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Internet Inspiration – January 10, 2014

A legit Sommelier (plus the author’s girlfriend) rate Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck. Hilarious. On the White Zinfandel: “It’s like vinegar. This is 100% Easter egg dye. It smells like Easter egg dye, it’s probably going to taste like Easter egg dye. Or maybe a scratch-and-sniff sticker. I don’t want anything to do with this wine. I want out.”

For my fellow coffee-lovers, Forbes examined the best times to drink coffee during the day. Or you could just be like me and drink it consistently all day long.

Two good ones from EarthSky this week:

  • All About Rigel , Orion’s brightest star. Orion is my very favorite constellation of all. He’s the one I learned first, and the first one I find every time I look up.

A beautiful post from a father whose photograph went viral. Amen to all of it.

I have a dream that people will view a man’s love for fatherhood for what it is instead of thinking there’s something “fishy” going on.

Chocolate Chip and Mint Smoothie. Will it live up to the hype? My favorite smoothie from the raw restaurant by my old work had a crazy good mint chip smoothie and I’m not sure I’m ready to try something new.

I have a new favorite jewelry shop. I want everything.

Friends, I was nearly in tears while reading this piece on the important thing about yelling.

And over time, the fear that once flared in my children’s eyes when they were in trouble disappeared. And thank goodness, I became a haven in their times of trouble — instead of the enemy from which to run and hide.

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I love this idea of the 100 Lunches Project. Who’s on your list? Off the top of my head, I’d say (in no order) JK Rowling, Chris Hadfield, Seth Godin (although, am I smart enough to hang with Seth?), Diana Gabaldon, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Watterson, Zac Brown Band, Byron Katie, Marc David, and this is quickly becoming more than I thought an “off the top of my head list” would be. Gotta make it official!

Juice recipes by color on With Food + Love (she’s an IIN grad too!)

You guys know (and if you don’t, I’m glad for this opportunity to tell you) that I love to read and am always on the lookout for new books. I appreciated this list from Mike Dooley. Are you all signed up to receive daily Notes from The Universe? You won’t regret it, I promise.