Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kitchen in the Market is open

This weekend, Molly (the Tastebud Tart) and her business partner Tracy Morgan open Kitchen in the Market,
a shared commercial kitchen for caterers, producers & manufacturers, mobile food trucks, and others ... scheduled and private classes ... a retail store [with] a carefully chosen assortment of chefs tools, cookbooks & magazines, and - best of all - grab-and-go nosh, including many dishes created by our chef/tenants.

KITM is at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Renuart leads Haines City to win

Haines City High School won this year's Polk County High School Academic Tournament on Thursday. Jacob was selected for the All-County team that will compete at the state competition.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Swahili Our Father wins Grammy

The lyrics to "Baba Yetu" are the Lord’s Prayer in Swahili. A recording by the Soweto Gospel Choir became the first song written specifically for a video game to win a Grammy award.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Adults with college degrees

Interactive map showing the percentages of adult (and subgroups such as males) with bachelor's degrees by county over the last 70 years. From the Chronicle of Higher Education (hat tip: First Thoughts).

Beaumont Family video

This video from 1986 is a story about my talented cousins, the Beaumont Family. Featured are my Aunt Margaret and my grandparents, Joe and Rose Herrmann. Numerous other family members appear throughout.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Challenger Accident Weather

Weather's Role in the Challenger Accident, by Andy Cox, Space Weather Correspondent, The Weather Channel, goes beyond the cold that froze the O-rings.

The Theology of Calvin and Hobbes

Table of Contents to essays by Richard Beck on The Theology of Calvin and Hobbes.

Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code

Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code describes a statistician in Toronto who figured out how to buy only winning lottery tickets.

Monster Mini Golf

Mike and I played a round at Monster Mini Golf in Jessup (sorry, COLUMBIA), Maryland.

One of the holes had a spinner that randomly assigned you a handicap or advantage - I got "Tee off using the handle of the golf club," and Mike got "If you make a hole-in-one, score it as 0." The holes were generally easy (except the awful #17!), but I would have preferred more of the random penalties/awards to add some interest.

Hint: on Saturday get there early enough so that you start play before the birthday party groups do.