Monday, November 10, 2014

And So It Begins

I am sooooo not ready for this!

Our first snow of the season, and it turns out to be a storm!

So this is a view of my first bus stop in the morning. It's coming down hard!

This is the same view the next day. Over the course of 24 hours, we had snow, sleet and freezing rain. Now the entire state is an ice rink. I'm not thrilled because that means we'll have a layer of ice until April.

PS: 'F' must stand for 'freezing'.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Look Who's In Town

Looks like the Empire even comes to the Midwest.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Toys Story

In 'Toy Story 2', toys are being kept by an avid collector. Can you image what takes place at night at the Minnesota History Center? Currently there's an exhibit entitled, 'Toys of the '50's, 60s and '70s' taking place until January, 2015. On display are popular toys that capture the craziness, the joy, and the sheer fun of being a kid. Or an adult who thinks he's a kid.

Our company at work is celebrating its 60th anniversary, so I had to plan an event that would tie into our anniversary. What better way to celebrate than to host a private event at the History Center and view this exhibit? It was nearly unanimous that everyone enjoyed the venue and event. Sometimes you can't please people with poopie diapers.

Needless to say I was in 7th Heaven. I found a bunch of toys I had as a kid, but I also found a few favorites as part of the exhibit. I doubt anyone would be surprised.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Obi-Off. Obi-On.

I have to share my birthday treat to myself. This is so cool!  It's a bust of Obi-Wan Kenobi made by Gentle Giant LTD. As you can see below, I received #908 out of 2000.

Here's the cool part: the bust lights up! I found this to be so unique, I had to have it, and so I bought it for myself as a birthday present.  Look!




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

50 Nifty

Wow. 50 years. That's a long time, but I don't feel 50. I sure as heck don't act it.  But here it is. A half-century and I don't feel any different. Oh, I should go to the doctor to get a new prescription before surgery and that procedure...

Guess things have changed! The cheeks are getting chubbier!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

My Kind of Chi-Town

Today I received an email from the Magnificent Mile. Usually this time of the year I head to Chicago on a business trip and stick around to watch the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Holiday parade. However, this year, for the first time in four years, I booked a vacation instead and will be heading some place warmer.

However, I still will miss being in Chicago. This picture that was in the email really sums up shopping in Chi-Town for me! The Water Tower, Disney Store, Ghirardelli, RL Restaurant, Su Casa, the list can go on and on.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

No Need to Force Me to Read

I've continued my guilty summer indulgent reading through fall, and it will probably last through winter. Why? I just began reading a new book. It's also the first in a series of ten books. It's starting out a bit slow, but probably because they are building the framework for the other nine books.

I started reading this series after just finishing another series of four books: Star Wars - The Old Republic. The last book, 'Annihilation' was really good! It's based on the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). I'm stuck on Level 25, but I'll see if my nephew can help me out. If you are looking for some escape, pick up a book and read!