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March 25, 2010

18 days until Opening Day

Cost of the new Twins stadium, $522 million.  Cost of signing Joe Mauer, $184 million.  Cost of a single game ticket, $18.  Enjoying baseball outdoors, priceless.  Oh, wait... it was 24 degrees today when I took this picture... let me revise... Enjoying baseball outdoors, $5 for gloves, $30 for a jacket, and $10 for a winter hat.
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March 21, 2010

Mrs. Darth Vader

There's a large park a couple blocks from our house with all kinds of statues around it.  Poor kids - I bet they never saw it coming.  I'm guessing they were either frozen by the White Witch or Darth Vader.  It's scary to think that one of them live in Oakdale... or worse yet... maybe they're living together.  It's only…
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August 24, 2009

Ferrari

Jill and I ventured to Lake Calhoun for the 3 mile trek around the lake and stumbled upon a car show taking place.  It was full of beautiful Italian luxury cars.. the same ones I dreamed of owning in my younger days.  There were Lamborghinis and Ferraris everywhere (most were red) and it brought back many fond memories of plastic…
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April 15, 2009

Deer in Mpls

I think this deer was a little lost. Downtown Minneapolis is far from its home. -m
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January 13, 2009

Cold Cold

This morning I woke up to -18 degrees outside.  The temperature didn't get much warmer through the day... it never went above zero.  That gave me a fantastic idea for our video announcements at church
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January 8, 2009

Taste of Italy

In the fall, for a pastoral staff 'hang night,' we all met at Punch Pizza on Grand Ave.  It has, sadly, been years since I was last in Italy but the pizza at Punch brought it all back to me.  It was the same size, style, and taste of many of the pizzas in Italy.  I was won over.  One…
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December 27, 2008

Holy Birds!!

In early December we were in downtown Minneapolis and saw thousands of birds in Elliott Park. It was disgusting and amazing all at once. It's a little unclear, but the black dots on the trees are all birds.
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December 8, 2008

Firsts

It was a weekend of firsts.  On Friday, Jill and I went to see Bolt in 3D.  It was the first time either of us had seen a movie in 3D.  I'd highly recommend it.  Then on Saturday we went with our church staff to see our worship pastor play guitar for Michael W. Smith on his Christmas tour.  After…
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October 24, 2008

Cheese Cake

Last night I was thinking I hadn't written a post on the website in a while (school and life have been a little too busy for that -or at least for me to think about doing it).  The only thing I had on my mind at 11:30 at night -aside from thinking I should really be sleeping- was cheesecake.  I…
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October 9, 2008

Good Morning

This isn't an actual picture of what greeted me as I walked out our door this morning, but it's a accurate representation.  Needless to say, I was quite stunned to open the door and find this furry friend.  He waddled away yet managed to still stay visible in our yard.  I'm not sure what to think of Minneapolis raccoons... I…
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September 16, 2008

Bald Eagles

So I don't know if I was just unobservant the last 30 years or just unlucky, but I've seen two bald eagles in the last couple weeks.  I can't ever remember seeing one outside of captivity - or at least see it close enough to recognize it.  The first sighting was two weeks ago when Jill and I were running…
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September 15, 2008

35W Bridge

Wow... on Thursday morning the new 35W Bridge will open.  It's hard to believe that less than a year ago they began construction on the new bridge.  They have been working night and day 7 days a week to complete it.  There were times that we drove by the bridge around midnight and there would still be dozens of workers…
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June 21, 2008

Who do they think they are?

After the 35W bridge collapsed, Matt and I spent a day walking around the area trying to see it (since we crossed it every day, and live about a mile away). However, the perimeter set up around it led us to walking for miles and miles (maybe 8 or 9). It was cool and rainy and we were cold and…
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June 21, 2008

Mexican Coke

This is Coca-Cola imported from Mexico.  It costs $1.49 a liter and you can find it in select local grocery and convenience stores in the Minneapolis area.  I imagine you could find it most anywhere in the country if you looked in the right places.  Why buy Coke from Mexico?  Why because it tastes better of course!  It's not made…
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June 10, 2008

Going Green Gone Too Far

I'm all about going green.  We recycle.  We own a compact car (and its green of course).  We walk to nearby stores.  We carry our own shopping bag.  And so forth.  They are conscious choices we make to do our part and lessen our "carbon footprint".  The City of Minneapolis decided to force us to conserve energy by passing an…
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March 31, 2008

Opening Day

We went to the Twins opener tonight and they beat the Angels 3-2. What a funny day - 4 inches of snow! How on earth will this work in 2010 when the new stadium is open? Anyhoo, it was a fun night hanging out with TJ, Doug, Pamela, and Peter all the way from Mexico City. We took this picture…
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March 27, 2008

Dent

Recently someone hit our parked car and took off. We woke up one morning and noticed it. The dent was small but expensive and we're still trying to figure out how they hit us. The location and lightness of the dent was baffling. Was someone trying to turn around in the middle of the street? Or were they trying to…
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February 27, 2008

New Bridge

The new I-35 bridge is on pace to open at the end of this year. Driving by it everyday is both fascinating and frustrating. It's amazing to see the 'round the clock effort to build the bridge and the visible progress on a daily basis. The frustrating part is alternative routes offered to fill the void. There's a bridge by…
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January 11, 2008

Treasure Hunt

We are less than ten days away from the St. Paul Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt!! For nine of the last ten years, Jill and I have participated in the hunt. If you find the medallion and fulfill two other requirements (carnival registration and newspaper clue clippings) you will win $10,000. We have been incredibly close to finding the medallion. Last…
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December 1, 2007

Let it Snow

Well, winter decided to wait until December 1st to arrive. It came in with a blast of 6 inches of snow. We've only had snow for a couple days now and I already got the car stuck in the snow and couldn't drive up a measly hill. The mounds of snow have begun to build in Target's parking lot. Is…
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