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BOBBY BENEDICT online writer Bobby spends too much time indoors either writing, playing music, or baking. When he deigns to grace the sidewalks with his presence, it's usually for beer and a local show.
KINSEY GUSTAFSON the real deal Kinsey lives in Rapid City with her boyfriend and fur baby, Penelope. She spends her time drinking coffee, watching all sorts of TV, and writing for 605 and her blog A Glittered Life.
ARYN HOLLAREN DIY Aryn is a senior at SDSU studying advertising, marketing, and graphic design. She is originally from Garretson, but loves living in Brookings. She enjoys Christmas lights, folk music, pop culture, and sleeping in. JILL JOHNSON Factoid writer Jill is a senior journalism major at Augustana University where she is a writer and the web editor for The Mirror. From Hurley, she enjoys sleeping in, curling up with a good book, and avoiding the topic of post-grad life. LIZA MCCANN Health Liza is a purple-haired, art-loving, cat lady. She is a senior at SDSU and is majoring in both graphic design and advertising.
NATALIE SLIETER get involved Natalie graduated from USD with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. She has a passion for writing, as well as lazy Saturdays, laughing, and spending time with her husband. 6 // APRIL 2016
JORDAN SMITH the scoop Jordan graduated with a journalism degree from SDSU. She calls Rapid City home, and in her spare time you can find her hiking, reading, or playing with her pomeranian, Buzz.
KARA SWEET online Writer Kara is a sommelier certified through the International Wine Guild and intro level somm through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Follow all things food, wine, and the Black Hills on her blog, thesweetsommelier. blogspot.com.
KAILEY TENNESSEN Hacking Away Kailey recently graduated from BHSU with a degree in mass communications. She plans to attend graduate school at Brooks Institute in the fall to earn her MFA in photography.
BILL TETRAULT recap photographer Bill is a freelance event photographer and works at SDN Communications. Some of his favorite things are his family, photography, technology, and good craft beer.
LEAH VANDEN BOSCH culture profiles Leah Vanden Bosch lives in Sioux Falls, working full time for Wells Fargo. She enjoys running outdoors, spending time with her fur babies, and sleeping in.
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@ d en i s ed epao lo As I write this, I am feeling gratitude toward Governor Daugaard for vetoing HB 1008. Through this action, our governor has sent a message that we, as South Dakotans, will not fear what we don’t understand. We will take on each situation as it presents itself and deal with it head-on. That, like the virtue loving people for their differences - not in spite of them - is what we must teach our kids. That is the message of this month’s cover organizations, The Center for Equality Sioux Falls and the Black Hills Center for Equality. In our cover story, “Bringing South Dakota Together,” we talk
get ahead on dinner don’t toss that wine! with our family-friendly freezer meals.
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with board members about their combined effort to serve as a resource for not just those who identify as LGBT, but everyone living in our state. If we have questions about what it means to be transgender, or how we can work together to create more inclusive workplaces and communities, they
want to help facilitate those conversations.
Shelter pet of the month
Also in this issue, we celebrate spring with a variety of ideas
This 1-year-old Golden Retriever mix is ready to be your
for getting organized. Spring cleaning isn’t our favorite
new best friend. Right now, he is living in foster care,
thing, but when it’s done, the sense of accomplishment at
but is ready to meet his forever family. He is neutered
the removal of dirt and dust and clutter is palpable. Few
and his adoption fee is $150.
experiences are more satisfying than walking into a freshly
For more info about Colt and other fourlegged friends, visit the Oglala Pet Project at oglalapetproject.org or call (605) 455-1518.
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and sweetgrass mingle through open windows. For me, the arrival of spring is particularly special this year. My husband, Tony, and I welcomed our first child, Mia, on
poll What is the spring cleaning task you'd rather pay someone to do than do yourself?
cleaned home in which the heady scents of spring rain, earth,
Cleaning up dog poop
March 9. Although every moment since she was born has been full of equal parts joy and trepidation, knowing that
she has been born into a South Dakota full of people willing to stand up for inclusiveness is heartening. In this life, there
Yard work/garden prep
are more unknowns than sure bets, but I can feel proud that my daughter will grow up here, in a state where people’s
Carpet cleaning/floor waxing Chimney maintenance
opinions (whatever they might be) are heard and discourse is encouraged. Happy April, South Dakota. 2016 is off to a great start!
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ST. PATRICKâ€™S DAY CELEBRATION W H AT: Thousands of green-clad revelers head to downtown Sioux
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E N T E R TA I N M E N T
APRIL 2 » 4T H A N N UA L
A D U LT P RO M
AmericInn Lodge and Suites, Pierre. 7 p.m. silent auction and 9 p.m dance. Proceeds benefit local scholarships. $25/individual or $40/couple. More info: search event on Facebook or (605) 280-2917.
APRIL 7 » SKULLMORE
RU S H M O R E
Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. Cinema Falls presents a screening of Wes Anderson's Rushmore, featuring the art of Marc Wagner. More info: cinemafallsskullmore. eventbrite.com.
A P R I L 7-10 » SHREK THE MUSICAL ,
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Youth production presented by DAPA. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
APRI L 8 -10 » SIOUX EMPIRE FILM
F E S T I VA L
Orpheum Theatre, Sioux Falls. $10/day or $25/ weekend. More info: siouxempirefilmfestival.com.
» C O M E DY
» B ROOKI N GS
AT T H E PAV
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Nathan Hults. Performing: Josh Alton, Jeff Caudill and Thomas Paul. $10/advance or $12/door. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
F L I N G DA N C E
Tea American Legion. 8 p.m.-midnight. Live music from Chute Rooster Band. $10 or $8 w/military ID. More info: dakotacountrydanceclub.com.
A PR I L 17 » G O U R M E T G U YS Active Generations, Sioux Falls. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Food event features local movers and shakers. $40/advance or $45/door. More info: actgen.org or (605) 336-6722.
APRIL 21 » BALL IN THE HOUSE Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. Five member vocal band. More info: thedahl.org.
APRIL 21-24 » E L R I A D S H R I N E C I RC U S Sioux Falls Arena. 9 shows, times vary. More info: $318. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.
» VE RM I LLION
» PI E RRE
» S H O RT
G R A S S A RT S C O U N C I L' S A N N UA L GA L L E RY A RT S H O W Chamber of Commerce, Pierre. 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
G E T I N V O LV E D
APRIL 7 » C O U N T RYS I D E ’ S
N - B ISCUIT SUPPE R
A N N UA L T U R K E Y-
Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre. 4:30-7 p.m. Benefits Hospice. $8/adults or $4/12 and under.
APRIL 8 » A RTA B I L I T Y Museum of Visual Materials, Sioux Falls. 6-8 p.m. An art exhibit for local artists with disabilities sponsored by the Sioux Falls Mayor's Disability Awareness Commission to remove barriers and open doors to other possibilities for individuals with disabilities. More info: siouxfalls.org/relations. (605) 367-8745.
APRIL 9 » SHOPPI NG FOR
APRIL 23 »ANNIE
EmBe, Sioux Falls. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fundraiser for Relay for Life featuring local vendors, bake sale, silent auction, and more. More info: shoppingforhopesf.com or (605) 336-3660.
Washington Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
» 3 6T H
A P R I L 13 » R A L P H I E M AY
Orpheum Theatre, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. $36.50. More info: ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More info: hotsprings-sd.com or (605) 745-4140.
Community Youth Involved Center, Ft. Pierre. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cancer benefit lunch features entertainment and silent auction. $20/individuals or $160/table of 8. More info: (605) 280-6956.
APRIL 8-30 » O U T S I D E M U L L I N GA R
C O M E DY
Firehouse Theatre, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. $20. More info: brewingtheatre.com or (605) 716-9463.
A P R I L 13 -14 » N O W W H AT ? C O N F E R E N C E Sioux Falls. Blend Interactive’s annual event bringing together web and marketing professionals for seminars and workshops. More info: nowwhatconference.com.
A P R I L 14 » A RT I S T R E C E P T I O N :
South Dakota Art Museum. 5-7 p.m. Presentation at 5:30 p.m. More info: southdakotaartmuseum.com or (605) 688-5423.
A P R I L 15 » K AT H L E E N M A D I GA N Deadwood Mountain Grand. 8 p.m. More info: deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call (605) 559-0386.
A P R I L 16 » RED GREEN: “ I’M RIPE ! ”
N O T O L D, I ’ M
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. 7 p.m. More info: gotmine.com or (605) 394-4111.
F L I N G H O M E A N D GA R D E N
A P R I L 2 8 - M AY 1 » T H E B I G S P RO U T
A N N UA L S A L A D L U N C H E O N
A P R I L 12 » H A B I TAT F O R DINNER
Landscape Garden Centers, Sioux Falls. 9 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Bouncy house, food, workshops, and bake sale. More info: landscapegardencenters.com or (605) 338-0706.
First United Methodist, Pierre. 5-7 p.m. $8/adults or $3/12 and under. More info: (605) 224-5939.
