Hey -- it’s Laura! Returned from my travels and residencies of the greater Midwest. I left in 2008 for the green grasses of Fargo, North Dakota. Seriously, there isn’t really much else but green grasses in North Dakota. Then I traveled to where it’s green and gold running everywhere you care to see, and even where you don’t care to see them…. GREEN BAY, WI! Yeah, I know, don’t start. Then I made it back to Minnesota, Southern Minnesota and spent a year in Rochester. MAYO CLINIC, anyone? Wow! Surprisingly I had never been to Rochester before in my life, and I really learned a lot about the MAYO. Rochester should probably be named Mayoland instead. You’d know why if you have spent any time in that town. Nice town, but common question is… “So, you working for the clinic?” I don’t think they realize that there are other places of employment. Now, after 9 years I have made it back home, full circle as they say.
Peeps Craze is Back- And It’s Expanded into More
If you are in the "love" category with these little marshmallow confections, you will be in Peeps heaven.
No Joke – McDonald’s Is Selling Burger Scented Candles
If you want your home, bedroom or any space to smell like a McDonald's Quarter Pounder, here's your chance: Introducing McDonald's scented candles.
Midwestern Phrases No One Else Uses
Are you really a Midwesterner if you don't understand the struggle of hitting a pothole so hard you apologize to your car outloud?
National Drink Wine Day- I’m IN
Apparently it happens every February 18th.
Press Bar – Surrounding Buildings Water and Smoke Damage
It will probably be a few days before anyone knows the extent of that issue.
Healthy & Delicious Snacks for The Big Game
Keeping to the New Year's Resolution- here are some recipes to do just that.
Winona Ryder in Winona, MN for Big Game ad
Winona Ryder was born in Winona, Minnesota, and is named for the town. She came back for an ad for the Big Game going on this weekend.
Minnesota has Gloomiest January in Over 50 Years
And this is when you realize that SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression is really a thing.
Have You Cried During a Movie- Which One Was It
There is one movie that I can think of where I did cry...
Blind Experiences- New Thing in Travel
This could be a ton of fun! But, you do need to have an adventurous nature.