Green bikes and snow

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. Last Friday I mentioned that the Nice Ride bikes had not made their April debut. They must have been put out shortly before last weekends epic snow storm. It will be awhile yet before anyone can take one out for a spin.

Nice Ride and Grand and West 7th street

Spring is on the way and we should see some spring-like weather this weekend. The snow may be gone by early next week. Enjoy it while you can.

When April fools day is Easter

It is Friday and Friday are for fun. What could be more fun than having Easter on April fools day? We don’t need to hide eggs for the children all we have to do is tell them that we did. Ha Ha, Apri Fools!

I had to do a little research because Easter Sunday on April 1st has to be rare. The last time Easter fell on April Fools’ Day was in 1956. Seriously that was before my time. Easter will fall on April 1st two more times during this century. The next one is 2029, and then again in 2040.

April 1, 2018, is indeed a rare occasion. I plan on making the most of it.

Peep invasion of downtown St. Paul


Green weekend

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun but in this case, the fun starts tomorrow.

The 52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held tomorrow starting at noon.  Because Saint Patrick’s day is tomorrow. 

It starts at Mears Park in downtown St. Paul and follows 5th street to Rice Park. It may even be warm enough so that you won’t need the bomber hat or the parka with the fur trimmed hood.

After the parade the drinking an debauchery will commence at local bars. There will be zillions of gallons of green beer and craft beer too.

Have a Happy Saint Patrick’s day and be careful out there. I’ll most likely attend the parade but will be wearing purple because I am an exception to the “everyone is a little Irish on Saint Patrick’s day” rule.

Here are some pictures from Saint Patrick’s days past:

You don’t have to look too closely to see that there is quite a temperature range. Remember to dress appropriately and make wise footwear choices.

We do the clock thing this weekend

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I kind of wish we could just leave the clocks alone and change our schedules to take advantage of daylight in the evening.

Daylight savings time is a barbaric custom that started in our agrarian days and for some reason, it won’t go away.

There is a bright side though. Daylight savings time is a great excuse for marketing. Not that any of us need a reason to market but if we did we get one twice a year.

Here is my virtual daylight savings time reminder postcard and marketing piece. Feel free to share it with friends and family:

post card
Daylight Savings Time Reminder