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1. Just listened to this recording of a Tegan and Sara concert. I’ve enjoyed them since before they were superfamous and went to a concert in 2oo3, it was in a bar/restaurant and we had a great time. This winter Huz gave me tickets for their Feb concert, and then moved to OH before the performance! I went with a friend instead, cried in the car because he’d left that morning, but did have a good time at the show. Our concert had more humorous stories, but this is a fun way to listen! While listening I weeded our back yard area at the apartment. It’s a mess. There is one super long thorny something snaking across our yard. Not sure if it will blossom or not, but not going to attempt moving it until I re-find gardening gloves.

2. Kraken Rum is actually quite nice.

3. Randomly caught TRANSform me, I actually recommend it. The women on the show do a good job of informing and entertaining, and their commentary about transforming yourself have added weight.

4. Still imagining our future garden, and remembered that I would love to have lilacs! In addition to being one of my favourite scents, they transplant well and a friend of mine has a lilac tree. It would be wonderful to bring a few shoots from her place to plant at ours. That reminded me that several years ago I imagined planting a garden with flowers that represented different friendships. Its an idea in progress.

5. Packed 5 boxes of books today. Have many, many more to go, but thought that getting a head start and packing ahead of time will help cut down on future procrastination. I think I am less likely to procrastinate with this move because I am so excited to finally leave.

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Walmart and Local Produce: Walmart does like to be competitive and fill a niche. I admit, I am not a fan of Walmart shopping (the parking lot in our local supercenter seems to always be nightmarish).  Fresher local veg may be worth it, but probably won’t go out of my way to shop the Walmarts.

Was Mary Todd Lincoln nutters? Slate thinks maybe yes. Honestly, one of my students is writing an essay about her and until then I had no idea of her later life circumstances (yes, I am a History teacher and I didn’t know). A reminder of just how much there is to know and how much is glossed over. Recently read that disability studies is a growing field in history and I can definitely see why. If I ever went back to grad school it’s an option I suppose. (Reading Recasting American Liberty and touring the Tenement Museum also had me thinking along these lines).

The NYT has me thinking about tourism and the impact of recreating an historic Mormon town.

Following MB Fashion Week and the Olympics via web and twitter. Spectacular fashion and feats 🙂 (ps. did you know the Olympics have an app? keeps me up to date on medal counts and public transit, makes me feel like I’m there).

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