Chocolate Cake for everyone! (Except Toby)
MONDAY: Michael Scott sat behind his desk, addressing the documentary camera crew. "Corporate wanted us to come up with a promotion to run at each branch. David Wallace made suggestions like 10% off on prepaid orders, 20% off for referrals that place their first order...yawn! No heart, no creativity. But recently, I saw a movie, called Matilda. Starring Danny Devito. And, it's about a little girl, with a bad family, a bad principal. Basically everyone is just really terrible to her, it's probably the way Toby grew up, honestly. But then, she meets this teacher, Miss Honey, and she's very nice. She reminds me of what my future wife will be like to our children. Anyway, she finds that she has teleportation powers, and she does all this amazing stuff. Really, back in the day, she would have been tried as a witch, but now, she is celebrated. They made a movie about her. Progress."
No more gray
It doesn't take a rocket-- scientist to understand that they line their pockets, then go hiding in the sand. You don't have to be DaVinci
L'amour en vert
Awakening and alive, as a chartreuse spring. Bustling; a busy hive makes us want to sing. Fire lit in em'rald eyes, a new love begins.
Driving through a fog is scary and often dangerous. Living through a fog of depression is another thing all together. What's worse is that you often don't realize that you've been in it until something wakes you up. Something really good, really bad, really scary or really stressful. Something that shakes you to your core and makes you think: What am I even doing?
Brainerd Below Zero
Though I've always appreciated the allure of the nature in and around Brainerd, it's easy to become desensitized to it's abundance. Born, raised, and currently residing in the central Minnesota lake town, the places I've chosen to highlight here have been engraved in my mind. They are as much a part of me as the people I love. It may sound like an exaggeration, but if you've lived in a community like this, I am sure you can relate. Like anywhere else, we have our faults, but in true Minnesota-nice fashion, I'm going to share the things I love about my hometown. The sights, sounds, and even the chilling arctic cold are home to me.
The Dip We Can't Quit!
Being a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan, it's fairly obvious that the Super Bowl game itself rarely evokes excitement for me (apart from when Prince played the Halftime show in 2007, of course). That being said, I still look forward to our yearly family gathering on Super Bowl Sunday. (Even though, recent gatherings have been of a much smaller variety, thanks to the current pandemic.)
It's strange how a little thing can alter one's entire life. Missing a flight, arriving early to work, spilling your coffee, or checking the mail. As a detective, I've seen first-hand the all too real consequences to seemingly mundane events. It should be of little surprise that one such event changed everything for me, but some things surprise even the most astute observers.