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Friday Fare: 4/16/21

I *meant* to blog last week, but my Wednesday Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine had me like this on Thursday:

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Considering I’m going to have my hair professionally cut for the first time since 2019 at the end of this month … worth. it.

Here’s some link love:

How did TV’s Frasier really afford his apartment? (Frasier wasn’t a must-watch in my family, but I have a huge soft spot in my heart for John Mahoney.)

My family eats a lot of macaroni and cheese and while I have the ability to make a mean homemade mac and cheese, my kids are Kraft people. (Weirdos.) I like the white cheddar mac from Annie’s Organic, so of course I had to read this article that talks about the Annie formerly behind this organic behemoth.

My college advisor died on April Fools Day. Since she wasn’t known for her sense of humor (the urban legend about her was that she did the Sunday NY Times crossword in pen), I don’t think that it was comedic timing on her part. While I can’t credit Mary Hull Mohr for my writing career, I can credit her for being a gentle force in making sure I graduated from college. I am also exceedingly proud to have known her and to be able to say that she was my academic advisor. (Trust me, I was a TERRIBLE advisee.) Mary Lou and her husband Martin loom large in the memories that my husband and I share from our time at Luther College. We adored both of them and hold their memories as a blessing.

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Reading:

Finished: Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes and Pursuit of the Truth by K.D. Richards. Both were fun and good reads.

Currently: (And yes, this list is as random as I am …) I Have Something to Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg (loving it); A World Without Email by Cal Newport (I have a thing for productivity books); Story Genius by Lisa Cron (obvs); and Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump.

Writing: Good things are happening on the querying front. Some of the books I’m reading pertain to the next book that I’m percolating in my head.

Otherwise, this was a week to fill my tank … my husband and I got to have lunch with our college mentors and I got to spend some time talking to my parents (it was the first time my husband saw my folks in person for about a year). Some friends and I are going to conquer another trail this weekend and warmer weather is supposed to finally arrive here in the Midwest! (It will be in the 50s this weekend … woo!)

– Shelley

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What is Friday Fare? As a recap, on Fridays I post link love to the various bits of arcane shiz I discover on the Interwebs.  I liken it to a glimpse into my mind, but without the 80s song lyrics or mental cobwebs.

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