Nine Restaurants Making Me Angry

In no particular order… Punch Pizza. Where are you? Mama needs you… I know stupid covid closed you down. My heart broke when you shed tears on national television, but…. Can’t you open in some capacity for takeout? If you build it, they will come. Please come back soon. La Madeleine Bakery. Why aren’t you in the Minneapolis area? I’ve written you with no response. … Continue reading Nine Restaurants Making Me Angry

True Boy Scout or Small, Misleading Youth?

I always open my door to the young people in my neighborhood who are selling things for school, sports, or other causes. I’m not only interested in supporting their enterprise and entrepreneurial efforts, but use it as a pay-it-forward effort because my children were once knocking on doors, too. Every year, I can reasonably count on the Girl Scouts stopping by for the annual cookie … Continue reading True Boy Scout or Small, Misleading Youth?

Okaaay, Minnesota. What’s up with you?

I recently attended a performance of the Fab Four—a Beatles tribute band at the State Theater in Minneapolis and was horrified by the audience’s reaction. They just sat there. And stared lifeless as the cute boys with mop tops came out with their black suits and skinny ties on the mock Ed Sullivan stage and began rocking I Wanna Hold Your Hand. The backdrop played … Continue reading Okaaay, Minnesota. What’s up with you?

My Money Tree is a Greedy Tramp

And possibly dying? Nooo. Please don’t die. I hover over this plant. It’s the only plant I ever talk to. I think about it way too much. It owns me. We’re in a useless, one-sided relationship and it makes me want to put both of us out of our misery and toss it out. It’s got yellowing leaves and somewhere along the line I recall … Continue reading My Money Tree is a Greedy Tramp

Leave Our Fortune Cookies Alone!

What marketing genius decided it would be a good idea to molest my fortune cookies with personal ads for the company on the other side of the fortune. Whhhhyyyyy. Fortune cookies are a freebie. They are meant to be fun. Enjoyed by the customers.  A tiny thank you, we love you, please come again, cookie. I won’t name the big chain Chinese restaurant which forced … Continue reading Leave Our Fortune Cookies Alone!

Lizzo Blockbuster “Truth Hurts” is Awesome, But There’s a Problem

I love this song, but perhaps I’ve listened to it too much, because…. Problem One: It’s stuck in my head. For days now. Only the first line. And I believe it’s grammatically incorrect. Problem Two: I don’t think I can legally quote the line in my blog without the publishers coming after me. I tried researching this bit, but even if I give full credit … Continue reading Lizzo Blockbuster “Truth Hurts” is Awesome, But There’s a Problem

Let’s Get Perspective on Mama June

Something’s been bothering me about the latest outpouring of concern over Mama June’s situation. I know what it is. Misplaced compassion. (Spoiler alert… this blog is a downer.) Sorry folks, I think we need to focus on the real victims—her four children. Like a lot of people, I was riveted by Mama June and her family and watched the saga unfold from the beginning with … Continue reading Let’s Get Perspective on Mama June

Browser Feed Sources on Crack

There was a bear rescue in Russia. I think. A mama bear and two cubs were stranded in the water. The problem is I may never know how the story turned out because I got too irritated to complete reading it. Like everyone else, I typically flip through the feed of stories on my browser, but I rarely click to read things from sources I’m … Continue reading Browser Feed Sources on Crack