I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Another Wonderful MN Chinese Dance Theater Production

Daily Kup (My Life as a Dance Fan)
A longstanding family tradition is attending the annual performances of the Minnesota Chinese Dance Theater.  This group of talented local dancers has the mission of enhancing cultural understanding in Minnesota by showcasing the ethnic dance traditions of China.  The performances feature colorful and richly-detailed costumes from China and are narrated in both English and Mandarin.

A Tradition Tibetan Dance
We are grateful to our friend and superb dancer, Lucy, for introducing us to the performances of this outstanding group.  Even my sports-crazy son sits still through the whole program.  As he is becoming more cognizant of his ethnic and racial identity, he is decidedly open in his appreciation for being in a large crowd where more people look a little like him than do not.

Young Dancers Capture the Innocence of  Pandas at Play
  The finale is always a highlight that includes the entire large cast in a dazzling display of costumes and skillful, energetic dancing.  I regret that I had to leave before the final number in order to be at work in time.

For a joyful, educational and reasonably-priced evening of entertainment, check out the Minnesota Chinese Dance Theater and their productions at the Brady Educational Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.  The neighborhood surrounding the St. Thomas camus is rich in unique eating establishments.

Graceful Sleeves Evoke Rainbows

A few weeks ago, we discovered the Blue Door Pub and its signature Juicy Blucy hamburgers.  This local landmark was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  Kollege Kid had seen the show where the barrel-like and trendily-coiffed Guy Fieri sampled the spam bites, an appetizer breaded and deep-fried spam, cream cheese and pickle.  It sounds awful but tastes great.

1 comment:

Kim Barron said...

I couldn't make it this year, I had family in town. Parents, Aunt, Uncle and cousin. Perhaps next year.

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