How to pronounce “arboretum” & seeing frog tadpoles for the first time at Holden Arboretum

How do you pronounce “arboretum?” My sister and I debate which pronunciation sounds more natural. Also, we have our first visceral reaction to seeing tadpoles in person. Although we refer to them as frogs in the vlog, it could’ve been a toad as well. I know that frogs are supposed to have slimy, smooth skin, whereas toads have dry, bumpy skin, but this ambiguous amphibian was not as black-and-white; it was in the gray zone. The skin had a lubricated sheen to it, so it didn’t seem as dry as a prototypical toad. There were also bumps, but they were…

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Los Angeles Native & Author visits Target in Cleveland, Ohio

I remember the delight of finding out there was a gigantic Target being built on Sunset and Western, a stone’s throw from my childhood home in Los Angeles. I imagined it would become my new daily haunt. Flashforward more than a decade, and the construction is still incomplete, due to legal complications. Since then, I graduated college and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. As of the publication date of this video, the Target is still under construction.

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