Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Which One Are You?

One of my favorite things to do in the summertime is go to a bunch of Twins games at Target Field:

I'm a huge Twins fan, so I mainly go for the game itself, but you do see a lot of interesting things/people at the ballpark.

Here is a list of some of them:

12 Types of People You See At The Ballpark

I am firmly a "#8".  Which one are you?!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hey...I'm A "List Guy" Too!

On today:

Making Lists Can Save You Money

Basically, this article says that making grocery lists and following them can save you money in the long run.

I'm a big "list maker" myself.  I used to use pencil and paper, but now I find this to be my preferred method:

I always have a "to-do" list going to make sure I don't forget things I need to do.  Sometimes things will stay on the list for weeks (or even longer), but I love the feeling of deleting them when I'm done with an important task.

I'm also pretty good with managing money too.  Hmmmm...maybe there is something to this!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

If Only Homework Was The Same Way, Right?!

Work Banned After 6:00 p.m.

There is now a law in France (yes, an actually law!) stating that an employee cannot check his/her work email/phone between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.  Seriously...I'm not making this up!

The land that gave us the 35-hour work week back in 1999 is giving employees another break.

What do you make of this?

On one hand, there are many people are over-do it on the job.  That is certain.

On the other hand, though, isn't that their choice to do so?  I don't think that too many companies are FORCING people to work overtime.  It's more like people themselves get caught up in the job and neglect their lives and the lives of their families/friends.

So, while I "like" the concept behind the move, I'm not so sure it should be up to the government to enforce it.  Seems like a personal decision to me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What That Sound Outside Your House At Night Could Be...

Wandering Bear

That rustling sound you sometimes hear at night?  I wouldn't worry too much.  It might ONLY be a 300 lb. black bear with cubs.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Opening Fishing

It was Opening Fishing this past weekend...

Around these parts, that is a pretty big deal...

Fishing Report

Any good stories?!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Do Something Nice For Mother This Weekend

This Sunday is Mother's Day.  Make sure you do something nice for Mom sometime this weekend.  Examples include:

-Give her flowers
-Take her out to dinner.
-Go to a movie
-If she's a sports fan, take her to the big Wild game tonight (or get her Twins tickets for later in the week)
-Do something with her that SHE really enjoys.
-Just say "I Love You" (sometimes it only needs to be as simple as that).

Remember, there will probably come a time in your life where you'll want to tell your Mom things and won't be able to.  Take advantage of this holiday to not let those moments slip away.

Mom Memes

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Draft

Tonight, the NFL Draft begins.

I've never been a HUGE fan of the draft, as I'm already in "baseball mode" now, but there is no denying its importance.

Will a guy like Johnny Manziel still be available when the Vikings are on the clock?

We need a franchise quarterback, but is this the guy?

What about upgrading the worst defense in the league last year?

So many questions!

The answers begin tonight.

What The "Experts" Think We Should Do

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Can We Do It Again?!

Wild Try To Regroup

For some reason, Minnesota sports teams have a great affinity for dramatic playoff runs.

Minnesota Twins: 3 World Series appearances, all went to a Game 7.

Minnesota Vikings: Where to even begin?

Minnesota Wild: Had a remarkable run in 2003 of being down 3-1 in first and second playoff rounds...but coming back for the victory.  Were down 2-0 in the first round to the Avalanche this year...came back to win the series.

So, here we are again.  Wild down 0-2 to the rival Chicago Blackhawks.  The good news?  The next two contests (starting with tonight's game) are at the X in St. Paul.  The better news? History seems to be in this team's favor.

Go Wild!

Monday, May 5, 2014

For Fans Of Apple (Trust Me, This Is Not What You Think...!)



Doe-Simkins Links #2: The Great Depression

The Great Depression Links For Doe-Simkins

1. Name some ways the Great Depression impacted Minnesota.

2. How did lifestyles change for women during the 1920s and 1930s?

3. What problems did farmers face during this period?

4. What did private organizations and the government do to relieve the problems of the Great Depression?

5. Minnesota's Gangster Era

Doe-Simkins Links #1: World War I

World War I Links for Doe-Simkins


Minnesota Soldier Diary

Letter To Family

What are some things everyday Minnesotans did to support the war?

Supporting Soldiers At A Church Service


Troop Rally

Junior Red Cross

Military Parade

Victory Gardens

Fort Snelling

Study Guide

What were some tensions surrounding patriotism in MN communities during the war?

German Citizens Looked At Suspiciously

Anti-German Sentiment In New Ulm

Military Registration

Describe some new methods of warfare that were developed during the war?

World War I Technology

Trench Warfare

Poison Gas

Poison Gas #2

War Of Attrition



Aerial Warfare

Friday, May 2, 2014

Prom Explained

Still the best explanation of prom I've ever seen!

Have a great weekend (and prom!) St. Anthony!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Taking Matters Into His Own Hands...

I came across this story today and thought it was pretty funny (in a certain sense):

Driver Jams Cellphones

Basically, a commuter in Tampa Bay jammed the cellphone signals of all the cars around him on his ride to work every day for nearly two whole years!  He probably still would be doing it to this day had not a cellphone company tower started looking into frequent reports of outages along the same stretch of road.

The unfunny side of the story, though, is that this joker also jammed police radios and emergency-only calls as well.  Hence the large fine.

I've heard of hating text-and-drive commuters, but I don't think this is the solution (!).