Category Archives: back in the day

It’s National Martini Day, of course.

Some of you just went, “Isn’t every day National Martini Day?” and that’s why we get along. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate what’s essentially a garnished fancy glass of vodka? Well, martinis are more than just a glass of vodka.  They have been for years.  I mean the Cosmopolitan is type of a martini made famous by Sex and the… Read more »

I can’t cook: Brownies

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Part of me doesn’t want to share this brownie recipe, but I have a feeling that these chunks of heaven are so good, they could probably help achieve world peace.  That’s right… world… peace. The secret? It uses chocolate chips. Many, many years ago, I found this recipe in the San Francisco Chronicle.  I have tried to find it on… Read more »

Mundane Habits: Greeting Card Display

Last weekend, it was my birthday, hence, I was given a few cards.  Even in this digital age, I still love getting paper cards.  See them displayed? How long do you typically keep them around?  I don’t really have a set in stone time limit.  It can be anywhere from a week to a month, depending on how distracted I… Read more »

I Can’t Cook: Coffee Cake

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I may not be able to cook, but I certainly can bake.  In fact, this coffee cake recipe from Bisquick is one of the first things I learned to bake when I was a little kid.  Chocolate chip cookies were the first, but that will be another blog post. In junior high, I took a home ec class. Do they… Read more »

Of Birthdays and Happiness

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Today, is my birthday. It’s pretty much the best birthday ever. I just wish it didn’t take 39 years to happen. However, I am NOT complaining. Yes, I’m in my last year of my 30s. I remember when I turned 30. I celebrated in Vegas with my family. It was a pretty good birthday, but not the best. It was… Read more »

It’s a Grand Old Day in Saint Paul

Apparently, a quarter of a million people are about to descend on my area of Saint Paul.  Why? Because it’s festival time! It’s the 40th anniversary of the Grand Old Day festival in Saint Paul. The Grand Avenue Business Association started this event in 1973 as a way to raise funds to promote businesses along Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. … Read more »

Sightseeing in the Twin Cities: Downtown St. Paul

One of the many sights to see in the Twin Cities are the Peanuts statues.  Since the statues were released between 2000 and 2004, many of them were auctioned off.  Some stayed in the Twin Cities area.  Paul and I are on a mission to find as many as we can.  Just an FYI, there are apparently a bunch in… Read more »