Happy Friday!


What are you up to this weekend? I’m taking a little trip up north to visit my dad, step-mom and sister. Remember when I went last time? I won’t be visiting these mineral baths shown above, unfortunately. But we are making a day trip to Napa. Ahhh, the wine country. Couldn’t be finer, no?

I’ve been doing good with my mini-trip-resolution this year. My boss probably thinks I’m always gone, but I only take one day off here and there. Much better than taking an entire week at a time. I’d like to think taking breaks makes me a better worker. I’m pretty sure there’s a scientific study that proves that. I’d quote said study here, but science is boring, so I won’t.

Hope you all have a great weekend! If you need me, I’ll either be taking in the Napa countryside or lounging at the pool.

3 Comments on Happy Friday!

  1. Tayster
    July 11, 2014 at 9:26 am (2 years ago)

    Science boring? Never!

    The relationship between happiness and vacations has been studied by Tom Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell who concluded the length of a vacation is not terribly important. He indicated that the trip will be remembered for its high points stating, “If you have to sacrifice how long your vacation is versus how intense it is, you want shorter and more intense.” This is a function of the Peak-End rule which also factors in the final experience in the vacation. FWIW, he also found that many people derive as much pleasure planning the vacation as taking it.

    Then there’s this, which kind of eliminates the whole problem-



    • Raven
      July 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm (2 years ago)

      Ha! I knew someone would scoff at my boring science comment!

      Sometimes planning my trips are more fun than the trip itself, it’s true. Maybe because I’m an ocd-planner? It’s an illness. Don’t judge me.

  2. Nit-née
    July 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (2 years ago)

    First of all, yes, you ARE an OCD planner. And second, whaaaaat, you get a day in Napa??? Klub K&A was the place to be last time I went…I didn’t want to put the parents through any unnecessary travel. But I got to see J’s place, neener neener neener!

    I totally agree with the logic of that science guy. Even a weekend away does wonders for the soul!


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