July 2009 issue of Mpls/St Paul Magazine, “Mastering Minnesota: A field guide to the skills and secrets every Minnesotan needs to know in order to thrive in the land of 10,000 quirks”.
(Fun party trick with your non-Minnesotan friends: put on your thickest Minnesota accent and talk about the time you “drove the boat down the road to the ocean.” You will suddenly become the most amusing person in the room.)
“Why We’re Here: Twin Cities.
With all the possibilities around the world, what is the “it” that keeps people here in the Twin Cities? We suspected the answer to the question “Why We’re Here” was both simple and incredibly nuanced — worthy of art. We took our camera to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul to find people willing to talk, unscripted, on film. The result is our collective love poem to the Twin Cities.”
I will ALWAYS reblog this video. It gives me kitty-like happy warm fuzzies.
Cloud Cult: “Everybody Here is a Cloud”
I love that one of my favorite bands also happens to be local, because you get a video like this that has a familiarity to it and makes you think of home.
This makes me excited for winter. If you’ve never stood out in the middle of a frozen, snow-covered lake before—looking out at the expanse of flatness around you and being the tallest thing on it, thinking about the water still moving under your feet and the fish still swimming when everything you can see is dormant—you don’t know what you’re missing.
Garrison Keillor, answering my question today on MPR about how to get people to come visit me in Minnesota.
(Also, I have more of a Minnesotan accent than I thought. Not that it’s a bad thing—I’m proud of where I’m from—but wow, my R’s are something special…)