Noelle, sometimes referred to by friends as Christmas Christmas-Tree, has come up with almost thirty new things to see and do near where she lives for the month of November. I am not that adventurous. But I think November is a good time to force myself to see and do ten new things in the Twin Cities. Then I will have at least ten post topics of the month. Yay!
My list is (I am just making this up as I type):
1. Go to a Wild (NHL) game.
2. Visit the new fancy-schmancy-architectural-wonder library downtown.
3. Tour the ashram southeast of the Cities.
4. See the inside of the Guthrie theater.
5. Go to Nye's Polonaise Room.
6. See some exhibits at the Minnesota History Center. (I have been there before, but only for lunch. It has a good cafeteria.)
7. Go to the Walker Art Center. (I have only been to the Sculpture Garden.)
So much for ten. I need some more things I can do Monday through Friday considering that I have zero time before or after work to do any of these things. Any other suggestions?
In good news, I can cross #1 off the list because I accomplished it last night! My sister-in-law invited H and me to the Wild game last night. I had only ever been to one other professional hockey game: a New Jersey Devils game when I was about 11. The only thing I really remember about the Devils game is that the guys in front of us were really loud and obnoxious and cursing up a storm. My mom got in their faces and announced, "I have two young girls right here! Watch your language!" And the guys obeyed. I love New Jersey. And now you know where I get my bossiness from.
Anyway, the Wild game was really fun. I love hockey and will definitely go to more Wild games. I learned that the organ they play songs on to charge up the crowd is shaped like a zamboni. I also learned that I only know about 5 teams in the NHL. I learned that there is a player whose last name starts with "Boo," so the crowd always boos him. That makes me sad, even though I know the crowd is actually cheering for him. I learned that I will never be cool because there was a big fight in the first period, during which I yelled out, "Geez, Louise!" when it started getting pretty violent.