What's Up Wednesdays: That's Just Super

Every Wednesday, I share a selection of blog posts that have piqued my interest for one reason or another. This week, we start off with some sage advice from Leo Babauta. He reminds us that the reason we think we have too much to do and not enough time is that we really are just giving ourselves too much to do. As hard as it may be, we just need to simplify and let go of the things that don’t matter as much. Then, you can focus on what is truly important.

Moving along, we visit with Patrick Quinn at his home office in the garage. People from the outside looking in may assume that working from home is “so relaxing” and that it offers “so much free time.” The truth is that working from home is a double-edged sword filled with distractions and misconceptions. Just because I’m home doesn’t mean I run a drop-in childcare service.

Speaking of children, Catherine Connors asserts that we should all let our kids just be awesome, pursuing whatever interests they may. I’ve written about gender issues on this blog before and I’m a firm believer that a girl can get into “boy” activities, just as the reverse is also true. The girl who likes motorcycle is not a tomboy; she’s just a super girl doing her thing.

I’m a big fan of great roller coasters, so naturally I’m wildly jealous of Christopher Lewis and his recent adventures over at Cedar Point in Ohio. In fact, he said that he used to go to the amusement park at least once a year. There is a reason why this theme park has been dubbed the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” There are a total of 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters, four of which are taller than 200 feet. Thrill seekers would love this place.

And finally, we wrap things up with some that really is just super. “The Food Queen” Amy Smith recently found herself over in Hawaii and she took the opportunity to indulge in an epic meal at Curry House Coco Ichibanya. I’ve been to their location in Taipei and the Japanese style curry really is fantastic. You get plenty of rice, a crispy piece of meat, and curry that is topped with cheese. That’s comfort food.