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Lisa Farrimond

Lisa Farrimond is an avid reader, writer and sci-fi junkie that never met a pedi she didn't like. The world is a big place, but she is working on seeing it all! Lisa loves traveling to architecturally and historically interesting sites. She loves nature walks while listening to educational podcasts and empowering audiobooks. The native Oklahoman and University of Oklahoma graduate happily resides in Arlington.

Going stir crazy? 5 Labor Day Things to do in Arlington

Labor Day celebrates the American labor movement, and it serves up the perfect opportunity to enjoy a long, restful weekend with friends and family. Both of which are even more important during COVID-19! Binge watching Umbrella Academy indoors is certainly one way to go, but if you feel the cooler weather is beckoning you outdoors, layer on…

Celebrate Restaurant Week 2020 at 3 Arlington Restaurants

Who’s hungry? If you’re anything like me, the answer is ALWAYS, and so you will welcome three delicious words: DFW Restaurant Week…the annual celebration of North Texas wine and foodie greatness. This year, the 23 rd annual RW offers the safety of both dine-in and take-out options, including three-course prix fixe dinners for either $39 or $49, and…

Celebrate National Onion Ring Day Arlington Style!

Did someone say onion rings? Even folks who don’t like onions (points to self) usually get onboard with this version of deep fried fun. Although, the exact origin of deep-fried onion rings is a mystery, one claimant (according to Wikipedia) to the invention is the Kirby's Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas, in the early 1920s…

Top Places to Celebrate National Burger Day in Arlington

Ahhh burgers. Arguably America’s favorite food. I heard that McDonald’s globally sells 75 hamburgers per second! Burgers are equal parts delicious and adaptable, which makes them just as suited for drive-through as they are for hole-in-the-wall diners, sporting events and high-end restaurants. With all the fanfare, it’s no wonder we have a whole…

May the 4th Be With You: Top 4 Life Lessons from Star Wars

I’m a nerd. It’s a thing. #4real If you’re a nerd too, I don’t have to tell you that today (much like Ron Burgundy) is kind of big deal. For those of you who live in a galaxy far, far away from Nerdom, May the 4th is affectionately known to legions of fans as Star Wars Day…May the 4th Be With You, get it? Being in self-quarantine has given me…

Adorable Reasons to Adopt a Pet in Arlington

Nothing makes life sweeter than the purr of a cat or the wag of a tail. I live in a home with two cats and two dogs, and they have continued to be great medicine for silliness, snuggles and shaking off our quarantine blues. If you have been wanting to fetch a feline friend or a canine companion, consider some of the many adorable options at…

Explore Arlington's River Legacy Park

Feeling cooped up? A little vitamin D, fresh air and sunlight will do you some good! Arlington offers a variety of public parks, including what is surely the best green belt in the Lone Star State. River Legacy Park is a 1,300-acre urban oasis in north Arlington that winds along the curves of the Trinity River, so there is plenty to do and see…

Take a Virtual Trip Around the World

Educational travel doesn’t always require a passport….just a strong wifi signal! A growing number of world-class attractions offer webcams, 360 degree virtual tours, online exhibits and other ways to interact remotely. So, if you are a parent who is trying to find inventive ways to home school your children, or if you are just a history buff or…

8 things to do while social distancing

We are all doing our part to resist the spread of COVID-19, and a big part of that is social distancing and self-care. But there are still plenty of ways to have fun and be healthy in Arlington. Here are some ideas: Support local restaurants - The ACVB has compiled this list of restaurants that are offering curbside and takeout from some of your…