Phoenix Art Museum has got it going on!

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Last weekend I took a quick get-away weekend vacation to Phoenix, Arizona. I know what you’re thinking, Phoenix  of all places?! Well, let me tell you, I would do it again. And a big reason for that is the Phoenix Art Museum! Coming from the Bay Area, I would put the Phoenix Art Museum right up there with SFMOMA and the de Young museum!
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National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

ImageToday is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day. In 1920, an insurance salesman named Harry Baker invented this light and fluffy cake. Harry sold his cakes in LA to the Derby restaurant. Guarding this gem of a recipe for over twenty years, Harry decide to finally sell the recipe to General Mills.

 

Photo courtesy of Cdkitchen.com

Make plans for Midsumma! Melbourne’s Queer Culture festival!

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Hey northern hemisphere folk! It’s finally starting to get cold, so you know it’s starting to get a little hot ‘down unda’! Take a break and warm your toes at Melbourne’s queer arts and culture festival Midsumma!

They’ve got tons of events happening at tons of venues, so click here for more details!

Top Tips for Taking Amtrak

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Alright everyone! I’m what you might call am Amtrak Aficionado. I love to take Amtrak every opportunity I get. So naturally, when going to see some family in Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving, I took the train. It’s about a nine hour ride from the start at Oakland, which considering it’s a seven hour drive, wasn’t a bad deal. Also it’s an easy two tanks of gas, and my ticket down to Santa Barbara the day before Thanksgiving was only $65.  I’ve done longer (26 hour) and shorter (2 hour) train rides, so I believe I am qualified to give some tips.

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