Sunday, August 28, 2005

Best Wedding Ideas

Everyone but the couple in question seem to have the best ideas for a wedding and how they foresee everything going on... so give us your ideas, what you've been too, what you've liked or hated about other weddings, what you would have done differently, and so forth.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Big "T" in the Sandbox

A friend of mine is getting ready to be shipped off to Iraq to play in the most recent tug-o-war with the middle east. My intentions (with his cooperation) are to set up a forum for people to gain an inside perspective of the war from a real person pulled away from his life at home (this is the second time) to engage in an already controversial war.

My blog is not set up for political debate and I don't want it to be, so check out Big "T" in the Sandbox for postings (starting soon) of what everyday life is like in the middle of a war zone as well as opening up a discourse community surrounding any topic that may arise.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Has everyone done their school shopping?

A new school year is just around the corner and I'm excited to get back into the classroom to see a bunch of sleepy freshman at 8am three times a week. You can follow along with my course via the wiki I've set up; the first assignment is titled "Posing in the Nude" to grab some attention and to help my students realize this won't be the average college writing class.

Monday, August 15, 2005


For those of you following the K-train & Moose show: she said yes before my knee hit the ground.

Friday, August 05, 2005

7/29/05 World's Largest Boot

Yes... I was intrigued by seeing the world's largest boot at the Red Wing shoe factory; just another example of Minnesota randomness and obsession with oddities. At least they had a reason (not like some giant lefse makers). The boot was made to bring in hoards of tourists to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary by spending lots of money at their sale.

Other than the boot... Red Wing was as beautiful as everyone suggested. Some of the best views were atop the bluff overlooking the city at Memorial Park where I played a round of frisbee golf. One problem though, the pin on hole two is on the edge of the bluff and the winds were high which allowed my disk to sail over the edge and down toward town. I was able to hike down and retrieve the disk and by the looks of the trails I wasn't the first person to go out-of-bounds.

I stayed in Frontenac State Park, which has miles of trails I explored and a sandy point created by rivers flowing into the Mississippi. These rivers carry soil from the various bluffs down into the river/lake and create a natural beach only accessible by boat or a short hike.