Been Around

6 Jul

Grain Belt Sign

Grain Belt Sign

Behind Pillsbury "A" Building

Behind Pillsbury "A" Building

Madison Zoo Chimp

Madison Zoo Chimp

Madison Zoo Lion

Madison Zoo Lion

Madison Zoo Rhino

Madison Zoo Bird of Some Sort

2012 Northern Spark

2012 Northern Spark

2012 Northern Spark

2012 Northern Spark Nice Ride Bikes

Ubiquitous Minneapolis Night Shot

Ubiquitous Stone Arch Bridge Night Shot

2012 Northern Spark Stone Arch Bridge

2012 Northern Spark Guthrie Theater

2012 Rock The Garden

Gold Medal Flour

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

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Plunging Back Into It

27 Mar
Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Corner Stop Light

Corner Stop Light

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

Been Awhile Huh?

28 Feb
Farmer's Market Carrots

Farmer's Market Carrots

Here’s a few pictures that I’ve been meaning to post recently. Enjoy them with your eyes if you will.

State Street

State Street

Madison Sunset

Madison Sunset

Red Wing

Red Wing

Train near a bluff

Train near a bluff

Tree on a bluff

Tree on a bluff

Minneapolis Skyline

Minneapolis Skyline

It's a me... Mario!

It's a me... Mario!

R.O.B.

R.O.B.

The Heartless Bastards

The Heartless Bastards

The Current's 7th Birthday Party - Polica

The Current's 7th Birthday Party - Polica

The Current's 7th Birthday Party - Polica

The Current's 7th Birthday Party - Polica

The Current's 7th Birthday Party - Polica

The Current's 7th Birthday Party - Polica

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Red Bull Crashed Ice - St. Paul Cathedral

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Books and Bars Video

13 Dec

So this video has to do with something called Books and Bars that runs here in Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is typically held at the Aster Cafe in Northeast Minneapolis once a month and is a lively discussion about books in a relaxed bar atmosphere. I enjoy the outing, as it is a way to get out and do something and share opinions about a book that others either have the same opinion about or they may counter your argument and totally hate your guts. I am in this video at some point and I ramble on incoherently about the book. Truthfully, I didn’t watch the whole thing as I couldn’t take my incoherence and I hate watching myself on video. Check it out anyway, and if you are in the MSP area, try to get on board with this great book club.

Wait. WHAT?

10 Dec

Take a look at this truck and tell me what’s wrong with it. If you answered nothing, you are so wrong I can’t even fathom how you have the brain functions to breathe. If you said EVERYTHING! MY GOD, WHY THE FUCK WOULD SOMEONE WASTE ACTUAL MONEY ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT?!? then you are correct. This, good people, is how to waste said gobs of money. (Also, this truck is about an inch off the ground and it’s winter in Minnesota. I know it has air suspension, but come on, this is just grotesque.)

Truck Monstrosity

Truck Monstrosity

Truck Monstrosity

Truck Monstrosity

Truck Monstrosity

Truck Monstrosity

Nintendo 3DS Legend of Zelda Limited Edition

26 Nov

Best Buy got me. I thought they would be all out of them. But they weren’t. I stopped into my local Best Buy a day after Black Friday just to not be in that giant throng of humanity to see what sort of scraps had been left over. I did not think that either the Mario or the Zelda box set 3DS systems would still be in stock, but they had two Zeldas and one Mario left! This meant that I would be spending money. The problem was which one to pick up, but in the end, the choice was easy. Although I do want both games eventually, I do not want to be walking around with a red 3DS…  EVER! Therefore, since I wanted to play the Ocarina of Time and get a 3DS, my choice was made for me. Plus, it’s a cool limited edition version of the 3DS and has the Zelda markings and is black and gold. Check it out below! (and yes, it actually comes with a 300 page manual on using the thing!)

First impressions are good. The design is a bit bigger than my DS Lite, but not so big as to be unwieldy or non-portable. It is a bit thicker, which I attribute to it having three cameras (one being a dual-lens 3D camera), a gyroscope and stereoscopic 3D. I have yet to fully test the battery life, but I’m guessing it’s nothing spectacular. As far as functionality goes, I love it. Connecting to the Internet is a breeze and downloading games and apps is really intuitive and easy. Plus, my Mii rocks.

Nintendo 3DS Box Front

Nintendo 3DS Box Front

Nintendo 3DS Box Back

Nintendo 3DS Box Back

Nintendo 3DS Detail

Nintendo 3DS Detail

Nintendo 3DS Detail Back

Nintendo 3DS Detail Back

Nintendo 3DS with Book

Nintendo 3DS with Book

Red Wing and Barn Bluff

18 Nov

My mom used to live in Red Wing for many years. In all that time, I never once visited Barn Bluff. Most likely it was due to the fact that she lived on a houseboat with an emotionally abusive, alcoholic who I had to refer to as my step-father (but did so only in the most fleeting sense) and we never really left the boat unless it was to run to Wal-Mart to get groceries. But a few weeks ago, before the frostiness completely descended on Minnesota and before the days became so short as to never see actual sunlight, I ventured south to finally make the ascent up the bluff. Granted, it’s not all that hard of a climb (unless you are actually scaling the rock face of the thing) but it was a beautiful day and it was a great way to spend an introspective day to myself. Behold, if you will, the digital pictures. I say digital, because I have yet to get my 35mm photos developed, although one day I will and I’m sure I’ll post some of those up here as well.

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing - Barn Bluff

Red Wing

Red Wing

Red Wing

Red Wing