Friday Bulletin Paper Brené Brown

Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.

What is the Florida Man Challenge? Florida Man is a popular internet meme which began in 2013. The phrase ‘Florida man’ comes from news articles about various people from Florida linked to strange or unusual crimes or events that occurred in Florida, the kind where you say, “You can’t make this stuff up!”. Internet users can search for the ‘Florida Man’ and their birthdays together to see what bizarre Florida Man event comes up for that date. Here is mine from 2019 Jan. 11: Florida Man Chews Up Police Car Seat After Cocaine Arrest.

To see what Florida Man has been up to go to

One of my favorite items in The Coterie’s vast inventory of party supplies are these Blossom String Lights. They are pink and pretty and look lovely on a table. Every strand of 20 LED lights is battery-operated. $25.00 per strand.

Sanuk Yoga Slings are made from recycled yoga mats and have the reputation for being very comfortable. The style on the left has thongs and stretchy fabric straps to go around the ankle. The style on the right has a padded, synthetic upper strap with soft webbing for in between the toes. Prices range from $12.50 – $42.00.

For all the cat lovers, according to a study recently published in Scientific American, you will be relieved to learn that cats DO recognize their names! They might choose not to respond, but that’s a cat for you. They can even distinguish between their names and similar sounding words.

Brandless is like an online version of Costco. It was founded in July of 2017 with the following mission:


Better stuff, fewer dollars.
It’s that simple.

Brandless was brought to life on July 11, 2017 with the intention of making better stuff accessible and affordable for more people. Our mission is deeply rooted in quality, transparency, and community-driven values. Better stuff, fewer dollars. It’s that simple.

Brandless partners with producers of high-quality goods. It carefully curates the best in each product category and sells them directly to the consumer – without mark-ups for marketing, distribution and retail store mark-ups. They do product testing and their standards for excellence are more likely to be ‘organic’ on non-GMO than cheap – but their products are a good deal.

You can shop for products which align with your values like organic, free trade and biodegradable. I like the fragrance free chlorine free dishwashing packs (14 packs for $3) and the silicone utensils with acacia wood handles. ($4 each).

I want to try the olive oil, almond butter and sea salt hummus crisps ($3) and the granola.   My daughter recommends the olive oil and the peanut butter.