Twins vs. Cubs

Twins vs. Cubs

My cousins and I went to the Twins vs. Cubs game tonight, and the game was a hit with three home runs by the Cubs though ultimately a win by the Twins in the 10th inning. While the Cubs were my preferred Chicago team (and tonight’s pitcher, Jeff Samardzija, played ND football while I was at Notre Dame), it was root, root, root for the home team.

Twins vs. Cubs - DeJesus at bat


Mizuno running shoes

Sometimes you just need a good cardio workout for a mental detox from the day. Music helps me power through, and I tried a new mix on my run tonight. Not my favorite playlist, but I’m quite certain it’s unique!

What’s your favorite workout music?

Tonight’s playlist:
1. Run-Around by Blues Traveler
2. Turn Up the Music by Chris Brown
3. Allouette by Delta Rhythm Boys
4. We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) by Rihanna
5. Different by Ximena Sariñana
6. Miss Little Havana by Gloria Estefan
7. Any Way You Want It by Journey
8. Hero by Pat McGee




I don’t watch much TV. I turn on the tube at night, mostly for background noise and partly to keep from talking to myself. (Kidding, of course. Sort of.) So, when you have a TV that still plays VCR tapes, it’s almost guaranteed you are not hosting the Super Bowl party. It’s good to have friends.

Minnesota Muskies

Minnesota Muskies

Puzzled. That best describes my reaction on entering the Target Center to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves and instead finding the Muskies. Did I miss something? Am I at the right stadium? Turns out, tonight was the first night the Timberwolves are wearing throwback jerseys of the Minnesota Muskies, to honor a basketball team from Minnesota’s past (1967-68). This photo captured a Minnesota three-pointer, though the Pacers would win 109-99. Thanks Target for the suite seats.

Power Play

MN vs. Notre Dame Hall of Fame hockey game

My college friend Brian and I went to the Minnesota vs. Notre Dame men’s hockey game. I was excited but a bit conflicted, since it was the first time I’ve seen both my alma maters play competitively. We had great seats behind the goal with the Notre Dame alumni club, so I dutifully donned my Irish gear complete with class ring, but also proudly wore my maroon Minnesota shirt. And, I cheered for everyone and jeered for no one.

Today’s photo was literally milliseconds before Minnesota made a power play goal to tie the score at 1-1 .

What though the odds be great or small,
it wasn’t a Ski-U-Mah, but Old Notre Dame,
who won overall (4-3).