✈️Last week I was lucky enough to go on a press trip to Dubai to escape the South African heat. 😉 I got to go to the top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa 🗼, saw an amazing show by the same company that brought Cirque du Soleil, called Le Perle, 🚁got to see one of the palms from a helicopter and ate as much hummus as I could, among other things. I also returned with a henna tattoo on my hand (from the desert safari🏜️) which will hopefully fade soon because it’s my sibling’s wedding next weekend. At least it’s not on my face. And now for this week’s Bytesized.
🚧We now have LEGO for adults… so you mean to tell me I’ve been playing with kiddy LEGO all this time?
LEGO Forma is a limited-release mechanical model set that is aimed at adults who need to de-stress. This looks awesome, but I think I’m still going to stick with my non-adult LEGO for now.
PLUS I also found out that there will be a LEGO 2 movie.
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) November 20, 2018
💬📗James Patterson has released a Facebook Messenger-only novel
Although I’m not a huge fan of Facebook Messenger it is an awesome way to contact Facebook acquaintances and if someone doesn’t have Whatsapp (it is not really big in the US) you can still stay in touch. I have dabbled in creating a chatbot (the proudest moment is that when you send profanities the bot tells you off) but this takes things to a new level. James Patterson has released a Messenger-only book called The Chef, for free.
I tested it out, and if you want to see what it looks like, check out the video below. To get to the novel, go to Messenger, type in James Patterson and then start a conversation.
Related but not new: The New York Public Library has been releasing books, like Alice in Wonderland in Instagram Stories.
🐦Tweets I thought were worth sharing this week
I was today years old when I found out the middle row in a package of Oreos was actually for salsa😳‼️🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/Aj9AmS1hfT
— franki⚡️ (@frvnki) November 20, 2018
It’s funny because it’s true…
my only request if I ever get murdered is that you don’t let it be solved on a podcast
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) November 20, 2018
Dentists… we were actually having a conversation in the office about this the other day, and a co worker says when she is asked “Do you floss?” she replies with “Why don’t you tell me”. Touche.
*dentist cuts my left arm off with a hacksaw"
Dentist: That wouldn't bleed if you'd been flossing
— Dea Poirier (@deapoirierbooks) November 21, 2018
If you have no idea what to get someone who has everything, I have the solution.
I … I'm gonna need someone to explain this to me. pic.twitter.com/4vqrQ3CbTA
— Carol Blymire (@CarolBlymire) November 20, 2018
Toughest part about being adopted is not knowing… am I the first person in my bio family to be hot?
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) November 20, 2018
Or worse… Janet Influencer.
thank god our surnames no longer describe what we do (Miller, Baker etc) or we’d live in a society with people named Candice Dietician, Dylan Vlogger, Chad Mixologist etc
— Anton Visser (@visseranton) November 19, 2018
Pretty much all of us right now.
And now we cross live to current motivation levels across South Africa. pic.twitter.com/q1iY51NWsZ
— Daryl (@Burgerboxx) November 20, 2018
🐷This Dorito-loving pig is my spirit animal
I don’t know what they put in Doritos but try to just have one. This pig escaped and in order to lure him back home, they left a trail of Doritos (jalapeno flavour in case you were wondering). Apparently, the pig was a repeat offender and when they got a call that a pig “the size of a mini horse” was on the loose, the cops knew who it was and what they had to do.
— Laughing Squid (@LaughingSquid) November 20, 2018