Welcome to Friday, September 3rd — the Friday before Labor Day weekend. I bet you’re just sitting at work, watching the hours go by until it’s an acceptable time to cut out early and let the labor-less madness begin! We completely understand. So since you’re not doing much work anyways, check out some of the interesting findings we came across on the WWW this week:
- First up: the greatest almost-invention ever, the SlipQuilt. Escape an awkward conversation, or visit with the in-laws à la fed-up flight attendant Steven Slater using this inflatable plane-slide-backpack, complete with two beers to drink upon your escape.
- You know someone who would have really appreciated a SlipQuilt? Art courier James Carl Haggerty, whose night of drunken debauchery and new lady friends resulted in him losing the $1.4mil painting, “Portrait of a Girl” by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot. The painting’s majority owner, Kristyn Trudgeon, calls him a “complete, fumbling idiot.” Ouch.
- Now, on to more pertinent matters: 7×7 Magazine (of the SF Bay Area) thought of the greatest plan ever for this Sunday. It involves fried chicken, pie, Watermelon Wheat Beer and a film festival in the park. It’s seriously brilliant.
- And if you have a sudden urge to head up to the wine country, but you’re not sure which area to check out (Healdsburg, Napa, Sonoma– ahh, decisions!), Fork & Bottle has a helpful little article on how to narrow in on which town is best suited for you.
Hence, moral of the story: sometimes sucky stuff happens, but you can’t escape it with an an inflatable slide. What you can do though, is move past it and have some fun! Check out something new, or have yourself a little weekend getaway. There are always plenty of people helping us find the fun on this invention that actually exists: the internet.