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Spring Awakening
LUUURVED it. Teen angst-y, post-modern pop-punk-rock music, set in 1890s. I'm pretty sure it's not sold out and it's here until Sunday - Go see it! (Student Rush tickets are $20 with a valid ID.)

Not only were the acting and singing great, but the on-stage band was highly entertaining, as well. The conductor (band leader in jeans and a flat cap) was SO into every song. It made me happy.

Erica and I met up at Rock Bottom Brewery before the show for some yummy supper and pomegranate cosmopolitans. We followed that with a cocktail at the show. I'm a big fan of the Orpheum's venue for it's beauty, cheap seat views and the OK to take your drink to your seat. Next time I see this show, I'd be interested in sitting on the stage. There are no scene changes and the cast sits among you.
Best quote about Domino and the recession
Domino is dead! Stupid, stupid recession, argh we hate you!!
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A little ditty about the Governor's Budget Recommendations
A fellow co-worker modified the lyrics from the Wizard of Oz and I thought they were too funny. P.S. "Yellow Jackets" are the Senate versions of bills, the matching "Green Jackets" are heard in the House of Representatives. They're named for their colored top sheets.
We're Off To See The Wizard
(Follow the Yellow Brick Road )

Follow the Yellow Jackets. Follow the Yellow Jackets.
Follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow the Yellow Jackets.
Follow the Yellow Jack, Follow the Yellow Jack,
Follow the Yellow Jackets.

We're off to fix the Budget, The Horrible Budget of ours.
You'll find its not so full of GLEE! With every Fee You’d ever see!
If ever a time to tax there was. THIS Budget needs it now because,
Because, because, because, because, because.
Because if we don’t we’ll….um …be full of fuzz?? (what the hell else rhymes with because?)
We're off to fix the Budget, The Horrible Budget of ours.
I kept him anonymous, but if he reads this and would like to be identified, I'll update it. He also noted that the editing process was not done on state time using taxpayer resources, just so you know.
Another magazine that I subscribe to bites the dust

And it was one of my favorites, too. Domino, published by Conde Nast, will close up shop after March '09. I'm hoping that they will fulfill my subscription with Vogue or W and not Architectural Digest.

I'm a little worried that Lucky is in line for the same fate. I renewed my subscription with them yesterday in response to a (seemingly desperate) $10/year offer.

(I've wanted that "For Like Ever" poster since I received this edition in the mail in 2007)

Photo: Elise Amendola, Associated Press for the Star Tribune

This morning I woke up to the country radio station celebrating Bush's departure by playing Bush Bloopers. Later they played an excerpt of Obama's convention speech immediately followed by Dixie Chick's "I Hope". I was singing along at the top of my lungs. Pretty much the best start to the day I could have asked for.

I put on my cute new J.Crew clearance dress and a flag pin and I'm ready for a new administration!

As a side note, I don't think I have ever heard the Dixie Chick's most recent album on that station (after Clear Channel banned them). I love you Morning Show and I should have called-in and told you so.

Excuses, excuses
Last week, my favorite, hold-it-all, purple purse from Forever 21 broke. Guess it wasn't forever. I haven't found a replacement that is able to carry my essentials, my less-than-essentials and shoes to work yet. Thus, I forgot my camera cable again.

I would really like to show you some pretty pictures from Anthony's and my date on Saturday night. We went to late happy hour at Kincaid's in Bloomington and I got some nice, low-light shots of him drinking and talking with their awesome liquor bottle wall in the background. We hadn't really had a fun date like that in a while and it felt like a throwback to when we first started dating. Way fun with yummy food and awesome cocktails.

You should also see the amazing desserts that Anthony's sister made for their Dad's birthday on Sunday. Fantastically thin and delicate almond cookies layered with pistachio and pecan cream, and raspberries. Served with lemon and raspberry curd. So awesome. We all had two servings and gobbled up what was left.

But you'll have to wait until I remember to bring it. Or turn my computer on at home. In the mean time, look at Anna Maria Horner's new Good Folks fabrics! Makes me want to make lots of quilts and pillows and monogrammed hoops.

Hi, so...I've pretty much been ignoring the blog lately. Sorry.

I'm excited to start thinking about Valentine's and here are a few of my favorites (that I plan to copy for cheap:)

luchador del amor by La Familia Green

Stitched Heart on Paper Stripes Valentine by The Petite Press

Dreamy Dreamy by The Great Lakes

Mr. Bird Has a Heart for You Valentine Card by Katie Jo Johnson

I Love You Cards by Julia Juliette

Kissing Booth Poster by Roll and Tumble Press

You Rock Valentine by Marzipan

I Love You by Samantha Hahn

Happy First Day of Session!

I've got my blue pin-stripped skirt suit on and my latte and I was even on time to work. Time to get down to business and fix some problems in the state.

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