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1. Listening to: The Magnolia Electric Co. Songs: Ohia.  I have never heard this record, but a friend thought I would like it and lent it to me on vinyl. 2. Reading: Saanaq: An Inuit Novel.  Another friend who is teaching this book in one of her classes, sent me a copy!  I’m half way through, but I plan on finishing it this weekend (I have good friends). 3.  I am hosting my in-laws and Seth’s aunt for dinner on Sunday, and will be making this lasagna recipe.  I always tweak it and make it vegetarian using meat substitutes, but this time I’m going to do it the right way.  This is their photo, please don’t sue me.

Happy Weekend!

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One of my closest friends was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few years ago, and yesterday, after many months of unsuccessful chemo, she decided she no longer wishes to receive treatment.  So today hasn’t been the best day, and I don’t think this weekend will be any better.  I will be listening to a ton of mountain goats and trying to wrap my head around how weird life is.   I started reading this Chomsky book, which is also depressing as hell, and I’m not sure will make anything better. I need to finish reading it because I also borrowed its companion book and I wish to read both before JPL wants them back.  Additionally, I started reading Harriet the Spy with Foos, and I really wish someone had reminded me that Harriet is a judgmental asshole who thinks everyone is fat before I started reading it to my four year old.  I didn’t think a photo existed for “crying sporadically,” which is why the wasting my time spot is empty.  But that’s what I will be doing.  Love your friends, and keep ’em close, because life can get weird.

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1. I’ve had another shitty week, but listening to my favorite country blues pepaw heals all wounds.  I love Mississippi John Hurt so so much. 2.  My favorite library boo, Erin, recommended this, and though I am very much a tarot novice, I am excited for it. Everything Erin recommends is gold, even that weird ass book of Miranda July short stories. 3.  Planning on looking at things I want but don’t need at the Vagabond Flea. RHUBARB! last week I noticed rhubarb was back at my Publix and baked that delicious pie you see there, which was arguably the best part of the whole week.  This weekend I want to bake this upside down rhubarb cake because it looks delicious and has decent reviews.

 Have a happy, bluesy, fat weekend everybody!

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A sweet moment in a week where nothing went the way it was supposed to.  Trips were canceled, plans postponed, elbows were burned baking, feelings were hurt, pages went unturned, toddler flew off scooter, too many calls from student loan sharks, bank account emptied.  But at least there were records, my forever outfit,  and my Banjo.  Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis has been stuck in my head for days since. It’s the little things right?

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  1. Hopefully listening to Father John Misty will exorcise Beyonce from the brain, though nothing is better than hearing Seth walking around singing that he “twirls all his haters.” 2.  Reading old copies of WORN because I miss it 😦 3.  Stephanie gave us about a thousand oranges from her tree + Martha Stewart came up with ways to make them fattening and delicious = lots of baking!