Tag Archives: summertime

Summer tradition: BBQ, barbecue, barbeque

Something I realized this summer, there are two kinds of barbecues. Some portions of the country call them cookouts, but it’s the same type of gathering. The weather warms up and someone invites you over to their house. Usually, they grill up some kind of meat and you bring the booze. This is where things start to diverge. I don’t… 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 »

BlogHer ’13 Conference: Fun, Knowledge and Inspiration

In just 7 short weeks, I will be in Chicago for my second BlogHer adventure. I am so excited! I admit, that the first time I went to this blogging conference, it was mostly just to get free stuff. This time, is slightly different. While I’m still excited about getting the swag, I’m excited to see what I can see… 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 »