our house is kind of in the “sticks” of the phoenix area. let’s just say the horse riding by on the sidewalk is a pretty common occurrence. so we don’t have a whole lot of development around here. don’t get me wrong, it’s not all bad. it’s quiet and sparse which is good, but the drives to get anywhere of interest are kinda of a bummer. with that said, recently there has been a little “relief”. most notably there is a new barnes and noble that just opened up less than 5 minutes away. right around the barnes and noble is a new starbucks, jamba juice, b of a, super target, fatburger, eb games, etc. i realized proclaiming excitement for this makes this probably the lamest post ever on findingrhythm.com, but when you reside in the middle of nowhere, this is big news.