I don’t care what anyone else says…this is it. The official, Lauren Kortbein approved ranking of Twin Cities breweries. In the time I’ve lived here, I’ve visited a majority of them, and these are the worthy ones (in order!):
On December 31st, 2018, I finally made the decision to delete my Facebook account, and all related pages. I’m not talking about deactivating it so I could log back in again, I mean completely and totally trashing it. I say finally because it took me a long time to come to this conclusion. I had debated the decision for, honestly, years, before I finally decided I had enough.
Well, I officially have another Volkswagen added to the collection! On January 26th, Tony and I flew to Baltimore to pick up a 2004 Volkswagen R32. We planned on driving it home, but didn’t plan on the issues we ran into on the way back…
Recently, while talking to my mom on the phone, she told me about a 100 day challenge she was participating in with a group of friends. She told me they all made a challenge to themselves to do something new every day for 100 days straight. They created a shared Google Doc to track their daily progress and keep each other motivated.
Here’s a fun fact about me: I’ve been a vegetarian for over 15 years! I get asked a lot of questions about it, including why I became a vegetarian at 11 years old, what I eat at family meals, and tips for aspiring vegetarians, so I made a video answering all these questions! Check it out below, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or find me on Twitter!
2018 was a YEAR, not just for me, but for everyone. It seemed like every time we turned around, there was another news story that was more ridiculous than the last. Honestly, I think we’ve all reached our lifetime limit of shock value.
Thankfully, 2019 is just around the corner, and that means a fresh start. For my new beginnings in 2019, I’m looking forward to:
New job opportunities
Moving to the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, minutes away from my favorite breweries and coffee shops
Adopting a friend for Luna?? (If I put it in writing, it has to come true…right?)
Continuing to create fun, engaging content via social media and blogs
A few times each year (usually in summer and around the holidays), Starbucks releases a promo game to promote their seasonal drinks. The gamification of products is nothing new, but Starbucks certainly does an excellent job of this. I get sucked in every time they release a new game, planning out my Starbucks visits and drinks in advance, all according to whatever will get me the most game plays.
Starbucks released another “Starbucks for life” game a few days ago, where each drink purchase gives you a game play piece, and 3 of a kind is a winner! But I recently found a way around all of this, how you can play the game without buying any drinks at all!Read More »