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    Summer Intentions

    Does that title make any sense? I dunno, I don’t love the term ‘Bucket List,’ I get the meaning of it but I don’t like thinking of life’s tasks as a to-do list before death. The morbid reality of life aside, I have some things that I want to check off my list this summer – nothing monumental because #work #costoflivingisgettingseriouslyoutofhand but I have a feeling that it’s going to be a good summer! Preferably near the Boundary Waters but local would be fun too – I really enjoy camping, it’s nice to get out in nature and away from traffic and people. Even a 3 day weekend up North…

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    If I’m Wandering, I Probably Am Lost: A Travel Bucket List

    It’s true, I spend a lot of my life lost – some find this endearing and others find it irritating. If I am not going somewhere important where punctuality is expected then I like to take my time and I don’t get stressed out about the inevitable wrong turn. I once got lost on the way to a Chinese food restaurant but ended up just stopping at a different one and it became my Chinese food restaurant of choice. I think that the journey should be as enjoyable as the destination and I like to take my time. I’ve done the tourist experience in quite a few countries but I…

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    Let’s Get Away

    As every red-blooded American is aware, it is Groundhog Day. What is Groundhog Day, you ask? My loose interpretation, the bastard off-spring of a beaver and a prairie dog emerges from its hovel to the delight of thousands of Americans and something about seeing its shadow…blah, blah, blah, 6 more weeks of winter. Also, the groundhog’s name is Phil because that makes sense. We all partake in the delusion that it’s the same Phil but that groundhog has had to have died at least 6 times since I have been alive. I think it actually started as a feast during which people ate groundhog which makes nominally more sense? The only reason I…

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    Blogmas: Day 13

    I mentioned in my Christmas Tag post that of all the places that I could visit on Christmas, my dream Christmas trip would be to New York! I have been to New York a handful of times for various school trips and probably only 1 true vacation type trip to visit a relative who lives near the city. New York was of course, highly romanticized in my mind –  I was anticipating a million Carrie Bradshaws running around in Manolo’s or sweet Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks couples all over the place. Obviously wildly unrealistic but most of my experiences were surreal – I think I was in shock most…