Week 8 #OptOutside #OptToAct

❝ #OptOutside is just the beginning. Continue to act with 52 weekly challenges to reduce your impact, get active and leave the world better than you found it.
On their own, none of these 52 actions are going to save the world. But each week offers a chance to incorporate more eco-friendly behavior into your everyday life. And if we all start being better, together, we can do a lot of good. ❞
The Opt to Act Plan – 52 simple weekly challenges for a year of action

January
❎ Week 7: Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by getting out and serving others.

👉 Volunteer at a nonprofit organization in your community.

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #298 – Frog Leap Studios

❝ Leo Moracchioli runs a studio in Norway called Frog Leap Studios. This channel contains music covers, gear review, studio updates and other shenanigans. ❞

♫ Frog Leap Studios – Dance Monkey (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli feat. Rabea & Hannah)

♫ Frog Leap Studios – Africa (Frog Leap Live)

♫ Frog Leap Studios – Toss a Coin to Your Witcher (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli)

DISCLAIMER: If you choose to participate in these activities and you are killed or injured because you are dancing with a sword, it’s your fault.

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This weeks links (2020-01-20)

In brief:

* Witcher – Flamiche (2019-Sep-13) [The Inn at the Crossroads]

❝ There’s just something about this dish that has always appealed to me ever since I encountered it while roving around in the world of Witcher. Go on, say it out loud. Flamiche. It’s alm… ❞

* Witcher – Honey Spice Cake (2019-Jan-31) [The Inn at the Crossroads]

❝ Guys, I know it’s been a while since I polled you all online about what fictional worlds you’d most like to see new recipes from. Like, a really, really long time. I’ve been mobbe… ❞

* ‘The Dark Tower’ Series Adaptation Not Going Forward At Amazon (2020-Jan-15) [deadline.com]

❝ The Dark Tower has always been considered very difficult to adapt to the screen, which explains the title’s lengthy road to being made into a feature by Sony and a pilot by Amazon. Largely because of the challenges translating the material, Amazon opted to go with a pilot vs. straight-to-series order, which is rare for a big-scale, big-budget production like The Dark Tower. In the end, I hear Amazon executives felt like the pilot was not on the level of other large-scope elevated genre series the streamer has in production/pre-production like Wheel Of Time and The Lord Of the Rings. ❞

Some reading/listening:

* 📻 Old Time Radio – The Adventures of Frank Race – Single Episodes [archive.org]
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
The Adventures of Frank Race was a syndicated show produced by Bruce Eells Productions in Hollywood. Each program began with the introduction: “Before the war, Frank Race worked as an attorney, but he traded his law books for the cloak-and-dagger of the OSS. When the war was over, his former life was over too….adventure became his business!” Although Race ran his investigative business out of a New York City office, he and his sidekick, Mark Donovan, were seldom there. Their pursuit of wrong-doers led them to ex-Nazi jewel robbers in Berlin and Monte Carlo, import thieves in Tunis, etc. Most of his assignments came from international insurance companies thus making the program something of a cross between more familiar contemporaries Dangerous Assignment and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

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Sobremesa (Spanish, n.)

Sobremesa (Spanish, n.)
When the food is gone but the conversation is still flowing.

Sobremesa is the Spanish tradition of relaxing at the table after a heavy meal. It begins after dessert is served, and typically lasts between half an hour and an hour. During summertime and holidays, the practice tends to last longer.


#PositiveLexicography

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Running/Riding – what’s next? (Part 12)

The previous plan covered October 2019 to the end of January 2020.
Targeting Run Larapinta for 2020
Last updated: 2020-Jan-17 4:10pm

The adventure continues …
Continue reading

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There is adventure on the other side of this bridge.

❝ There is adventure on the other side of this bridge. When we cross the bridge, there will be no turning back. Now, raise your right hand and repeat after me: ‘If I get hurt, lost, or die, it’s my own damn fault.’ ❞

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail: Finding My Way
By Scott Jurek

❝ Remember this, boy: This is who I am, and this is what I do.

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail: Finding My Way
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Wednesday Win (2020-Jan-15)

Danny MacAskill’s Gymnasium

Life On Your Terms – Billy Yang Films

❝ I understand there’s a guy inside me who wants to lay in bed, smoke weed all day, and watch cartoons and old movies. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid, and outwit, that guy. ❞ -Anthony Bourdain

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