Category Archives: back in the day

Dating Chronicles: Thanks, but no thanks

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Anyone who has spent even a few minutes in the dating world knows that people can be less than nice…OK, down right rude.  Most of the time though, you just get radio silence.  It’s sadly rare to get a respectful blow off. Here’s the thing, rejection sucks.  The only thing you can do is treat someone the way you’d want… Read more »

Bring on the oompa bands…

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It’s Oktoberfest time and apparently that’s kind of a big deal in the Twin Cities.  I’m inferring that from the amount of Oktoberfest celebrations I’ve heard about on the web.  I think the last time I went to an Oktoberfest, I was about 5 years old. I remember there being quite a bit of peanuts and beer. It was then… Read more »

Movie Review: The World’s End

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Hot Fuzz is one of my favorite movies, so when I see that Edgar Wright has a new movie out, I have to go see it as soon as possible. If you haven’t seen the first two movies in the “Cornetto Trilogy”, you won’t be lost when you watch this movie, but you will miss out on certain joys. Like… Read more »

The streets of confusion: Midwest style

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The Girl with Moxie just reminded me about something in the Midwest that confuses me…your street names. More specifically here in the Twin Cities, the 35 freeways. For those of you unfamiliar, there are two 35 freeways: I-35 E and I-35W. Now, my brain says that these are east and west, respectively. Not much of a problem until you realize… Read more »

Man caves…can we just stop?

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You know why I hate this term? The implication is that men are not as in charge of the things in the house as women. It also lends an air of a “clubhouse” where women are not welcome. When, why, and how did this crap start? I know men used to have a den. I have no idea what went… Read more »

Wine Review: The Naked Grape

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This isn’t your grandma’s box wine. You know why I love boxed wine? Because if I open a bottle of wine, odds are 50% of it will go bad.  I’m the only wine drinker in my household, so it takes me a while to consume a whole bottle.  I hate wasting wine and love getting a good deal. The good… Read more »

Video games: Mario weeps for you.

I’m worried about the next generation of kids.  I read this article yesterday on Play4Real and it basically says they can’t finish the first level of the original Super Mario Bros. That’s world 1-1…they can’t get to the flag at the end.  My junior high school self scoffs at them. Seriously, what is wrong with these people?  The game couldn’t… Read more »