Saturday, June 24, 2017

On Saturday, I attended Duluth’s Far West Fest and Street Dance 2017.


Event signs on the corner West Gary Street and Commonwealth Avenue.


The one city block event diverted traffic to the side streets.


I like the close-up of the Far West Fest sign.


While the event advertised animals in the Perfect Duluth Day events calendar description, I was hoping to see real ponies.  But, all I got instead were peoples’ dogs and this plastic buffalo.


I bought this cute snow globe for fifty cents and that was the only thing I bought from a vender.


With no special woman to dance with, I came back home before the start of the street dance.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

King Manor party is postponed

Because of Barb’s illness, the King Manor Residents’ Club must postpone our next dinner celebration until Barb feels better.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause some residents.


Our next meeting is dependent upon Barb’s recovery.  I’ll let everyone know when that happens.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” books for my friend Kathy!


These two books have important socialization lessons for both children and adults.

Buy a Basket Food Club for Monday June 19th, 2017


Two nice women brought King Manor food club members our baskets


I got eight food baskets for my forty dollars


A vegetable basket


A fruit basket

Monday, June 19, 2017

Grandma's Marathon - Part Three, as seen by James Buchanan


The American Radio Relay League booth


A big American flag flying from a Boldt Company crane


Some of the world’s best runners near the finish line


A cameraperson records one of the runners


A runner nears the finish line

Grandma's Marathon - Part Two, as seen by James Buchanan


Below the Wells Fargo and Holiday Center Skywalk, there are more runners who are walking or jogging, rather than running.


Recreational vehicles parked at the DECC


The Clif Bar & Company booth is between the Pioneer Hall and the William A Irvin Museum.


The good drink and food I got from the Clif booth


Grandma's Marathon Canal Park finish line

Grandma's Marathon - Part One, as seen by James Buchanan


The runners who had ran by the Greysolon Plaza Apartment building.


By the time I got to Superior Street, some runners had already completed their run.


On the corner of Superior Street and First Avenue West, many runners were walking or jogging.


Below the US Bank and North Shore Bank Skywalk, some runners send messages of their progress to their family and friends, or update their blogs.


The Proctor Community Band giving live music to the runners and spectators.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I ate my Gummy Bear Bratwurst


These are good bratwurst and would purchase these again!

Cooking up my Gummy Bear Bratwurst


Until yesterday, I had not even known about this food.  Let’s see what these bratwurst tastes like as I eat them for my breakfast!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I'm in the Brony Army

Sing to the tune of The Old Gray Mare.

I may never have the strength of an Earth Pony
Flight of a Pegasus
Magic of a Unicorn
I may never rule like an Alicorn
But I'm in the Brony Army!
Pony Pride!

I'm in the Brony Army!
Pony Pride!
I'm in the Brony Army!
Pony Pride!

I may never have the strength of an Earth Pony
Flight of a Pegasus
Magic of a Unicorn
I may never rule like an Alicorn
But I'm in the Brony Army!
Pony Pride!

Friday, June 2, 2017

My AniMinneapolis convention visual essay, Part Six


The really cool My Little Pony: Collectible Card Game (MLP:CCG) I bought.  I buy these cards for the most part for the artwork.


Here is the Sailor Jupiter shot glass I bought.  For those who don’t know, Sailor Jupiter is the character that I costume play as.

My AniMinneapolis convention visual essay, Part Five


The long drive north and to our Twin Ports homes

My AniMinneapolis convention visual essay, Part Four


Our maids and butlers on stage


Our maids and butlers dancing


This was a simple, yet entertaining dance


Maids and butlers group photo, with Kathy and James

My AniMinneapolis convention visual essay, Part Three


Tickets for Kathy and James to the Royale Maid Café


Kathy and James at the Maid Café


Kathy and James making hand hearts

My AniMinneapolis convention visual essay, Part Two


A wall poster I found on the 18th floor.

My AniMinneapolis convention visual essay, Part One


Photo with the panel host of Sailor Moon Says: "Be the best you you can be!"


Nicollet Mall is still under construction.  Photo taken from of my convention hotel skywalk bridge.


An artful photo of the same location.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

My friend Kathy and I are wearing our costume wings that we bought at AniMinneapolis


Kathy is just starting to build her costume, based on a Naruto character.  I can’t remember which character right now.


While I’m close to completing my Sailor Jupiter costume.

The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is a nice hotel to have a convention in.


My hotel room door


This is the view from my hotel room window, a bit different from last year.