Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I'm not at home. I'm not even in my town. I ran away from home...
… except, not really. "Running away" implies it was unplanned and secretive. This was neither of those things.

I have my cooking class tomorrow night… woohoo!!!! It's held an hour and a half from my home. 

I've tried to leave home early the day of the class so I can run some fun errands in the Minneapolis area… Mall of America, IKEA, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, World Market… you get the picture. But it's tricky to get out of town early enough to get to run errands and get around the metro before rush hour.

I've tried staying in a hotel after the cooking class… but by the time I get to the south metro where I want to stay… I could just drive home. I'd be home in an hour… So that never worked all that well.

Well, I had an epiphany last week… I could come up to the Twin Cities the day before the cooking class!

Priceline was not being all the cooperative… in fact, I think Priceline was mocking me for my $35 bids…

But… eventually I found a 2 1/2 star… for $41. Not the best Priceline deal I've ever gotten… but fine enough. And the hotel doesn't suck… so that's nice.

So… try not to be jealous. I'm currently watching the Food Network… and sipping on a margarita. No one is needing anything from me at this moment in time. 

I could get used to this.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

In the News...

Well, my sleepy, little town made the news… not just the local news either… We made the national news…. CNN, The Washington Post, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. Dang.

Did you hear/read about the high school junior whose plans to kill his family and fellow students was thwarted? That happened here… in my little town.

Click here to read the story.
Or click on this video link… it might work...

He went to school with the Angsty Teen. She knew who he was. He wasn't really odd. Seemed normal enough. He made eye contact with people in the halls. Dressed normally.

But, obviously, something was amiss.

Such a bizarre situation… here… in my little town.

So thankful that it turned out the way it did.