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mid-week round-up

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Back from Louisiana and back for another mid-week round-up. What has everyone been up to? While our trip to Lafayette was book-ended with sadness (we found out Chet’s grandfather passed away while we were en route and attended his funeral on Monday); visiting with family, eating amazing Cajun food, and sitting in the sun for a couple afternoons at a music festival were just what we needed. Now we’re strapping in for a quick week with plenty to do. But before productivity takes over, here are a dozen links to enjoy…

Add this Apple Cider Sangria to your autumnal drink rotation.

A DIY centerpiece for maximum Halloween ambiance.

The racist and sexist history of keeping birth control side effects secret.

Breaking down an effective Sunday meal prep.

A fast-food journey from Hamburger University to celebrity-filled Hollywood parties.

Remembering when Melrose Place became a conceptual art project.

This book looks fascinating.

Arguing is easy; persuasion is hard.

How to walk around the world without leaving New York.

Actually, many inner cities are doing great.

A fascinating experiment in gender mainstreaming.

The opposite of a muse.

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mid-week round-up

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How was your holiday weekend? We took a little trip up to St. Petersburg (as I mentioned in this post) for a belated Christmas celebration with my mom, sister, brother, and sister-in-law. We had awesome meals at Casita Taqueria and Bella Brava, if you’re in need of recommendations. We also drove over to Tampa to catch my sister in a play. The show was called Speech and Debate so OF COURSE I loved it, haha! #SpeechNerd It was edgy, witty, and laugh out loud funny. My sister in particular was HYSTERICAL! Now it is back to reality, but never fear! The links are here…

Google maps out the tiniest city.

Bad day? Pick one (or two, or ALL) of these videos and try not to smile.

What would you serve on this dinner set?

Science-themed nursery for a very lucky baby.

I’m an abreve profesh.

Add a pop of color to your breakfast.

Winning the lottery.

Frequent recess leads to more attentive children.

One of everything, please!

Why you should commit to a sleep routine.

District Attorney Ken Kratz’s holiday cards.

The life, death, and rebirth of the New York City coffee cup.

P.S. I just finished the book The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom and I would highly, HIGHLY recommend it if you like historical fiction.