Heading to St. Cloud Next Week

I will be up in St. Cloud starting tomorrow (Saturday Jan 26th) through Saturday Feb 2nd. Looking forward to seeing some old friends, seeing how the office is doing, and all that. Jeff Lee – we need to have a beer. I am at the Kelly Inn so lets meet up downtown, I probably will be out Saturday night for sure. My mobile is on the side of my blog, so txt me!

Oh yeah, and MN is colder than WI right now, yesssss!


Pictures from the Trip

Tons of pictures from the trip to Minnesota, but as always, wish I had more. I do have some videos to upload as well…


Nickelback Concert – 07/23/2007 – http://flickr.com/photos/scaleovenstove/sets/72157601100277248/


 Me and Heidi

Out with Heidi – 07/24/2007 – http://flickr.com/photos/scaleovenstove/sets/72157601099079366/


 Me and Brittian

Out with Brittian and Friends – 07/27/2007 – http://flickr.com/photos/scaleovenstove/sets/72157601099545214/



Pontoon Ride and Bimbo’s Wings – 07/28/2007 – http://flickr.com/photos/scaleovenstove/sets/72157601099900974/

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Saturday Night, Pioneer Place, Blogging

Last night, a friend and I headed out around Central MN, we ended up going to the Pioneer Place, which both of us have heard of, but never ventured into. It is a theatre, that has a little bar in it. Almost feels like a “nice” house party. There was some guys playing acoustic guitar and piano. Very laid back, no smoking (yes!) and just a cool atmosphere.

It is kind of funny, because earlier in the night we talked about going to see Amadeus which is playing there right now. Obviously we needed tickets, but we just weren’t thinking.

Anyways, I recognized one of the guys up on the little stage, the piano/harmonica player. Earlier this week I was getting made fun of #1 because “blogging” was on the front page of the St. Cloud Times, and #2, because I didn’t make the article 🙂 – anyways, I read the article and it covers the blogging life of Jeff Lee, who run’s a blog called “View from the Cloud

I snapped a picture of them playing, sounded really good too. Something I could see myself doing if only I could find someone to play with 😛

Jeff Lee at Pioneer Place

I’ve been doing alot of blogging lately, and really started a few years back, but I never really got into the St. Cloud blogging scene. Seems that SCSU Scholars just wasn’t my type of read. I’m more into technical blogs, and also friends that keep their blogs up to date [everyone is a blogger! – one post and gone for a year :)]. I’ll probably subscribe to Jeff’s blog now that I have met him, so that is kind of cool.

In any event, I think I’ll probably be hanging out at the Pioneer Place more often. I’m pretty sure they have Wi-Fi too. What I need to do is drive around and find all the hot spots, or, I could just buck up and pay the extra $ to have my phone (Pocket PC 6700, which BTW, I probably have sold more of them than salespeople at Sprint – I think I probably sold 2 last night just showing mine off) as a modem, which I just might have to do.

Fun times, as usual 🙂

Professor Nova – BCIS .NET Class

Last week, I had the pleasure of “guest lecturing” at SCSU (my alma mater) – To the BCIS .NET Class. The first class, was ASP.NET Basics. The second was extending ASP.NET to connect to a database, which we created a mock employee directory in about 40 minutes. The experience was good for me and hopefully the students as well. I kind of got to see how they are doing things in BCIS (I am a CSCI grad), and also they got to ask questions and go through some real world situations and learn from me. Hopefully they take something away with them they can use in the future.