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Grown-Up Halloween Fun in Des Moines

Grown-Up Halloween Fun in Des Moines

Oct 28, 2014

I have a friend named “Dave” and Dave has hosted some of the best Halloween parties I have attended here in Des Moines.  The parties were in his basement and the hosts and party-goers went all out with elaborate costumes and entertaining party games.  For a few years, Dave’s parties were my go-to adult Halloween events.  My friends and I made no other...

Time to Feast Des Moines!

Time to Feast Des Moines!

May 27, 2014

The first things I look for in my Sunday Des Moines Register are the Target ad and manufacturer coupons. The first I things I look for in my Tuesday Des Moines Register are the Hy-Vee and Fareway weekly grocery ads. On Thursday, I go first to the Datebook. The Datebook provides a wealth of information about upcoming events, movies, music, and dining options. I...

Valentine Plans: How to Heat Up Your February!

Valentine Plans: How to Heat Up Your February!

Jan 28, 2014

The last week of January is finally here and the first full month of winter is nearly behind us.  I hope everyone has been making the most of this long, cold, windy month and finding ways to stay warm.  This week, in the spirit of the next big holiday on the calendar, might I suggest getting ahead of the game and making your Valentine plans early this year? ...

Proof of Bloggers

Proof of Bloggers

Sep 5, 2013

Tucked discretely in the SE corner of Western Gateway Park is Proof Restaurant.  There, I met with a group of bloggers on a humid Wednesday night in Des Moines.  Proof is a charming little nook, the wood flooring and narrow layout reminding of a bowling alley.  Neat, uniform, white tablecloths square off a dozen tables in the dining area.  The v-shaped bar...

5 Years: What a Long Grammatically Challenged Trip It’s Been

5 Years: What a Long Grammatically Challenged Trip It’s Been

Aug 21, 2013

Well, I find it completely ironic and unplanned that as I start writing this celebratory post about our last 5 years I’m listening to an Oasis song “Champagne Supernova,” which I believe was created back about the time I kicked off this little blog about Des Moines. You see, the blog started out of my head, which generally is not a great...