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Post by The Rube » Mon Jun 07 12:05 am

I didn't find him cocky or goofing off, or whatever at all. Humble, and maybe a bit uncomfortable to the attention....
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Reminds me a lot of Squirrelly Dan.

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Post by MNGophers29 » Mon Jun 07 12:33 am

The Rube wrote:
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I didn't find him cocky or goofing off, or whatever at all. Humble, and maybe a bit uncomfortable to the attention....
I agree with you 100% but there are going to be those out there that don’t see it that way.
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Post by davescharf » Mon Jun 07 6:35 am

MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
I have a ton of fond memories of watching the CWS as a kid. We could get 10 packs of bleacher seats good for any game for $30 and the atmosphere was electric. One year both Nebraska and Creighton made it too so the place went nuts only they both got eliminated very early on.
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Post by Cowgirl » Mon Jun 07 11:02 am

MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Jun 07 12:33 am
The Rube wrote:
Mon Jun 07 12:05 am
I didn't find him cocky or goofing off, or whatever at all. Humble, and maybe a bit uncomfortable to the attention....
I agree with you 100% but there are going to be those out there that don’t see it that way.
I’ve always enjoyed people who can have fun with an interview. Beats the ones who are just trying to get through it because they are disinterested in giving interviews and it shows.

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Post by Zwak » Mon Jun 07 11:23 am

davescharf wrote:
Mon Jun 07 6:35 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
I have a ton of fond memories of watching the CWS as a kid. We could get 10 packs of bleacher seats good for any game for $30 and the atmosphere was electric. One year both Nebraska and Creighton made it too so the place went nuts only they both got eliminated very early on.
This is more of a "things that stick in your craw" but the main reason I don't watch college baseball is the aluminum bats. I can't stand the sound they make. #getoffmylawn
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Post by eHo » Mon Jun 07 12:26 pm

MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
My two older sons have played in the Omaha tournament that coincides with the CWS so I've been down there twice. The atmosphere is awesome! The fan fest outside the stadium is great with some baseball centric vendors (Baseballism, Routine, etc..).

If you're going the 2nd week of the CWS, you'll have better luck getting Gen Admission tickets to the outfield since half the teams will be eliminated. Otherwise you would have better luck with assigned seats.

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Post by Beauner » Mon Jun 07 12:56 pm

Zwak wrote:
Mon Jun 07 11:23 am
davescharf wrote:
Mon Jun 07 6:35 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
I have a ton of fond memories of watching the CWS as a kid. We could get 10 packs of bleacher seats good for any game for $30 and the atmosphere was electric. One year both Nebraska and Creighton made it too so the place went nuts only they both got eliminated very early on.
This is more of a "things that stick in your craw" but the main reason I don't watch college baseball is the aluminum bats. I can't stand the sound they make. #getoffmylawn
The new BBCOR bats (well, not "new" anymore, they changed the rules back in 2012-2013ish) don't have quite the obnoxious PING that the old aluminum ones had. All these bats are composite bats now so the sound is less high pitched (some makers have brought the ping back a bit but it's less obnoxious than it used to be IMO).
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Post by MNGophers29 » Mon Jun 07 9:49 pm

eHo wrote:
Mon Jun 07 12:26 pm
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
My two older sons have played in the Omaha tournament that coincides with the CWS so I've been down there twice. The atmosphere is awesome! The fan fest outside the stadium is great with some baseball centric vendors (Baseballism, Routine, etc..).

If you're going the 2nd week of the CWS, you'll have better luck getting Gen Admission tickets to the outfield since half the teams will be eliminated. Otherwise you would have better luck with assigned seats.
Thanks for this tip. You are the 2nd person that has said the same thing so I am looking forward to it.

Any tips on where to get group tickets?
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Post by MNGophers29 » Mon Jun 07 9:53 pm

MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Jun 07 9:49 pm
eHo wrote:
Mon Jun 07 12:26 pm
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
My two older sons have played in the Omaha tournament that coincides with the CWS so I've been down there twice. The atmosphere is awesome! The fan fest outside the stadium is great with some baseball centric vendors (Baseballism, Routine, etc..).

If you're going the 2nd week of the CWS, you'll have better luck getting Gen Admission tickets to the outfield since half the teams will be eliminated. Otherwise you would have better luck with assigned seats.
Thanks for this tip. You are the 2nd person that has said the same thing so I am looking forward to it.

