Winter marches on here in the twin cities. We keep getting little snow squalls that drop and inch here and there. Winter storm Orko impacted us yesterday by dropping little snow but a fair amount of “wintry-mix” which means everything looks like a freezer in need of defrosting. It is anybody’s guess how much more snow we’ll get this season. We’re still in a drought so it would be best if it would just rain a few times a week for the next couple months – and stay above freezing. Forecast models predict we’ll have above average temps again this spring and summer due to the drought.
The first 4 weeks of school are over. I’m struggling in my Java class and I hope it eventually clicks. This is definitely not a user friendly programming language compared to some. I’m doing alright in my other classes. I’m looking forward to Spring break next month.
Last week I went to the Brave New Workshop student union for a preview performance of You’re Making That Up. What a lineup!
Joseph Scrimshaw, Neil Gaiman, Mike Fotis, and Sharon “Birdchick” Stiteler in the penalty box
Over the weekend I took a friend to see the swans in Monticello and he showed me where the Hindu temple is in the outskirts of Maple Grove.
I would like to go back and tour the temple. I’ve been to the one in Omaha.
This weekend I was also introduced to the wonders of Champlin’s Qfanatic bbq. That is some good eats.
This week I’ll be seeing The Book of Mormon musical. I paid $180 for a single ticket. That was face value plus ticketmaster fees. Good gawd. Within 2 weeks of that purchase I resigned from my job. I was certainly regretting the cost at that point. I considered selling it and probably could have at a tidy profit. But given that I spent a fair amount of my adult life as an active member of the LDS church and I have many progressive LDS friends who raved about it, I’m glad for the chance to see it.
So that’s what’s been up here.