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Category Archive: Winter

Mar 19 2014

The North Shore Trip

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This past weekend the Hubby and I drove up to the North Shore, and we ended up cramming in a lot of activities. On Friday I had to work a half day, and that afternoon before we left the Cities, we took in the Minnesota History Center’s Prohibition exhibit. I did some museum tweeting, which you …

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Feb 21 2014

Winter Storm Seneca Blows Through

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Last night I participated on panel about Women In Secularism for Campus Atheists Humanists and Skeptics at the University of Minnesota. My fellow panelists were Stephanie Zvan, Niki Massey – who did a guest post for Biodork a few months ago – and Chelsea Du Fresne. It was awesome – there were a lot of …

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Jan 30 2014

The Hubby’s 40th

Three large flat sheets of cake balanced precariously on a Target shopping cart.

Last Friday we celebrated the Hubby’s 40th birthday. He decided that his ideal celebration would be dinner and a movie with friends, which over a few conversations evolved into renting a movie theater, showing one of his favorite movies of all time, and sharing dinner with ALL THE FRIENDS! We decided to make the Hubby’s 40th …

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Dec 30 2013

Cold, Dark and Slippery

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Yeesh! It’s been snowing all day today; a light but steady fall of pretty white powder came down during the work day. I left at 7pm so I missed the rush hour traffic, but even my kick-ass snow tires were put to the test on the drive home. I saw one accident on 35W North …

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Dec 04 2013

It is pretty though…

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It’s our first big snowfall of the winter: Snow falling in the park behind my work. Looking out across the parking lot at work. Snow. Snow everywhere. Snow piles up on the bare branches of a tree.Tire tracks and a plowed aisle in the parking lot.

Nov 22 2013

I’m On A Bus

Wide view of the front of a bus taken by a passenger.

With the first modest snowfall coming down in the Twin Cities yesterday, I have now switched to bus commuter mode. I like taking the bus to and from work because it gives me an excuse to be online for an hour before starting my day. And because smaller carbon footprint. And because when the roads …

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Mar 21 2013

Happy Spring From Minnesota!

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Here are a couple of pictures of budding trees, tulips and daffodils in bloom, and robins singing in…ah, no. That’s not it. A hardy Minnesotan and her hardy Minnesotan dog were taking in the sunny Minnesotan springtime this morning. Me outside of the women’s clinic this morning. Does that look like spring clothing to you? …

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Dec 21 2012

Traveling for the holidays.

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The Hubby and I have been looking forward to seeing family at the holidays for a number of weeks. The downside is that this year seeing family involves an 11-13 hour road trip to southern Illinois over the winter season, which ended up meaning this: The storm, part of a system that began in the …

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Nov 21 2011

Twin Cities: First Snowfall 2011

Winter is here, and so is winter driving! Or, as one friend likes to call it: “The Season During Which Minnesotans Relearn Physics.” Well, we knew we couldn’t avoid it forever. But man, things change fast up here! I mean a day prior it was a typical sunny, cool, fall day. And then on Saturday it …

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Feb 07 2011

Winter Car Wash

Those of you who drive in the winter know the frustration of dirty cars.  The salt, sand and slush that splashes up on the car is bad enough, but it’s not the only indignity.  There’s the constant spraying of windshield washer fluid, which cleans barely enough of the windshield to see through for about 30 seconds - …

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