Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

How Can I Get A Job Like This?

 

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LEGO logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LEGO Master Builder Steve Gerling has one of the best jobs…like ever.  He builds Lego models for a living.  The tiger at the Bronx zoo is one of his creations. (check out the interview to see even more awesome pictures).  Have I mentioned how much I love Legos?  Hmm?

How would you like this dude’s job?  I really enjoy Legos.  Now, my creations are nothing compared to Steve Gerling’s, but oh, the ideas I have now.  Sign me up!

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Photo from Huffington Post. 150,000 piece recreation of Helms Deep

Just in case that wasn’t enough to inspire you to get playing, Huffington Post has some fun Lego facts for you.  This is an image from their article…that looks a bit different from the Helms Deep I made…photo (21)

Well, I don’t even know if the big one would fit in…any one room in my house.   It just goes to show “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” (Eames, Inception)

‘Til next time,

Jessica

P.S. I want to send a “thank you” out to all of my friends and family who send me awesome little tidbits like this one!  You guys are awesome.

 

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Everything that Remains: The Minimalists explain “why-to”

Sara Dobie Bauer

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I was fortunate to interview Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus for SheKnows . Separately, they’re cool dudes—guys you’d want to have beers with on a beach somewhere. Together, they’re known as “The Minimalists.” Sound kinda like super heroes? They are.

When both in their waning twenties, they dropped everything, well-paid jobs included, and embraced the philosophy of minimalism: less is more. They truly realized, in Fight Club fashion, the things you own end up owning you.

The less belongings they had, the better they felt. The less junk in their lives, the more room for good stuff. What’s the good stuff? Health, relationships, contribution, growth, PASSION.

9781938793189Their first book, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life was a how-to. Their second collaboration, Everything that Remains, is a why-to. I’m going to warn you right now: this book feels like a steel-toe kick to the gut. In a good way.

Josh wrote…

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