They Might be Giants might very well be the ultimate in GEEKY music. I adore them. I went to their show here in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. I've seen them before it's always lots of fun and of course, singing along. Pushing Daisies is one of my favorite shows ever and who could forget this: Birdhouse in Your Soul. Here are some little snaps from the show!
Something I've wanted to go do during the summer the last few years was to go play the Artist Designed Mini-Golf at the Walker Sculpture Garden. I've always missed it. This year I finally was able to go and I had a lot of fun. Some of the holes are super hard and make you laugh as you try to make it under par. It's also apparently in it's 25th year. I had no idea! I love that summer seems to bring out so much creativity in Minnesota. It must be that we finally see the sun a bit!
This is the 3rd year of Northern Spark and I had not been able to make it to the first two years, much to my disappointment. But I went this year and oh my, I loved it. I didn't make it till sunrise but I'm going to try again next year. All the projects and people and food and positive energy! Snacking on the railroad tracks, listening to the river, launching glow in the dark water balloons....eeeeeeppppp! It was so much fun! I didn't get nearly enough pictures!
Billowy, white gauze hanging under the streets....
We watched a shadowpuppet show on this dome.
A new way to gift wrap a car.
A whole tunnel for people to paint under the Union Depot!
And my favorite...the Gypsy Wagon and the kaleidoscopes. (sigh) I love the Twin Cities.
Something I am trying to make a tradition is going to Minnehaha Falls here in Minneapolis each spring. It is such a beautiful place and the walk/hike to the river is enchanting. Last year the bridge where the creek and river meet was under water. You can see those pictures here: Minnehaha Falls. The next thing I need to do is go for a visit in winter. I've seen some amazing pictures of the falls being frozen.
Take in the beauty of the waterfall. Walk the path, see a tiny fairy forest, make tiny friends and even see a gnome mushroom house on your way to the mighty Mississippi River. Go Visit!