APRIL 29 » S U P E R H A P PY
S YM P O S I U M 2 016 FUNTIME BURLESQUE
Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. $12 /advance or $15/ door. 18+. More info: thecollectiveeffortsunion.com.
» DAV I D
C RO S S
The District, Sioux Falls. 6:30 p.m. Making America Great Again Tour. More info: thedistrictsf.com or (605) 271-5600.
A P R I L 2 9 - M AY 7 » T H E B OYS N E X T D O O R Grand Opera House, Pierre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $15/adults or $13/students and seniors. More info: pierreplayers.com or (605) 224-7826.
A P R I L 17-19 » C E NTE R FOR DISAB ILITI ES Sheraton Hotel, Sioux Falls. Dance, speakers, film screening, and a fashion show aimed at raising awareness for those living with disabilities. More info: www.regonline.com/cdsymposium2016.
APRIL 21 » EMBE TRIBUTE
TO WOME N
Washingotn Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres, live music and silent auction before 7 p.m. awards program. More info: embe.org/tribute.
A P R I L 1, 2 , 8 , 9 » B RO O K I N G S B L I Z Z A R D Larson Ice Arena, Brookings 7:30 p.m. More info: gobrookingsblizzard.com or (605) 592-9114.
THIS MONTH APRIL 1- 3 » P RO F E S S I O N A L
B U L L R I D E R S B U I LT FORD TOUGH SE RIES Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 6:50 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. More info: ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
A P R I L 1, 2 , 5, 8 , 9 » R A P I D C I T Y RU S H
APRIL 4 » DAV I D O S B O R N E
Riggs Theater, Pierre. 7:30 p.m. Part of Pierre Concert Series. $100/family, $50/individual or $10/students. More info: (605) 224-7909.
APRIL 5 » L U C E RO
E V E N I N G W I T H RO B E RT C R AY
Orpheum Theatre, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. $43.50. More info: ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
A P R I L 14 » T H E S AT U R DAY
445 Martini Lounge, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: facebook.com/445MartiniLounge or (605) 348-8300.
Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: John Moreland. $20 and $30. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
A P R I L 15 » C HARLIE SIRE N
APRIL 5 & 8 » S I O U X FA L L S S TA M P E D E
APRIL 6 » AU DAC I T Y
Total Drag Records, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: International Coverup and More Than Enough. $5. More info: totaldragrecords.com or (605) 521-6439.
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. Tickets start at $10. More info: ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
Total Drag Records, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Also playing: Flaural and Angie Hosh. $12. More info: totaldragrecords.com or (605) 521-6439.
A P R I L 9, 16 , 3 0 » S I O U X FA L L S S T O R M
» B A R RY
Rushmore Civic Plaza Center Ice Arena. Times vary. More info: rapidcityrush.com or (605) 716-7825.
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. 7:05 p.m. More info: siouxfallsstorm.com.
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. Also playing: Dave Koz. More info: ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
APRIL 9 & 30 » S I O U X FA L L S RO L L E R
APRIL 7 » MIPSO
Sioux Falls Arena. 7 p.m. $12/11 and up, 10 and under free. More info: rollerdollz.com.
Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 7:30 p.m. $10-25. More info: matthewsopera.com or (605) 642-7973.
APRIL 8-9 » THE RECEIVER
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. $21.50-80.50. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter. com.
445 Martini Lounge, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: facebook.com/445MartiniLounge or (605) 348-8300.
S O DA K
Sioux River Bicycles and Fitness, Brookings. 5:30 p.m. Ride starts at 6 p.m. Recurs last Friday every month. More info: facebook.com/groups/ brookingscriticalmass or (605) 692-5022.
DAY 5 K
Performing Art Center, Brookings. 6:30 a.m. More info: prairiestriders.net or (605) 697-9058.
APRIL 30 » I ’ M R E A DY F O R T R I AT H L O N
SDSU Wellness Center, Brookings. 9 a.m. kids, 10 a.m. adults. More info: sdstate.edu/wellness-center or (605) 697-9355.
APRIL 2 »AMERICAN
S C A R E C RO W S
DAV I S
Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. Part of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Concert Series. More info: sfjb.org or (605) 367-6000.
A P R I L 15 -17 » A N I N T I M AT E E V E N I N G
The Blind Lion, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: (605) 939-0095.
S T R I K E S B AC K
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30. SDSO plays some of Hollywood’s most iconic cinematic scores. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 3676000.
» B L AC K
H I L L S S YM P H O N Y O RC H E S T R A : M OZ A RT A N D B R A H M S Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. More info: bhsymphony.org or (605) 394-1786.
APRI L 10 » EAST RIVER &
M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y B L U E G R A S S “ M O N T H LY O P E N JA M ”
A P R I L 12 » THE GLENN MILLER
A P R I L 16 » JILL COHN Naked Winery, Custer. 6 p.m. More info: nakedwinerysd.com or (605) 673-2733.
Washington Street Arts Center, Vermillion. 1-6 p.m. More info: 1-877-621-4118.
Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. Also playing: Burlap Wolf King. 18+. More info: etix.com or (605) 4444260.
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
APRIL 8 & 29 » NICK HARR APRIL 9 » T H E S YM P H O N Y
S P I L L C A N VA S
Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. $12/advance or $15/door. All ages. More info: (605) 444-4260 or thecollectiveeffortsunion.com.
A P R I L 13 » H A R L E M G L O B E T RO T T E R S
APRIL 29 » B RO O K I N G S C R I T I C A L
C D RELEASE SHOW
O RC H E S T R A
Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs. 7 p.m. More info: glennmillerorchestra.com or (605) 745-4140.
APRIL 20 » HOME FREE Fine Arts Theatre, Rapid City. 7:30. More info: gotmine.com or (605) 394-4115.
APRIL 21 » B R A N T L E Y G I L B E RT Swiftel Center, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: swiftelcenter.com or (605) 692-7539.
APRIL 22 » B L AC K T I G E R
S E X M AC H I N E
Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. Also playing: Apashe & Dabin. $15/advance or $20/door. 18+. More info: pinshows.com.
APRIL 23 » B A D B A D H AT S The Garage, Rapid City. 7 p.m. More info: garagerapidcity.com/concerts.
APRIL 27 » S TA R T R E K : T H E
U LT I M AT E VOYAG E
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. Footage synced with symphony orchestra. More info: gotmine.com.
7 T H I N GS
7 THINGS YOU M UST D O T H IS MON T H
Zonta Spring Craft Show
April 2-3. Northridge Plaza, Pierre. Saturday 10 am.-6 p.m. Sunday Noon-4 p.m. Shop unique wares from over 50 local and regional vendors at this annual craft show. Free admission. More info: zonta. org or (605) 224-6331.
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The Big Grape
April 8. Avera Prairie Center, Sioux Falls. 7-10 p.m. This evening of wine, beer, and food tasting benefits patients and families at Avera Children’s Hospital. Guests are encouraged to bid on exclusive silent auctions, check out the offerings at the Big Hop Craft Beer Exhibit, and sample high-end wines poured by expert sommeliers. Tickets are $135 and can be purchased online or at JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars. More info: TheBigGrape.org or (605) 322-8900.
Banff Festival World Tour
April 16-17. Elks Theater, Rapid City. This film festival is for cinephiles and adrenaline junkies alike. The Rapid City Arts Council invites you to experience the world’s last great wild places through the eyes of extreme athletes and adventurers. More info: the dahl. org or (605) 394-4101.
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Forks, Corks & Kegs Festival
April 8-9. Deadwood. This festival kicks off Friday night with the Abbey Road Band and appetizer crawl throughout town. Saturday begins with a coffee tasting and roasting seminar. Next is bartender competitions and Deadwood Dine Around. Saturday evening is the Grand Tasting and cigar tasting. $45 two-day passes include trolley rides and a commemorative wine or beer. More info: (605) 559-1188 or deadwood.com. Tickets: ticketmaster.com.
April 23. American Legion, Sioux Falls. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For those who know that bacon makes everything more delicious, this is a can't-miss event. The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz invite professional and amateur chefs to submit their baconcentered dish by April 16. Tofu and turkey bacon are permitted. Guests will vote on their favorite bacon creation. Prizes will be awarded for the best dish, costumes, and the bacon eating contest. More info: rollerdollz.com.
Wings Waves & Wine
April 15. Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove, Sioux Falls. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Celebrate nature’s beauty during this evening fundraiser. Bid on the silent auction and wander the rooms of the facility, enjoying the butterflies and marine life while sampling great food paired with wine, whiskey, and beer. Elisabeth Hunstad and Kyle Knutson are the featured musicians. Tickets are $50. More info: sertomabutterflyhouseandmarinecove.org or (605) 334-9466.
Parimutuel Horse Racing
April 30-May1. Stanley County Fairgrounds, Ft. Pierre. 12:30 p.m. horses in the paddock. 1 p.m. races start. Bet on your favorite at this annual Ft. Pierre family tradition. Head to the fairgrounds for the first of two weekends of horse racing. More info: (605) 223-2178.
