Missed another blog post, but I can’t help but feel it resulted in some good long-term accomplishments. Besides the podcast, other things are in the works, my actual paying job does demand some time, and I can’t help but be excited about our upcoming trip to Mexico City. I hope you like pictures of tacos and pyramids.
So here comes some random selections from the past few days:
I’m loving Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats right now:
I think I’m going to use the old WGN “Family Classics” theme song as my podcast intro music:
Finally, what do you call those towns that exist purely for touristic use. They usually include antiques, fudge and mediocre restaurants, as well as a bookstore and perhaps some middling outdoor or historic attraction. Sometimes they have a theme in their architecture. Examples include:
- Stillwater, MN
- Gatlinburg, TN
- Helen, GA
- Leland, MI (Fishtown!)
- Berea, KY
- Harpers Ferry, WV
- Grand Marais, MN
I’m sure there are more. I don’t count places like Wall Drug or South of the Border in this list, as they are singular attractions. So does this phenomenon have a name?