Listaliciousness: Color Photograph of Pluto, Fandom Musicals, and Prom Dresses

Tea

Afternoon Tea

One week of performances down, one more to go. Only a little bit more time before finals and Florida. Everything is rushing past me. I feel like I am clinging to a palm tree during a hurricane. Hopefully, my arms will be strong enough to keep hanging on despite the wind.

This weeks links are a very interesting blend of various items. Hopefully, you will enjoy the list!
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Listaliciousness: Blaming the Gerbils, Hopeful Oscar Speeches, and Spock’s Death

Silly Family

Just being sillly,

What an eventful week this has been! Auditions, Disney, callbacks, work, school, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, theater…I feel like so much happened but it all flashed past.

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Listaliciousness: Book Problems, Realistic Princesses, and Bradley Cooper Films

Where do the weekends go? Honestly, the days that I am not in class rush by faster than I can keep track of and enjoy. Only a few more months. That is my constant reassurance.

Anyway, this list is shorter than normal. However, something is better than nothing, right? The items are a bit silly and light-hearted, but that is what I need right now. Just a rest and some laughter.

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Listaliciousness: Hero Cat, Me Dancing, and a New Belle

Just when you feel ready to break, people can surprise you with love. The last few days have been much better than the rest of my week. Thank you to my wonderful coworkers (Haley, Celeste, Ada, Jeremy, Abby, Jennifer, Tyler, and everyone else – I am talking to you) and my awesome mother for helping to make this change.

So, enjoy  this list. Thank you all for making this a good ending to the week. Your responses, reading, and likes encourage me daily
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We Must Treat Mental Disorders as a Serious Problem

This Monday, a man in New Hope Minnesota shot and wounded two police officers at a committee meeting where they had just been sworn into service. They returned fire and shot Raymond Kmetz who it seems went into the situation hoping to be killed.

Looking back at the gunman’s life, reporters have found that he was troubled with mental health issues which caused him to lose his home, be committed to a mental hospital, and threaten police multiple times. Although the hospital diagnosed him with organic brain dysfunction which made competency unlikely, the court failed to prolong¬†him from his commitment in 2013. You can read more about this tragic story in The Star Tribune.

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Listaliciousness: Minnesota oddities, Christmas trees around the World, and Antarctic Fish

My cat Princess sleeping

I just want to rest like Princess.

Sigh. There is so much to get done this weekend still. I am so exhausted but have a draining week ahead now. Maybe something in my life really should change. At least I was able to enjoy a great movie with my friend today (thanks Lydia!).

Anyway, here are some links after not having them last week. Enjoy!

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One Thousand Thanks: 966 – 976. My Home, Minnesota

Winter in Minnesota

Winter in Minnesota

“Why do we live here?” That has been the common compliant that I have heard lately from fellow Minnesotans. Sure, the weather is chilly and ever changing, our roads have pot holes when not ice covered, and people might not be nice all the time (as “Minnesota Nice” seems to claim). However, this state really does have positives.

Because this week has been especially cold, I decided to not complain about my home but affirm it instead. Sure, it is not Oxford, San Diego, or even Wisconsin. However, Minnesota is a wonderful place as this list will prove.

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Listaliciousness: X Adjectives, Marie Curie’s Trolls, and the Real Hogwarts

Princess sleeping on my couch

Princess sleeping on my couch

Acting for a movie shoot and working at the theater – that was pretty much my entire weekend. Although I feel guilty about not doing homework, my overall mood is pretty good. The job went well although I was extremely silly today which people enjoyed but I will probably regret later. Doing the movie was wonderful fun as well. Acting really is one of my deepest passions.

On to the links we shall go now.  There are random assortment of things this week, as usual. Hopefully, you will find some of them useful rather than just strange. Several are about Harry Potter while other focus on writing, famous people, and art. Enjoy!

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5 Free Family Activities in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

The Landmark Center

If you happen to visit one of these beautiful cities in my wonderful state, you should check out these places.

Traveling by 5s

Visiting Minnesota and looking for some fun activities? Wanting to spend some quality family time without paying money? Whether you are a resident or a tourist, there are many great places to visit in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here are some free ones, enjoyable for any age, in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area.

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A Butterfly with the Wings Pulled Off

Roses

A rose in C.S. Lewis’ garden

Right now, I feel like a butterfly with the wings pulled off. Although I love my family and Minnesota, all of me long to be back in Oxford. Or at least somewhere where I am free to soar, grow, and learn. Everything here is stagnant, including myself.

Each day, my spirit seems to sink a little lower. I am trying to stay positive, but my energy is draining fast. Why is it that when we have little to do, we feel the most tired? Depression is a strange and crippling thing.

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