Things I Did This Weekend: Readin’ and Readin’
Catching up on all my reading, including the Food Issue from The New Yorker even though it’s beautiful outside.
You can read some of the pieces online!
- “Fire-Eaters: The search for the hottest chili" by Lauren Collins
- “Take It or Leave It" by Zadie Smith
- “Deliverance" by Lena Dunham
I started purchasing digital editions of magazines because it’s easier to carry around my iPad than piles of stuff. The bad thing is that there are so many interactive things to look at, it takes me forever to finish a magazine because I have to look at everything. (Even the ads, damnit!)
Things I Did This Weekend: Carved Pumpkins
Yearly family bonding activity.
Things I Did This Weekend: Went Apple Pickin’
It’s that time of the year again: the annual family trip to the apple orchard.
Things I Did This Weekend: Went to the Largest Candy Store
…in Minnesota. It’s called Big Jim’s Apple Farm and it’s located in a town called Jordan, Minnesota. You can’t miss it: it’s a massive yellow building with a squash and pumpkin filled lot. There is also a gigantic sign that says Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. If I can see it in the fog and rain, you can too.
Things I Did This Weekend: Went to the State Fair
[Read last year’s recap here]
After a week of 90/100F weather, it finally dropped down to the lower 70s over the weekend. It felt like everyone decided to go to the Minnesota State Fair the same day because the food lines were extra long and everyone was elbow-to-elbow inching their way down the street. It’s like New Year’s Eve in New York or the 6 train during peak rush hour (but ten times worse).
The “craziest” line was the line for a beer specially brewed by a local brewing company just for the fair: Lift Bridge Mini Donut. This slightly nutty 5% ABV beer was rimmed with cinnamon sugar and yeah, it tasted like donuts. It was delicious. We didn’t wait in line for it very long because it moved really fast but we lucked out and bought some of the last beers! It was tapped at noon and gone by 12:45. After that, there was no more donut beer for the day! Insane, huh?
See some of the stuff we saw and ate after the jump.