Friday, May 8, 2015


They're calling it, "Obama Jam". 

It's the traffic jam of 2015 that has the city crippled with fear. Worse than a snow storm, the arrival of POTUS in Portland has locked down the city. "Stay inside", "work from home", "don't rely on maps, or public transit. Not even your barista".

Everyone is going to feel the hit and I'm having no issues with it.

It's all worked out pretty sweetly for me because he's scheduled to speak at the place that I work and that means if you weren't one of the lucky 2,000 employees and Portland Elite to get a ticket, you are advised to stay at home.

A free work-from-home day with a cloudless 80-degree forecast and a Friday as the cherry on top.

So today, I'm saying a huge #ThanksObama for making it feel like a three-day weekend.

So if you're sitting at your desk and not working from home - thanks to Obama - here's some of my favorite finds this week on the Internet.

Alyssa, I capitalized Internet thanks to you!

:: This article on the Dad Bod. It doesn't go both ways.
:: This wonderfully choreographed "IDFWU" video. One of these girls is 11 years old.
:: Chia Pudding. So much chia pudding.
:: These grain-free Cinco-de-Mayo recipes, because I don't need a holiday to love Mexican.
:: Here's how Yoga helps to reverse the damage of your desk job.
:: Follow these Fit Instagram accounts for some awestriking inspiration. 

Have a lovely Mother's Day Weekend!

Are you linking up with Amanda?


Katie Elizabeth said...

I feel you on this one! Obama would come into Chicago often and they would close down the major highway from the airport into the city (also the one I used for work) and OF COURSE he would always come in at rush hour. Every. Single. Time. Enjoy your 3 day weekend!!

Anonymous said...

I always get super bummed/angry/depressed when bloggers or basically anyone I know gets a work-from-home day because even though literally the entirety of my job exists on a laptop we aren't allowed to work from home. Even though doing the exact same thing I do now, I worked from home for a year with a different company. So what I'm saying is I kind of hate you a little bit today. But you capitalized Internet so I can't hate you for long. Happy Friday!

BLovedBoston said...

Oh gosh anytime he's in Boston it's a nightmare LOL!! Enjoy your three day weekend girl!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

haha love this! Obama and Prince Charles were in the 'ville a few weeks ago and apparently traffic was crazy.. didn't affect me though. I did get a day off because my bosses wanted to go to the races, that was awesome! and yes please and thank you to that yoga article. i need that in my desk job life.

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

Enjoy your 3 day.

Mree said...

Enjoy your three day weekend. Every time the president comes to town, it is so crazy. Oh and the traffic is a nightmare.

P!nky said...

Enjoy that extra day. I live in the city Obama lives in so street closures don't mean anything to me. I am envious of you!

Helene in Between said...

haha that is awesome! yay working from home :)

Nadine Lynn said...

But but I want to work from home today too!!!!! Enjoy your weekend!

MacKensie said...


Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I heard something about Dad Bod on the radio the other day so I read the article... yowza. I hope she meant well but the way she said thing... *crickets*

Alanna @ Alanna and Company said...

Love the elite daily article on the Dad bod. No thank you!! Enjoy your telework day!