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SIOUXPER WEEKEND BY LEAH VANDEN BOSCH
Sioux Falls has built a reputation for having a lot to offer, and Brian Broekemeier is strengthening that expectation. After searching the internet for a comiccon nearby and finding nothing in the area, the Sioux Falls transplant decided to assess what locals thought of the idea. He created a Facebook event page in April of 2015, and a short year later, is finalizing the details of SiouxperCon, a three-day fan convention filled with gaming tournaments, exhibits, panels, and guest artists. Without any intention of actually chairing the event, Broekemeier began to put together a team of experts, each specializing in an aspect of the weekend. His friend and former coworker Brandon Smith was the first to get on board, after coincidentally posting to Broekemeier's Facebook event page without knowing it was his. The two were brainstorming over drinks when they spontaneously decided to ask the opinion of people sitting at a table near them. They introduced themselves to Josh Jurgens, who would end up designing the event's website. Broekemeier enlisted the help of another former coworker, Cassandra Nixon, who brought in proficiency in anime. Longtime friend Shane Gerlach utilized his networking skills in booking big name artists, while Joe Ektnitphong and fiance Dani Franseen overlooked the event planning and organizing. With the group growing naturally and their diverse, creative expertise collaborating effortlessly, the potential in SiouxperCon began to exceed Broekemeier's initial expectations. “The experience is what we're pushing for this year,” he said, in anticipation of this first-ever event. “Our biggest focus is making sure that everyone has a 16 // APRIL 2016
good time. We want this to be unlike anything Sioux Falls has ever experienced.” The event is on track to accomplish that, with a schedule listing big name artists and an exclusive, customized comic book designed by local artist Marc Wagner.
WE WANT THIS TO BE UNLIKE ANYTHING SIOUX FALLS HAS EVER EXPERIENCED
The three day event is starting off on Friday, April 15, with the Siouxper Brawl gaming tournament headlining Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros 4, and Mario Maker Relay Challenge. The gaming is scheduled to continue throughout the weekend, while Saturday and Sunday are filled with appearances, featuring artists Phil Hester (The Wretch, Swamp Thing, Green Arrow), Eric Gapstur (The Flash, Wyatt), Tom Nguyen (Ghostbusters, Batman, Green Lantern), Gordon Purcell (Star Trek, The X-Files, Fantastic Four, Avengers, The Flash), and Sean E. Williams (Fairest, Vampire Diaries). Special guest cosplay includes the singing voice of Sailor Moon, Jennifer Cihi, while two local artists intend to release online comics during the event panels - Clayton Summers of And Once Again and Chris Biewer of Cosmic Rage. In addition to the weekend's guest appearances, SiouxperCon is anticipating an array of vendors with countless comics, collectibles, and games to offer. Sioux Falls' Rainbow Comics was the first major
sponsor for the event, with various others to follow suit. Broekemeier has been overwhelmed with the local support. “I wish I could say something about every, single person who has helped us out. I am so impressed with Sioux Falls – I'm not from here originally, but to have a community come together and support something that's brand new is just fantastic. I don't know of anywhere else that would do something like that.” While the value of entertainment has been a priority for Broekemeier's team during the planning of the first annual SiouxperCon, there is profound purpose behind the event. After expenses are paid, all proceeds are going towards REACH Literacy and JY6, a non-profit charity supporting childhood cancer research. “This isn't about us, or about the money, it's about the experience. We aren't doing this for profit, so if we're able to benefit others in need at the same time, it just makes the event that much greater,” explained Broekemeier. SiouxperCon may be a three day event, but Broekemeier doesn't intend for the fundraising support to stop there. The team is working to become a full non-profit corporation, continuing to support local charities with proceeds from the fan convention. For tickets and more information on the first annual SiouxperCon, visit siouxpercon.com. The site will also include information on how to volunteer for the event. You can donate to the cause at youcaring.com/siouxpercon-530310.
ARTISTIC UPCYCLING HOME IMPROVEMENT STORES ARE FULL OF INSPIRATION, AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER SIOUX FALLS IS CELEBRATING THAT SPIRIT OF INGENUITY WITH ITS ANNUAL RESTORATION ART AUCTION. THE THIRD ANNUAL EVENT THIS MONTH AT ICON EVENT HALL AND LOUNGE WILL FEATURE A PERFORMANCE BY COVER BAND BANGTAIL, A DESSERT BAR, AND LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS. COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR NIKI SCHILLERSTROM EXPLAINS HOW IT RAISES AWARENESS FOR HABITAT’S PROGRAMS WHILE BRINGING LOCAL CREATIVES INTO THE FOLD.
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What is being auctioned off? Niki Schillerstrom: Repurposed art that includes items from our ReStore, made by local artists, makers, DIYers and carpenters. The art may be functional, abstract, or decorative. This year, we have two entryway benches, a mirror etched with a deer scene, hand painted decorative doors, a kitty castle, and a Tiffany-style lamp to name just a few things. In the case of the mirror, the framed mirror came from the ReStore. The artist hand-drew a deer scene on paper and applied it to the mirror. Then, she etched the scene onto the glass. The kitty castle was a cabinet to which the artist added posts, painted it to look like a castle, and added a catapult. Just as you never know what you’re going to find at our ReStore, you never know what you’re going to find at our ReStorAtion Art Auction!
the general public. The ReStore items are available at no charge - with a cap - to the participating artists. What makes this a unique event? NS: The most unique feature of this event is that each art piece includes at least one item from our ReStore - items that have been donated after collecting dust in someone’s basement or an unoccupied office at a company. An artist spotted it, felt inspired by it, and returned something that could make your jaw drop. Where do the proceeds from the event go?
Where do the ReStore's supplies come from?
NS: The proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls and serve our affordable housing ministry. In addition, the event lifts up the environmental impact of our ReStore. Donations to our Habitat Sioux Falls ReStore keep the equivalent of 43 adultsize elephants worth of material out of the Sioux Falls landfill each year!
NS: Individuals, corporations and organizations donate new, gently used, and antique home goods and home building materials to our ReStore. We sell them at about 30-40 percent of retail to
The ReStorAtion Art Auction begins at 7 p.m. April 16. Admission is free. For more info on the event and Habitat Sioux Falls, visit siouxfallshabitat.org or facebook.com/SiouxFallsHabitat.
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BORDERS WENT BANKRUPT? SO WHAT. THAT DOESN’T STOP FORMER EMPLOYEE MARK LLOYD FROM FINDING OUT WHAT’S THE NEXT HOTTEST READ.
The economy has collapsed again, but worse this time. The housing market collapses. Businesses begin to close down. There are no jobs. And there is no bail out. The companies that do survive move to other countries. Millions of Americans lose everything.
When the economy collapsed, it became cost effective for tech companies to move to other countries. The place where Stan worked decided to move. Without jobs, Stan and Charmaine quickly lost their house and when the story begins, they are living in their car and surviving on day–old doughnuts. That's when Charmaine sees an ad for something called the Positron Project in the town of Consilience. Everyone will have a job. Everyone will have a house.
Stan and Charmaine are two such Americans. Stan had worked in robotics and Charmaine had worked in a retirement home. They were just beginning their American dream. They had good jobs. They bought a house. They thought about having kids.
There's just one catch. Every other month, you have to leave your home and live in a prison, and people who had been in the prison get to live in the houses for one month. Every couple has alternates who live in their home while they are in prison.
When the economy collapsed, nobody could afford to put elderly family members in retirement homes anymore. The place where Charmaine worked shut down.
This doesn't seem too bad at first, until Charmaine meets the man that lives in their home when she is in prison and starts to have an affair that only happens during
EVERYONE WILL HAVE A JOB. EVERYONE WILL HAVE A HOUSE. the time when they switch over from home to prison. As troubling events start to unfold that put Stan's life in danger, they start to realize that the Positron Project may not be the new American dream.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN APRIL
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THE END OF FUN BY SEAN MCGINTY
LUST AND WONDER BY AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS
Fully Ubiquitous Neuralnet or FUN is the hippest new thing in augmented reality. While everyone else is getting on, Aaron wants to get off and have an adventure in the real world. When his grandfather commits suicide and leaves clues to a possible treasure, Aaron may have just found his adventure.
This is the latest memoir from the guy who gave us Possible Side Effects and Running with Scissors. In this one, Augusten will attempt to hash out his love life over the years. If it's anything like his other memoirs, it'll definitely be strange and it'll definitely be funny.
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channeling Scarlett Johansson) and Hail, Caesar!, a Ben Hur-style epic starring self-involved, strongchinned leading man named Baird Whitlock (played by George Clooney in the vein of Charlton Heston).
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“The Coens impress again with this hilarious love letter to Old Hollywood.”
