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Mini-figure it out: bump codes in Series 11

The other day, a new series of Lego minifigures was released. Let me explain. Paul is an Adult Fan of Legos (AFOL). One of his hobbies to build various, well, buildings in a city he is creating. Plus, he likes the characters that Lego comes up with a couple of times each year in their minifigures collections. This time, the… Read more »

Relationship Firsts: An anniversary

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For the first time in my life, I am celebrating a dating anniversary. No, this isn’t one of those, “We’ve been together for a month, so let’s Facebook it to death, schmoopie” things. One year ago on August 31st, I met the man of my dreams. I can still remember seeing him come down the escalator at the airport. I… Read more »

Minnesota State Fair: Stimulation overload

Nothing can really prepare you for the Minnesota State Fair if you’ve never been to it. It’s not like just any state fair. There is crazy shit everywhere and I’m not even talking about the random people. There was so much to look at that I barely noticed the people. It might be the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” but I was… Read more »

Minnesota State Fair: Preview

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The Minnesota State Fair runs from August 22nd to Labor Day (September 2nd) and since this will be my first real state fair, I’m trying to prepare for my visit. Come on, California, you know our state fair is kind of sad. Regardless, I’m looking forward to the “Great Minnesota Get-together.” Apparently, about 34% of the state goes to this… Read more »

Why did you move to Minnesota?

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Pretty much everyone who is from Minnesota asks me that question when they realize I’m not a local, but also from California. While it might seem like an innocuous question, the manner in which it is delivered is always the same…shock and confusion.  It’s as if this state is some sort of sci-fi prison planet to those who have been… Read more »

Wandering the Minneapolis Skyway

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You know why I love the Skyway?  Because it’s indoors.  I can explore blocks and blocks in the city of Minneapolis and never have to be subjected to dirt, bugs, wind, rain or ne’er-do-wells passing a joint around on a corner.  Yes, I saw that today as I was driving home. Regardless, the Skyway reminds me of the casinos in… Read more »

Advice is not always advice

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I’m always flattered when people ask me for advice. Personally, I don’t know much. Well, I know what my family has taught me, learned from the mistakes I’ve made and feel what my gut tells me. That works for me most of the time. Regardless, sometimes people ask for advice, but what they really want is reassurance that they aren’t… Read more »