Monday, February 25, 2008

Finally posted Trivia Weekend photos

Doing trivia for 50 hours straight is very hard on a person. More photos on flickr

Who said the lunar eclipse didn't affect things?

I think I found an after effect from the the lunar eclipse. Or is this beer just that powerful?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

College town coffeehouse - Cup or Bowl?

It is a different atmosphere trying to study in a coffeehouse across the street from a college campus. It isn't even the school I attend! I got through the reading but it was difficult. I think we sat too close to the counter. Banging those shots and the steamer and the shouting between the workers. The coffee however was very good. I am not sure if I got a cup or a bowl.

We are in Winona, Minnesota and came down yesterday to attend A Prairie Home Companion. Yes, it is normally a 20 minute drive from home but where is the fun in that? We have not attended APHC at it's home at the Fitzgerald in downtown St. Paul. Instead, it is a 2 1/2 hour drive to Winona. This way we got to attend with our daughter. Today, the coffee shop while our daughter is in a rehearsal for the Winona Symphony concert later this afternoon. After that concert we get the 2 1/2 hour drive back home.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ursula's Wine Bar

If you are in the White Bear Lake area in Minnesota, the place to eat and enjoy a great glass of wine (or two or three) is Ursula's Wine Bar. This is a tiny little place on the edge of 'downtown' White Bear Lake just west of highway 61. The food is great and the owner knows his wine. I finished off my dinner with a nice Port. I would say wonderful things about the great staff there but it would just go to their heads.

First attempt to post to this blog from my iPhone

This is my first try at posting to my blog from my iPhone. Trying to make use of this little keyboard is a challenge. We are currently all in the living room, one of the few rooms on our house without a TV. Of course, I do have my iPhone, daughter has her MacBook, and my wife has her Nintendo DS. Ah, the 21st century family!