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First Father’s Day – and the 32nd

Woke up today thinking about Dad.  My father is 68 as of a few days back, truthfully I struggle to remember his age and have to ask near every year.  I wonder if he knows mine?!  :-)  It may be just a personality flaw, I do not remember dates, numbers and the like easily.  Some [...]

Virtual Reality and Event Marketing

Last weekend, at a cancer charity event endearingly entitled “Will Drink For Boobs” I tried an Oculus Virtual Reality headset for the first time.
While standing in a group of friends drinking ice cold, inexpensive beer a Bacardi representative grabbed me and a friend by the arm and asked us to come check something out.  When [...]

KUBB TOURNEY!

No big post today as I’ve got to get ready for our annual winter Kubb tournament on Lake Harriet.  If you aren’t familiar with Kubb, take a look here.  Wish me luck!  Below is a video of a my buddy Seguin winning it a few years ago.  Tons of fun and a great way to [...]

Winter Wrap

This is the time of year that seasonal affective disorder usually takes hold, but we’ve had a very light winter and it hasn’t been completely crumby. The new snowblower we bought barely got used, we had a really nice December and January, with colder than typical November and February. But thus far it’d [...]

Da Kid is Back in Sota!

Growing up, I didn’t always have a lot to do.  We lived in the sticks of Alexandria, Minnesota.  Although a decent sized town — roughly 9k in my youth — where I lived only a few people had permanent residences.  The other homes were all lake cabins that people visited on weekends.  There just weren’t [...]

Best Albums of 2014

This is a post I do every year, and it’s getting more difficult.
Here’s last year’s list.
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
If you like indie music, hip hop or punk music, there are some great albums on those links.  I look back at those lists and there are some extreme amounts of good albums.  The reason this list is getting harder [...]

Time to Get Back to Conversational

I haven’t written a lot lately, and part of that is due to the idea of writing more in depth and “professional” posts.  Of course, that’s antithetical in nature to why this site was built and what it’s supposed to be for.  This is not a professional site and it’s not supposed to be, so [...]

Dog Days of Winter

It’s bitter cold in Minneapolis. January 22nd and -9 as of now.
I find this time of year to be pretty tough most years. This year has been a bit better due to the trip to Costa Rica, but it’s tough to get up and out of bed when it’s extremely cold [...]

Getting Older with Fewer Interests?

Since basketball has ended and my beloved Timberwolves retired to their dens to lick reopened wounds, I’ve been mulling about the apartment with less to do.  It struck me the other day that my habits have changed a great deal.
My youthful pursuits included wakeboarding and tubing, basketball, videogames, ladies, kicking it with friends, frisbee golf [...]

Beat the Heat

It’s been a sweltering summer here in Minneapolis.  We’ve been routinely hitting nineties and even up to one hundred degrees lately.  Many out there may be thinking, “Um, I live in the Southern half of the US?”  That’s a pretty common reaction to people in Minnesota complaining.  The big difference in heat up here is [...]

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