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Operating At Heightened Frequencies

My body still isn’t cooperating with my brain, and all that my brain would like to accomplish. This lingering illness has left me weakened, with aching lungs, and a powerful need to lie down frequently. Watching this video of a crew filming mountain climber Alex Honnold, who climbs without ropes or harnesses (not the smartest thing to do) is both awe inspiring and exhausting, particularly in my current condition.

Five good things for today:

  • Seeing this was one of the highlights of my day: Colour photographs of circus performers, 1940s-1950s. And I stumbled across a 1940s hair tutorial not long after. Serendipity!
  • Not that I need to indulge any more, but a new donut shop has opened not too far from home - equidistant from our current home and the one we are moving to. A review of Mojo Monkey Donuts from Dara at the Minnesota Monthly.
  • Today I revisited the Exactitudes photo series. The breadth and scope are still breath-taking to me. “Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 16 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in many cities abroad.”
  • “Sissy Bounce” performer Big Freedia announces Turf Club show slated for December 3rd. You’ll likely have to be over 18 and logged in to YouTube to watch any of the videos.
  • Thursday night the legendary X will be performing in town again, at The Cabooze. Somehow I have never been inside that club or seen X perform (just John Doe, solo). I would like to rectify this.

Despite still feeling lousy-ish I managed to have a pretty full dance card this past weekend. A backyard fire Friday night with my boys. A Saturday morning Farmers Market visit. Dinner at Origami (my first time there) followed by Apocalyptic Mongoloid: Ocular Variant Infestation at CO Exhibitions. Sunday morning brunch at Modern Times. A kid’s birthday party at Lego Land. And a trek out to Wisconsin’s *other* pizza farm, Pizza by the Pond.

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