It’s been a while since I first posted about this summer’s Craftsplosion™. I’m going to cram a few craft fairs together here instead of trying to write about each individually. The most hipster of craft fairs we’ve been to took place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Free Comic Book Day, which took some planning. […]
Photos by Ken Howard. I’ve been a Kubrick fan for about ever. I even made my first website, a Geocities page, about his movies. I could spend a few thousand words on what I love about his movies, but let’s just skip to the part where I learned that the Minnesota Opera would be doing […]
I don’t understand the appeal of craft fairs. I’m all about going to art exhibits. I enjoy other independent forms of creativity – fiction, films, performance, music, theater. But for some reason, craft fairs just irk the shit out of me. But. I love my wife. And they make her happy. Especially if she has […]
One of the highlights of Fargo is the Fargo Theater, a renovated landmark that plays alternative movies and classics as well as hosted events. While there are lots of similar type places in the cities that do such things, we hadn’t really found a good correlation. Enter Heights Theater in Minneapolis. For $8 a ticket, […]
It’s been about a year since we’ve seen anyone. Sure, there are people you have to see because of work, or getting groceries, or family. But, like, casual hangs, with friends or acquaintances, are pretty much nonexistent except for the one half hour blip to see out of town friends who were here for a […]
Our week started out nicely. I got to go to Room, a cathartic movie that I needed to go to. Sometimes, when it’s been too long since I’ve been emotionally touched enough to cry, I start to worry that something broke in me. Room was just the thing for that, and not because of the […]
Going to be posting an opera review later this week, but for now, I want to just spend a little time crowing. It goes against my nature to share something good that happened to me like this. Usually I perform some impressive mental gymnastics to downplay it, what our household calls “Joel-ing it up,” but […]
Life HACK! Hey dum-dums. You clicked on this article for some godforsaken reason, because you maybe have some unexplained fear that you are doing some shit wrong and looking like a jerk. This time, it’s spoons. Yeah, that. Look at this dum-dumb, for instance. What a moron! Are you prepared to change your life forever? […]
See part one here.
This year, we got our introduction to the wonderful world of kidney stones. Blargh.