I had grand intentions of driving all over town today. But I didn't want to fight the snow traffic. I did go down to my local coffee shop.
*edit: Later on this night, I braved the snow and went to my hockey game. I SCORED A GOAL! I was so excited I didn't take a picture.
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Joey and Norah. Learning to be good Minnesotans.
126 years ago, a New York reporter declared Minnesota "another Siberia, unfit for human habitation." The citizens in St. Paul essentially said, "Screw you," and began a winter carnival the following year.
Posted by Unknown at 12:45 AM
"The way hockey was meant to be played."
Lake Nokomis gets visited every year by skaters hoping to win the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. In previous years, the organizers have had to cancel games due to warm weather. Not a problem this year. The 2000 skaters got three days worth of chilly weather.
Posted by Unknown at 12:39 AM
At present, I'm sitting at my computer wrapped in a down comforter. It is cold outside. At my 10 o'clock live shot it was -2 air temp. Chilly. My legs are still cold (hence the blanket). All that said, I still decided that tonight was a perfect night to try and shoot the moon. It was enormous in the sky, looming low on the horizon and full. This was tougher than I thought it would be. Partly because I couldn't feel my fingers. I'll have to give it another try in July.
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On Tuesday, my friend Alison wrote about finding a heart - "a little bit of a smile hiding somewhere in your day." The idea stuck with me.
On Thursday, while driving to St. Paul I saw one. A big heart on a pedestrian overpass right over eastbound 94. I couldn't stop, but the image stuck with me.
Today, I made the time to stop.
Posted by Unknown at 11:43 PM
It's cold and never seems to stop snowing, but there are many things I am enjoying about this winter. One is seeing all the animal tracks in my yard. I never knew I had so many rabbits. Their tracks crisscross my backyard. Today I was visited by a cat. He came from my neighbor's and followed the shoveled path around my house to the garage.
Posted by Unknown at 11:59 PM
My friend organizes a grand ice fishing adventure every year. This was the 10th anniversary Icefeeshorama and my 4th time attending. It is more about eating, drinking and socializing than fishing, but I did put a hook in the water. I also played around with some long exposures. You can't ignore stars like this.
Icefeeshorama, the next morning. I took some lovely photos of the sunrise on the ice, but I thought this was more appropriate. We started "-orama-ing" at 11 on Saturday, and didn't slow down until about 1am. I slept in a sleeping bag on a wooden board with a plastic cushion about a foot above my fishing hole. Comfy. Woke up around 8, collected my belongings and drove myself back south. Feeling good, but tired. Off to work!
Posted by Unknown at 2:54 PM
I got new tires today and spent my waiting time at Diamonds Coffee Shop nearby. I walked a couple blocks and lingered just a bit to get a couple photos I like quite a bit. I'm going to have to make a trip to have breakfast at this tiny diner. It has a ton of character.
I wish I hadn't have left my hat at home. The cold today was rough. The wind...
Posted by Unknown at 1:32 PM
Hello 2011. I wish I didn't have this cold. My head hurts, my nose is plugged and I have a persistant cough. But I'm eating mac and cheese and am waiting on a pot pie, so things are looking up.
I went to work today. I went home early. Before I left, I had a chance to hop outside and take a photo. I went out around sunset when I felt not completely terrible. There is an alley behind our building that I think is the most interesting alley in town. I've always told myself that I was going to get out there and explore, but I haven't. One reason I have undertaken this project is to stop telling myself to do, but instead, to go. Do. Get out there and explore.
I probably shouldn't have gone outside at all today. I wish this photo could convey the cold and wind that I felt while taking it. Time to curl up on the couch with the pot pie, some tea, and a cheesy romantic comedy.
Bring it on, 2011.
Posted by Unknown at 8:54 PM