Thursday, June 30, 2011

More Please!

I would love MORE signs like this one.  Best vendor we met at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Targeting the Twins

Being the home and headquarters for Target, not only do we have loads of stores and corporate offices for Target here, but we also have major stadiums and areas named after them.  Behold Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, as sun sets over downtown Minneapolis on a truly perfect summer evening.

By the way, the Twins won the game.  :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One of our 10,000

Just a quick jaunt south of the cities lies Lake Pepin.  It is a naturally occurring lake and the widest spot on the Mississippi River.  It forms the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. It's a gorgeous drive down there and well worth the trip.  The gorgeous bluffs along both sides and the charming farmland along the way add to the beauty of the area.

Monday, June 27, 2011


.....there will be a new little local morsel to gobble up!  Can't wait to meet you!  Baby Banou, Grand Avenue.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Please Enter Car Here

Kind of a goofy little sign.  It's a parking spot.....we get how it works.  But I love the look of the backside of this building.  Grand Avenue and Cambridge Street.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


.....what about the REST of us????  Hamline Avenue at Marshall Street.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Trader Joe's..... full of fun signs and delicious treats even if their parking lot makes me want to embark on a murderous rampage.

Lexington and Randolph.

Monday, June 20, 2011


There are all kinds of McDonald's out there.  Some of them are unique or funky or downright bizzare.  This one is just ugly.  And no windows along one side???  It's like something out of my nightmares!  15th Avenue and SE 4th Street, Dinkeytown.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Back to the 50's

I love, love, LOVE wandering around looking at cars.  Those fins and all those rumbling engines...gets me all tingly in my naughty parts.  This is a yearly event for me.  I couldn't choose between my two favorite shots this year, so you get BOTH.  Enjoy!
Oh, and someday I WILL own either a 1959 or 1960 Impala convertible.  Black.  With red interior.  YOWZA!!!!

Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Once Again, Back in Business.

WOOT!!!  Fire can't stop an institution like the Nook!  Mmmmmm......Nookie.......

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Once More.....With Feeling!

In honor of my recent INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION I give you Mickey's Diner. 
West 7th and St. Peter.

Previous Mickey's posts here,  here,   here,   here,  and here. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Presidential Hoodie

Did Nixon get a windbreaker?  Did Regan get an anorak?  Me thinks not.

6/21/11 Follow Up:  Saw a pair of Obama YES WE CAN sneakers as I went into Walmart today.  Not shitting you, OBAMA SNEAKERS!!!!  (Let's not talk about the fact that I was heading into Walmart, ok?  It was for WORK).  Something about wearing a presidential likeness on your backside or your feet just seems disrespectful to me. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

We are the champions.....

Bike rack on the campus of MacCalester College.    P.S.  Queen rules!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Kid Bullets!

There's "Kid Bullets" right there in the center.
DeGidio's Restaurant & Bar was founded by Joe "Kid Bullets" DeGidio and his nephew Camille , a successful bootlegger during the late 1920's and early 1930's. At one point, he operated 12 stills in the St. Paul area. When prohibition ended in 1933, "Kid Bullets" parlayed his bootlegging profits and opened DeGidio's Restaurant and Bar at this same location. DeGidio's was a favorite watering hole for many of the most notorious mob figures during St. Paul's famous gangster era. Of course, all mob ties were severed many decades ago! (SURE they were!) Today, DeGidio's remains owned and operated by "Kid Bullets" son and grandchildren at this same location.

West 7th Street

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Now with REAL Lemons!

When the Lemonade Stand boasts REAL lemons, you fork over your 50 cents and say ahhhhhhhhh!!!!  Summer has arrived folks.  LexHam Neighborhood.

Monday, June 06, 2011

It's All Over But The Clean Up

I missed Grand Old Day this year because I was out of town.  But this morning, traces of the festival were everywhere in the form of discarded litter and rows and rows of port-a-johns.  These on the corner of Grand and Victoria were getting loaded up on a giant shit-semi to be hauled away.....until next year.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Minnehaha Depot

Milwaukee Road employees referred to the Minnehaha Depot as the "Princess" because of its delicate gingerbread canopy. The Depot was built in 1875 to replace a smaller station on the first railroad line into the Twin Cities from Chicago. In the Depot’s early years, Minneapolis residents flocked to Minnehaha Park via train to enjoy summer weekends. I like to just ride my bicycle past it.