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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oh Dear Summer...I Love Thee Best

Hello all,

Since we are in the land of cold and harsh winters, let's take this time to embrace the greatness of the warm sun before it disappears. Other than having to spend extra money on sunscreen, everything about summer is just glorious. The lake, watermelon, snow cones, outdoor concerts, and festivals, LOVE IT ALL!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Grand Old Day Festival in St. Paul. It is the biggest one-day festival in the Midwest, and is held along Grand Avenue in St. Paul. After my friends and I got off at the wrong bus stop because of Siri (phone application), we found our way to the festival an hour later. Oh technology.

We got off at the wrong bus stop because of Siri.

Batman Live tattoo at the Grand Old Day Festival.

By the end of the day, I had gotten enough sun to get a tan line on my wrist where my watch was. So now I have to put it on every day to cover it...what a nice reminder to wear a watch.

Then another festivity happened this week. Northern Spark is a free overnight arts festival with arts constellations throughout Minneapolis. Free events are always the best. There were visual arts, films, sculptures, installation, and many more attractions. The whole city just turned itself into an art world for the night.

Homemade organic pizza from a local co-op, made right in front of the art crowd.

Light experiment at the Northern Spark.

There are so many things to do in the Twin Cities. If you are planning to take that special someone on a date, exploring the town, or just finding something to keep yourself sane, check out 365 Things To Do In The Twin Cities. What's not to love about summer?

Keep in mind that whatever you decide to do, manage your money wisely. Live like a student now, so you don't have to later.

See you in the next blog!
-Beau Sinchai