Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Falls in Flood

Kubla and I took a walk down by the Stone Arch bridge today to check out the river. The St. Anthony falls are pretty spectacular at this time of year.


  • Crazy Idea #67

    I used to joke that when I was done with stage managing I would go into wedding planning, because they are basically the same thing.

    I’m starting to wonder if maybe it might not be a bad idea.

    I would only be interested in planning weddings for people who know they want a unique event, but don’t want to get sucked into the behemoth that is the wedding industry in this country. I would only want to plan weddings for people who want weddings like mine was – a unique reflection of the couple, with an emphasis on the marriage not the wedding, where every detail exists because the couple want it, not because it’s “supposed” to happen.

    I even have a slogan – “Uncommon weddings for uncommon people.”

    We have some friends who got married quietly at the courthouse earlier this year. They will be having the “make the family happy” reception at Nimbus Theatre this summer. I’ve offered to help plan, so maybe this is the dry run for my other new business.


    This post is for Maureen

    Yesterday, I stood in for my father as the Honorary Non-Celebrity Add-More-Qualifiers-Here Grand Marshall of the Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day parade. By standing in for Chuck, I actually invalidated the Neerland & Oyaas slogan of “Together they make ONE good Irishman” because I am not Irish at all. Sorry Mark.

  • invalidated slogan

  • we got sashes and everything

  • No idea what this sign means, but some lady made us put it on the car.

  • We marched in front of the mayor. Honorary this, Mr. Mayor.

  • Fr. Gillespie rode in a Porsche, proving yet again how much cooler than the rest of us he is.

  • Kubla sez "I'm Swiss damnitt. Take this shit off me."


    All grown up

    It was time for itty biscuits to leave the nest and try to make it on its own.

    But, itty biscuits now has its own blog!
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