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Hello! Longtime Robbinsdale resident here, I live right across the street from where the Blue Line extension will (supposedly, hopefully, eventually) go in.

I built my own house here, took me three years. I can maybe help with home maintenance-y Qs?

Married a Canadian, have 2 small kids, enjoy handcrafting websites, learning LISP (Racket), & publishing little books.

Very stoked about this local instance! Found out about it via @djsundog and @t54r4n1 ; My 1st acct is @joeld

I dreamt last night that I used Waze to phantom-report a cop staked out on West Broadway, and the traffic noise levels at my house dropped by half. So now I guess I have to re-download that app and actually try it.

Jess is taking our 3yo on a multi-stop bike trip for errands today and I am super disappointed I can’t go with them. So nice out.

Not sure what (if anything) it says about my daughter that she pleads to see this video on my phone every night before bed:

To be fair, everything about this video, from Attenborough’s voice, to the lovely music, to the comically gratuitous Foley, is awesome



An awfully peaceful night for a tornado watch.

Pro tip: if you're buying a $700 thingoff someone local, you don't ask if they take fuckin venmo. You venmo someone $5 for your happy meal. You don’t venmo someone $700. This goes out to all you college students out there on FB messenger who think being a student means you can’t walk to an ATM

The nearly-empty, Wednesday-evening Landmark Cinema reminds me of the 60s version of the hotel in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. The lonesome lobby person as the only visible staff, the ventilation noises conspicuously audible in the absence of any conversation above a murmur, the unused and thrice-made-over grandeur.

Got to cosplay affluence* last night, going out with Jess for italian in Edina then seeing The Farewell at the Landmark Cinema.

*(Does this even qualify? Felt like it did, because, you know, Edina and wine with $20 pasta)

Got the hatches battened down, now time to stand outside under a street lamp, watch the lightning and wait for the storm to hit.

If your child qualifies for free admission to the fair, they are probably too young to handle the Miracle of Birth barn especially when it is crowded due to rain

Yesterday, Ren Fest without kids. This morning, State Fair with kids. If I had this to do over again I’d probably have done it the other way around, especially because Ren Fest is likely to become my daughter’s spiritual home. But, still gonna be fun.

Struck by how readily fellow fair-goers here, though strangers, will enter into conversation

Follow up: we’re in the ren fest. It’s cool! I worry too much.

Alright folks, I’ve been cornered into going to the Renaissance Fest tomorrow morning, I’ve never been, and anything on the website besides the front page is giving a database connection error.

Will I need cash? Will traffic suck ass? What do I need to know?

Wtf is the strib giving a front page profile in courage to this sack of shit

It’s amazing how, when driving back into the Twin Cities after a week up north, there’s not a drastic change in the treescape itself that lets you know you’re in the cities. Literally the roads themselves are the only real change, until you get within sight of downtown. Not sure if that makes any sense.


Nokomis closed to swimming after kids get E. coli there. … at what point do people basically call off swimming anywhere near the cities, ever? For me it’s a couple weeks ago

Anyways she is trying to get back into banking. She worked for TCF for eight years until they moved their location out to Plymouth (she just doesn't drive and couldn't make the new location work). If you know a bank/workplace that is friendly to POC and has openings, let me know!

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