|Cousin Carol - Hostess with the Mostess!|
|Minneapolis Convention Center, awaiting The Master.|
|Photo by Flowizm|
|I love a good corner.|
|Mississippi River from the Guthrie's Amber Room.|
|Edible garden boxes downtown - super cool.|
The building included a moving installation called “The Bridge” which documented the survivors of the horrific bridge collapse in 2007 that killed 13 people. The entire place reminded me that every city, every town, every village has its own tragedies, woven into its history, often making it stronger as the community has to pull together to survive.
|"One of each, please."|
The winters, I’m sure, are brutal but then again, they don’t have to deal with the dreaded migration of Californians, something that is complained about wherever I go - like a rash that spreads the country. (I can only stand there sheepishly, when hearing this complaint.)
|The Mary Tyler Moore statue, downtown.|
|Wall-sized, um, necklace|
|I loved these|
|Eyeball wallpaper near the bathrooms|
|Cra-ZEE eyes watching as you head to the loo...|
But the rest of the sculpture garden was equally fun - not huge but just big enough to ask yourself, "What's a giant spoon and cherry doing in the woods?"
In fact, the spoon/cherry duo is pretty famous in Minneapolis and I can see why - it's looks amazing from any angle.
Carol also took me to see an incredibly funny (and totally necessary) sketch comedy show called The Rainbow Election ("Mommies and Mormons and Gays, Oh MY!") at the Brave New Workshop comedy theater downtown. It was a hoot. Honestly, the sketches were hysterical and spot on with neither the Dems or Repubs coming out clean - mud was expertly flung in every direction.
|In the lobby.|
"There are 7.5 million gay people in America but only 6 million Mormons. That means, statistically speaking, it's 25% less weird to be gay than it is to be Mormon."
Even the urinal in the woman's bathroom had something funny to say:
Thanks for showing me the town, Carol! Back to the farm I go...