The week is almost over and, though it was the first week back from the sickness/vacation, it wasn’t half bad. Here’s why it was sweet:
- Amazing coworkers — A big group of us, boss man included, went down to Edmonton’s Fringe (North America’s oldest and largest Fringe festival!) to eat delicious food, drink some beer, and catch a show about Coca-Cola and a crimson yak. The catchy tunes are still in my head.
- The Fugitives — This band from Vancouver is absolutely incredible. They are folky and spoken word and hilarious and everyone should pick up their album Eccentrically We Love. They have a banjo, a stand up bass, an accordion, and a “weird triangle thing”, and the “straight, white guy on the guitar.” Amazing.
- Good reading — Last week’s airplane ride with broken televisions (the horror!) reminded me to subscribe to The Economist and The Walrus. I justify these subscriptions because even nerdy grad students need to keep abreast of current issues. Especially nerdy grad students.
- On that note, I realized this week that I already own one of the textbooks for class this fall. I’m going from one course to six, so I appreciate any small victory to help conquer this workload (and the cost!).
- But I thought you were just on vacation! — B booked us a hotel in Jasper for the September long weekend. Heart. We haven’t been to the mountains nearly enough this summer, and I couldn’t be more excited for this adventure. Also, hot tub. Also, it’s during a break from school — a break for a whole two weeks!
I’m thankful this week, for all the good things in the world.