Weekender #133

The Assist Newsletter
May 3, 2024
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. - Stephen King

🤔 Brainteaser of the day: The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

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Today’s checklist: 

  • 10 exciting ways to spend a sober weekend
  • Things to keep your car so fresh, so clean
  • A surprisingly delightful show
  • Meet our pet of the week: Becky Wiliford


🍫 Mother’s Day Gift: Chocolate connoisseurs are loving this premier artisan chocolate brand, handcrafted in small batches in San Francisco. (Snag 15% off with code: THEASSIST15.)

💼 Career: Strategic vision explained with examples.

🏠 Home: If you didn’t know about Way Day, it goes from May 4-6.

🏋️ Exercise: A decade-by-decade guide to fitness.

🎵 Pop Culture: Diss tracks are flying around in the hip-hop world.


10 exciting ways to spend a sober weekend.

10 Exciting Ways to Spend a Sober Weekend


As sober-curious gains popularity and cultural acceptance, more and more people are ditching alcohol.

Exploring enjoyable activities that don’t involve alcohol can lead to new discoveries and healthier options for entertainment, but transitioning to booze-free activities can take some thinking.

Here are 10 sober and social activities that make for an enjoyable weekend:

  1. Host a Game Night – Gather some friends for a game night featuring board games, card games, or video games. Make it exciting with a tournament-style setup and prizes for the winners.
  2. Explore Local Markets – Spend your morning or afternoon wandering through a farmer’s market or flea market. Enjoy the fresh air, sample local produce, and find unique handcrafted goods.
  3. Outdoor Movie Night – Set up a projector in your backyard or find a local park where outdoor films are shown. Bring cozy blankets, popcorn, and a group of friends for a starlit movie experience.
  4. Painting at a Local Ceramic Pottery Store – Spend a creative day painting ceramics at a local pottery store. It’s a fun way to express yourself artistically and create something you can take home.
  5. Take a Hiking Adventure – Explore nature trails in or near your city. Hiking is not only great for physical health but also for mental well-being. Bring a picnic to enjoy with a view.
  6. Visit a Museum or Art Gallery – Cultural outings like visiting a museum or gallery can be incredibly enriching. Many venues offer evening hours or special weekend exhibitions.
  7. Plan a Sports Day – Organize a day of sports like volleyball, basketball, or soccer at a nearby park. Invite friends and family for a friendly match followed by a potluck.
  8. Volunteer Together – Find a local charity or community project where you can volunteer as a group. It’s a rewarding way to spend your time and make a positive impact.
  9. Coffee Shop Crawl – Create your own coffee shop crawl and visit several coffee shops in your area to taste-test their signature drinks and snacks. Rate each one for fun!
  10. DIY Spa Day – Host a DIY spa day at home with homemade face masks, aromatherapy, and relaxing music. It’s a soothing way to unwind alone or with friends.



Avoid A Sucky Work Week


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  • Fight overwhelm due to the amount of projects flying around
  • Keep teammates on the same page
  • Manage time throughout the workday

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Like any tool, we suggest you try it out for yourself to see if it covers all the bases.

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car care shopping finds

Things to Keep Your Car So Fresh, So Clean


Whether you’re a daily commuter or a weekend road-tripper, these products ensure your car stays in immaculate condition, turning every drive into a joy ride.

Keep your ride looking spotless and smelling fresh with our top five picks for car care:

P.S. Check out this tutorial on how to clean and detail your car interior.


Going home with Tyler Cameron

Going Home With Tyler Cameron 


Ignore the off-putting promo signs — this Amazon Prime series is a delightful surprise.

Tyler Cameron heads back to Jupiter, Florida, to start his construction business and renovate his late mother’s home, delivering much more depth than expected from such a show.

It blends light-hearted fun with poignant emotional moments as Tyler and his family navigate personal loss and new business challenges.

A perfect choice for those seeking an uplifting and engaging watch. Plus, Tyler is quite the heartthrob! 😍

For fans of: Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, The Bachelor

Pair it with: Comfort food, craft, or a DIY project

Watch it with: Your family, roommate, or BFF


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Sharpen Your Mind with a New Language


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pet of the week: Becky Wiliford

Meet Becky Wiliford


Becky Wiliford’s favorite snack is pop tarts and that’s how this portrait of Becky was snapped!

💌 We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist and want to feature a pet each week — fill out this form for your fur baby to be featured!

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