1. This one should be obvious.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to write another five-hundred-word essay about how I got dorky for Jordan Knight. Because the Backstreet Boys were also there!
I genuinely love this song. And if I haven’t already made it clear, I had an excellent time at the NKOTBSB concert.
2. Harry Potter and the End of the Tradition
Of course I’ve read all the Harry Potter books. Of course I went to the movie the first weekend, and of course I loved it. But more importantly, I’ve loved the tradition that came with it: I went to every HP movie from Chamber of Secrets on with my oldest friend, CK. Even though we haven’t lived in the same part of the state in eight years, we have always made a point to get back together for the movies. Sometimes it winds up being the only time we get together all year, which means we spend the hour or so before the movie using all our words at once to bond/gossip. A lot of things have changed since I was five (well, kind of), but CK is a forever friend. She is an excellent person and she makes me feel tall. We will have to pick another movie series to keep the tradition going; maybe The Hunger Games if Jennifer Lawrence can do justice to Katniss Everdeen.
3. Street Festivals! Extremely hot street festivals!
A friend shared a personal rule with me, and I’m trying to follow it: you can either complain about the heat or the cold, you can’t complain about both. I personally choose to complain about the cold, so I’m really trying to keep it together during this week of extreme heat. But then I see things like this:
When things get life-threatening, I think I can break the complaint rule and join with the rest of the Minnesotans in our unofficial state motto: “Some weather we’re having, then!”
Anyway, despite the extreme heat over the past few days, I ventured out to two separate street festivals this weekend: Highland Fest and Barbette’s Bastille Day Block Party in Uptown. Both featured a lot of sweaty people, music, kids being super cute, and fair food, but only one featured carnival rides. Highland Fest wins!