Friday, January 30, 2015

Cool Display Downtown

One thing I've appreciated lately is this display on Nicollet Ave.:

Apparently, it's from some design school, but the lights are awesome. I'm a sucker for lighting. 

I mean, c'mon, that red string light stuff? Badass.

Oh man, in green too!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Song on Repeat

There's a good probability that everyone does this, I'm not claiming this makes me special. But I can't stop listening to The Raconteurs' song "Blue Veins". We're not talking once in awhile, we're talking on repeat. 

Feel free to give it a listen here:

This has happened several times in my life, but only happens about three times a year. Previous songs that I couldn't stop listening to:

- "Brooklyn Zoo" by Ol' Dirty Bastard
- "You and Whose Army" by Radiohead
- "Normal People" by Arcade Fire
- "Song-Song" by The Brad Mehldau Trio

How 'bout you? 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday Night Suck

Yeah, not a big fan of Sundays. Was really lazy for the second half of the day. At least some 22 year old scotch was a pick-me-up:

This little guy is a dram of Bowmore 22y Oak Aged Scotch. I got it about half a year ago at the MoA. Cute little bottle, right? 

It was delicilous. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Trains have ETA now

Ya know who deserves some credit? MetroTransit in the Twin Cities. They've added these expected arrival times to the displays that are surprisingly accurate.

Come to think of it, I haven't had a problem in months. No buses-replacing-trains, no nasty seats, nothin!

Way to go, Blue Line!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fantasy Football Loser

Behold, the Brandon H. Anderson Memorial Trophy. 

It's the loser's trophy for our fantasy football league. Only the worst of the worst get the distinct honor of housing this trophy all year. 

This year, that honor goes to me. In 2014, I lost ten games in a row, starting in week 2. It was a painful year. 

Just some bullet point history behind this trophy for the curious:

- I built this last year using Ax-Man parts. I think the total cost was $2. 
- Brandon Anderson isn't actually dead. But he was last place in 2012. This trophy commemorates his loss. 
- Matt Davis had the distinct pleasure of housing it last year. When asked whether it held up, he responded "naw, I had to super glue the photo on the way over." 

I've got some plans for this baby. It's going to retain the heart and soul, but get asome nice finishing touches so that it's ready for 2015's hero. 

New Year's Resolution

It's not quite the 15th of January, so I'm hoping it's not too late to keep up with my NYE blogging resolution. Instead of every day, I'm going to aim to post a new picture or story every other day. Let's see how it goes?