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December 19, 2013

peterfeld:

Bob Dylan, “I Was Young When I Left Home,” a Minneapolis home recording, Dec. 22, 1961, before the release of his first album. This has got to be the saddest song he ever recorded, and one of his most emotional performances. 

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December 11, 2013

vicemag:

Drunken Glory: Former Addicts in Minneapolis Are Getting Wasted on the Glory of God
Watch the documentary


The summer after my freshman year I dated, sort of, a boy my age who was in a halfway house after a 28-day stint at Hazelden, one of the biggest in-patient rehab places in the country. At the same time I started college at Tulane, he started college in Miami and promptly got himself a coke addiction heavy enough to wind up in a place like that (he had too much money, obviously, and if he’s to be believed — which is doubtful — his dad was a money-launderer for the mob).
He wasn’t supposed to date me — he wasn’t supposed to have any sort of relationship — and he really shouldn’t have been because I was constantly high on my own ill-advised combo of clinical depression, weed, and snorted Adderall that made my snot blue and my head scream. But we did date, sort of, because we were both interested in making bad decisions.
I’ll never forget one evening I joined him and all his “friends” from the halfway house on a big halfway house field trip to what happens to be my family’s favorite sushi restaurant in downtown St. Paul.
They were all so desperate for a high that they “did” wasabi. Ate a tablespoon of it and just sat back. Oh man. OH MAN. Eyes rolled back in their heads. Yes. YES. Then they took another hit.
Note to self, I thought.
Get better. Do right. ‘Cause lord almighty, getting high off of wasabi ain’t the way you wanna be.

vicemag:

Drunken Glory: Former Addicts in Minneapolis Are Getting Wasted on the Glory of God

Watch the documentary

The summer after my freshman year I dated, sort of, a boy my age who was in a halfway house after a 28-day stint at Hazelden, one of the biggest in-patient rehab places in the country. At the same time I started college at Tulane, he started college in Miami and promptly got himself a coke addiction heavy enough to wind up in a place like that (he had too much money, obviously, and if he’s to be believed — which is doubtful — his dad was a money-launderer for the mob).

He wasn’t supposed to date me — he wasn’t supposed to have any sort of relationship — and he really shouldn’t have been because I was constantly high on my own ill-advised combo of clinical depression, weed, and snorted Adderall that made my snot blue and my head scream. But we did date, sort of, because we were both interested in making bad decisions.

I’ll never forget one evening I joined him and all his “friends” from the halfway house on a big halfway house field trip to what happens to be my family’s favorite sushi restaurant in downtown St. Paul.

They were all so desperate for a high that they “did” wasabi. Ate a tablespoon of it and just sat back. Oh man. OH MAN. Eyes rolled back in their heads. Yes. YES. Then they took another hit.

Note to self, I thought.

Get better. Do right. ‘Cause lord almighty, getting high off of wasabi ain’t the way you wanna be.

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September 6, 2013

1984 election: that’s right, bitches. 
Hometown pride.
(And I’m celebrating a little adopted hometown pride on Instagram tonight.)
Via The 29 Most Minnesotan Things That Ever Happened (h/t howtokiss).

1984 election: that’s right, bitches. 

Hometown pride.

(And I’m celebrating a little adopted hometown pride on Instagram tonight.)

Via The 29 Most Minnesotan Things That Ever Happened (h/t howtokiss).

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July 8, 2013

14 Terrifyingly Awesome New State-Fair Foods for 2013


Is it wrong that this just makes me sad that I’m not going home for the State Fair this year?

(If ya don’t know: It. Is. Epic. Second largest in the country after Texas, and who wants to go to Texas? When the time comes, I am seriously considering having my bachelorette party there. Excuse to make all my friends go to The Great Minnesota Get-Together? Yes SIR!)


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May 15, 2013

huffingtonpost:

To celebrate becoming the 12th state to legalize gay marriage,  the city of Minneapolis lit the I-35W bridge with rainbow colored lights last night, according to the city’s Facebook page. 

Minnesota pride.

huffingtonpost:

To celebrate becoming the 12th state to legalize gay marriage,  the city of Minneapolis lit the I-35W bridge with rainbow colored lights last night, according to the city’s Facebook page. 

Minnesota pride.

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April 19, 2013

colchrishadfield:

Twin cities, so close that they are one. St Paul and Minneapolis, USA. 

Home.

colchrishadfield:

Twin cities, so close that they are one. St Paul and Minneapolis, USA.

Home.

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February 18, 2013

Kickstarter: The Great Lakes States Project (via nevver)

What up North Star State! Glad to see you got the best poster. (Those stars will glow in the dark!)

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December 18, 2012

In Minnesota, we didn’t have snow days — we had cold days. -31F would have done it.

A child, with eyelashes covered with hoarfrost, along a street in the eastern Siberian city of Yakutsk in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Feb. 10, 2012. The air temperature in Yakutsk is about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit). (Viktor Everstov/Reuters)#

(via thillythenny)

In Minnesota, we didn’t have snow days — we had cold days. -31F would have done it.

A child, with eyelashes covered with hoarfrost, along a street in the eastern Siberian city of Yakutsk in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Feb. 10, 2012. The air temperature in Yakutsk is about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit). (Viktor Everstov/Reuters)#

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November 29, 2012

Target Does It Again: two stylish ladies — one from California, the other Texas — snap the best of what everyone’s favorite discount retailer has to offer.
I only just discovered it via Jaclyn and figured you might like it as much as I do.
PS: I am contractually obligated to point out that Target is from my hometown. Minnesota is cool guys I SWEAR! (Says the girl who lives in Manhattan.)

Target Does It Again: two stylish ladies — one from California, the other Texas — snap the best of what everyone’s favorite discount retailer has to offer.

I only just discovered it via Jaclyn and figured you might like it as much as I do.

PS: I am contractually obligated to point out that Target is from my hometown. Minnesota is cool guys I SWEAR! (Says the girl who lives in Manhattan.)

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November 21, 2012

M surprised me big time. The hint: a fellow Minnesotan. The surprise: Bob Fucking Dylan at Barclays. I’m thankful for THIS.

M surprised me big time. The hint: a fellow Minnesotan. The surprise: Bob Fucking Dylan at Barclays. I’m thankful for THIS.

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