xx

  4. Ummm, thanks I guess! I opened the post thinking I would click on a few things, waste a few minutes or so. Clicked on +every single one+…

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