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We Will Vacation, You Can Be My Parasol

Took a few vacation days last week, but I haven’t been relaxing exactly. I’m not so good with the sitting still. I haven’t had a quiet night at home since last Monday (not that I’m complaining). Let’s recap.

  • Wednesday night: Was still in Duluth. The delightful Starfire and V-Nick invited me over to their amazing new a-frame house. We watched Project Runway with their peeps, ate vegan pumpkin pie, talked about next month’s NaNoWriMo and more. A perfect evening!
  • Thursday night: We came back from Duluth just in time for me to catch Andrew Bird’s free show/interview at The Whole. There was a mob behind me, but capacity was reached not long after I squeaked in through the doors. Sometimes my luck is actually on the good side. During the interview the Birdman’s neuroses really shone through, in the most delightful ways. Very very glad I went. Oh, and another local flickrite snapped off this most awesome polaroid that night.
  • Friday night: I found myself attending my high school reunion, despite the fact that I’ve kept in touch with just a handful of my former classmates, and I rarely go back to the town I grew up in (when I do, it’s only to take the little man to the apple orchard). It was a surreal evening but there were some high points. One of which was, well, I walked away from it realizing how much I love my life. Sure, it has its challenges (whose doesn’t?) but I really am happy with where I’m at right now and I have no regrets.
  • Saturday: It was a full day with the little man’s swimming lesson, some errand-running, and a family dinner at Sambol, for my brother-in-law’s birthday. We topped it off with a vegan birthday cake from the Chicago Diner. The husband’s family isn’t vegan but they are super vegan-friendly, a fact that still blows my mind regularly.
2006: hair, with caramel highlights

Bonus: Enjoying Be Your Own Pet today. Especially their song Bicycle Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle - with the line “Have fun, and be safe with it. Just kidding, fuck shit up!”
Plus: In news of the annoying, this news story about a stolen laptop? Yeah, my luck was on the bad side this time. My freaking personal information was on it and that really sucks ass. Thank you Allina Healthcare, you incompetent bastards!
And: In happier news, American Hardcore is playing at the Lagoon. I really need to see that. Soon.

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