On her blog, The Lesen Lounge, Berliner by-way-of Canada Leah Buckareff defines a zine as "an independently produced publication. Most often they are self or hand-made books that vary in content, but usually house the creators' personal thoughts, ideas, or artwork both in text and images."
An avid artist and musician, Buckareff has set out to draw a greater awareness of zine publication from the Berlin community. She will ride out through parks every weekend on her "Lesen Lounge," a bike with a brightly painted zine library attached.
It’s that time again. The credits have rolled on another weekend and it feels like the next one is light years away. Mondays don’t have to be so gloomy though. Here are some fun and inexpensive ways to get through work week day one and start sailing to next weekend.
Lunch Time Pampering
Surely there must have been something that happened over the weekend that needs to be told in person. Skip the take-out and actually leave the office. Schedule a lunch time manicure with a friend. This will this cut your endless Monday into two manageable parts. If you make this a weekly ritual, you may actually look forward to Mondays.
Wear a New Outfit
Plan out an amazing set of threads to dress in on Monday. The excitement and feeling of looking spectacular will leave you buzzed with energy all day. By the time you realize it, the day will be over and you will be thinking of when you can wear it again, not how many more hours you need to work.
Most after work watering holes are empty Monday nights since people just want to get home and put the first day behind them. As a result, a lot of bars and restaurants have great Monday specials. Make a plan with some friends to try a new place every Monday evening. If it happens to be football season, pick a place that is showing the game, and maybe you’ll even score a date for Tuesday.
Go On a Lunch Date
Make a plan to meet that awesome guy from Friday night for lunch on Monday. Lunch dates are the perfect first date.They are shorter than dinner, so you won’t feel trapped if your memory was playing tricks on you. Since they are longer than coffee, you will have enough time to decide on date two. Even if the date is bad, you can still have fun emailing your friends about it Monday afternoon.
Take a Fun Class
The gym routine can get old. Rather than the usual cardio kickboxing class on Mondays, sign up for a fun class. Salsa dancing can be exciting and help burn off those late night Saturday drinks. If dancing isn’t your forte, try art or join a book club. There are classes and groups for anything you can imagine. Stop procrastinating and sign up for something today.
Mondays are always around the corner. Rather than dreading them, use the opportunity to do something fun. There are numerous of activities you can do to get through the day. Always remember, the faster Monday ends, the sooner Friday comes.
The Bay Brew Festival has finally made it to San Francisco. After touring Los Angeles and Orange County this Festival will stop at Fort Mason on November 13th and 14th. This is no wine and cheese pairing but a two-day frenzy that will feature dozens of international and domestic beers.
The event runs from 1pm – 4pm with unlimited beer. Local food trucks will provide the sponge your stomach needs to survive this weekend of flavor. Tickets will cost $50. Use the code “tablehopper” for 20% off the ticket. Food will be sold separately so bring some extra cash.