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Waterloo(ooooove) and the king of the forest fairies

2011 April 17

WANDERING WATERLOO: Even if you’re not headed to the Beachland Ballroom, there are some pretty fabulous things to do on Waterloo these days. Ryan and I spent a chunk of last weekend’s rainy Saturday playing around in Music Saves, Blue Arrow Records & Boutique, and Native Cleveland on what turned out to be a pretty stellar Record Store Day. Music Saves was packed, Blue Arrow had a pretty good band with some great keyboard action, CLE had free drinks, hot dogs and cake, and there were a enough trendy eyeglasses to keep trendy eyeglasses manufacturers in the black for the next couple months, at least. I wandered around Music Saves for a few minutes before Ryan found what I didn’t realize I needed in my life: “The Tallest Man on Earth” on vinyl. All the stores were offering 20 percent off. If you didn’t make it down this year, check it out next year. Even if you aren’t a record listener, the free food, music, and Ohio paraphernalia will remind you that Cleveland is pretty rad.

DEAR OBERON: “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” (III.II121). Love, Puck. If Oberon’s here, it must be (almost) summer). 

BELIZE, GUATEMALA, and ANCIENT CAVES: Guate friends, I’ll be thinking of you this weekend when Ryan and I head over to Guatemala from where we’re staying in the Cayo District in Belize. Thanks again to Tom and Jess for your advice in planning this last-minute quest! What I need in my life right now is a quest that does not involve getting to the bottom of a stack of papers. Also, caves are magical. Conor Oberst says, “In the caverns of tomorrow with just our flashlights and our love, we must plunge, we must plunge, we must plunge.”

“BELOVED”: Beautiful, betwitched house,  be literary, be illuminated, be knee-deep in Southern conjure and the dark, twisty path into the forest of the past lit up in the clearing of Toni Morrison’s words. Read “Beloved” (if you haven’t already).

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Clevelandsaplum permalink
    April 21, 2011

    how cute are you? thanks for stopping by my blog and i can’t wait to read more of yours!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    April 27, 2011

    Haha…Thanks, (Plum)lady!

  3. kyle permalink
    May 5, 2011

    oberon is amazing. also, dopplerock, tallest man on earth and bikes.

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