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HAIL, CAESAR! REVIEW BY BERNARD BOO READ FULL REVIEW: WAY2IN.DE/22J
In traipsing Old-Hollywood comedy Hail, Caesar!, sibling duo Joel and Ethan Coen reflect on the cyclonic nature of showbiz, much like its spiritual predecessor, Barton Fink. The Coens’ 2016 offering is more relaxed and lighthearted, but what it lacks in crackling energy and forward momentum it makes up for with finely tuned, detail-oriented jokes and an overabundance of charm. The charm factor is in effect no more than during one of the film’s several movie-within-the-movie, genre-parody scenes, in which Channing Tatum (playing Burt Gurney, a Gene Kelly-like hoofer) performs a jaunty tap number in a sailor suit. (Few current screen actors can move like this man, and the Coens don’t squander the chance to let him tear up a song-and-dance routine.) The movie’s set in 1951, predominantly unfolding on the grounds of Capitol studios (the same fictional studio from Barton Fink), and Gurney’s ditty is one of the many movies being filmed on the sunny studio grounds, including a glittery synchronizedswimming production (starring an Esther Williams-
While most of the characters we see are cleverlypackaged homages to the stars of Dream Factory heyday, one is taken straight from the Hollywood history books. Capitol is absolutely bustling with chaotic activity on a daily basis, and one man is responsible for holding the whole operation together: Eddie Mannix, a real-life, legendary studio exec who put out fires at MGM for years. He’s embodied by Josh Brolin, who leads the charge as the main focus and anchor of the otherwise scattered story. Mannix is a bulldozing man on a mission, zooming around the lot and around town making unblinking threats and using cool-headed negotiation tactics to keep all of his pictures running on schedule and in harmony. There’s no one better, and a lucrative job offer from Lockheed has him considering leaving the loopy microcosm of Capitol to make a bigger buck, albeit for dirtier work. The dilemma at the center of the story that keeps the movie from being a randomly arranged series of unrelated scenes involves the kidnapping of Baird Whitlock by a stable of scorned communist screenwriters. As Mannix tries his best to handle the situation, he’s bombarded by a litany of on-set issues: Johansson’s starlet is looking to avoid a pregnancy scandal; the great Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes) refuses to tolerate Hobie’s atrocious line-reading skills. On top of that, he’s stalked by the film’s resident Hedda Hopper-esque columnists, persistent twin sisters played by a fantastic Tilda Swinton. Mannix’s plate-spinning is involving enough, but I couldn’t help but yearn for more time with the rest of the cast. Johansson, Swinton and Tatum are super entertaining and part of me thinks it would have been nice to make Hail, Caesar! a true ensemble piece, downsizing Mannix’s screen time a bit to give the others more room to do their thing. The Coens seem to be having a lot of fun stepping into the shoes of filmmakers from classical Hollywood and drinking in its grandiosity all while skewering the absurdity and silliness of its inherent artifice. They’ve become such assured storytellers and filmmakers that, even when they take it easy, we’re on the edge of our seats, grinning from ear to ear.
ONE FLOOR BELOW When discussing Romanian cinema, or more specifically the “New Wave” of minimalist, arthouse-friendly titles from this century, the word “slow” inevitably comes up in some form or another. So it comes as no surprise that Radu Muntean’s One Floor Below is a very deliberately paced film, to the point where it might fly over some people’s heads. It starts with an innocuous act of eavesdropping: a business owner overhears an intense argument in the apartment below his. When the police show up suspecting foul play after a death, the owner curiously doesn’t say anything about hearing them argue. But the film is more rewarding than its conventional-sounding story implies.
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PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST Filmmakers Mitchell and Zeidler provide some valuable insight on how heartbreak and love go hand-in-hand, and how trying to avoid one will result in losing the other. The film presents a different take on the typical romcom, featuring a middle-aged lesbian who’s a serial monogamist with a long history of broken hearts. But in the end, the film suffers from stiff performances and an abundance of subplots and clichés. At least Portrait of a Serial Monogamist follows the (eventual) advice of its characters by attempting to provide fresh ideas from a unique vantage point, even if it doesn’t. completely succeed.
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THE WITCH Robert Eggers' The Witch gets under your skin and stays there, making you feel a certain kind of filthy for a good chunk of time (for me, a few days of looking over my shoulder at night and rubbing the back of my neck like a crazy person). Contributing to the film’s noxious effect on the psyche are a litany of major and minor details: the American-gothic allure of the 1630s New England setting. But the real reason The Witch sticks so tightly to the back of the mind is that it leaves us lost in the fog, uninterested in demystifying the terrible, unsettling, supernatural events we bear witness to.
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D RY E R S HEETS BY KAILEY TENNESSEN
T H EY A REN’ T JUST FOR L AUN DRY! T URNS O UT, DRYER S H EET S ARE THE S W I S S ARMY KNIFE OF H OU SEHOLD CL EA NING P RODUCTS.
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R u b a d r ye r s h e e t d ire c t ly o n yo ur skin to ward o ff t h o s e p e s k y m o s q u ito s .
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dr yer sheet to bring out a like-new shi ne and rem ove any water spot s.
P l ac e d r ye r s h e e t s in a c o rn e r o r ceiling rafter w h e re yo u t y p ic a lly fin d c obwebs.
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Pat yo u r s e lf d ow n w it h a d r ye r s heet to c o m b a t a g g rava t in g s t a t ic in your
Throw one in your suit case on t he way hom e from a t rip to keep your di rty
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Place a dr yer sheet at t he bottom of your gar bage can to block nast y sm el l s.
Li g h tl y we t a d r ye r s h e e t a n d s c rub your s h ower wa lls to re move s o a p b u i ld-up.
R ub your household faucet s down wi th a
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R em ove pet hair from furniture by rubbing it dow n w it h a dr yer sheet.
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CHOO SE YOUR FAVORI T E SE A S ON A L P IECE S T O K EEP OU T IN T HE OP EN, S O E V ERY DAY F EEL S L IK E A F R E SH OP P OR T UNI T Y T O S T Y L E YOUR ENSEMBL E.
ORGANIZE YOUR ACCES SORIES
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D i s p l ay y o u r b a g s a n d s h o e s l i k e t h e p i e c e s o f a r t t h at they are.
Use letter sorters to d i s p l ay c l u t c h e s a n d wa l l e t s .
A p i e c e o f v i n ta g e l u g g a g e makes a good home for tote bags or scarves.
Organize shoes by style or color.
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BRUCE AND SHELLY EVANS
When it was time to buy a home in their native Rapid City, Bruce and Shelly Evans knew that they wanted to be surrounded by nature. That is what drew them to an 11-acre piece of property just south of town.
t was 1999. The driveway was
ahead into the living room, where
a city block’s worth of winding
one’s focus is immediately drawn to
gravel, the deck was decaying,
and the 1974 house had never been
the floor-to-ceiling windows, which reveal a breathtaking view of the
updated. The Evans’, an orthodontist
surrounding hills and towering pines.
and a physical therapist, knew it
The furnishings represent all of
would be a lot of work, but the
the colors and patterns that Shelly
3,000-square foot structure situated
and Bruce love in a way that makes
near the edge of a canyon had
sense, largely due to the symmetry
potential and the views could not
of their arrangement. Long bluish-
grey couches face one another, each
Over the past 17 years, the couple has paved the driveway, built new decks, and added 1,000 square feet to accommodate their family, which includes three teenage sons - Brady, Andrew, and Samuel. However, the process hasn’t been without its challenges.
“I have no idea how to decorate, but I know what I like and I know who I am,”
adorned by pillows in a rust and white graphic-print alternating with those covered in an intricate floral Schumacher fabric. The fabric ties in not only the colors of the couches, but of the earthy coral-colored chairs situated near the windows. Above a banquette table is a rust and blue Bob H. Miller collage, which the couple had enlarged to fit the space, and above the mantel is a Southwestinspired painting of calla lilies. “We had them in our wedding,” said Shelly. “My second favorite place in the U.S. is Arizona and that’s by an Arizona artist.” As we pass through the dining room, Shelly points out the curtains, made of the same Schumacher upholstery.
said Shelly. To help make the home
Here, however, the floral motif is
feel like her own, she enlisted the
paired with a coordinating rust,
help of Rapid City interior designer
cream, and green striped fabric -
Kara White Monroe.
echoed by the dining room walls,
“My husband loves blues. I love greens and reds. I love flannel, plaid and stripes. So Kara knew how to tie all
accent lamps, and artwork. It is a color scheme that extends into the kitchen as well.
of those things together,” she said
While Shelly admits the cabinets
as we stepped into the whitewashed
aren’t quite her taste, she is fond of
shiplap entryway, which feels very
the sprawling kitchen, since it is one
Western with its framed landscapes, stylishly rustic wooden coat stand,
of the family’s main gathering spaces. “When my boys come home, they sit
and brown leather bench topped with
up here, have a snack and start diving
a turquoise-accented fur and leather
into whatever they need to do.”
