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2001 called, and it has some girl power for you

In addition to Justin Timberlake dropping the whole "I want to be an actor" routine and heading back to the studio, I hereby call for a Destiny's Child reunion tour. Or for two people to join me and go as Destiny's...

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Take 5: What I’m listening to and looking at these days. . .

The Minnesota State Fair has come and gone and we are on a crash course with winter here in Minnesota, so I figured why not share a little bit about what is catching my eyes and/or ears right now as we move from summer towards fall. Top 5 Artists/Tracks/Albums 1. ...

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Songs for a cloudy day

We're finally transitioning from summer to fall here in Minnesota.  As much as I love love love our perfect summers, there is something somewhat magical about this time in Minnesota as well.  I think is has to do with the fact you don't have to wear 34723942 layers of...

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The xx “Coexist”

Now that I have Spotify, I actually hear more new music when it is new and also by the original artists, and not just via covers from Glee. As a result of this development, I've been listening to "Coexist" by The xx this week.  And you should too. Seriously. Go....

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“After you done all you can, you just stand”

I was working from home, listening to my Melissa's Megamix playlist on Spotify and the song "Stand" from the NBC show Smash came on.  I could go on and on about the lyrics and how they resonated with me and stuff, but I'm going to just tell you one thing: list, and I...

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“Thank you for your epic performance. . . I hate you.”

As someone who personally was belting out various Disney tunes last night around my fire pit, I wonder how my neighbors would have graded my performance.  This came across my twitter feed this morning and was too good not to share. . . I really hope I would be graded...

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No Badge for the Haters: Lessons I Learned as a Girl Scout

Over the past few months, Girl Scouts have been in the news. While, many of the stories highlight the 100 years of successful programming for girls currently being celebrated, there have also been a number of attacks made on this organization that are quite simply distractions from the actual mission of Girl Scouts of USA. This is, in my opinion, taking away from what should be a positive year of celebration by causing the organization to play defense.

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“You’ll feel better, you’ll feel better, better than before”

The past few days have been absolutely lovely – weatherwise – here in Minnesota. Granted, it’s likely a titch warmer than it is supposed to be at this time of year, but who am I to complain. The sky has been stunning – bright blues, fairly cloud free, and just picture perfect and smile inducing.

It is quite the contrast to what has been going on generally in the world. It seems as if over the last few weeks (and months and years really) there has been a lot more negativity especially in the ways that people are talking to each other and about each other. Granted, we’re in an election year (with two especially divisive constitutional amendments on the ballot here in MN), and this has become expected, but it doesn’t mean it’s right. I have a hard time, at times, reading the news or going on twitter because of the hate being shared and spread just makes me feel . . . .sad.

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I’m a one-woman musical

Some may know this and some may not, but I must confess . . .I'm a bit of a musical theater geek. I have been known to get into a mood where I'll become a one-woman musical and just belt out my favorite songs, dance around and just have fun doing my own...

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