December 30, 2009

what's in YOUR basement?

was downstairs going through old papers when my hand brushed against a dreadlock. Matt was not home at the moment.

turns out, i stumbled upon Matt's very first dread that "left the family". he's been saving it for years in a stack of musical accompaniment books.

December 23, 2009


we've got food, spirits, shovels, salt, Sopranos dvd's, Scrabble, and each other. bring it on Snowpocalypse/Snownami/Snowmag​eddon/Great Christmas Blizzard of 2009! bring. it. on.

December 22, 2009


spent quite a bit of time psyching myself up for the grocery store... made it out with no cart rage and only 2 calls to my mother. that, friends, is a christmas miracle.

December 20, 2009


Does Madeleine Peyroux always sound like David Sedaris' impersonation of Billie Holiday? or is it just on Prairie Home Companion?

December 17, 2009


light rail to Holidazzle. post parade celebration at Kieran's. good night.

December 15, 2009

sun dog

saw the most beautiful parhelion on the way to work this morning, with the Basilica right in the middle. Dangerously cold days do have their perks.

December 13, 2009


PDtM got a mention in this sweet AV Club article. they were filed in the "???" category, which seems quite fitting, yes?

December 9, 2009

be kind to us this year, please.

ah, Winter... that magical season, when Minneapolitans drop trash on the ground because no one will see it until March, when you always know exactly where the dog did his "business", when shoveling the sidewalk 3 times in 24 hours (and driving 10 mph on the highway) is perfectly reasonable... we herald your triumphant juggernaut of a return!

December 6, 2009

hot dish, eh?

made Tater Tot Hot Dish for the first time tonight. still earning my Minnesota stripes, apparently... and it wasn't even the tried-and-true version. it was way better. i used plain ole ground beef instead of bison, and i think next time i'm going to try some feta instead of solely bleu cheese. it was a little overpowering for such a classic Minnesotan recipe.

December 1, 2009


Overheard at the coffeeshop: awkward Christian mentoring conversation, awkward AA sponsor conversation, couple guffawing over crappy YouTube videos. Won't forget the ear buds next time.