pillow from Poppy + Pine. “We love South Dakota. We love the Black Hills. We love the whole state. We try to buy everything local, when
Monroe helped the Evans’ update the space to feel more like “them” with natural countertops, plus
curtains and cushions in the same
From the foyer, one could go in five
Making the space especially personal
different directions. We go straight
for Shelly is a painting she acquired
striped fabric seen in the dining room.
on a backpacking trip in
“For the first 10 years, you
the Czech Republic, which
could still see the insulation
reminds her of her heritage,
in the wall. Kara finished
and two white porcelain
it for me. I wanted it to be
pieces salvaged from her late
bright and when you walked
father’s pharmacy. We pop up to the loft overlooking the living room next. The cozy space is populated by worn, comfortable furniture and a small antique desk displaying older family photos and an adding machine, also from
in, I wanted it to say ‘welcome home,’” said Shelly, indicating the soft buttery yellow walls, and cabinets, shoe racks, and benches built from bright straw-colored wood. “The boys each have their closets, but they usually throw everything on the floor.”
the pharmacy. On the floor
Lastly, we step out onto the
is a rug woven in deep jewel
deck, where we take in the
tones procured by Shelly’s
dramatic view while waiting
brother during a deployment
for Bruce and the boys to
to Afghanistan. After descending the stairs, we head into part of the home’s addition, which holds four of its five bedrooms and a large bathroom off a spacious vestibule. “From this point on, the house becomes a lot about us,” explained Shelly. “Out there is kind of where people can come in and out and there’s not a lot of family photos. This part really begins to tell our story.” Here, photos of the Evans’ sons at varying ages hang on the walls, shelves are lined with meticulously assembled scrapbooks, and surfaces are artfully cluttered with framed photos of extended family. The fifth bedroom is in the basement, along with an office space, a large, comfortable family room (home to Bruce’s beloved foosball table), and a mudroom - one of the last projects completed.
arrive home. Shelly says they have seen every species of wildlife the Hills has to offer from there. And although some critters (like rattlesnakes) are less than welcome, she never takes the beauty of her surroundings for granted. “When I drive home, I make it a point to look at the horizon and look at the hills,” she said, smiling. “I make the kids pull their heads away from whatever devices and look at the clouds and formations and sunshine to and from school. And when I drive up to the house, it feels like me. Like I’m coming home. It feels relaxing.” Bruce echoed her feelings. “The nearest neighbor is a couple blocks away, so you feel like you’re out in the Hills. It’s only 15 minutes for me to get to the office, though. You can see a couple of houses around here, but basically, it feels like we’re on our own little island in the peaceful pines.”
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osts Karissa Eifert and Kara White Monroe are interior designers in Rapid City. Karissa is the owner and principal designer at Epiphanie Interiors, a full service design firm. Kara is the owner and principal at Kara White Interiors and also works through Dakota Business Center as a commercial interior designer. TLP was born out of Kara and Karissa’s desire to help people create more beauty and joy in their spaces and in their lives. They believe that our outer world is a reflection of our inner world, and creating a lavish life includes how we live each day. “It’s not enough to inhabit a perfect space if you cannot savor and enjoy it,” said Karissa.
“IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO INHABIT A PERFECT SPACE IF YOU CANNOT SAVOR AND ENJOY IT.” The idea began when the two worked together 10 years ago. At that time, they would joke about needing a reality TV show so people could see every aspect of what goes into creating thoughtful, well-designed spaces. In 2015, after catching up over cocktails, the designers decided a podcast would be a great way to achieve that same goal, and jumped right into creating TLP. The podcast encompasses more than just design. They want to inspire people to put quality over quantity in all areas of their lives, and to focus on surrounding themselves with things they love.
SECRETS TO A LAVISH LIFE BY JORDAN SMITH
The hosts of The Lavish Podcast believe that getting organized has a positive impact on your life, and they want to make spring cleaning a good place to start clearing the clutter. Getting an early start on their spring cleaning, episode 10 of TLP (released earlier this year) is titled “Get organized!”
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Episode topics are chosen in a variety of ways. Some answer common questions, some share information on subjects Kara and Karissa are interested in, and others feature interviews with people who inspire them, but all are to share a joy for creating a lavish life. One of these subjects may be dreaded by many - spring cleaning. Karissa and Kara say spring is the perfect time to release the clutter, as we shake off the winter blues. Although the process may seem overwhelming, break it down and look at what needs to be done. The hosts suggest taking small steps. Rather than starting with a certain room, start with a category that’s easy, such
as clothing. Those who feel overwhelmed should enlist the help of a friend or even hire a professional organizer who can offer a subjective opinion and some encouragement along the way. Karissa and Kara are both fans of the KonMari Method from the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. They are drawn to this method because they feel it shares their philosophy that you should only surround yourself with things that you love, that bring you joy, or that serve a purpose. Clearing clutter is the first step to creating a space that you love to spend time in. People may feel uncomfortable in their space without even realizing why. The reason most often is because they have items that they subconsciously don’t like or that don’t serve a purpose. “We believe that good design is often more about what’s not there,” explained Kara. “When we surround ourselves with too many things in a room, they compete for our attention, and our eyes and minds have nowhere to settle. This ends up making us feel scattered, anxious or overwhelmed. That’s why clearing clutter is such a necessity. This process can be an emotional one, so be gentle with yourself, but don’t be afraid to be a little ruthless with your stuff.” According to the two interior designers, having a clean home will free up physical and mental space. An organized home will save you time and money, feel and look better, while creating an energized, sociable, and healthy atmosphere. As for spring cleaning tips, the ladies say don’t bite off more than you can chew or try to do all of your major projects in a single day. If you get overwhelmed and give up halfway through, you’ll have an even bigger mess than you started with and feel frustrated. Break your organizing projects down into categories and decide which day you will tackle certain tasks. They also suggest cranking some music, visualizing the end result, and rewarding yourself when the task is finished. Episodes are released every Wednesday and can be found at thelavishpodcast.com or by subscribing via iTunes.
BRINGING SOUTH DAKOTA TOGETHER BY D E N I S E D E PAO L O PHOTOG R A P H Y BY L I Z PA I N T E R
he Centers for Equality want us to keep something in mind. South Dakotans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,
or transgender or just that - South Dakotans. And they have a
Center, it will ask each of us, “What's Your Center?” Inspired by the national “It Gets Better” campaign, “What’s Your Center?” endeavors to remind us that at our core, we are all fundamentally
whole lot of allies. Their goal is to keep people talking about what
the same. Additionally, it will seek to raise awareness about the
it means to live in a state that celebrates everyone, and ensure that
organization and remind the populace that its work continues
we are moving toward a future where everyone feels accepted.
every day, not just when a specific legal challenge presents itself.
Chapters based in Rapid City and Sioux Falls each have initiatives launching this spring aimed at such an end. For the East River
“Really, the purpose is to let people know we exist, what our programming is, and how they can get involved,” explained
“We all have the same struggles, loves, wants, and needs in life. Really, we’re talking about what centers us and trying to bring people together and come to an understanding." BRIENNE MANER VICE PRESIDENT CENTER FOR EQUALITY
MY CENTER IS COMMUNITY. THOMAS CHRISTIANSEN PRESIDENT MEMBER SINCE 2014
Center for Equality Sioux
MY CENTER IS HUMOR. BRIENNE MANER VICE PRESIDENT MEMBER SINCE 2014
bigger than that. But what it all boils
Maner. “And also to become more
down to is we do dishes and vacuum
approachable and humanize the
and laundry, and our lives are no
effort and talk about how we all have
different in so many areas.”
the same struggles, loves, wants, and about what centers us and trying to bring people together and come to an understanding.” The Black Hills Center for Equality
YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES MEMBER SINCE 2015
like your typical grandma, but underneath the curly grey hair and floral scarves is the heart of a trailblazer. When she divorced in the 1970s and won custody of her
is launching a sponsorship program
kids, she was the first out lesbian to ever do so in a Wisconsin courtroom.
phone, which is answered 24/7, and
Then, before the U.S. Supreme
other expenses like travel to Pierre to
Court granted marriage equality last
advocate for LGBT rights. BHCFE
summer, she and her partner of 30
president Nancy Rosenbrahn
years were amongst six couples to sue
says funding is an ongoing issue, and
the state of South Dakota to have
they have been happy to just break
their marriage recognized at home.
even in the past. Rosenbrahn and
And while subsequent federal action
her board hope community members
was seen as a major victory by those
and businesses will see the value in
in the LGBT community, the Centers’
supporting programs that encourage
work continues daily.
inclusivity and an open dialogue
Admittedly, Rosenbrahn looks
to help cover everyday costs like the
about LGBT issues.
impression or expectation is much
Falls vice president Brienne
needs in life. Really, we’re talking
MY CENTER IS LOVE.
