I want to marry you in Minneapolis

This. Is. Awesome.  Go Minneapolis!  I was sitting on my lunch break today reading this week’s issue of the Isthmus and I saw this full page ad regarding LGBT wedding opportunities in Minneapolis.  Minneapolis is rolling out the red carpet to all the same sex couples that are looking to get married.  It is great to see them getting the word out to other like-minded cities in the region that don’t currently have the same opportunities available for the loving, committed couples looking to get married. 

Mayor Rybak is a great guy for getting this tourism/wedding campaign going.  It will be awesome to see the great economic impact all these “destination weddings” to Minnesota will have on the state.

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By the way, The Hotel Minneapolis is an excellent hotel.  I have stayed there.  Exceptional service, convenient to the light rail, and in the middle of the walk friendly downtown.

Upgraded at Target Field

Yesterday my wife and I went to a Twins game at Target Field in Minneapolis.  We bought the cheap seats as usual, but then I discovered that using the At the Ballpark app on my phone can allow me to upgrade my seats for a little bit of money.  I logged in, put in my ticket seat info, and then it offered me an upgrade from my Section 307 seats (which were $11 seats) to Section 107 for just $9 dollars more per seat!

Here is how that offer turned out:

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Here is a panoramic pic… Why the hell not, eh?!?

Target Field panorama

This is the closest I have sat to the field at an MLB game since my first Wrigley Field experience back in 2000

Pretty sweet, huh…  $60 seats for basically $20 each

Storm drain turns into a geyser in Minneapolis

On Sunday, a storm drain on 25th and Como Avenues in Minneapolis burst from the ground during a torrential downpour, resulting in a curbside geyser for this residential street (shown above).  When water pressure builds in the sewers during heavy rain, it is not uncommon for a storm drain to burst free from the curb and for this to occur, according to  a man who answered the Sewer and Storm Drain Hotline but declined to provide his name because he was not authorized to speak in an official capacity. “The storm drains just aren’t in the proper condition to hold that much water.”