Calling all fellow theatre lovers, a brand new production of The Sound of Music is playing in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre until Sept. 17. Molly and I had the chance to take in the show on opening night for an extra special mother-daughter date, witnessing the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family firsthand. I’m so lucky to have a daughter who appreciates theatre as much as I do!
With school back in session, I’ve been trying to get and stay more organized. The past couple of months have been pretty laid back, which has led to excessive clutter, disorganization and chaos. Trying to find that missing shoe or water bottle is not something I want to have to deal with every single morning. With a new season upon us, I’ve been feeling inspired to make some changes to ensure mornings run smoother and I am not such a hot mess momma at school drop off.
There’s just something about the crisp fallen leaves, pumpkin spiced everything and cooler mornings that makes me really excited to fall back into a routine. I’m not just talking about having my girls return to school and their extracurricular activities (well, I’m definitely feeling ready for that, too) — I’m eager to get back to eating healthy (no more nightly s’mores or Salt n’ Vinegar chips) AND start really toning up this mom bod.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".