Things I Love Thursday

Today was my last day at work and I feel like my (sort of) holiday can begin in earnest. The last week has been a steady mix of work and play and sick and not sick, so here are some of the play!

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♥ I was listening to the March 8 broadcast of Sne’waylh on Co-op Radio: if you’re curious to hear what hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ sounds like and what you can learn in FNLG classes, you can listen in here.

♥ One of the songs featured in the broadcast mentioned above is ‘Sto:lo Strong’ by Inez Jasper, which you can hear a short clip of on her website or in the broadcast above. 🙂

♥ Another place you can hear hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ is at the Museum of Anthropology. At the entrance to the Multiversity Galleries, there’s a recording in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ welcoming visitors here; a written version is displayed on the wall in front of you so you can see what you’re hearing. I was there with a couple of friends on Tuesday and was stoked to discover I could understand about half of it without the translation.

♥ Alright, it’s quite obvious I’m in love with the language, so moving right on to another love: baking! Have fresh batches of peanut butter cookies and shortbread, the regular kind with chocolate chip, and the chocolate chip kind with orange zest. Oh, so good.

♥ Discovering how large Calhoun’s really is — those doors are deceiving! All dark wood furniture and lots of space, Calhoun’s serve some decadent desserts, including a light tiramisu that a friend has been encouraging me to try for years.

♥ A friend introduced me to How I Met Your Mother and I’ve been steadily devouring them. Currently midway through Season 2 — don’t spoil anything for me!

♥ Also same wonderful friend and her boyfriend who heard I was sick and made me a super satisfying, delicious get-well soup. 🙂 You guys are gems.

♥ Finally writing letters and emails to all my friends who have been waiting for my responses in the last several months. They have been patient, patient people.

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