The little blue wheel keeps following me

Kicking things off this week, we have Kristen Lamb discussing the concept of setting goals for yourself. More specifically, she’s saying that you need to live life on purpose. “If we don’t focus on something positive, achievable and actionable, we leave a vacuum and that’s where entropy (chaos) loves to creep in.” Remember that no decision is still a decision.

Tangentially related to that note, Catherine Alford is saying that the most important financial decision that you’ll make is choosing your spouse. I don’t disagree. Your life partner can and will impact every aspect of your life, from choosing where you want to live to what you’re going to do for a living to how you’re going to spend (or save) your money. Do you truly support one another? Temper your ambitions? Give purpose to your lives together?

It’s a little funny that Brian Sorrell has a blog called “Root Beer in New Zealand” and then he writes a post that has nothing about root beer. Instead, it’s about noodles. Most of us take pasta for granted, buying the pre-made stuff at the supermarket either in dried or “fresh” form. Brian was like that too until he decided, at the age of 41, that he was going to make his own pasta from scratch for the first time.

Many actors get their 15 minutes of fame and disappear into obscurity despite their greatest efforts. As Kristin Lai explains, that’s not at all what happened to Rick Moranis. The guy who starred in such iconic films as Little Shop of Horrors and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids fell off the map in the late 90s. He didn’t do it because his agent couldn’t get him any more roles; he did it to be a stay-at-home dad after his wife passed away from cancer.

And finally, Jenn provides her comments on a recent Disney/ABC blogger junket where there were (apparently) no Asian-American moms in attendance. What made the matter particularly strange was that this junket was for the Japanese-inspired Big Hero 6, as well as the depiction of a Taiwanese-American family in Fresh Off the Boat. You would think they would tap into those core demographics to promote the movie and TV show. I doubt there was malicious intent, but it was a glaring oversight.