Friday Faves, #44

This week’s list is like a fine wine….it’s tasty, and it will grow on your.  ENJOY.

Destination of the Week:  Menlo Park, California.  Not just a pretty face, not just deep pockets, but a complex and cool, mid-peninsula town in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check it out. More than once.

Quote of the Week: ” We don’t want to try to pigeon anybody and say, ‘You’re only a third-down ‘back.’ I don’t believe in that. If you come to play football, you come to play every down.” – Tom Rathman.

Band of the Week:  Not a band, but an iconic figure in American folk music for a half a century.  Joan Baez. Sample?  HERE.

Meal of the Week:  Vietnamese sandwich.  Need one?  Me too.  Maybe HERE.

Website of the Week:  Like pro cycling?  Me too.  Might have shared this site before, but no matter. Twice is better than none!  Check it out for all the races, great pics, and as a portal to cool cycling info. HERE.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #43

This week’s list is all about beating the heat, ’cause it’s pretty hot in this neck of the woods….  ENJOY!

Destination of the Week:  Cambria, California is one of the many great, quaint coastal communities on the central coast.  Can’t beat the coast to stay cool when much of the state is bakin’!

Quote of the Week:  “Hydrate or die.”

Band of the Week:  Who else?  The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Here’s a classic.

Meal of the Week:   Ice Cream.  One of the best places to procure on the planet found here.

Website of the Week: Great Website. Great Tips.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #41

This week’s list is in honor of an old friend who’s getting married this weekend.  ENJOY!

Destination of the Week:  Los Gatos, California.  The first trendy, awesome little town in the Santa Clara Valley.  Pricey place, but doesn’t cost a thing to stroll the streets and enjoy the vibe.

Quote of the Week: “I do.”

Band of the Week: Gotta be The Kinks.  Gotta be “LOLA”.

Meal of the Week: Jumbo Burger with Cheese at Helvetia Tavern in northwest Oregon.

Website of the Week: For Dads everywhere. Encouraging Dads.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #40

Continuing with the theme established last week, let’s take it the next step.  What does the interwebs have to say about each of these tidbits…? Read on to find out.

Destination of the Week:  The baseline. Greenwich.

Quote of the Week: “…we shall never surrender!”

Band of the Week:   Jet – “Are you going to be my girl?”

Meal of the Week: Bangers and Mash – classic comfort food.

Website of the Week: Bloomberg “Markets” – every workday.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #39

Family crisis has things a bit a swirl today, so trying a new approach to the Faves to get ’em done speedy-like.  Google and/or Wikipedia the tidbits below to get some fresh insight on GOOD.

Destination of the Week: “Red Rocks, Colorado” – Beauty, Spiritual, Rocking Good Spot for a music gig — Get There !

Quote of the Week: “Fight the Good Fight” – Good to live by, EVERY day.

Band of the Week: “Oingo Boingo” – Danny Elfman and crew — awesome sounds!

Meal of the Week: “Roasted Brussels Sprouts” – Don’t be afraid, try them!

Website of the Week: “POLST.org” – for yourself, and loved ones, this is essential.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #35

Rainy spring day here in San Jose…perfect time to gather up this week’s list. ENJOY.

Destination of the Week:  A city of relative calm and prosperity in a dynamic region of the world, Amman Jordan was founded 9,000 years ago.  So it’s got some history, to say the least.

Quote of the Week: “…if I could, you know I would…let it go.” That song’s so good, here’s another version, from a few years earlier.

Band of the Week:  Given the quote, no surprise…it’s U2.  You too probably have at least heard of them.

Meal of the Week: That old Irish standby, Corn Beef and Cabbage. This recipe guides you start to finish.

Website of the Week:  Yet another great resource for parents, for families…for GOOD. Right here.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #34

This week’s finishing up in a special way, the launch of a story/interview I did as an UP Ambassador for  Jawbone (see the website of the week below).

That’s really what the Friday Faves are all about too — lifting others UP.  Enjoy!

Destination of the Week:  Santa Clara, California is a small city next to a big city (San Jose), site of the first California mission named after a woman, and my stomping grounds growing up.

Quote of the Week: “Never Give Up!” ~ Three foot sign on the side of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, in San Jose, California.

Band of the Week:  When I first heard about this band as a kid I thought, “No Way! A GERMAN band that plays heavy metal.  Then I heard this album, and I was converted.

Meal of the Week:  Headed to my first SF Giants game of the season, a little more special tonight because it’ll be with my son.  We’ll be roaming through this list to find something tasty for dinner.  You can too.

Website of the Week:  Really stoked to be an UP Ambassador for Jawbone. It’s all about the UP Side, and it starts here.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #32

Happy World Sleep Day! Hopefully these tidbits won’t put you to sleep, but will give you sweet dreams when you do fall into slumber, maybe a little earlier tonight.

Destination of the Week: Chelmsford. Where, you ask?  Essex, of course.  Not enough?  Never is.  Here.

Quote of the Week: “Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” -James Joyce

Band of the Week:  Great example of 80’s rock n’ roll…lots of leather, big, stringy hair, and thick guitar licks.  Dokken. Here’s one of their hits.

Meal of the Week:  Steak!  The “perfect supplement”, according to Jocko Willink. Half in jest, but clear on motivation.  Don’t hate red meat. All things in moderation probably applies here. Grass-fed. A piece about a big as the palm of your hand. GOOD.

Website of the Week:  Want to open your mind? Open your body to GOOD mobility, #worthit

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome.  Love to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse there. My handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #23

And just like that, Voila!  Another edition of Friday Faves for you.  ENJOY!

Destination of the Week:  Verbier, Switzerland.  Ahhhh, where?!  HERE.

Quote of the Week: “I really don’t give a shit what they think about how I dress…why does it matter?  It’s the music that matters.” ~  Yuja Wang

Band of the Week:  Not a band, but a Gen Y virtuoso on the piano. Here’s a sample.

Meal of the Week:  It’s GOOD for you. Oatmeal.  Eat it. Everyday!

Website of the Week: These folks have been a big help lately. A Place For Mom is AWESOME. And free.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome. I’d LOVE to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse via that micro-blogging site:  my handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Faves, Issue #17

Damp and dark to start the day here in California.  Perfect weather for a quick review of the Friday Faves. Warm and inviting, and ready for YOU.

Destination of the Week:  On the west coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sits Jeddah, ancient way station for traders and pilgrims. 

Quote of the Week: “I have take more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me.”  ~Winston Churchill

Band of the Week: These guys were early adapters in the MTV era, and it paid off:   The Cars

Meal/Food of the Week:  The humble, sneaky awesome cucumber These have become a staple at the house as we kick-start the efforts to snack on vegetables. Good for you too!

Website of the Week: A true pioneer in new thinking about philanthropically-geared organizations, Nuru International is blazing a new trail to end extreme poverty.  Promising results so far – more to come, no doubt.

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REMINDER:   Your comments are always welcome! LOVE to hear what you have to say, GOOD or otherwise.  If you fancy twitter, you can follow more of the muse via that micro-blogging site:  my handle is @jhludlum ~

Enjoy the weekend!