Love this Puny sign. #Minneapolis  (at PUNY)

Love this Puny sign. #Minneapolis (at PUNY)

On the bus. #Minneapolis

On the bus. #Minneapolis

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.

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.

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.

Cool clouds over Seward Coop in #Minneapolis today.

Cool clouds over Seward Coop in #Minneapolis today.

Really nice coffee mugs here. I like the dog one best. At the Wedge Coop in Uptown #Minneapolis.

These awesomely altered neighborhood watch signs are the handiwork of Toronto, Ontario-based artist Andrew Lamb. The nondescript street signs have been posted around Toronto for years, which meant that everyone was so used to them they just blended into the scenery.

Andrew Lamb tells CBC:

I walked by and thought those signs would be much better with a superhero up there. The first one was a splash page — a common thing in comic books, a bunch of superheros popping out at you. Then came Batman and Robin, RoboCop, Beverly Hills Cop, and then it snowballed.

Lamb’s superheroic enhancements are sure to get the signs noticed by upstanding citizens and potential criminals alike. Heck, we’d probably think twice about simply jaywalking if we thought Mister Rogers was watching.

Follow Andrew Lamb’s on Instagram to check out many more of his fantastically altered signs.

[via 22 Words, Neatorama and Nerd Approved & archiemcphee]

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!

Currently drinking #beer. This is gooood. #NewGlarus

Currently drinking #beer. This is gooood. #NewGlarus

Whoa. Feels too early for an Oktoberfest. I did not buy this #beer [yet].

Whoa. Feels too early for an Oktoberfest. I did not buy this #beer [yet].

Lovely sunrise this morning in Minneapolis.

Currently drinking: #Beer

Currently drinking: #Beer