Lonely Turkey

I hope our office mascot finds something interesting to do, while we are out for four days.

From another hemisphere

Lunch yesterday was the always-great corned beef sandwich lunch at McGovern’s. Post-lunch entertainment was available across the street at Rosie’s Christmas Window. If you’re not seeing enough, here’s some video shot at Wescott Station. If you need armadillo too, good.

“Who’s making the rice?”

I recently had a discussion with some friends about the appeal of very long, communal tables at restaurants. I think I was the only one who likes them! My first memorable experience of them was in Alsace, at a tarte flambée restaurant (the Alsacian equivalent of a pizza parlor). As I was a teenager at…

Rails and the City: the Central Corridor LRT

Last weekend allowed me a good walk though most of downtown Saint Paul, as I needed to pick up my race packet, and wanted to get some blood flowing in legs that hadn’t run in seven days. On a Saturday morning, it’s a relatively quiet urban area, with various relics indicating that it was more…

Medtronic 10-Mile Race: BAM!

Firstly: normally, I’m a fan of BodyGlide. But it didn’t help my poor feet yesterday, much at all. So, the photo I took of the pinked package at the Marathon Expo, before the race, just seems to add a little salt to my blistered feet, and as such, I’m sharing it here. Pink lids on…

My first Earth Day

“Wishing: that my mom will never be lonely. Wishing: to be in the now. Wishing: that Pandas were not endangered species any more.” As I approached the entrance to the park, the first thing I sensed was not the expected visual of a kite in the sky, but the sound of a wind chime that…