Spent my dinner break in the sheep barn. The contraptions used to keep the sheep still while they groom them are super neat. This kid said that he takes electric shears to get the bulk of the wool off, then he uses this hand shears to clean up the shape.
I've got the next three days to spend at the fair. Be prepared for more fair excitement!
Oh! I forgot to mention yesterday - the story about the Twins grounds crew is up. Go read it here. And there is a gallery with some more photos here. This was a fun project.
Posted by Unknown at 12:32 AM
237 - First Day of the fair. I go for work 5 days this year. Always one of my favorite times of the year.
238 - Thomas Beach. The Minneapolitans are getting in some beach time before the fall. We're nearly there.
239 - Congrats to Ron Olson for his blue ribbon beans. He had much more success than I.
240 - What do you do with empty airport land by a major highway? Plant 365 sunflowers in a single file waving line, of course.
241 - Kissing tiki gods. Happy to share Psycho Suzi's with Jamie. These cocktails were delicious.
Posted by Unknown at 8:46 PM
Bonus fair day for me. Saw the coronation of the butter princess and spent some time in the cattle barn before sunset. Too bad the vendors were closed. A corn dog dinner would have made this evening just that much better.
The fair starts in the morning!
Posted by Unknown at 12:24 AM
So many books. This reading nook has been a boon for my quality reading time. Unfortunately it has been a detriment to my quality shed painting time and quality stop the water from coming into my basement by ripping out and regrading my back entry way time.
Posted by Unknown at 11:55 PM
Glamorama. We did a couple live shots, shot the rope line, talked to people entering the theater, you know, the typical stuff. I had some time after shooting and before the show so I took out my camera. There were so many photographers taking photos of all the fashionable people. I had some guy grab my arm and say -- NHL player and a model, take their picture. So I did. Maybe not what the guy was imagining, but I like it.
An Uptown bike visits the Uptown Art Fair. And so did I.
Posted by Unknown at 10:32 AM
Gutter installation to help solve the basement water seepage issue. Dads are the best.
And a nice thunderstorm came through this afternoon to put the new gutters through their paces. I wasn't home, I was out.
This is an abandoned military installation - part of Fort Snelling. Aaron told me about it around a month ago and I've been meaning to get out here. I was in the neighborhood when I saw this 'etch-a-sketch' sky and thought the boarded up buildings would give it an eerie feeling.
*although I haven't chosen these as the photos of the day, I've been thinking a lot about the 35W bridge on this, the four year anniversary. I've got a couple photos up. Here's one and here too.
Posted by Unknown at 7:57 PM