Any tips on where to get group tickets?
Also, the last I heard the CWS is not doing GA tickets in the outfield, everything is going to be reserved.
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Post by The Rube » Mon Jun 07 9:59 pm

Just having some darn good wings, margaritas, and mojitos on a patio to "officially" start vacation time. Have already achieved the goal of "time doesn't matter." Perfect.
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Post by eHo » Tue Jun 08 9:05 am

MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Jun 07 9:53 pm
MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Jun 07 9:49 pm
eHo wrote:
Mon Jun 07 12:26 pm
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
My two older sons have played in the Omaha tournament that coincides with the CWS so I've been down there twice. The atmosphere is awesome! The fan fest outside the stadium is great with some baseball centric vendors (Baseballism, Routine, etc..).

If you're going the 2nd week of the CWS, you'll have better luck getting Gen Admission tickets to the outfield since half the teams will be eliminated. Otherwise you would have better luck with assigned seats.
Thanks for this tip. You are the 2nd person that has said the same thing so I am looking forward to it.

Any tips on where to get group tickets?
Also, the last I heard the CWS is not doing GA tickets in the outfield, everything is going to be reserved.
We got 20 GA tickets from the Slumpbuster Tournament we played in, but it doesn't look like they are included this year, which makes sense with current situation.
I did purchase extra games from https://www.ncaatickets.com/championshi ... rld-series. I would try there for group tickets. As teams get knocked out, you may be able to find fans trying to offload their tickets too.

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Post by MNGophers29 » Wed Jun 09 10:45 pm

eHo wrote:
Tue Jun 08 9:05 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Jun 07 9:53 pm
MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Jun 07 9:49 pm
eHo wrote:
Mon Jun 07 12:26 pm
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:44 pm
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jun 06 11:33 pm
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women's College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son's baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don't care about the cost of tickets. It won't be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
My two older sons have played in the Omaha tournament that coincides with the CWS so I've been down there twice. The atmosphere is awesome! The fan fest outside the stadium is great with some baseball centric vendors (Baseballism, Routine, etc..).

If you're going the 2nd week of the CWS, you'll have better luck getting Gen Admission tickets to the outfield since half the teams will be eliminated. Otherwise you would have better luck with assigned seats.
Thanks for this tip. You are the 2nd person that has said the same thing so I am looking forward to it.

Any tips on where to get group tickets?
Also, the last I heard the CWS is not doing GA tickets in the outfield, everything is going to be reserved.
We got 20 GA tickets from the Slumpbuster Tournament we played in, but it doesn't look like they are included this year, which makes sense with current situation.
I did purchase extra games from https://www.ncaatickets.com/championshi ... rld-series. I would try there for group tickets. As teams get knocked out, you may be able to find fans trying to offload their tickets too.
Was on the phone with the NCAA, Ticketmaster and CWS today. They will not do group seats this year nor lift the restriction so I can buy tickets for our team. But I found a pretty empty section and we all booking in the same area.
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Post by davescharf » Thu Jun 10 8:31 am

Enjoy - like I said before it’s such a fun experience.
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Post by YoungEagle » Fri Jun 11 11:42 am

State Fair officially announced they are back!!! Woooo
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YoungEagle wrote:
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State Fair officially announced they are back!!! Woooo
Well $h!t. Now I have to work there.
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Post by The Rube » Sat Jun 12 9:18 am

Currently up in Da UP (north of Houghton) on the lake. Last night a pretty big storm rolled through. MASSIVE lightning show for about 30-45 minutes before the rain hit. There were times the sky was lit up so bright, you could see a freighter on the horizon. It was awesome.
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Post by gopher6 » Sat Jun 12 11:57 am

Plymouth Lifetime outdoor pool 😎

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Post by Bladepuller » Sat Jun 12 12:11 pm

The Rube wrote:
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Currently up in Da UP (north of Houghton) on the lake. Last night a pretty big storm rolled through. MASSIVE lightning show for about 30-45 minutes before the rain hit. There were times the sky was lit up so bright, you could see a freighter on the horizon. It was awesome.
Think what it would have looked like up on top of Brockway Mountain. Then again it is not such a good idea to be at the top of the highest point around, in a hundred miles, give or take, in an electrical storm,
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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Jun 12 12:32 pm

gopher6 wrote:
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Plymouth Lifetime outdoor pool 😎
You really love that place. ;)

