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Events

It’s a no brainer to use your brain…at Wellman’s

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

When I think of a night at Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop in West Glen a test of wits doesn’t really come to mind.  In a very short time this high-ceilinged offshoot to Wellman’s...

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Restaurants

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Abelardo’s

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011

I know life is all about expectations, rather maintaining expectations with specific circumstances. Setting the bar too high can lead to a crappy dining experience or the reverse...

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Feature

Des Moines’ Young Professional Obsession

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014

As of last week I’ve lived in Des Moines for 11 months and I feel like I’m slowly figuring things out around here but one thing still remains a mystery to me, and that is Des...

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Beats for the soul

Bystander Effect – Axiom of Parallels: A Draconian Epigram Pt. 1

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014

Sometimes all you have to do to get my attention is be different than anything else I am listening to. If I have been listening to a bunch of folk and indie rock (like I have been)...

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Recent Posts

7 Music Things I Love About Des Moines

7 Music Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 17, 2015

I made my name on this blog (as much of a name as I could make, I suppose) but I’m willing to bet that my most read piece wasn’t here. It was at my now mothballed blog, IowavesMusic.com. My 2012 review of 80/35 brought in a huge number and still pulls in readers three years later, for some reason. I ended that review with a bit about my daughter and niece,...

Seven Reasons I Love Des Moines

Seven Reasons I Love Des Moines

Aug 14, 2015

I have had the privilege of writing for Des Moines is Not Boring for nearly two years. As part of the 7th year birthday celebration I’ve reviewed some of my posts over these last two years, and I realize that the things I love most about Des Moines fall into seven reasons I love Des Moines. Food. Des Moines has some tremendous food options. In my blogs, I...

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 13, 2015

After 8 years of living in Des Moines, it seems only fitting that I take the time to reflect on things I love about Des Moines. There have been so many of the changes in the last 7 years, it is really not hard to find 7 things. I wrote for Des Moines is NOT Boring for nearly all of these 7 years we’re reflecting on as part of the birthday celebration,...

Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 12, 2015

You might have seen a post on our social media sites earlier this month announcing our birthday. It’s true, we’re celebrating our 7th birthday this month! What is a blog to do for its 7th birthday? It’s not like there is a book written about expectations for the 7th celebration…since not many blogs last this long. We’re really creating things as we go...

My State Iowa State Fair Agenda

My State Iowa State Fair Agenda

Aug 11, 2015

This Thursday starts the Iowa State Fair. The nice thing about the fair is that it is many different things to many different people and not just one thing to everybody. Some people go to the fair to camp, to show their livestock and to win best in show. Others go to the fair to hit the Midway, to ride all the crazy rides, and get their money’s worth for...

Big Hair Ball is Back

Big Hair Ball is Back

Aug 7, 2015

Big Hair Ball is back! On August 15th the event we’ve all been waiting for returns with Big Hair Ball 2015: A Big Hair Blowout. The Big Hair Ball is so exciting, so spectacular, and so unexpected that it only takes place every other year-so don’t miss out! This is the seventh Big Hair Ball, which has become famous for its wild hairstyles, live performances,...

Summer’s Grand Finale

Summer’s Grand Finale

Jul 28, 2015

The end of July is always a bittersweet time for me. Summer weather is holding on strong and there are a number of events I am still looking forward to. At the same time, two-thirds of summer is already over and back-to-school advertisements are running in full force. Dam to Dam, the Iowa Craft Beer Festival, the Des Moines Arts Festival and even RAGBRAI are in...