Friday, February 27, 2009

Do you know the origin of TGIF??

Quite interesting I must say!!

Anyone who attends school or works Monday through Friday will tell you that the last day of their week is met with much anticipation. Each Monday, the countdown to Friday begins, and so naturally, Friday is received with open arms. TGIF, the acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, or Thank Goodness It’s Friday came about in the 1960s as a universal mantra to express the relief of the end of the workweek, as well as reference to the good times planned for the weekend ahead.
The weekend as we know it did not come into existence until the five-day workweek became standard in the U.S. and many other industrialized countries in the 20th century. Until then, many workers worked seven days a week, or had only Sundays off. The Sabbath, which varies in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, plays a large role in what comprises a weekend. In the U.S. and other predominately Christian countries, the weekend is Saturday and Sunday. Although Friday is considered by many to be unlucky, some cultures believe that Friday is the luckiest day for marriage and fertility, as it is named for the Norse Goddess Freya, the Goddess of fertility.
One of the earliest references of TGIF can be found in the perennial favorite grill and bar, T.G.I. Fridays, which first opened in 1965 on
Manhattan’s Upper East Side as a place for young professionals and students to mingle. Their slogan soon became, “In here, it’s always Friday”®, evoking the celebratory feeling of Friday that everyone looks forward to all week long.
Although TGIF remained an oft used phrase shared by many an employee or student on Friday, it reached its fever pitch by 1978, when Donna Summer starred in the movie, Thank God It’s Friday. Surely, the disco and club scene of the 1970s and 1980s contributed to the party-like atmosphere that Fridays seemed have been imbued with. Even non-partiers relished in the opportunity to stay up late Friday and Saturday, and sleep in late the following day, or make up sleep lost over the workweek. PDFs, or pay-day Fridays are even more special, knowing that you can relax or play with your paycheck newly deposited into your bank account.
In the 1990s, the network ABC launched its TGIF Friday night lineup which brought in the viewers with family friendly comedies. For families, it was a night of relaxation when kids could stay up a little later than usual with the parents
On college campuses, TGIF means parties and often, heavy drinking. Some universities have used tactics to entice students to enroll in Friday morning classes to avoid Thursday night parties. In an effort to stretch the weekend partying by another day, many bars have introduced the mantra, “Thursday is the new Friday,” to convince students that the standard weekend needs an extra day. Although “TGIT” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, it seems to be working, as more students report avoiding registering for Friday classes to get more socializing time in.
The acronym TGIF has become so popular and memorable that many other phrases and names use it for their acronym, including “Thank God I’m Female,” “That Girl is Fine,” The Global Institute of Finance & Banking,” “The Green Initiative Fund,” and the “Texas Geriatrics Interest Fund.”

TGIF! What do you wanna feature today??

I am going to do a feature today, just because its friday and I am SO glad for the weekend to be here!! Post your favorite item link to the thread!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wednesday's feature I SPY!!

Lets play I spy! If you wanna play, post the link to your shop in the thread. Once we have some players, pick something from someones shop and give clues about it. Once someone has guessed it, make sure to post the link saying it has been guessed, and I will use it in tomorrows feature!!
How about it??

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful monday and the week is off to a great start :o) Mine was good, I was busy creating! I found this wonderful bunch of depression glass watch crystals and I've been making pendants, and trying to think of some cute things to do with them. What do you see them as??

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone's weekend is going fabulous so far! Have you ever sat back and thought "where is the time going?" You know, the older you get, the time feels like it is truley FLYING! And I hate to fly :o) I want it to slow down a little!! Maybe I am having a midlife crisis or something:::??? Sometimes I sit and think, my life could truley be halfway over!! GEEZ! Oh well, thats why we gotta life for today, since we aren't promised tomorrow!!
Just a little Beth insight for you :o)
I have been making all kinds of things, decorating my antique shop, and doing homework all weekend, so I have been a little busy. I will be glad for Monday to be here so I can relax at work lol!! I need some ideas for some new themes for features, so if anyone has any ideas, please post and let me know!!


Friday, February 20, 2009

I passed my two exams this week!

Yipee!! I know you've heard me talk about how bad I hate math lol, but I passed my math exam with a B, so I was happy :o) Its been a long week and I am glad its almost over!! I hope everyone has a nice friday and a prosperous weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Cool Blue Electric Silver :o)

Usually its electric blue, but what the hey, I say COOL BLUE, electric silver!! Here is the wednesday feature!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blue and Silver feature for Wednesday!

I just love blue and silver together! I think the colors just work for each other! So for tomorrows feature, it will be blue and silver :o) Heres the thread link!
Get your items in as early as you can! OH and have a great hump day tomorrow!

Monday, February 16, 2009

What a weekend!!

Man, it wasnt great either! Apparently, I had MOST of my items mistagged through ETSY, so Etsy admin, put them all in inactive and I had to go and redo them all! It really really sucked! Oh well, I got it done, but it scared me to death at first, I didnt know why they made everything inactive, or how to fix it!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy early valentines day!

I hope everyone has a day filled with love tomorrow~ Have a great weekend! Lets meet back here on monday for a brand new feature filled with blue!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Winner of the Twilight Pendant

Digital Misfit!
If you are Heidi, please email me through Etsy or here, with your address info!

Happy hump day!

Happy wednesday! Another week that we are halfway through. I snagged a treasury early this morning! I did it in honor of Caylee Marie Anthony, like the feature I did yesterday. Wont you comment and click for me?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You are my sunshine, Tuesday Feature!

I just love summer yellow!! So bright and cheery, makes me think of clean lol... Here are some great items from Etsy sellers!


Monday, February 9, 2009

You are my sunshine!

Tuesdays feature will be:

In honor of the florida toddler Caylee Marie Anthony, who's memorial service is tomorrow, the feature will be yellow!
In case you don't know who Caylee Marie is, here is the newspaper that has covered her story:

She has forever affected my life. Why? Not sure, but it is so. Her favorite song, shown nightly on the Nancy Grace show, was YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.

So post your yellow items here!

Monday Feature BROWN!

Here is Mondays feature, a little late :o)