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10 More Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

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Several years ago I did a post very similar to this one (hence this one called 10 MORE things).  I thought since a lot has happened since then it was high time to do it again! #1 I am a very cheap date.  i.e. I cannot hold my booze at all.  A couple White Claws and I am under the… Read more »

The B Side

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I have said quite a few times that raising kittens was not on my list of things to do this summer.  Most people just laugh.  However, one person replied in a way that got me thinking.  She said “Oh, so were you going to run a marathon?  Build a bridge?  And now you can’t?”. I need to make it clear… Read more »

International Strange Music Day

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Today is International Strange Music Day! Originally proposed by musician Patrick Gray as a way to promote his own music, the stated purpose of the day is to “expose people, without prejudice, to music that they are unfamiliar with”. So, “strange” doesn’t have to mean “really weird”- although it certainly can!  It can also simply mean “something I’ve never heard… Read more »

Junk Food Day

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Right on the heels of French Fry day last week comes Junk Food day this week! Makes sense really- summers are full of fairs and festivals and carnivals and what do you eat at those places?  Certainly not a salad!   You eat onion rings and funnel cakes and corn dogs and all kinds of other deep fried creations. So, if… Read more »

French Fry Day

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I’ve probably written about this one before, but I don’t care. Today is French Fry Day!  A day to celebrate that most lovely of potato creations! Whether you prefer yours with just salt, of if you like to dip yours in a chocolate shake, ketchup, ranch, or anything else, today is the day to enjoy a helping of your favorites!

Vacation Time!

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By the time you are reading this I will be a couple days into my vacation back in my happy place – Duluth Minnesota.   Yes, I’ve been there a bunch of times but that’s kind of the point.  Please see  https://beckypalmer.me/why-duluth/     for my thoughts on why I keep going back there. And yes, I am going alone again.  This… Read more »