What I'm Reading: Real Life Mermaids, The World's Oldest Library, and Protecting Standing Rock with Sacred Corn

Holy cow! What a week! The Cubs won the world series and time literally (not literally literally) stopped for a moment.  I think my brain short circuited the moment I realized they'd really won.  I'm totally riding the celebratory wave.  I even stood in a line that wound throughout the entire first level of Dick's for an hour for some shirts the day after the win.  If that's not commitment, I don't know what is!

Oh, and in case you forgot, make sure you get out and vote!  Official election day is Tuesday, but most places offer early voting, so you really have no excuse not to!   Between the World Series and this election, I'm propping antacids like nobody's business.  It's so stressful! 

One last thing!  Small Business Saturday is coming up this month, so keep your eyeballs out for some good #supportsmall posts I have planned. I'd love to hear if there are any small or local businesses that you are particularly fond of.  Comment below and perhaps I'll feature them in a post!

Now, enjoy the links below and have a fabulous weekend!

Meet Korea's real life (badass) mermaids. 

These sculpted Japanese candies are way too beautiful to eat!

I love, love, LOVE this delightful photo-series, Vendors From Above

How cool is this New Zealand farm?!  The owner, Alan Gibbs, is a collector of massive sculpture and is slowly turning his rolling property into an outdoor museum. Must visit!

Oh, there's a...cough.... loo museum.....For toilet fanatics?

You go girl!  A woman designed the renovations for the world's oldest continuously operating library.

Seeds of resistance: Stopping the Dakota access pipeline with sacred corn

Few things strike a chord with me quite the way this Ah. May. Zing. article has.

You can now buy this chateau, which includes in its sale walls covered in paintings by Picasso.  Soooo probably not in my budget.

"Follow your instincts and do not let other people's opinion of you become your opinion of yourself."  —Sarah Jessica Parker