Happy Friday! And happy early long weekend, to those people who have weekends. I'm not one of you, but rest assured I'll be intensely jealous of you for the next three days. Here are some Connecticut odds and ends I've been collecting over the past few weeks.
-I have ambiguous, complex, confusing feelings about the Daily Prep, but this is a great post about the Loser's Day Parade in Essex. (I am also greatly conflicted about the placement of that apostrophe.)
-The Courant on Connecticut's role in the international fur trade. Not in 1801 or something. Now.
-The Courant again, with a quiz that tests how many Connecticut towns you can name without the aid of a blank map, while a little clock judges you.
-Here's a list of rivers in Connecticut. Shunock? Threemile? Menunketesuck?!
-Business Insider, of all places, has some amazing photos of the old Remington Arms factory in Bridgeport.
-The winter issue of Coastal Connecticut has a nice, happy piece on the independent bookstores of the shoreline. (Click through to page 76.)
-Not really nutmeg poisoning, but a little extra ocean from our neighbor to the east: Architectural Digest on why Providence is "the country's best small city."