Why coozies?

Enjoy some more nature and delight from @kyleislikekyle today on streetsmn, as part of our “The City That Eats Together” series.

$ direct to north Mpls (donations welcome) 

My friend Hannah has been tirelessly organizing food and other donations in her north Minneapolis neighborhood. She has literally been leaving her front door open for people to drop off or pick up stuff they need (like that burn cream!)

Now she’s asking for money to support building out these efforts (tents, tables). If you have the means, her Venmo is HaPritch82.

More details about current needs on her Twitter:

Anyone have a 27.5” x 2.5/3” tube I could have right now? I can pick up.

My friend Hannah’s ebike tire is flat and she asked for help so that she can help with cleanup and prep in north Minneapolis. I thought I had one so I volunteered to come over, but mine has a hole!!!

Mndot is closing the freeways tonight at 7pm:

HIGHWAY CLOSURES in effect beginning at 7PM tonight:

• I-35W north/south btwn I-694 & Hwy 62
• I-35E north/south btwn Hwy 36 & Hwy 62
• I-94 east/west btwn I-694 & the I-694/I-494 interchange
• I-394 east btwn Hwy 100 & I-94
• Hwy 55 north/south btwn Hwy 62 & I-94

More details about my garden plants, starting with violets! One of the early spring bloomers, great ground cover that spreads on its own and loves shade. Multiple colors for the blossoms, including purple, blue, white-with-blue.

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My version of sidewalk art: naming the plants along my boulevard garden

Today my 90 year old grandma told me she hadn’t been in a car in WEEKS and I was like... same? But all the time?


It’s street trash clean up season, and earlier this week I played a game of “is it trash or a flower” but it does not translate well to photos.

Anyway, feel free to contribute your own clean-up photos to’s virtual Earth Day event:

Saint Paul has finally decided to open up (part of) the road by the river (partially) to non-automobile traffic (temporarily).


What is your favorite kind of flexible rubbery scraper spatula?

(Pick the category that most closely aligns with your generally-preferred scraper spatula.)

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After coming home from a long day working in a hospital ICU, @kyleislikekyle commented on how impressed he is with the extent of our spatula conversation. Good job, , and let’s keep entertaining Kyle with utensil-talk.

What is your favorite kind of turner (“pancake flipper”) spatula:

(Yes, they all have their uses, but what’s your fav?)

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What is a spatula (according to how you answered previous poll, if applicable):

Show thread virtual happy hour details for tonight:

Call-in or video option, or just join for the instant messaging. Please bring your pets, kids, spouses, etc.

Virtual happy hour Friday, 5-7!!! Zoom meet-up. Bring your cats and dogs and a drink of your choice.

The board has decided to suspend all in-person meetings, including board and committee meetings. We’re also postponing the Writers’ Forum until May.

Stay home, friends, and use this time to generate some excellent content!!

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