Today has been pretty intense. It was tiring but I did have some fun. Here’s a quick ‘rundown’: I went to work (9:30 am till 3:30 pm; there was an event at Carlson so I had to haul an unusually large amount of trash), went to uptown, ate stromboli at the Soho Cafe, tried drinks at Sencha tea bar, impulsively visited Lake Calhoun and also Calhoun Square, took the bus to East Bank campus and rode electric scooters back home. Phew, what a crazy day. Literally. More than 26,000 steps today (thank you huawei health for keeping track of my daily steps lol).
The highlight of today was going to a magnet store (yes, you read that right, magnets) at Calhoun Square. I loved the store. Before discovering/going to this store, I was actually sitting and waiting for my friends that were in Sephora. I randomly just googled ‘calhoun square’ and found this store that was apparently, just behind where I was sitting. I impulsively went in. The magnets were made from a local artist (x) so most of the art revolved around Minnesota. I carefully went through the different kinds of magnets that were there. Some of them were featuring Prince, different places in Minneapolis and also somehow, Rick and Morty haha. I was really hoping to find an electric fetus magnet, since it’s a pretty well-known record store in Minnesota, and I FINALLY DID. And it was such a beautiful piece. I LOVED it.
The shopkeeper was very nice and friendly. He saw me buying the electric fetus magnet and asked me whether I’ve been there. I said yes and that I’ve seen a ‘local artist’ perform there and (sneakily) mentioned hippo campus hehe. He said he knows that band too and he has seen them a few years ago when they were still small (while gesturing using his hands, I don’t know why I specifically remember that haha). He also said that he has listened to them through ‘the current’ (a local radio) and I was like, yeah I know that radio station. After the quick chat and before I left, he said to come back again.
It was nice knowing the person who’s behind all that art and the fact that I helped a little in supporting him by buying his art. It’s hard to describe it but it just feels somewhat humbling to me. I genuinely cannot help but smile every time I think about it 🙂
Sidenote, we only have a little over a week of summer break left. I’m also moving to a place closer to campus and all this packing and moving out is making me anxious. May Allah ease. That’s all I have for now. See you!
p/s i watched ‘blinded by the light’ and i love it with all my heart. it made me sob at the end 😦 i watched it on a tuesday at a local theater and there was less than ten people in there haha. i genuinely enjoyed it and i’m soooo planning to watch it again soon.
on the other hand, i just discovered a new band, cassia (!!!). my favorites are so far are ‘100 times over’, movers & shapers and small spaces ✌