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Rooftop Movie: Harry Potter 7.1

Summer rooftop movies are all the rage in Minneaoplis before the snow starts to cover up all the patios. Among the rooftop enthusiasts is Brit’s Pub by my house, an excellent English pub with fabulous happy hour, lawn bowling, and now movies! And given that I have yet to see the second to last Harry Potter movie and am still #272 on the library’s waitlist for a loan copy, I was glad Jannine found out they were screening it on Monday. Read the rest of this entry

Labor Day Cookout

We’re soaking up the last month of enjoyable (read: bearable) weather in the Twin Cities. I’m not usually a big Labor Day celebrator, but since we have the day off from school and it’s our last chance at some relaxation, Susanne kindly threw together a little cookout. Read the rest of this entry

MN State Fair!

Obligatory post about the “Great Minnesota Get-Together.” ‘Nuff said, I can’t even think of a better intro teaser than that.
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Puzzle Night!

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I’ve heard that people don’t truly experience the city they are living in until they are about ready to move away. Then, it’s like this sudden urgency to hit all the sights and do everything “one last time” takes over and people squeeze 5 years worth of goodness into 5 hours. That’s kind of like how summer in Minneapolis is for graduate students. It is only when the impending doom of classes, teaching, and research in the dead of the dark Minnesota winters is upon us that we really begin to relish and live up our summertime freedom.

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Music and Movies in the Park

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Summer is great in Minnesota because the people spend 7-8 months holed up indoors, bundled in overcoats and mittens and hats, that when the thermometer starts to read above 50’F they get all “Minnesotans Gone Wild.” That means wild about repairing roads, wild about biking and/or walking everywhere, wild about taking up every inch of patio space during happy hour, and wild about free events in the park. One of the most popular is the Music and Movies in the Park series.
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Food Truck Court

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Normally I “take-a-day” Thursday, but I’ve been meaning to take a Wednesday off instead for some time now. That’s because this summer, on Wednesdays only, there is a “food truck court” in downtown St. Paul. It’s a legit place, it even has it’s own Google Map location! That’s pretty serious.
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Aventuras en mi Cocina!

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Adventures in my kitchen!! Because I’m usually so busy during the week, I have to save all my cooking for Sunday afternoons. I try to get all my schoolwork done so that all I do on Sunday is cook, laundry, and watch movies. Bliss. Read the rest of this entry