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Post by gopher6 » Sat Jun 12 2:54 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
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gopher6 wrote:
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Plymouth Lifetime outdoor pool 😎
You really love that place. ;)
I do not have a boat or cabin to go to so the outdoor pool flit's for me :yes: :

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Jun 12 5:09 pm

gopher6 wrote:
Sat Jun 12 11:57 am
Plymouth Lifetime outdoor pool 😎
I’ve been there, it’s a very nice outdoor pool & being a health club, very few unruly children…a peaceful summer chill 👍

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Post by Karlsson » Sat Jun 12 5:25 pm

Doesn't hurt that it is in a great spot. Nestled in by the pond and the Hilde Amphitheater.

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Karlsson wrote:
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Doesn't hurt that it is in a great spot. Nestled in by the pond and the Hilde Amphitheater.
Back in the olden dark ages, when Jerry Noyce was coach of the men's tennis team and then put in charge of all the Northwest health and fitness clubs in and around the Twin Cities, Jerry was kind enough to give my wife and I free and full memberships to all of their locations. It didn't hurt that my wife worked closely with Jerry on the men's program, plus we sat next together with his wife at all the Gopher men's football games...again good memories from a long time ago,
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Post by Norm » Mon Jun 14 8:57 pm

Seeing the Lady's Slippers at the Arboretum today.

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Post by Steve MN » Tue Jun 15 4:36 pm

Going to Delta's system to check prices to plan for a trip in October, and finding that what I thought was a 50% flight credit (cancelled 2020 Frozen 4) that I also thought had expired a month or so ago is actually a 100% credit, and doesn't expire until the end of 2022.
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Steve MN wrote:
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Going to Delta's system to check prices to plan for a trip in October, and finding that what I thought was a 50% flight credit (cancelled 2020 Frozen 4) that I also thought had expired a month or so ago is actually a 100% credit, and doesn't expire until the end of 2022.
Delta extended all credits by mid 2020 into 2022. They also rolled over SkyMiles if you’re a frequent flyer, but 2022 will start from scratch as usual.
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Steve MN wrote:
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Going to Delta's system to check prices to plan for a trip in October, and finding that what I thought was a 50% flight credit (cancelled 2020 Frozen 4) that I also thought had expired a month or so ago is actually a 100% credit, and doesn't expire until the end of 2022.
Delta extended all credits by mid 2020 into 2022. They also rolled over SkyMiles if you’re a frequent flyer, but 2022 will start from scratch as usual.
I wasn't sure how much they re-did some of the earlier stuff, but was definitely a happy find today. Between a couple trips I have lined up this fall, I should burn through both the credits and the biggest chunk of my miles before the end of 2021 anyway.
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Steve MN wrote:
Tue Jun 15 6:34 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Tue Jun 15 5:48 pm
Steve MN wrote:
Tue Jun 15 4:36 pm
Going to Delta's system to check prices to plan for a trip in October, and finding that what I thought was a 50% flight credit (cancelled 2020 Frozen 4) that I also thought had expired a month or so ago is actually a 100% credit, and doesn't expire until the end of 2022.
Delta extended all credits by mid 2020 into 2022. They also rolled over SkyMiles if you’re a frequent flyer, but 2022 will start from scratch as usual.
I wasn't sure how much they re-did some of the earlier stuff, but was definitely a happy find today. Between a couple trips I have lined up this fall, I should burn through both the credits and the biggest chunk of my miles before the end of 2021 anyway.
I knew my vouchers were good until April of 2022 but I just looked and saw they now expire 12/31/22 as well. I hadn't seen that and it's kind of nice that we don't feel compelled to use them for Spring Break next year.
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Sitting on our back deck, enjoying a cocktail and this absolutely glorious weather! Mr Cardinal and Mr Robin having a birdsong battle, a cool breeze, a house made Moscow Mule. Honestly I don’t need much to be very happy :good2:
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Sitting on our back deck, enjoying a cocktail and this absolutely glorious weather! Mr Cardinal and Mr Robin having a birdsong battle, a cool breeze, a house made Moscow Mule. Honestly I don’t need much to be very happy :good2:
Sounds perfect.
Reading (with intermittent napping.... ;) ) on our front porch for a bit then a couple mile walk around the 'hood with Mrs. GE. Was glorious this evening.
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Sitting on our back deck, enjoying a cocktail and this absolutely glorious weather! Mr Cardinal and Mr Robin having a birdsong battle, a cool breeze, a house made Moscow Mule. Honestly I don’t need much to be very happy :good2:
For me it was being on the screened in porch with a Culver’s Concrete Mixer. I’m glad we are back to more normal June weather
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I’m writing two articles on Krampus, the sinister side character to St Nicholas, who is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. One is a general history article, plus will include items for the antique collectors interest. The other covers the special events, parades and religious celebrations in Europe that focus on Krampus. I’ve been lucky enough to attend several different ones and they are so unique.
Let’s just say I enjoy my writing task a million times more when it’s not stinking’ hot as we have no full AC and my computer runs hot! But it’s very weird to be concentrating on Krampus, Advent season and winter festivals in June! Both articles will be published in a Christmas magazine in October.
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Post a link when it's published, sounds like a fun read.
I love the Christmas markets in Europe! The past three times I've travelled to Europe have been over or near Christmas and it's truly magical to see the magnificent cathedrals surrounded by markets. The Feuerzangenbowle I had in Luxembourg City was fantastic!
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Greyeagle wrote:
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Post a link when it's published, sounds like a fun read.
I love the Christmas markets in Europe! The past three times I've travelled to Europe have been over or near Christmas and it's truly magical to see the magnificent cathedrals surrounded by markets. The Feuerzangenbowle I had in Luxembourg City was fantastic!
It’s a private club magazine, it’s not online. But I’ll try and post a link to a Word doc when I’m done, no photos but the articles can be read.
I’ve been to various Chriskindlmarts all over Europe. I love to try the local gluwine, sour cherry and blueberry are favorites.
I’m obsessed with Krampus, belong to the MN Krampus Society. My favorite parade is in Switzerland, with these light headpieces called Ifflen.
Google Klausjagen Kussnacht.
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Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jun 16 1:07 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Wed Jun 16 11:50 am
Post a link when it's published, sounds like a fun read.
I love the Christmas markets in Europe! The past three times I've travelled to Europe have been over or near Christmas and it's truly magical to see the magnificent cathedrals surrounded by markets. The Feuerzangenbowle I had in Luxembourg City was fantastic!
It’s a private club magazine, it’s not online. But I’ll try and post a link to a Word doc when I’m done, no photos but the articles can be read.
I’ve been to various Chriskindlmarts all over Europe. I love to try the local gluwine, sour cherry and blueberry are favorites.
I’m obsessed with Krampus, belong to the MN Krampus Society. My favorite parade is in Switzerland, with these light headpieces called Ifflen.
Google Klausjagen Kussnacht.
Now I have to know how many members make up the MN Krampus Society.