“When we were fighting for marriage equality, we knew this wouldn’t
that aren’t LGBT, they’re confused by it too,” added Maner, in reference to vetoed HB 1008, known as the “Transgender Bathroom Bill.” “That’s what we’re trying to do at the
Additionally, the West River-based
be the end,” recalled Thomas
Center is continuing its “We Are
Christiansen, president of the
Here” campaign. Like its eastern
Sioux Falls chapter. “And as the
sister, it is working to depoliticized
2016 legislative session progressed,
sexuality and gender and remind us
it was obvious that wasn’t the
that those who identify as LGBT have
end. So the things we continue to
always been here, whether or not they
face - you can be married one day
made themselves known, and they are
and then come to work on Monday
just like everybody else.
and be fired. You can be rejected
Becoming more approachable is a big part of the West
“When I go into a group of people who don’t think they’ve ever met a gay person, what I want them to leave with is, ‘Oh my god. They vacuum,’” laughed Rosenbrahn. “So often, their
Center, is educate. Educate those that are transgender and need the support, need the counseling. Then on the flipside of that, educate people who are interested in learning more about the trans community or any LGBT aspect. We want to be open to educating and have an open dialogue with those who are confused about it, are scared of it. We want to be approachable to those people.”
from housing. We’re seeing a lot of
River chapter’s mission as well. In addition to holding
pushback against the transgender
annual events like Black Hills Pride, members regularly
community. Even transgender youth,
set up booths at community functions and volunteer at
which is really troubling.” “Kids are confused by it. Even those
fundraisers - simple acts that would have been unheard of in Rapid City not so long ago.
MY CENTER IS FAMILY.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS MEMBER SINCE 2015
MY CENTER IS PROMISE. BILLY MAWHINEY TREASURER MEMBER SINCE 2014
MY CENTER IS HOPE.
MONICA SERLING-SWANK SECRETARY MEMBER SINCE 2015
“When I go into a group of people who don’t think they’ve ever met a gay person, what I want them to leave with is, ‘Oh my god. They vacuum. So often, their impression or expectation is much bigger than that. But what it all boils down to is we do dishes and vacuum and laundry, and our lives are no different in so many areas.” NANCY ROSENBRAHN PRESIDENT BLACK HILLS CENTER FOR EQUALITY
“If you asked if I was gay, I would tell you. Would I say anything else about it? No. Because there wasn’t the environment to do it. I had little kids. I needed to feed them,” remembered Rosenbrahn. “We would throw parties in our homes and have our dances there until we got a bar, which was much later. But even then, we were very cautious. We wondered if someone would come into the parking lot and grab license plate numbers.”
of the state to get together and honor the work of their sister organization. The relationship between east and west has not always been strong in the past, but is now seen as essential as each organization works toward bringing together South Dakota. To grow that bond, members from both groups meet at least a couple times a year in Chamberlain, where common goals are discussed. And in even years a summit is held to serve as
Despite progress, stigmas still linger. Rosenbrahn is very
not only a fall gathering for members of the statewide LGBT
selective about those she places on the BHCFE’s board, since
community, but as an education tool for HR directors and any
there are still very real concerns statewide, as Christiansen
community members interested. This year’s summit will be
mentioned. For example, an East River board member of the
held in September at the Holiday Inn in downtown Sioux Falls.
Center lost his job after coming out publicly last year.
It will include an initial social gathering, breakout sessions on
However, Maner points out the Sioux Falls business community at large has been hugely supportive. “I think on one hand, it’s them trying to be supportive of this community, but also capitalizing on a different market. I also work for Downtown Sioux Falls, and I see a lot of our downtown retailers getting
topics like what it means to be transgender and even adoption, ending with a keynote address from actor Leslie Jordan of Will and Grace fame. It's all in an effort to continue to move forward and keep progress and communication going. “There’s definitely a lot of issues we still face and we’re
involved in the Center by becoming a business member and
continuing to push equality forward on all those fronts, which
letting that community know that they exist and they're there for
is difficult coming from a conservative state,” said Christiansen.
“That’s something that as we look into the future we’d like to
Rosenbrahn says that is not yet the case in Rapid City, but she is hopeful, as companies like Wells Fargo have begun to establish a presence at events like Black Hills Pride. The festival held each July in Wilson Park continues to grow, and serves as a chance for all LGBT South Dakotans to gather and celebrate. The
be more prepared for, politically. A lot of times we’ve been very responsive and not very much on the offense. That’s an area we’d like to improve on as a center. We don’t want to just fight these bills, we want to pass legislation to make this a more inclusive state.”
event, and Sioux Falls Pride, held each June at Terrace Park,
To get involved or to reach out to either Center for Equality organizations,
acts as a perfect backdrop for Center members from each end
check out the information below. |
BLACK HILLS CENTER FOR EQUALITY BHCFE.ORG (605) 348-3244
CENTER FOR EQUALITY SIOUX FALLS THECENTERFOREQUALITY.ORG (605) 610-9206
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"Everyone has a center, something that keeps them going and focused. Whether you’re LGBT or not, you have that center. I think that’s a relatable subject to talk about." THOMAS CHRISTIANSEN PRESIDENT CENTER FOR EQUAILTY
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MCCROSSAN BANQUET AUCTION BY NATALIE SLIETER
McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls is currently home to 65 boys ages 9 to 20. They attend school at the ranch and receive counseling for issues such as addiction, bullying and depression. Some of the boys may be at the ranch for a few months, while others grow up there. It offers several counseling and therapy programs, including the equine program where the boys get the opportunity to work with horses. Development director Christy Mennings says the facility serves and supports 250 boys each year. “McCrossan Boys Ranch changes so many lives. A lot of people don’t realize how many kids are struggling out there.” According to Menning, 25 percent of the ranch’s yearly budget is not met without donations, so the public is vital to the financial success of the operation and the continuing support to the programs the ranch offers to the boys. To raise the necessary funds, the organization will be hosting its 16th Annual McCrossan Banquet Auction on April 28 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased by calling McCrossan Boys Ranch or going to their website. All money earned through ticket sales and auction sales will go towards funding the programs for at-risk youth. The banquet auction is the ranch’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the ranch hopes to raise $150,000 from the event, as well as educate attendees on McCrossan Boys Ranch and what services the boys receive while living there. A live auction starts at 5:30 p.m. and a silent auction will take place throughout the night. Attendees can bid on items such as tickets, sports memorabilia, and trips to Disney World and Naples, Fla. Some biddable items include pampering and jewelry packages provided by local businesses. There will be up to 15 live auction lots
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and 150 silent auction packages to bid on. “We are really fortunate that the people of the Sioux Falls area are so generous,” Mennings said of the event’s donors. At 6:30 p.m. dinner will be served, courtesy of the Convention Center. Entertainment will follow at 7 p.m., which includes a jazz band performance and an appearance by baseball great Darryl Strawberry. Guest speaker Strawberry played for the New York Mets and the New York Yankees during his career. Mennings says Strawberry will spend the day at McCrossan Boys Ranch with the boys before attending the banquet auction in the evening. “We’ve always had a celebrity come, someone who’s a good mentor, talk to our boys.” Strawberry will share his story with the boys at the ranch and also answer any questions they may have. His past is very similar to many of the boys at the ranch. Mennings explains that Strawberry overcame abuse, addiction, and cancer and is now a minister and founder of an addiction treatment center. Half of the boys at the ranch have also been abused. “He faced tremendous hurdles in his life and he could have let them pull him down and he didn’t.” Mennings hopes that Strawberry’s story will be an inspiration to the young men and change their lives. A boy from the ranch will also speak at the event. This is a way for attendees to hear from someone who is benefiting from the services provided there. “It’s an amazing place for boys to grow into men,” she said. “We really want to make McCrossan Boys Ranch feel like home, provide the very best services that we can, and help them find new hope for a better life.” For more info on McCrossan’s 16th Annual Banquet Auction, visit mccrossan.org or call (605) 339-1203 .
