My primary skill in life is taking a tumble for no apparent reason. Anyone can slip going down icy hills or trip over misplaced toys on stairs, but I fall on perfectly flat ground with merely microscopic imperfections. Of course, the best falls occur surrounded by strangers; you get a skinned knee and a new story, they get a good laugh, it’s a classic win-win. So everybody won the day my face decided to get an up close and personal view of the pavement at Rockefeller Center in New York.
The secret to a spectacular pavement splat is having exactly zero core engagement. If my abs are firing, even slightly, I might do a wild interpretive dance and pull a muscle or two but I can still manage to stay upright.
I have cultivated a mushy core over the years with the assist of various couches and televisions, but just being out of shape is not enough. I find to get absolute zero core value it is essential to be tired and distracted. Exhaustion assures any dormant muscle fibers lack the will to try to fire and being distracted prevents the brain from attempting any counter measures by remaining unaware of the eminent body blow.
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Clouds and wind were not enough to prevent me from crushing a 12 year old in mini golf for the 3rd year in a row. Due to construction, this year the Walker Course is on the roof.
I love walking by Intermedia Arts, the murals are always changing.
This gorgeous smokebush made me stop and take a mediocre picture of it today on my morning walk. It is like giant alien dandelions are trying to eat a tree whole. Awesome.
Starry, starry night…at the Macy’s flower show. Overheard a small child insist on leaving because it was “too stinky”
The Macy’s flower show was a cool mix of flowers, lights and art…and slow people.
Some things about First Avenue never change. The best part about a 20-1 guy-girl ratio at a concert is no bathroom lines and there is still some dry towel left at the end of the night.
#minneapolis #firstavenue #oldschool
Holiday strutting with The Brian Setzer Orchestra
New Pornographers at First Avenue…from my favorite side
Neil Gaiman @neilhimself is in my hood bookstore! Talking with @Klinger about H.P. Lovecraft.
The crowd erupted when @neilhimself hit the #wits stage…apparently there are many librarians here. Obviously I am up in the rafters far away.