1. We had a server and internet crash at work yesterday, so I took an early lunch and went to the Gateway–where I saw the CIRCUS PARADE. I was all, “Elephants!!” but then immediately after, “Oh god, that’s sad.” There were also clowns riding mini bikes.

2. Don’t forget to go visit the alpaca ranch this weekend for Open Barn Day (they have yarn to buy).

3. The Smithsonian has a whole bunch of old seed catalogs you can peruse online. My favorites are below.