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u/ShadowL42 · 2 pointsr/Minneapolis

get new wiper blades

I had all season tires, not as good as winter tires, but better than summer tires.

get a small shovel for your car, toss a bag or 2 of road salt and/or sand in the back or on the floor in the backseat for when /if you get stuck and some weight distribution.

Get a HUGE brush for your car like this one. getting the snow off the roof of the car is a courtesy to everyone on the road behind you. Even if its a honda civic or an SUV.

also, toss your camping sleeping bag, or a large blanket in the car and leave it there, I also had an overnight bag just in case I did get stuck somewhere.

I keep a short, multi wick, jar candle and some waterproof camping matches in my car also, under the passenger seat to keep it from tipping. its an air freshener during the summer, and emergency heat/light source during the winter.(I replace every fall). and hunting hand warmer packets. .

Might want to also keep some super warm gloves IN the car as well as a warm hat and scarf in addition to what you wear every day.

u/ThexRuminator · 2 pointsr/Minneapolis

Yep. I just finished engineering school this spring, and I've gone through my fair share of pads.

Green Paper is by far the most commonly used engineering paper. It's fairly thin, a little less than printer paper. I mostly used this paper for scratch calculations and everyday homework.

Buff is a bit thicker, but still has the same layout. I liked using this when doing hand calculations that would be included in reports or labs.

For notebooks, look for a Lab Notebook or Engineering Notebook. There are a few options out there, and it depends if you want a spiral or bound book. Computation Notebooks held up very well, and helped preserve my notes.

u/b_r_e_a_k_f_a_s_t · 26 pointsr/Minneapolis


It was kind of worrying to see all of the Saralyn Romanishan signs in front of mansions in the Wedge. I'm glad the bulk of the ward stayed sane, and I hope Bender now realizes that the NIMBY vote is a lost cause, even if you court them by downzoning the neighborhood interior.

Congrats to /u/CMAndrewJohnson for winning 87% of the first choice votes in his ward.

Edit: Looks like the socialist might win in ward 3. Someone please send her a copy of Walkable City by Jeff Speck (or at least his TED talk).

u/beansworth · 1 pointr/Minneapolis

What you want to know about the twin cities area is that it is the metro area with the highest amount of socioeconomic segregation in the US. Meaning basically, all minorities tend to be poor, and all white people tend to be middle class. There's not really a black middle class. This feeds people's prejudices, which perpetuates the problem. It's like the white people here can't wrap their mind around the idea of an educated, well-spoken black person. (Conversely, they don't believe any white person could be poor.)

There's actually a really great book that recently came out on minority experiences in the twin cities:

Sorry for the long link, I'm on mobile.

Anyway, it can be hard. But then you can't complain because everyone is so gosh darn diddly polite about it, when you don't get that job you wanted, or you aren't taken seriously at school, or you don't get approved for that apartment, or police stop you for no reason.

So why is this? At its root, it's not about skin color. It's about fitting in. White Minnesotans see it this way--that it's the job of newcomers to change and fit in, not be yourself, not add your voice and values and culture, not bring something new, but to conform. Hell, it even took the Swedes several decades to be accepted by the Norwegians and Germans here, they were just so different.

So join a hockey team, run some 5ks for charity, drink microbrew, wear your North Face jacket, listen to Trampled by Turtles, smile a lot, don't have opinions, don't look too ethnic, and then, maybe then, you still won't "fit in" but people will at least say you're pretty cool for a black guy, not like those others.

u/hobnobbinbobthegob · 26 pointsr/Minneapolis

An honest and well-meaning appeal:

If anyone comes to this thread because they're annoyed with plastic bag charges or plastic bag bans, please hear me out. The prospect bugged me a little at first, but then I bought a few of these.

They fit an unbelievable amount of groceries, are pretty cheap, can be painted/dyed if you want to customize them, can be folded up and stuffed anywhere in your car (that way you always have them handy when you go shopping), and are practically built for war. Not only is it cutting down on plastic waste, but it ensure's you'll NEVER have a bag tear on you while you're carrying it around. Also for us "I'm making ONE trip from the car to bring in groceries" types they're heavenly. I think I've carried four of these, loaded with around 80-100lbs of food total, and had no problem (other than my heart rate).

I know the change seems like a pain, but trust me, canvas/reusable bags are a life changer.

u/Bluth-President · 14 pointsr/Minneapolis

Exactly. I'd recommend reading A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. Each chapter is a different story from a different non-white person in Minnesota.

It shines a spotlight on the "disgusting" aspects of Minnesota and Minnesota nice. If you're a white Minnesotian, especially if you were born here and haven't moved around much, it's an essential read if you care at all about furthering race relations in your neighborhood.

context: To all the racists telling me to not talk down to white people, I'm a white person telling all you other white people to read this.

u/girliefries · 3 pointsr/Minneapolis

The King of Skid Row- James Shiffer

I went to a photo exhibit/book release at the Mill City Museum a few years ago to see photos taken by John Bacich of the Gateway District in the 60s. The exhibit was really great.

The book linked above was released at that event and looked really interesting. I haven't read it though. Here's a CP article about the event and an interview with the author.

u/mmediaman · 2 pointsr/Minneapolis

I have this series of books and a pretty heady technical manual if you want to borrow them for some light reading. I'm assuming you want to build bicycle frames and components. Let me know if you have any questions about layups or molding.

I also remember WITC had a composites materials program that they closed due to lack of interest. The industry is not really here and probably will never be without some huge gains in technology. The cure times are much shorter at higher altitude like in Colorado(+4000ft), it doesn't make sense for actual production of parts here (830ft).

u/d3photo · 3 pointsr/Minneapolis

Ahh yes, the days of the Anti-Semite Capital of the United States. The dark days of Minneapolis where the Daytons ruled with an iron (and Christian) fist.

Also look in to "The King of Skid Row".

u/SurelyFurious · 13 pointsr/Minneapolis

John Dillinger Slept Here. Fascinating read about St. Paul as a gangster haven in the 20s and 30s

u/duffymeadows · -5 pointsr/Minneapolis

My 2 cents: rent these two books from the library and

Much cheaper than a counselor and better advice.

u/ninjakitty117 · 1 pointr/Minneapolis

I've started crossstitching. A little. My advice is don't start with this. Crossstitch is not difficult in itself. It's the pattern complexity that creates difficulty. The number of colors, size of the pattern, even the size of the cloth can make a pattern much harder.

If you want to start, get a really easy pattern. I'm talking 2 square inches. This is what I started on: it took me ~8 hours. You'll know by the end if you want to try something more difficult.

u/sumerced · -4 pointsr/Minneapolis

This is a plagiarized title and most of the content is probably plagiarized too.

u/anotherlongtrip · 10 pointsr/Minneapolis

You can't get it for anxiety. You can probably get diagnosed with PTSD though if your anxiety is a product of trauma. Recent thinking is way more people have PTSD than previously thought so I'm not telling you to lie: