News (or something like it)
I had read about the abduction
and rape "in my neighborhood", but Southeast Minneapolis
is big and includes most of the University of Minnesota where I already
When I got home last night, a detective in the sex crimes unit had visited
the house -- apparently, this yuck happened in the apartment building
So I decided to see if I could use the Babel Fish to translate my glasses
web site. Well, it didn't quite work, but I was able to make out the headings
on the "contact us" form to email them the question. There was
a "thank you" kind of page that came up after I submitted it,
and here's what it translated to:
Its message will come winnowed to more soon from a our responsible
for fornirle the demanded infomazioni. Service Customers Nico Srl - Turin
I'm not sure, but I think they're going to fuck my message and throw
it out the window.
Here's a link to my new glasses. You care, right?
Of course, the whole reason I looked them up was so I could see if they
carried a sunglasses clip. If anyone out there reads Italian and can tell
me, that'd be swell.
Oogah. Hit the fair yesterday, and now I feel like the fair hit me.
With a stick!
Did a little subsegment of the Minnesota PRSA web site this week. You
can see the proofing
page here. Once it goes live, it'll have ugly PRSALink headers on
it. Oh well.
Today would have been the 14th anniversary of my ex-boyfriend and his
I have too many dates in my head.
Two weird examples of "you reap what you sow" happened to me
The first, I almost got creamed by a car making a left hand turn across
the bike lane. Nothing new, but when I scowled and shook my head at the
driver, he stuck his tongue out at me!
The second, when I went to get my coffee and muffin, the clerk was doing
something else. Rather than holler, I simply waited. She thanked me profusely
for letting her finish counting her receipts and gave me my coffee for
Today marks exactly one week until the Minnesota
Last year I created the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" game
that was running at the KSTP-TV Channel 5 booth. It was a nightmare to
This year, they're doing it again, but I did it in Flash instead. Woohoo.
After the Fair I'll post a link so you can see it -- but not before, I
don't want any cheaterheads playing the game!
It's been brought to my attention that if you're one of those people
That's unfortunate, but if you're curious (although not curious enough
Archive, which uses no fancy tricks -- but doesn't get updated as
Spent a little time working on the More@Steph
section of the site today. Still haven't gotten to the Flash version (it
remains half done -- all structure, no content!) but I've got a more developed
portfolio out there. Woohoo. Yeah, whatever.
Theoretically, you're supposed to be able to find just about anything
on the internet, but I've had a bear of a time trying to find out about
St. Anthony East Bank Village, the mixed use development happening 6 blocks
from me. Here's all I've found:
description of the project.
City Business Article: Area
experiences a revival by river
A Pioneer Press Article about land cleanup: $7.3
million in grants to fund land cleanup
From the Minnesota Daily: Demolition
begins next week to clear space for northeast Minneapolis face-lift
None of these tell me what I really want to know -- when is it going
to be done, and what's going to be there when it is?
Eight years ago today, Bill & Patrice got married at a beautiful
mansion on Summit Avenue. The weather was nice, the food was delicious,
the family and friends had fun.
Then, the foolish Maid of Honor said she'd never been to White Castle...
I've never stuck anything on my car before, but I found these left-wing
ditties to be fun.
I'm changing the climate,
ask me how, courtesy of Dave P,
and George W Bush -- not a crackhead!
courtesy of one of the bikes on the rack next to mine today.
Today is the day that the Minneapolis Farmer's Market expands to Nicollet
Mall. If you're going to buy fresh produce there, I urge you to buy from
the folks that are actually growing the food they're selling. Lots of
booths are folks that buy cases of stuff from the same distributors that
the grocery stores do. Yes, it might be fresher, but part of the beauty
of a farmer's market is that you're directly financially benefitting the
people that grow the food.
Please linger at that small booth that has only one or two things in
abundance -- it'll be the food that is freshest and contain the most love.