Highlights

20 Aug

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.

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3 Responses to “Highlights”

  1. mandy August 20, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    I’m still not exactly sure what Fringe Festivals are, but I am pretty certain that I need to attend one at some point in my life. Sounds like so much fun. Have a great weekend, friend!

    • Leanne Behrns August 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

      Mandy,

      Fringe is a super awesome street-ish festival with buskers and vendors for food and art and jewelry and fun things. It’s artsy and there are many, many plays and free shows and general wonderfulness.

      It is SO much fun.

  2. Jamie August 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Long weekends and hot tubs sound just amazing.

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