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WILLA B’S BISTRO & EMPORIUM 215 W 3 R D S T, YA N K T O N , S D 5 70 78 // (6 0 5 ) 6 6 0 - 210 6 // W I L L A B S YA N K T O N .C O M BY DENISE DEPAOLO
“It's not always possible to sit down and eat at home in this day and age of fast-paced living, but if you are going to eat out, do so as a family and support all the great local places in your areas. I'll still eat at the same diner I did as a kid with my parents.” — Michael Symon Located in the heart of downtown Yankton, Willa B’s Bistro and Emporium is exactly the kind of place a visitor to this picturesque river town would hope to wander into. Think a feminine version of Luke’s on Gilmore Girls. It’s an eatery with a distinct “local” vibe, cozy and crafty, but not contrived. When we approached the counter on a Thursday afternoon, the woman behind the counter in a chef coat greeted us with a smile, and asked what we’d like as though we’d been there a hundred times. When my friend and I mentioned that it was our first time at Willa B’s, she handed us a menu to peruse. Although it was populated with lunchtime basics, like paninis and salads, it took us a few minutes to narrow down our choices, as each item came with the promise of a homemade, gourmet twist. Since we weren’t starving, it was nice to see that the sandwiches came in half portions. We took that as an opportunity to order soup as well. After placing our order at the counter, we sat down with our glass bottle Cokes and took in the space around us. In addition to serving as a restaurant, Willa B’s is also a gallery space selling original art, greeting cards, jewelry, scarves, and other artisan products. On our table was a laminated list of “fun facts” about Yankton, greater South Dakota and food. All in all, it made the short wait for our lunch fly by. After about 10 minutes, the chef (who appeared to be running a one-woman show), dropped off our food. Looking back at us was the Spores & Beef panini, Smoked Chicken sandwich, bowls of cabbage stew and creamy tomato soup, and sides of Waldorf salad and potato and ham salad. “Spores & Beef” is a cheeky name for what is basically a steak, mushroom, and onion sandwich. Unless there is something wrong with one of the ingredients, it’s a hard combination to get wrong. In this case, it was savory perfection. Accompanied by melted Muenster and provolone cheeses, mayo, and a bit of sauteed garlic, the aforementioned ingredients mingled deliciously between pieces of crunchy grilled French bread. The Smoked Chicken is actually a chicken salad sandwich on a 40 // APRIL 2016
homemade croissant. Although incredibly simple, this chicken salad is what I personally look for - savory and light, with flavorful chicken. Too often, chicken salad is over-dressed and overly-sweet, with chicken serving as a texture, rather than a flavor component. Served with just a little lettuce as accompaniment, this really hit the spot. And did I mention the croissant was both flaky and moist? This is one of those sandwiches that proves something doesn’t have to be complicated to be extraordinary.
AND DID I MENTION THE CROISSANT WAS BOTH FLAKY AND MOIST? THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SANDWICHES THAT PROVES SOMETHING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED TO BE EXTRAORDINARY. On to the soups. First, I tried the creamy tomato, as tomato soup is my favorite of all soups. This was a good one. It was thick, hearty, and creamy without being heavy. Normally, I’m a fan of a few saltines in my tomato soup, but this time, the thought didn’t even cross my mind. Texturally and seasoning-wise, it lacked for nothing. Next, I tried the cabbage stew. I have nothing against cabbage, but it’s not a veggie I cook with often, so I had no idea what to expect from this one. What sat steaming in the bowl was an earthy, deeplyflavored orange concoction. The broth bore the telltale tang of cabbage, but there were also satisfying notes of garlic and onion, and the almost imperceptibly rich mouthfeel lent by the addition of root vegetables. Fittingly, finely sliced bits of cabbage served as the main textural component, with pieces of potato and bits of carrot keeping things interesting. Finally, the salads. These each exceeded expectations as well. The potato salad was super light - especially as it was dressed in mayonnaise. I think the addition of tomato and ham helped to break it up, as did the tang of vinegar. The Waldorf salad had great texture,
“If you haven’t tried the pizza yet, you’re missing out. I constantly crave the barbecue chicken pizza.” — Tiffany Hanlon, Server
with a blend of apples, raisins and nuts. It was a nice balance to all of the savory and sour, without being overly sweet. All of the sweetness seemed to come naturally from the ingredients. Bottom line: Next time I’m in Yankton, even if it’s not meal time, I’ll probably stop in here for something to go. It’s that good. Plus, the portions were generous. Even though we ordered half sandwiches, we had leftovers.
[AT M O S P H E R E ] It was quaint, homey, and welcoming - if a bit cluttered. [ S E RV I C E ] Even though she was doing it all, the woman behind the counter was super cheerful and efficient. She answered all of our questions and didn’t act annoyed when we asked for a bunch of to-go containers. [ TA S T E ] Everything was delicious and satisfying. I literally have no criticisms to offer. [ I T ’ S T H E FAC T S ]
The eatery is named after longtime Yanktonian Wilma Marie Bierle, who wrote under the name “Willa B.”
Chef Erica Kostal has a huge culinary resume, having worked in Sioux Falls establishments like Kaladi’s, Theo’s, the Washington Pavilion, and the Avera McKennan Cancer Institute's Quarry Bistro.
The art and products for sale at Willa B’s are made by local and regional artists. A full list and info can be found at willabsyankton.com.
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staple in downtown Sioux Falls, Monks House of Ale Repute was the first watering hole in South Dakota to make drinking craft beer an experience. With 40+ taps, including house-brewed Gandy Dancer, 150+ bottles, to-go growlers, a great (pet friendly) atmosphere, and delicious food offerings, Monks has it all. We got the chance to procure a Scotch Eggs and home brew recipe to share, along with seeing their newly-renovated back room, previously a private party accommodation.
PERFECTLY EASY BAVARIAN HEFE-WEIZEN RECIPE YIELDS 5 GALLONS. GRIST
▶ ▶ 90 minutes boil.
▶ ▶ 5 lbs. Weyermann Pale Ale Malt
▶ ▶ Pitch with Wyeast 3068 Weinstephan Weizen yeast
▶ ▶ 5 lbs. Weyermann Bavarian Floor Malted Wheat
▶ ▶ Calculated with 85 percent efficiency
HOPS ▶ ▶ 1 oz. German Hallertau (5 percent) AA at 60m ▶▶
▶ ▶ Ferment 2-3 weeks at 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 oz. German Hallertau (5 percent) AA at 10m
OG 1.060 // 5.85 PERCENT ABV FG 1.015 // 33.7 IBU
▶ ▶ Mash in at 152 degrees. ▶ ▶ 60 minutes, saccharification rest.
JOHN BERKNESS BREWMASTER, GANDY DANCER "This was the recipe that changed my mind on wheat beer and solidified my love for brewing beer." 42 // APRIL 2016
DENNIS HAMMER KITCHEN MANAGER "They have Scotch Eggs at other restaurants, but people come in and tell us we have the best."
▶ ▶ Salt
▶ ▶ Season ground pork with cumin, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce to taste.
▶ ▶ 1/3 pound ground pork
▶ ▶ Ground black pepper
▶ ▶ Smash seasoned pork flat and try to keep it even.
▶ ▶ 2 hardboiled eggs
▶ ▶ Worcestershire
▶ ▶ Italian seasoned bread crumbs
▶ ▶ Wrap it around a hard boiled egg, pinching edges to seal.
▶ ▶ Roll in Italian seasoned bread crumbs
▶ ▶ Cumin
▶ ▶ Mayonnaise
▶ ▶ Let sit overnight in the refrigerator
▶ ▶ Garlic Powder
▶ ▶ Stone ground mustard
▶ ▶ Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or until sausage is not longer pink.
SERVES 1-2 PEOPLE
▶ ▶ Onion Powder ▶ ▶ Cayenne Pepper
▶ ▶ Cayenne pepper
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KATE SEDLACEK AGE: 25 // HOMETOWN: HARRISBURG, SD SPECIALTY: FASHION/LIFESTYLE BLOGGER BY KINSEY GUSTAFSON
KATE SEDLACEK combined her longtime love of fashion and newfound love of writing to create her blog, Kate Maree. The lifestyle blogger expands on her passion project and tells us what everyone needs in their closet for spring. How did your blog Kate Maree come about? Kate Sedlacek: Ever since I can remember I always had a love for fashion, makeup, health and photography. People would compliment me on my outfits and ask about makeup products. I loved talking about them. My mom always called me a salesman because I was so passionate about whatever I was talking about. I started following all these amazing bloggers on Instagram that would inspire my everyday outfits and new trends. One day, I was thinking about starting one and I just did. I haven’t looked back since and it is one million percent my dream job! What do you blog about?
IMAGES BY MICHELL STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHY.
KS: I will write about anything and everything that I am loving at the moment. Kate Maree has definitely turned into a more fashion-based blog, but I also love talking about makeup, health, interior design and travel. What projects are you working on now? KS: I’m constantly working with different brands and companies. I’m always the first to let my readers know on Instagram, Facebook, and now Snapchat. I’ve been super into snapping lately, because it is the more raw, unedited version of my life and I think people resonate with that the most. I also have some super fun trips planned in the next few months and those are the most fun to blog about for me, personally. What are some of the biggest trends you are predicting for spring and summer? KS: There are so many that I am pumped about! I am dying over the suede trend - super '70s and boho. They are so much fun to style. I also am
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obsessing over sneakers being trendy right now. Whoever made this a trend, thank you so very much because it is perfect for the girls who still want to look stylish but love to be comfy at the same time! My sneaker collection has for sure grown by the masses, because I will always choose comfort first.
new trends and mixing and matching different pieces. With my outfits, I tend to always mix girly and edgy. For instance, if I am wearing pink wide-leg pants, I will pair them with a black moto jacket, or if I am wearing a lacy top, I might pair that with some black booties and distressed denim. I also love, love, love anything bohemian.
What are some of your tips for cleaning out our closets to prepare for the warm weather?
What are a few staples you think every girl should have in her closet for the warm weather? What about guys?
