Friday Five: 5 Lists of 5

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Today we are linking to five various interesting lists of five things.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


 

So, Friday Five has been on hiatus for a while, but we are now back!

  1. 5 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your Focus – Our days are filled with activities that sabotage our focus and slow us down. Here are 5 ways you can stop distraction in its tracks. From Inc.com.
  2. 5 Customer Interactions That Can Make or Break Customer Loyalty – Here are a few ideas for winning them over in the toughest of times. From business2community.com.
  3. 5 Underrated Traits That Are Essential for Success – Forget Confidence and Charm. These Are the 5 Traits That Will Really Make You Successful.  From Inc.com.
  4. 5 Books Steve Jobs Thought Every Leader Should Read – The legendary Apple founder drew inspiration from novels, business books, and guides to spirituality. From Inc.com.
  5. 5 Entrepreneurship Blogs You Should Have on Your Radar – From business2community.com

Friday Five: IDK, OK? LOL

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


This week’s Friday Five comes to us again from History.com‘s This Day in History. We say “Ok” multiple times throughout the day without ever thinking about it, and it is hard to imagine the English language without that phrase. So when I saw the headline “1839: OK enters national vernacular” I had to check it out.

I will unashamedly admit that misspelled words – especially purposefully misspelled words – make me insane.  So the story behind “OK” was fascinating to me, not the least because I just can’t imagine people using slang in the 1800’s, but also because it is so similar to the texting shortcuts developed by Gen-X, Y, and millenials over the last decade. I guess each generation’s youth isn’t that different after all.  I do know that I will never look at “OK” the same again.

And I’m not sure if I can even continue to use it knowing that it began from a purposefully misspelled phrase.

Anyway, it got me thinking about other phrases or idioms that we say all the time and where they actually originated.  Here are some links that I found interesting and/or amusing.  Knock yourself out!

  1. 10 Common Sayings with Historical Origins
  2. 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed
  3. Nautical Roots of 11 Common Phrases
  4. The Surprising Origins of “Sleep Tight” and Other Common Phrases
  5. Look up your own with The Phrase Finder

Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Watch the New #HGTV Show “Joined at the Flip”

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


WE ARE SO EXCITED!!! Nashville Realtor extraordinaire and long-time Perimeter Park client Page Turner is getting her own show on HGTV!  Be sure to set your DVRs or tune in this coming Thursday, March 9th, at 10 p.m. central to watch the pilot episode of Joined at the Flip.

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Here are five reasons you shouldn’t miss it!

  1. Page and her partner DeRon Jenkins will be flipping houses right here in NASHVILLE!
  2. Page is spunky! And hilarious!
  3. Page has excellent taste and the houses will no doubt be AMAZING when they are finished.
  4. See the pictures above? Someone that gorgeous (and nice to boot) should to be on TV. (Yeah, we kind of hate her, too. ;P #notreally)
  5. Page is an awesome person who has spent years building her business from the ground up, and she deserves this opportunity, so WATCH THE SHOW!!

P.S. Page says DeRon is awesome, too.

Check out the video below from Entertainment Tonight for a sneak peek!
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Friday Five: Oscar Weekend

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


This Sunday night is the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.  It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air on ABC at 6:00 p.m. CST.  In honor of the Oscars, here are my five favorite Oscar winning Best Picture movies, along with links to the past winners in the major categories.

My Favs:lotrrotk

  1. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 2003
  2. Casablanca – 1943
  3. The Sound of Music – 1965
  4. Forrest Gump – 1994
  5. Braveheart – 1995

Oscar Links:

  1. Best Picture Winners
  2. Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Winners
  3. Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Winners
  4. Best Director
  5. Best Cinematography

One Oscar worthy movie that didn’t make the cut?  Office Space 🙂

What are your top five?

Friday Five: PUPPIES!

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


 

21380069So, on Monday of this week, the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held in Madison Square Garden.  And the pictures and videos that came out of it offered a much needed respite from political/economical/civil issues. One of my favorite parts of the dog show is the agility competition, and Mia the beagle was HILARIOUS.

I don’t know about you, but I need more hilarious dog videos in my life, especially after a long week in the office, so here are five funny dog videos, starting with Mia.

  1. Watch Westminster Dog Show Contestant Get Distracted During Agility Competition
  2. Mastiff Competing At Dog Agility
  3. Hilarious Golden Retriever Really Wants To Race But.. First Things First
  4. Dogs Discovering Snow
  5. Dog Tries Her New Shoes For First Time

Friday Five – Monday Edition: The Future of CoWorking and Flexible Office Space

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Which I am posting on Monday, because I didn’t have time to finish it Friday. 🙂  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


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Private Offices, Shared Offices, and Coworking Workspaces Available

Last week, I read an article on the LiquidSpace blog about the growth of the flexible office space market and where it is headed in the next few years.  Perimeter Park has offered this type of service to businesses and entrepreneurs since we opened in 1984.  It has been called many things over the years – executive suites, executive office space, shared office space, workspace-on-demand, coworking – but no matter what the current terminology is, it all boils down to turn-key professional office space at an affordable price where a person can focus on their business while someone else takes care of all the other little things that go into running an office.

When you have an office at Perimeter Park, you just work.  We deal with maintenance, cleaning service, Comcast (yes, we even do THAT for you), the telephone company, A/C vendors – even the mailman and delivery people.  You never have to stop your business to deal with any of those things.

After working here for 15 years, I don’t know why anyone with a small business would want to – or could afford to – handle those things on their own instead of working 100% on building and growing their business.

The old saying is that “you get what you pay for”, but that isn’t true at Perimeter Park.  Here you get a fully furnished office, telephone service, internet service, cleaning, utilities, break room, receptionist, waiting area, and an on-site staff.  All starting at under $600 per month for a single person private office – less for coworking and virtual office options.

Here are some articles on why this type of office set-up is great for businesses.  Have a look, then give us a call at 615-781-4200 to tour our office space in Nashville and see what we can do for your business.

  1. Why Co-Ops And Shared Workspaces Are Exactly What the Gig Economy Needs – from Forbes
  2. 4 Reasons Every Office Will Be a Coworking Office in 5 Years – from Forbes
  3. 7 Benefits of Using a Co-Working Space or Executive Suite – from Nerdwallet
  4. What You Should Know About Shared Office Space – from Business2Community.com
  5. What are the Benefits of Shared Office Space – from The Telegraph

Friday Five: The D. B. Cooper Mystery

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


https://archives.fbi.gov/archiveresources/9/9/a/99a026411f9e6c873a429a684031e05d
https://archives.fbi.gov/archiveresources/9/9/a/99a026411f9e6c873a429a684031e05d

 

This week, a post in my Facebook feed about a possible new lead in the fascinating FBI case of the disappearance of hijacker D.B. Cooper caught my eye.  The folklore and mystery surrounding this case has interested me since I first heard about it in middle school.  It’s been mentioned in multiple movies and television shows, specifically FBI dramas and police procedurals.   This week’s Friday Five list starts with the article that caught my eye, then goes on to include other thoughts and information about the mystery.

 

 

  1. Scientists say they may have new evidence in D. B. Cooper case – From USA Today
  2. FBI Records: The Vault – D.B. Cooper  (Original Files) – From the FBI Vault
  3. D.B. Cooper Hijacking – From the FBI 
  4. D.B. Cooper Wikipedia EntryWikipedia.org
  5. Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Season 1, Episode 6 – D.B. Cooper – the History Channel