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Another song with millions of views that I heard for the first time this week

How was your week, friends? I spent most of mine getting ready for the next round of Bank Boost (enrollment opens tomorrow!) Kenny spoke at UW Platteville on Thursday so we turned it into a long weekend away with cheese curds and House On The Rock.

I was also able to live out my extremely specific fantasy of living (read:renting an Airbnb) over a coffee shop in a cute, historical apartment that overlooks the main street of a quaint small town. This is where we stayed and here’s a $40 credit towards your first booking if you’ve never used Airbnb before!

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For my fellow MSP-ers, is it Lake Calhoun or Bde Maka Ska?

And very proud of Minnesotan Halima Aden for making history as the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit!

You’ve probably heard me rail against premium pricing and traditional marketing methods before. I was pumped to take part in the Unconventional Marketing Summit!

What to say (and what NOT to say) to someone with a broken heart.
“What’s something that would make your life just a tiny bit easier right now? Could I bring over some food? Wash your sheets and make your bed? Fill up your car with gas? Something else? I know you’ve got so much weighing on you right now, so I’d love to do something to make your day a little easier and calmer.”

Related: How to get over a break up

Did you know you can follow hashtags on Instagram? I’m really enjoying the #hauteeclectic hashtag. It’s a nice break from white, minimalist, farm house decor 😉

If you live in MSP and are looking to add a dog to your family, make sure you follow my friend Leslie’s Adopt A Stray May! She’s a professional pet photographer so her photos are gorgeous and the dogs she features are amazing!

Extremely co-signed.

I loved this: Money + misdirection: the shadow side of “charge what you’re worth” pricing culture

Related: Why I charge $57 for Bank Boost even though I could charge a lot more

An old essay from David Sedaris that a) still makes me laugh b) is incredibly relatable
Now I’m up to sixty thousand, which is twenty-five and a half miles. Walking that distance at the age of fifty-seven, with completely flat feet while lugging a heavy bag of garbage, takes close to nine hours—a big block of time, but hardly wasted. I listen to audiobooks, and podcasts. I talk to people. I learn things: the fact, for example, that, in the days of yore, peppercorns were sold individually and, because they were so valuable, to guard against theft the people who packed them had to have their pockets sewed shut.

Yum! An unusual rhubarb pie recipe.

You probably know by know that I’m a huge champion of small and mid-sized cities. I love traveling to them, promoting them, talking about how their low cost of living can dramatically improve quality of life for certain people. So I was suuuuuuper interested in this piece: HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines helped convert a sleepy Texas town into a tourist mecca. But not everyone agrees on what Waco’s “restoration” should look like.

I hope you had a lovely weekend and that I see you inside Bank Boost on Monday!

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K

MSPer here, and I’m all for Bde Maka Ska! It’s embarrassing that anyone wants to return to the name Lake Calhoun…they can try to claim other reasons, but we all know that root desire is based in racism and ultimately the erasure of local indigenous history. Why else would anyone in their right mind want to call it after a murderous (white) man?

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Sally Nicholson

I recently learnt the joy of following hashtags on Instagram as well. 🙂

I follow the names of a couple of my favourite, and rather niche, musicals, and the name of my favourite performer, who, strangely, has zero social media presence. Something I find both confusing AND sorta adorable. But with the hashtag, I get to see things he’s doing, because all his theatre-y mates just hashtag his name instead. 😀

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