Monday, November 30, 2009
Here is the website... http://inudge.net/index.en.html
Thursday, November 26, 2009
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Monday, November 23, 2009
"Moderate drinkers, consuming up to a couple of glasses of wine a day or a couple of pints of ordinary bitter, had a 54 per cent lower risk.
The surprise was that heavy drinkers consuming up to a bottle of wine or six pints of ordinary bitter had a similar 50 per cent reduction in risk of a heart attack to moderate drinkers."
Read the rest at NZ Herald.
Here's to healthy hearts on Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Faces: Q&A with Jim Burt, owner of We Are Nuts, St. Paul
Updated: 11/18/2009 04:14:54 PM CST
Jim Burt always knew he was going to be a salesman. (Pioneer Press: John Doman)
What did you want to be when you grew up? My father sold cars all of his life. I'm not saying I wanted to sell cars, but I always knew I wanted to be a salesman.
What was your first job in the food business? I worked in a grocery store when I was 14 years old. When I was 20, I bought a grocery store on 35th and Lyndale in Minneapolis — one of the Dairy Home stores — and ran it for a number of years. Then, I got tired of it and went back to St. Thomas University and graduated with a marketing degree when I was 30 years old.
What exactly is We Are Nuts? A seasonal discount nuts and variety store. When I answer the phone and say, "We Are Nuts," there's always a little giggle before we have a conversation.
What do you do the rest of the year? I own a large food brokerage, and that's my little secret as to how I get this stuff for We Are Nuts. I buy all my vendors' short lots. We literally put new stuff in every day. This is our 22nd year.
How did you come up with the idea for We Are Nuts? For years, my first and only customer was 3M. My wife and I packed nuts at night and hand delivered the orders to all the offices, and there would be a whole wad of checks for me. So many of the employees kept coming over to my warehouse that I finally had to put in the store. I do all the roasting on site here in this building so customers are really getting everything fresh.
How did you pick the warehouse
location? It was where I did my food brokerage business, and it's inexpensive rent. If I were in any popular location, like Mall of America, you wouldn't see these low prices.
What's the best seller? At the end of the day, it's always cashews.
What's something few people know about nuts? They don't know how well they freeze. You can pull them out of the freezer, thaw them out in one day, and they'll be like fresh — provided you freeze them when they're fresh.
What's your favorite restaurant? Carmello's (in St. Paul). It's like my nuts store, an out-of-the-way place, and you look at the storefront and say, "How good can that be?"
What's the weirdest food you've ever eaten? When I was in Croatia, I ordered eel. When they brought it out, I said, "What did you do to fix it?" They said, "Nothing." It was supposed to be eaten raw.
What's next? I'm teaching my son to be a great nut entrepreneur so I can go to Croatia and eat eel.
— Kathie Jenkins
I've decided to do a new post about this, since I've been away from the Shanty for over a week now and there were a lot of responses to the thought about where the Shanty is heading. Personally, I'm all for growing the blog. It's been a nice place for us to share out thoughts, musical suggestions, artwork, etc. But, obviously, other people have become interested in the things we post about, too; so anything we can do to keep the Shanty moving forward — as long as it remains a place we all enjoy coming to — is a good thing in my opinion.
So, beings as Mander has volunteered my design skills to spruce up the blog, I was wondering what all of your thoughts might be if you wanted to move forward with a new look, logo, etc. How would you guys like the Shanty to look / feel? What would you want to see in a logo? I'd love to read your thoughts and collaborate. I think this could be a lot of fun.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Our beloved Jah Roots has been reduced to one...
I think we got the better end of the deal. He is playing in omaha on thursday...so yeah, jason you should come up. To quote the all wise Jah roots, lets take a "pause for the cause".
For the reminescing type of folk, one more...ahh the memories!!
Also, today on Jambase (cough) I came accross this article. Apparently Gabriel will be releasing an album in January that has covers of Bon Iver, Radiohead, Neil Young, Paul Simon, etc. Should be pretty good.
Friday, November 13, 2009
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Now I am not endorsing every song on here. I simply added every track in the correct order - as far as I know anyways. And no I'm not willing to bet money on track orders with you sheisters (spelling?). Anyways, give it a listen. Who knows, one week from today ole McDeeshai could be pounding his fist to it and speaking ebonics. Rusty - Let me know how the movie turns out.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
And posting movies of himself wearing tee shirts.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Pretty excited to get going with the Shanty blog. I came across these fellas the other day, and naturally, downloaded the album with my new Macbook Pro:). Anywho, the album is a trip! A fun listen if you want to take a musical journey... They are Explosions in the Sky and the album is titled "Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place". Here is a link to one of their songs... enjoy! and again, glad to be here with you all! Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean