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Category Archives: Around town

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

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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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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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Twin Cities Open – USA Powerlifting Meet

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Ok ok, perhaps not all my readers are CrossFit or Powerlifting enthusiasts, but I’m going to post about this event because it took up a big chunk of my time today and hey, isn’t that what living the untethered lifestyle is all about? I’m not tied down to anything that makes me leave an 8-hour day at a powerlifting competition???
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Minneapolis Fringe Festival

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Earlier this week, Jannine and I had a rendezvous at Sebastian Joe’s ice cream, hands down the best place to get ice cream in the Twin Cities. And I would know, I’ve tried them all…perhaps a topic for another post. Anyway, while at this rendezvous, Jannine invited me to a friend’s sketch comedy show as part of the Minneapolis Fringe Festival, and I gladly accepted the chance to experience the artsy culture scene!
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“Take-A-Day Thursday” Reviews & More

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As a way to keep my sanity and productivity up during the school year (hey, it’s tough juggling taking classes, doing research, and delegating to undergraduate assistants!), I started implementing “take-a-day Thursdays.” Read the rest of this entry