KS: My biggest tip is at the beginning of every season, go through last season’s wardrobe and toss anything that you didn’t wear. There are so many consignment stores and apps where you can sell your clothes now that there is no reason a dress that you haven’t worn in five years should still be in your closet. I always stick to the quote, ‘If I were shopping right now, would I buy this?’ If the answer is no, then buh-bye, see ya, toodles!
KS: For girls, definitely a killer floral maxi dress! Also, anything suede, pastel, lace, and blush-toned. Spring is a great time to really showcase the more feminine side of you. Play around with color and texture and just find what you like on you.
Also, invest in a good organization system. If you are organized, you are going to take pride in the stuff that you love and want to get rid of the things that you do not. What is your go-to outfit?
I’ve come to find out that when it comes to guys, style is a little more timeless. I love nothing more than a great leather jacket on a guy with a crisp white tee. Oh, and never skip a rad watch! Follow Kate Sedlacek at katemaree.com and on social media:
! facebook.com/KateMareeblog ( $ @katesedlacek
KS: I don’t think I really have a go-to outfit because I am always trying
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A MOTHER’S APOLOGY TO THE S TAFF AT TARG ET BY TRACY KIRBY | IMAGES BY CRISTA BALLARD PHOTOGRAPHY No matter the season outside, there is always one sure place that will deliver respite and satisfaction to any parent seeking refuge from the sometimes suffocating walls of their very own home: Target. The welcoming, glistening aisles bustling with red carts and fellow utopia-seekers often beckons our souls with the promise of not only a hefty bill, but of priceless moments of retail joy. Some wise Targets even have coffee shops inside of them (silent sob of gratitude) providing for the ultimate experience. But as with any good thing, there often comes another side to the coin. And the other side of the coin, for me, happens to be when I travel to the Target oasis with my children in tow. Now, you all know I love my children. I mean, I love my children. But sometimes, just sometimes, they can really ice my game at Target. A recent experience will prove to you such. I was in need of a few random household items after picking up my daughter from preschool one day. So, I informed my daughter (now four-and-a-half) that we would be going to Target and that she could pick out one or two small treasures that would later act as a reward after working on her reading at home. (Don’t be fooled. This is just a bribe dressed up in fancy educational language.) She happily agreed and off we went. However, my dream of a peaceful trot through Target quickly veered off course into a torrential tirade of preschooler angst. My promise of one or two
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small treasures somehow, in her mind, turned into the inalienable right to purchase anything. She must have been hypnotized by the red bullseye. After calmly teaching a lesson after she threw in a few items and making her put them back; I thought we had avoided any further trouble. Unfortunately, I so severely miscalculated. Without any warning, the weight of the realization that she would not, in fact, be taking home the giant play doh box placed directly at her eye level and reach (by the way - thanks for that crucial placement, Target) became too much for her to bear. An epic meltdown began to unfold before my very eyes. There were tears. Wailing. Flailing of limbs. The calmer I was, the worse it got. I was in uncharted territory. I finally was able to pick her up and her crying began to subside. As I attempted to push a stroller and carry a heavy toddler, my infant chose that moment to wake up. His normal jovial spirit became inflamed by the cries of his older sister and into the abyss of tantrum he also began to spiral. Instilled with a new found confidence to add to the noise from her baby brother, my daughter erupted into wails again. Wailing en stereo. Also known as “my nightmare.” Panic began to set in. I could feel the eyes of fellow patrons pretending not to notice, but secretly really noticing.
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I grabbed everything in my stroller cart and unceremoniously laid it on an unsuspecting shelf, silently apologizing to the Target staff. I have always heard of mothers having to leave carts full of items behind in a moment of desperation, but never did I think that would happen to me. And there I was. Leaving a cart full of items behind. Thank you, God for always sending a way to humble me.
I walked quickly to the car trying not to make eye contact with anyone. I placed my children in the car, and of course they immediately quieted. As I put the stroller in my back seat, my eye caught a rogue item that my daughter had placed in the cart without my noticing: A pack of earrings. She doesn’t even have her ears pierced! So now, in addition to breaking the peace, we are also shoplifters. I ran quickly back into the store and breathlessly handed the earrings to customer service without a word and sprinted back out to the car. At the sight of my anguished, fatigued face, my daughter with her red, tear-streaked face said, “I’m sorry I was naughty, Mommy.” And after a long exhale and a moment to collect myself, I peered back at her and said “Thank you for saying sorry, honey. I forgive you. We’ll do better next time.” That, dear readers, brings this harrowing tale to an end. And, echoing my daughter’s words, I want to say to you, beloved Target staff, “I’m sorry we were naughty.” And to add, “I promise, we will do better next time.” Follow Tracy on her blog, littleparentontheprairie.com.
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YES, ALL THREE OF THESE GUYS ARE NAMED JOHN. YES, IT WAS A POPULAR NAME IN THE ‘80S. THE IDENTITY OF THESE THREE AMIGOS HAVE BEEN ALTERED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT. HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE JOHNS? SHOOT AN E-MAIL THEIR WAY AT THEJOHNS@605MAGAZINE.COM.
My dog hates my boyfriend. My boyfriend hates my dog. The dog is 5 years-old and I've been in my relationship for six months. Should I take this as a sign and break up with him, or just wait to see if they warm up to each other? JR: Dogs are the best sense of character. My dog hates my 6 yearold nephew and I’m not waiting for a warm up. I’m waiting to find out what that sneaky little guy is up to. JW: I would ask the dog; he was there first. JT: You have to get to the bottom of this. Unless your boyfriend is aggressive toward animals, my guess is the dog is used to being the center of attention and resents the “new guy” entering the scenario. If your boyfriend wants to make it work, he should make an effort to bond with the dog - take him to the dog park and for walks, establish his own “treat time” with him, and always be aware of his body language and tone when addressing the dog.
I have been at the same company for six years, and in my current position for one year. I love working here, but unless either of the two people above me leaves, there is no room to advance here. Both of them seem pretty content (really, they seem to lack any professional ambition), so it doesn't look like that will happen any time soon. Should I wait it out, or start looking for something else?
My husband and I didn't live together before we got married three months ago. Everything is going pretty well, except he seems to expect me to do all of the housework. Both of us have full-time jobs and other obligations (plus this is 2016), so I assumed we would be splitting the cooking and cleaning more evenly. How can I bring this up before we get too far down the road?
JR: Ten years ago I was a lowly pizza delivery boy. Slowly, but surely, I have clawed my way up to store manager. The wait was worth the prestige and power. Sometimes patience pays off.
JR: I lived with my wife for three years before we got married. During those three years, I also did zero cooking and cleaning. At least she knew what she was getting into.
JW: There are really only two avenues to go here. Number one is switch jobs. Number two requires an elaborate plot to frame them for a crime they did not commit (ala the A-Team), so they get fired. Although I would double check a few things first. Ask them ahead of time if they own a black GMC van with a red stripe and a spoiler on it. Also see if they hang out with a group of ex-army dudes that tend to carry fully automatic Ruger Mini-14's. If the answer is yes, don't frame those guys. Switch jobs instead.
JW: When you're done cooking the pot roast, just ask him to take a break from his martini to chat. JT: You’re only three months in, so you need to get on this right away. I’d start casually: “Hey Honey - I got the dusting and laundry done today. Can you vacuum and Swiffer the floors this weekend?” If he responds poorly to that, then it’s time for a sitdown. If it comes to that, be sure to have a list of household tasks to split up. That way, he’ll see just how much you do, and it will help keep the emotions out of it.
JT: It’s rare that anyone stays with the same company for more than a few years for this exact reason. Since you’re happy at the company, start looking, but only apply for jobs that you consider a significant step up. If you get an offer, make sure that the situation will truly suit you on all fronts before leaving your current job.
DISCLAIMER: ASK THE JOHNS IS A SARCASTIC PIECE. THEIR ADVICE IS NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY… EXCEPT MAYBE JOHN T’S.
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10 S PR ING CL E AN ING S TE PS T O A H E A LT H I E R H O M E
1. Avoid tracking in most dirt and aller-
7. Sterilize handheld devices. Remote
gens by adding mats on both sides of
controls, telephones, and keyboards
can harbor more bacteria than a toilet seat.
2. Establish a no-shoes policy in the house. Encourage guests to bring
8. Sanitize faucets, doorknobs, and toys
slippers, and keep a basket by the
- all places where germs can collect
front door with a few extra pairs.
3. Caulk holes and crevices in the
9. Replace filters in furnace and forced
kitchen and around windows to keep
air systems, vacuums, humidifiers, and
out unwanted pests.
4. Throw away plastic containers with
10. Safely dispose
BPA. Those with numbers 3, 6, and 7
of dried up
are made with the suspected health
and other volatile chemicals.
5. Toss cracked cutting boards, toothbrushes, and sponges, where germs can hide.
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▶▶ Glue foam in place.
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▶▶ Cut flowers down to
off the top layer of the
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