Adorable. Oh, and GO BADGERS!
Adorable. Oh, and GO BADGERS!
6th grade math class. I sat behind her. She had all the coolest Esprit and Guess shirts and a Swatch (it was 1988). I thought her fashion was so awesome that I totally got the same shirts to copy her. Luckily she didn’t hate me for it.
Why DON’T pharmacies in Minnesota sell beer? It would so much more convenient if all pharmacies (and grocery stores) sold beer. Thanks for nothing Minnesota!
I like these more with crescent rolls instead of biscuits.
These work with lots of different types of fillings.
I’ve done cheeseburger and taco variations that have turned out very well.
Pillsbury has lots of different recipes on their website.
I know it’s sacrilege if you’re making something like this to try to make it healthy, but I found the taste really doesn’t suffer if you use ground turkey/turkey pepperoni, reduced fat cheese, and reduced fat biscuits/crescents. At least then they are a little healthier.
Today’s Special is one of the greatest shows that ever existed. Thank you Nickelodeon for airing so many Canadian shows in the US!
I think The Polka Dot Door is one of my earliest memories. I barely remember the show itself, but I know every word to the theme song, and it randomly plays in my head at least once a week.
The guy who played the Friendly Giant was from my home town in WI, but I’ve never seen the show. I think it only aired in America before my time.
Jordana Easyliner. They are my favorite automatic eyeliners. “Coffee Bean” is my go-to boring work eyeliner, and it is the perfect brown. Their neutrals are just great - soft, blendable, and totally matte. They have a new color called “Khaki” that is a really good, non-metallic, non-glitter gray. They all go on super smooth and wear well, but are still easy to take off at night.
For crazy colored eyeliner, I am loving the Sally Girl eyeliners from Sally Beauty Supply. They are $.99 (less if you have a Sally Club Card). They are short, but who really needs a full length fuchsia eyeliner? They come in tons of fun colors that are usually hard to find at that price point, such as the aforementioned fuchsia, orange, yellow, lime green, etc.
I don’t have cable anymore, but when I did, I would print out the TCM monthly schedule and highlight everything I wanted to DVR. TCM is the only thing I miss about cable.
I have strong feelings about Russell Stover eggs (and any other RS holiday products), and those feelings seem to be mostly opposite of the author. I will say, though, that until they started with all of the cake options caramel marshmallow was my favorite. Now it’s all about the cake for me though. Especially the lemon cake, which I just discovered a few weeks ago. I also love the red velvet. The white wedding cake and carrot cake are awesome too. I have a birthday cake egg stashed for myself for tomorrow, because it’s my birthday. Thanks Russell! Yes, I have a serious Russell Stover problem.
Dust in the wind man. Dust in the wind.
Roundys grocery stores (mostly just Pick ‘n’ Save now) in Wisconsin sell a store brand chip in a flavor called All Dressed Up that I am pretty sure are the same or similar to Canadian All Dressed chips. They are delicious.
He can do whatever he wants with his face…as long as he’s wearing that AMAZING hat!
I think Get in Shape Girl gave me a complex that has lingered long into my adult life.
I might still be a tiny bit bitter that I never had Jem or a Big Wheel (although I had most of the rest of these things and was generally spoiled).
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street and The Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (not technically a movie, but it’s the best Christmas special ever)
Milwaukee Dill Pickles
Dollar store spatula = MUCH cheaper “long-reach lotion applicator”
Oh no, it’s all one thing and it is DELICIOUS!
The Jello Salad Ice Cream is AWESOME! It’s my favorite new MN State Fair food that I’ve tried so far this year. I haven’t tried the Beer Gelato yet, but that’s on my list for when I go back this weekend. Yay fair!!!
Jeff & Jody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved Today’s Special SO MUCH. Songs from that show still pop into my head regularly. It looks like there are a few episodes on YouTube now, but I’ve always wished I could get my hands on the full series. That and You Can’t Do That on Television. That show is so elusive! There are some great potential match ups from that show that this list is missing.
Dust in the Wind by Kansas
What about Leave it to Beaver???
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prairie series
No, seriously, how is it possible that Kurt Loder is 69?!?!? I had such a hard time believing it that I had to look it up. It is indeed true. Also, Martha Quinn is 55. 55!!!!
MorningStar has a new roasted garlic and quinoa burger that is AMAZING! I am a total carnivore and I love these things. I mix sriracha and sour cream to use as a condiment and top them with spinach.
I’m American, but my last name is a Manx name. I enjoy having a unique last name, but people always struggle to pronounce it correctly. It does spark many interesting conversations about the Isle of Man and the Manx language though. I really hope to visit the Isle of Man someday. I would like to see the home of my distant ancestors, and it would be very exciting to meet people who might be able to pronounce my name correctly on the first try!
My brother lives in Fort Wayne, and I demanded (and happily received) a Tin Caps t-shirt for Christmas. That apple is so angry. It cracks me up.
Before I even clicked on this, I was like, this is gonna be some Minnesotan moaning abut gray ducks, isn’t it. Annnnnd, I was right. JUST STAHP MINNESOTA! I am a transplanted cheesehead living in MN, so this is basically my life.
Those floral pants have a pattern based on a type of Norwegian folk painting called rosemaling. I recognized it immediately, as my hometown in WI is all about their Norwegian heritage, and rosemaling is everywhere. I’m used to seeing it on plates and sweatshirts and stuff, but it makes for some pretty cool pants!
I’m a lesbian, and I’M upset Russell Wilson is not on this list.
I had a really cool Pepsi watch in about 1989. It had a wide, blue plastic band. On the top of the band was a metal loop. Hanging from the loop was a tiny, plastic three dimensional Pepsi can, and there was a teeny digital clock on the end of the can. I loved that thing.
As far as clothes went though? No one would have ever worn a Pepsi shirt. It was all about those Coke rugby shirts.
#24 might change my life. I can’t believe I never thought of doing that before!
Addition to #6 — You also don’t need to use nearly as much detergent as detergent manufacturers would have you believe. Half as much as directed is more than enough. Some people don’t use any detergent at all with good results. It’s the agitation in the washer that cleans your clothes more than detergent.
I ran across E. Nesbit on ManyBooks, and read everything of hers they have. I loved all of it! I think her books really stand the test of time
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
I’ve had the bacon, and it was just so wrong. It had a maple sweetness with a smoky undertone and the finish and long-lingering aftertaste was a very chemically Bacos kind of flavor. I have an unopened bottle of Lester’s Fixins corn flavored soda, but I’m scared of it
This is a genuinely excellent article! Lots of useful tips and things I had never seen before.
What?!?! No mention of Frank Gehry? He was one of my favorite Arthur guests. He helped the gang through designing a new tree house after theirs collapsed. Aaaand clearly I have watched way too much Arthur.