12.30.2012

Game Night/Game Day

12.29.12
12.29.12

Chris and Kaitlin came to town so we played games.

12.30.12
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Skol!

12.27.2012

Year End Lists

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12.27.12

All my favorite music podcasts have come out with their "best of" lists for the year - listener's pick's, critic's picks, best songs, biggest surprises, you get the idea.  I'm spending a lot of time listening to the stuff I missed throughout the year.  There is so much good music; I will never get to it all.

12.26.2012

Holidays

12.24.12
12.24.12

Christmas Eve with the folks.


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12.25.12 - photo by: Stephanie Danek

Guess who got a set of bar tools for Christmas!  This girl!  And she's making cosmos!


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12.26.12

I wore my long underwear today because it's really cold.  I spent all day inside.

12.23.2012

Wrapping and Walruses

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12.23.12 - photo by: Dave Bartz

I shot a story about three brothers who built a snow walrus.  My job is pretty cool sometimes.

12.22.2012

Rally

12.22.12
12.21.12

Shooting high school hockey.  This arena was exceptionally cold.

12.20.2012

Recovery

12.19.12
12.19.12

So sore.  So so so so so so sore.  So sore.

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12.20.12

Less sore this morning.  Cute babies keep my mind off the pain.  Anthony is already so big.  He was so much smaller only two months ago!

12.18.2012

Bruises

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My bruised knees.  I hurt.  A lot.

12.17.2012

Boarder

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12.17.12 - photo by: Matt Brickman

I went snowboarding with the Brickmans.  I had a great time and am actually not completely terrible.  My knees and my backside are completely bruised from falling, but I was still in it.  Then I gave myself a concussion.  And that was that.

The Brickmans took care of me for the rest of the day.

12.14.2012

Coffee and a book

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I love to sit in a coffee shop and read a book.  I have plenty of coffee and a wonderful space to read at home, but there is something about sitting in a booth surrounded by strangers that makes me feel as though I'm part of a community.  And I can't seem to brew a great cup of coffee at home.

12.12.2012

Twins!

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Arms full of adorableness.  Gus and Hugo arrived and they are damn cute.  Hugo has dark hair.  Gus has big cheeks.  They're perfect.

Ready

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12.11.12 - photo by: Tracy Perlman

Who's done with all their Christmas shopping?

This girl.

12.10.2012

Theater

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12.10.12

Went to the Guthrie with my mom to see Kevin Kling, an amazing storyteller from Minnesota.  He was incredible.

12.09.2012

Snow

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Those boots came in handy today.  It snowed for nearly 24 hours.

Boots

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12.08.12

I wore my boots today.  First time this season.  All the weather guys said the snow was coming and I dressed thinking I'd be outside all day covering snow.  Instead I ended up sweltering in a crowded gym shooting basketball.  These boots are toasty.

12.07.2012

Leaving Belgrade

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12.06.12

Drove two hours to Belgrade today for a story.  It was a tight turn, but a fun story.  I should have had Aristea take a picture of my frantic editing in the SAT truck, but I was too focused to think of anything else but the story.  Today was one of those days when I needed 15 more minutes to edit, 10 even.  10 minutes is forever.  But 10 o'clock comes at the same time everyday and the story has to get on TV.

This photo is on the two hour drive home after I demolished my emergency stash of trail mix and started breathing again.  Rocking out to Christmas tunes.

12.05.2012

Working

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My reporter talked to the uncle at the door and I waited on the sidewalk.  Today a two year old died when his four year old brother found their father's handgun.

Christmas-y Weekend

12.02.12
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Flying through the fog.


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12.03.2012

College

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Alumni pep band at the hockey game!  Go Gophers!

11.28.2012

Live Truck

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11.28.12

44th and Penn

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11.27.12 - Blair, the coffee guy

Salted Buttered Rum Latte from the shop down the street.  Best lattes in town.

11.26.2012

Outlets

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Went shopping at the outlets.  Lots of shopping.

11.25.2012

Hearth

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11.25.12 - photo by: Kate Brickman

At a show!

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11.24.12

With the Bents.  We saw Rogue Valley at the Cedar.  It's the only rock club I know that sells coffee and serves it in a ceramic mug.  This is the first time I've had to return dirty dishes at a concert.


11.24.2012

Leftovers

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11.23.12

Reading the ads and enjoying the leftovers.  I have a lot of salad to get through.

11.23.2012

Thanksgiving

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11.22.12

I found this sweater in my parent's closet.  My sister found this photo on my parent's wall.

I was adorable.

11.20.2012

Success

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11.19.12 - photo by: Alison Bents

I have been going to the Egg and I restaurant in South Minneapolis after long runs as a reward for, well, running a long way.  I get a single kamikaze pancake and a side of three sausage links, coffee and OJ.  I have never ever finished the entire thing.  Until today.  And I didn't even go on a long run.  I just really wanted a pancake.


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11.20.12 - photo by: Marni Oberpriller

I had my first hockey game of the season tonight.  My work schedule doesn't allow me to play at many games, but my team lets me come whenever I can.  Tonight I scored a goal and two assists and had a great time.

11.18.2012

On the roof

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11.18.12

Flying waffle soles.

These shoes make me happy.

11.17.2012

Bake-off!

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11.17.12 - photo by: Shane Kitzman

Last week at work there was some trash talk about who makes the best pie, so this week we held a pie bake-off.  What a great idea.  We should fight more often.

11.16.2012

Cheescake

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Baking my pie for the bake-off tomorrow.  2.5 POUNDS of cream cheese.  I'm using my dad's recipe and my grandma's mixer.  That mixer is quite the work horse, built when things lasted.  It's older than I am and will likely outlast me.

Groceries

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11.15.12

I've been cooking a lot more than usual.  In the past couple weeks I've made latkes, soup, brownies, apple cake, and homemade mac and cheese.  I made a stop after work today to pick up all ingredients for a pie I'm making tomorrow for Saturday's pie bake-off.

11.13.2012

Homemade beer

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11.13.12 - photo by: Adam Bakeman

Tasting Adam's beer.  He grew the hops in his backyard and brewed it in his basement.  Quite tasty.

11.12.2012

Happy Toes!

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11.12.12

It snowed today.  Mackenzie and I decided to get pedicures and it was a great decision.

11.11.2012

Brownies, Moving and Marines.

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11.09.12

I made brownies for Liz.  From scratch.  They're amazing.

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11.10.12

Helped my sister move again.  She's finally in her new house and that makes me happy.


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11.11.12

Today is Veteran's Day.  My grandpa was a Marine.  And a handsome Marine at that.