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Driving Nice: That’s not a lane, Minnesota

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Growing up, I heard my parents talk about how awful the drivers in New Jersey were. We lived there briefly when I was child, but it was long enough to put an indelible mark on my family’s collective psyche…and my accent sometimes. Regardless, when we moved back to California, any time someone would drive poorly, they always made a Jersey… Read more »

Review: Culinary Circle Pizzas

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One of the things I like to keep in the freezer is a pizza.  It’s great for those moments when you realize you need to go to the grocery store…at mealtime…and you just don’t have the energy to do it. So, when I was offered the chance to try Culinary Circle frozen pizzas, I was excited to add a new… Read more »

Kick hunger this holiday season

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I’m a fortunate person. I know that just a simple twist of fate could make life difficult.  So, when I was asked to help out with a fundraising effort for Taste of the NFL and their Kick Hunger Challenge, I jumped at the opportunity. What is this? Taste of the NFL helps to raise funds for food banks all across… Read more »

Whiskey Tango Plates

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Today while driving back from lunch, I noticed an odd Minnesota license plate.  Now, Minnesota has a TON of different kinds of license plates on the road.  Just look at this 11 page list from the Department of Public Safety.  Yep, 11 pages! Regardless, I thought I’d seen one before and had wondered at its plainness…which usually is reserved for… Read more »

People of the Minneapolis Skyway

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Over the past two months, I’ve noticed patterns people have while wandering through the Skyway in Minneapolis. First of all, as far as I can tell, Macy’s is the worst place to be between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM on any given weekday. You basically have to walk through half of the second floor to get from one building to… 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 »

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 »