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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

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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

 

So, uh… Busy Lately

15 Sep

A night of MST3K started kicked things off a few weeks ago and it all went downhill from there. The Turf Club in St. Paul was the scene of Lady Gaga sightings the night before, and then they went and put on an MST3K night the day after! It was a good time, and a much better viewing experience, not only because I got there early enough to get a decent seat, but also because they held the viewing in the larger upstairs portion of the bar, meaning it was much less hot and stuffy and cramped. The movie on the night was called “Sidehackers” and is a season two episode. While this normally would mean that the whole thing could feel slow and just thrown together, this episode was in color, had decent riffs and a whole lot of horribleness with the movie itself. So all in all, a decent movie for so early in the run.

MST3K at Turf Club

MST3K at Turf Club - Sidehackers

Sidehackers Playbill

Sidehackers Playbill

After that, I went to Red Wing for my mom’s birthday. She lives on a houseboat down there, and own a dog. I decided to toss my aviators on the dog and she was really cool looking with them on. Just some shots of the dock and stuff then.

Red Wing Marina

Red Wing Marina

Red Wing Marina

Red Wing Marina

Dog with glasses

Dog with glasses

Then, on the way back to my place from Red Wing, I hit a milestone that I had been dreading for some time. Yes, my car finally turned over to 100,000 miles. To me, this means that my car is old now and is probably going to die on me at any time. Sure, it’s a Subaru, so it probably won’t, but you just never know. Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing bad happens as I can’t really afford any repairs at this time.

99,999 Miles

99,999 Miles

100,000 Miles

100,000 Miles - *Tear*

After that, I went out to a car and plane show in Osceola, Wisconsin called Wings and Wheels. Normally this place has some great cheap books to buy as well, but I was supremely disappointed by the selection that they had. Not only was there nothing that I wanted, the stuff I did want was still almost $20 even after the 50% discount. Oh well, next year. As usual though, the cars did not disappoint. There is always some expensive and unique stuff that shows up here and it’s interesting to see what people think they should include that should actually be at home in their garage as it is not a show car or anything special at all. But that’s what you get with a huge, free car show. Here are some pictures of the cars and a few of the planes, which were interesting as it was the first time in four years of going to this show that I stopped to take a look at them as well.

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels - Toyota MR2

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels - Datsun Drag Car

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels

For the rest of the pictures of the cars, if you care to see them, which I hope you do, but if you don’t it won’t offend me, head over to my other blog at http://www.autopinionsbyvolk.wordpress.com.