Friday, May 13, 2016

Nutmeg Poisoning

I can't remember the last time I had a normal "weekend"  - freelancers don't really understand the word or the concept - but there's still something a little exciting about Fridays. Don't worry, I'm not going to use the word "Fri-Yay." I'm just going to say happy Friday, and here's another roundup of random Connecticut-themed stuff to read.

-Do you like Connecticut State Parks? You will also like

-If you, like me, are freaking sick of all those so-called "New England lifestyle blogs" that have nothing to do with New England (or lifestyle, for that matter), then Gardenias & Mint, written by two friends who live in Hartford and Boston, is a nice antidote.

-Connecticut real estate porn, Weston edition.

-Connecticut real estate porn, Unnamed Coastal Town edition.

-Connecticut real estate porn, Old Saybrook edition, featuring a lighthouse. 

-Here's a look at state fossils, including ours, a "set of fossilised tracks made around 200 million years ago, by some kind of predator stomping through Connecticut." 

-It's not every day you see Connecticut mentioned in the Times of Israel, and I was certainly not expecting to see Rocky Hill and Wilbur Cross turn up in a long, horrifying, and fascinating article on the "template for the Holocaust" that the Germans perpetrated in early 20th century Africa.   

-If you haven't heard, the U.S. metro area that most closely demographically resembles the U.S.A. as a whole (i.e., the city that should be known as the epitome of "normal America") is... New Haven. Number three on the list? Hartford. 

-And finally, aside from the assertion that Connecticut's "endless landmarks and sights to see" date back only as far as "the late 1800s" (I mean, seriously, what is going on in American schools these days!? I can see history class has been eliminated, but aren't they even teaching these kids to use Google?) you have to like this little piece of content from HuffPo: 25 Reasons Connecticut Is Basically Heaven On Earth.

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