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Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Jun 16 1:49 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jun 16 1:07 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Wed Jun 16 11:50 am
Post a link when it's published, sounds like a fun read.
I love the Christmas markets in Europe! The past three times I've travelled to Europe have been over or near Christmas and it's truly magical to see the magnificent cathedrals surrounded by markets. The Feuerzangenbowle I had in Luxembourg City was fantastic!
It’s a private club magazine, it’s not online. But I’ll try and post a link to a Word doc when I’m done, no photos but the articles can be read.
I’ve been to various Chriskindlmarts all over Europe. I love to try the local gluwine, sour cherry and blueberry are favorites.
I’m obsessed with Krampus, belong to the MN Krampus Society. My favorite parade is in Switzerland, with these light headpieces called Ifflen.
Google Klausjagen Kussnacht.
Now I have to know how many members make up the MN Krampus Society.
About 50. We’ll be at the Loring Park Christmas Market, and various Winter Carnival events this year. Plus brewery events! Check out the schedule on FB
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Post by Bertogliat » Wed Jun 16 2:15 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jun 16 2:13 pm
Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Jun 16 1:49 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jun 16 1:07 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Wed Jun 16 11:50 am
Post a link when it's published, sounds like a fun read.
I love the Christmas markets in Europe! The past three times I've travelled to Europe have been over or near Christmas and it's truly magical to see the magnificent cathedrals surrounded by markets. The Feuerzangenbowle I had in Luxembourg City was fantastic!
It’s a private club magazine, it’s not online. But I’ll try and post a link to a Word doc when I’m done, no photos but the articles can be read.
I’ve been to various Chriskindlmarts all over Europe. I love to try the local gluwine, sour cherry and blueberry are favorites.
I’m obsessed with Krampus, belong to the MN Krampus Society. My favorite parade is in Switzerland, with these light headpieces called Ifflen.
Google Klausjagen Kussnacht.
Now I have to know how many members make up the MN Krampus Society.
About 50. We’ll be at the Loring Park Christmas Market, and various Winter Carnival events this year. Plus brewery events! Check out the schedule on FB
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Lol, you don’t have to be on FB to see the page. I’m not, I hate FB. And I should clarify, 50 local members, there are out of state and overseas members too.
I’m not sure if this years events are official yet, but there’s been discussion.
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Well it's no Festivus anyway. :anger: :mrgreen:
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Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:

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Cowgirl wrote:
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Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
So... at the malls... do the parents get to choose whether the kids see Santa or Krampus... or do their neighbors/teachers/members of the general public? I suspect that the results could be different. :mrgreen:
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Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
Really? He's basically the evil Santa Claus.
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The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:57 pm
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Wed Jun 16 9:52 pm
Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
Really? He's basically the evil Santa Claus.
Well, then don’t be/raise shithead kids! ;)

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Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:58 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:57 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:52 pm
Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
Really? He's basically the evil Santa Claus.
Well, then don’t be/raise shithead kids! ;)
I meant not knowing about Krampus... :lol:
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The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:59 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:58 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:57 pm
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Wed Jun 16 9:52 pm
Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
Really? He's basically the evil Santa Claus.
Well, then don’t be/raise shithead kids! ;)
I meant not knowing about Krampus... :lol:
I’ve heard the name in the past. But I’m old and have forgotten a lot of stuff over the years.

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The Rube wrote:
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Wed Jun 16 9:52 pm
Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
Really? He's basically the evil Santa Claus.
I had no idea what Krampus was outside of hearing the name.
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Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Jun 16 11:22 pm
The Rube wrote:
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Wed Jun 16 9:52 pm
Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
Really? He's basically the evil Santa Claus.
I had no idea what Krampus was outside of hearing the name.
That honestly, truly, shocks me, given your world travels. No snark, no troll. I am truly surprised.
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Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Jun 16 11:22 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:57 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:52 pm
Had to do a little google of this Krampus.

“Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved

I like this guy already. :mrgreen:
Really? He's basically the evil Santa Claus.
I had no idea what Krampus was outside of hearing the name.
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:lol: Don’t get me rolling on Krampus, you’ll beg me to stop. But Krampus predates Christ and was a Pagan character who helped usher in the Solstice.
Christian religion co-opted him and made him a companion to St Nicholas. St Nicholas is NOT Santa. St Nic leaves candy and treats to good children on St Nicolas Eve (not Christmas) and Krampus dealt with the naughty ones. He would beat them with sticks, wrap them in chains and carry off the EXTRA naughty ones in a basket on his back.
He is a very Germanic character and the German cultural issues today of raising proper well behaved children still use Krampus as a threat.
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TV series "Grimm" from several years ago had a terrific episode centered on Krampus
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There’s a Krampus movie
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There’s a Krampus movie
There are probably a couple of 'em.
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Bigbeer wrote:
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There’s a Krampus movie
I wish I had the sound byte from the KQ MS of the old lady saying, "not interested". :lol:
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A girl I went to college with is writing a book series about Krampus. The first one released a few years ago. Think they are titled The Krampus Chronicles. First was named Krampus Chronicles: The Three Sisters.
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I was told there would be no math.

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My wife... When I met her a year and change she didn't own one Minnesota Gophers item. Now she might have more Gophers shirts than me, let make the office/man cave Minnesota Gophers themed and even the kitchen has Gophers stuff displayed. Not I just have to get her to her first game this winter!!!
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My wife... When I met her a year and change she didn't own one Minnesota Gophers item. Now she might have more Gophers shirts than me, let make the office/man cave Minnesota Gophers themed and even the kitchen has Gophers stuff displayed. Not I just have to get her to her first game this winter!!!
Kind of the same with my wife, but back when Rau/Haula played and she now owns a Haula authentic Gopher and Wild jersey and we take our Christmas pictures with Gopher jerseys on!

Luckily you didn’t meet her and try to get her to her first game a couple years back, she might have left you after throwing out all of the decor!
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Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 23 8:51 pm

When I was with my last ex, she had never been to a true sportsball game, took her to the B1G tourney at the X. She went ballistic during the game, cheering/booing/whatnot. At one point, she turned to ask me, "WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO ME? I'M ALL INTO THIS!!!!" My reply was, "Welcome to being a sports fan."
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by D2D » Wed Jun 23 9:06 pm

The Rube wrote:
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When I was with my last ex, she had never been to a true sportsball game, took her to the B1G tourney at the X. She went ballistic during the game, cheering/booing/whatnot. At one point, she turned to ask me, "WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO ME? I'M ALL INTO THIS!!!!" My reply was, "Welcome to being a sports fan."
We need more boisterous fans just like her in the seats for the upcoming season.
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 23 9:06 pm

D2D wrote:
Wed Jun 23 9:06 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 23 8:51 pm
When I was with my last ex, she had never been to a true sportsball game, took her to the B1G tourney at the X. She went ballistic during the game, cheering/booing/whatnot. At one point, she turned to ask me, "WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO ME? I'M ALL INTO THIS!!!!" My reply was, "Welcome to being a sports fan."
We need more boisterous fans just like her in the seats for the upcoming season.
Well, that ain't gonna f*ing happen. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by Steve MN » Wed Jun 23 9:10 pm

The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 23 9:06 pm
D2D wrote:
Wed Jun 23 9:06 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 23 8:51 pm
When I was with my last ex, she had never been to a true sportsball game, took her to the B1G tourney at the X. She went ballistic during the game, cheering/booing/whatnot. At one point, she turned to ask me, "WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO ME? I'M ALL INTO THIS!!!!" My reply was, "Welcome to being a sports fan."
We need more boisterous fans just like her in the seats for the upcoming season.
Well, that ain't gonna f*ing happen. :wink: :lol:
Not HER.... LIKE her.
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 23 9:17 pm

LOLOLOL. Good catch. :D (FTR, we're civil still)
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by Karlsson » Wed Jun 23 9:20 pm

Vera is different from this. At home she has no desire to watch any sports whatsoever. If I manage to get her in a stadium or arena she has a blast, though.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 23 9:23 pm

Karlsson wrote:
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Vera is different from this. At home she has no desire to watch any sports whatsoever. If I manage to get her in a stadium or arena she has a blast, though.
I think that is a big factor. Get a person into the thick of things...it becomes raw emotion at a sportsball event. There is no rationality. It's just HAPPY MAD SAD ECSTATIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by Steve MN » Wed Jun 23 9:57 pm

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LOLOLOL. Good catch. :D (FTR, we're civil still)
Well, yeah... but you don't even go to games... the chances of you bringing her to one are immeasurably low.
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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jun 25 1:43 pm

"Who do you think you are I am!!" What? :mrgreen:

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Post by davescharf » Fri Jun 25 3:52 pm

Just once I’d like to be able to throw a ball that bites like that.

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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by Greyeagle » Sat Jun 26 8:54 am

Why I laughed I don’t know…

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Post by davescharf » Sun Jun 27 10:04 am

My MIL took the kids overnight so we could go out with friends for dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Was able to sleep until 8:30 this morning and then sat out on my screened porch to read while it rained.
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by The Rube » Sun Jun 27 4:45 pm

Usual LTD Sunday with the usual crowd, we were feeling saucy, ended up at Main Street Bar (Hopkins) for a round. Friend, who plays pull tabs a bit, goes to buy some. He always profits (different from winning, he actually profits). I told myself, today, I will out-win him. I play, on average, less than once a year.


AND WTF I ACTUALLY DID. Bought $20 worth, and won $400.

Edit: I didn't have the red line/etc, so I went up to the booth, guy was explaining how it works. I think he was in disbelief that I had little idea how the "window" game works. Apparently, when you win big, you choose a spot on the box's card, and that's what you win.
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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by The Rube » Sun Jun 27 9:33 pm

Due to the 30/30 Lakers/Celtics, went digging. Found a great compilation. The touch of Larry Legend, how he shot and moved the rock in a game....the touch he had...amazing.He wasn't doing highlight reel stuff to capture the camera, he was doing what worked, to win the game. (Ugh, same with Magic Johnson, the arch enemy, lol)

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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by gator » Mon Jun 28 3:29 pm

Spent this past weekend at a waterpark with my wife and our 3 kids. Making memories!!!
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