Snippet #1: I took this picture of some awesome mailbox “street art” in Uptown at Girard and 31st:
Snippet #2: I needed a bigger flower pot to contain my monster cherry tomato tree. My friend, Courtney, thought that she had one that would work, so she came over with a replacement. When she got to my apartment complex, she got out of the car, pulled out her cell phone and announced to me, my caretaker and a couple of neighbors, “Hey, I’m outside and I have your pot.” Greeeeat. Thanks, Court. I made a big show of displaying the brown flower pot – “Wow, this is a great pot! Thanks!” – to the neighborhood as we got it out of her trunk.
Snippet #3: WordPress lets me know what phrases people are using when they stumble across my blog via google. Yesterday I had an above-average weird Google Search Term hit: “genital anatomy dog” WTF, google.com?
Snippet #4: Today is the start of CONvergence!!! I’m using the CONvergence Scheduler, which is pretty sweet – especially for an event of this size, with 10+ panels, activities, events and parties happening every hour. There was a write-up about CONvergence in 365 Things to Do – Twin Cities, and an even better photo of some con attendees in the article!
Sunday Minneapolis Pride Report
Sunday was very, very different from Saturday. For one thing, I went to the Pride festivities with the Hubby instead of a 13 year-old and a six year-old. Sooooo different. I don’t think I really experienced the Pride events on Saturday because of my preoccupation with keeping everybody smiley and safe. On Sunday I was with the man I love and I was relatively carefree. The parade was awesome, as always! I didn’t manage to get any photos of the parade, but I did manage to scrounge up some decent video of this year’s parade.
The first one is interesting because he’s sped up the film. This first video is different from the second (below) because he has a lot of zoomed-in images, so you don’t get a feel for how large and crowded the parade is:
I like this second one BUT I would recommend skipping the beginning and watching only between 0:54-5:51. Outside of this window is just film of the videographer and her friend chatting and being silly. But the meat of the video (again – 0:54-5:51!) is fun because she mixes still shots and video, and she’s filming from the street without zoom so you feel more like a spectator watching this video than you do with the first video.
And more of my own pictures in the park, this time on Sunday with me and the Hubby: