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Sep 01

As advertised: This is the Kiddie Size at Nelson’s. (at Nelson’s Ice Cream St. Paul)

As advertised: This is the Kiddie Size at Nelson’s. (at Nelson’s Ice Cream St. Paul)

Mugshot Monday -  “’Unofficial’ FRWD" coffee mug with Bike Fuel Blend by Just Coffee
It’s Labor Day today and I am not at work.
I’m sitting on my front porch in South Minneapolis enjoying a cup of coffee in my ‘Unauthorized’ FRWD coffee mug.
It seemed a fitting day to post this mugshot because I now work at FRWD, a digital marketing agency in the Minneapolis warehouse district. More specifically I am Director — Digital Strategy and Production at CYCL, the creative arm of FRWD. 
I’m stoked to be working with Chris Henderson, John Grudnowski, Aimee Reker, Kathryn Duncan, Doug Moore, and the entire FRWD family. It’s a tight group of very talented people. I feel very lucky to be here.
Allegedly, an ‘OFFICIAL’ FRWD coffee mug is in the works. On Friday, I grabbed a plain black coffee mug from the FRWD kitchen and stuck one of the decals on it. Pretty cool prototype I must say!
Happy Labor Day to you and yours!
See more of my Mugshot Mondays here.

Mugshot Monday -  “’Unofficial’ FRWD" coffee mug with Bike Fuel Blend by Just Coffee

It’s Labor Day today and I am not at work.

I’m sitting on my front porch in South Minneapolis enjoying a cup of coffee in my ‘Unauthorized’ FRWD coffee mug.

It seemed a fitting day to post this mugshot because I now work at FRWD, a digital marketing agency in the Minneapolis warehouse district. More specifically I am Director — Digital Strategy and Production at CYCL, the creative arm of FRWD. 

I’m stoked to be working with Chris HendersonJohn Grudnowski, Aimee Reker, Kathryn Duncan, Doug Moore, and the entire FRWD family. It’s a tight group of very talented people. I feel very lucky to be here.

Allegedly, an ‘OFFICIAL’ FRWD coffee mug is in the works. On Friday, I grabbed a plain black coffee mug from the FRWD kitchen and stuck one of the decals on it. Pretty cool prototype I must say!

Happy Labor Day to you and yours!

See more of my Mugshot Mondays here.

Aug 29

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Proper way to commute by bike in a downpour! Strip down to pants with a smile on your face. I chatted with this fine fellow while he waited for a green light and I waited for a bus. And I smiled, too. #Minneapolis

Proper way to commute by bike in a downpour! Strip down to pants with a smile on your face. I chatted with this fine fellow while he waited for a green light and I waited for a bus. And I smiled, too. #Minneapolis

Aug 28

Kind of #oddkward, no? See the arrow in between the boards of the table? This was at the dog park this morning. (at Franklin Terrace Dog Park)

Kind of #oddkward, no? See the arrow in between the boards of the table? This was at the dog park this morning. (at Franklin Terrace Dog Park)

Aug 27

Love this Puny sign. #Minneapolis  (at PUNY)

Love this Puny sign. #Minneapolis (at PUNY)

Aug 26

On the bus. #Minneapolis

On the bus. #Minneapolis

Aug 25

Mugshot Monday -  “Cape and Tiara” coffee mug by Curly Girl Design with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee
Today is the first day of school in Minneapolis for my boys and this is my wife’s coffee mug. It says:

“I am fairly certain that given a Cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.”

My wife is a clinical social worker at a middle school — she’s back to school today, too, but her kids start next week. Not only is this mug inspirational for her, but also to the kids she sees who happen to look at it on her desk. 
I LOVE the spirit of this coffee mug. I have three boys and I guarantee they’d totally wear a tiara if it gave them the bit of extra confidence they’d need to save the world. 
The coffee mug is designed by Leigh Standley of Curly Girl Design. Here’s where you can buy a Cape and Tiara mug, although the design is a little different than my wife’s mug. Still a lot of awesome, though!
See more of my Mugshot Mondays here.

Mugshot Monday -  “Cape and Tiara” coffee mug by Curly Girl Design with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee

Today is the first day of school in Minneapolis for my boys and this is my wife’s coffee mug. It says:

“I am fairly certain that given a Cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.”

My wife is a clinical social worker at a middle school — she’s back to school today, too, but her kids start next week. Not only is this mug inspirational for her, but also to the kids she sees who happen to look at it on her desk. 

I LOVE the spirit of this coffee mug. I have three boys and I guarantee they’d totally wear a tiara if it gave them the bit of extra confidence they’d need to save the world. 

The coffee mug is designed by Leigh Standley of Curly Girl Design. Here’s where you can buy a Cape and Tiara mug, although the design is a little different than my wife’s mug. Still a lot of awesome, though!

See more of my Mugshot Mondays here.

Aug 24

“Losing is just practice for winning.” —

I said this today, but I hadn’t planned to.

My 3 boys (ages 6,9, and 12) are all trying to learn how to be a good sports when they lose. Good grief, many adults are STILL trying to learn this! Anyways, the three of them started playing board games and that usually ends up with one of them feeling terrible about losing. So these words came out. I kind of liked it and my kids seemed to understand it.

What do you think? I can’t tell if it’s a good saying or a dumb saying.

Aug 22

georgetakei:

If you don’t know about this age-old controversy, it’s high time you became informed. Don’t know what I’m talking about (or do but need a good laugh), then read this.

georgetakei:

If you don’t know about this age-old controversy, it’s high time you became informed. Don’t know what I’m talking about (or do but need a good laugh), then read this.

Aug 21

Cool clouds over Seward Coop in #Minneapolis today.

Cool clouds over Seward Coop in #Minneapolis today.

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Aug 20

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Aug 19

WEB DESIGNERS: Please please please stop using ellipses to abbreviate and then offer no way to reveal the entire message! Lame! It’s fuc…

Aug 18

Mugshot Monday -  “Deneen Pottery” Norg Tankard mug with Empty Rowboat IPA by Lake Monster Brewing — with special guest, Chris Henderson!
I’m not drinking coffee in this photo.
Deneen Pottery was kind enough to send me two mugs recently — one for really good coffee and one for really good beer. So today Chris and I indulged in a tasty IPA brewed by the newest Minnesota microbrewery and tap room, Lake Monster Brewery! They’re getting busy building out a new space in the Vandalia Tower complex located at 550 Vandalia Street in Saint Paul (Read all about it on MN Beer Activists). Congrats!
Chris and I go way back — we worked at City Pages together. Recently he founded CYCL — the creative arm of FRWD — and as luck would have it, needed a guy like me on his team. And now we’re redesigning and launching (soon!) the new Lake Monster website. The new site is going to be fabulous.
Cheers!

Mugshot Monday -  “Deneen Pottery” Norg Tankard mug with Empty Rowboat IPA by Lake Monster Brewing — with special guest, Chris Henderson!

I’m not drinking coffee in this photo.

Deneen Pottery was kind enough to send me two mugs recently — one for really good coffee and one for really good beer. So today Chris and I indulged in a tasty IPA brewed by the newest Minnesota microbrewery and tap room, Lake Monster Brewery! They’re getting busy building out a new space in the Vandalia Tower complex located at 550 Vandalia Street in Saint Paul (Read all about it on MN Beer Activists). Congrats!

Chris and I go way back — we worked at City Pages together. Recently he founded CYCL — the creative arm of FRWD — and as luck would have it, needed a guy like me on his team. And now we’re redesigning and launching (soon!) the new Lake Monster website. The new site is going to be fabulous.

Cheers!