MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: NOVEMBER 2-8, 2015!
Five days in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a nerdy museum/tech conference. A lot of yellow leaves, works of art, and I continue my quest for Malaysian food reminiscent of the meal I had in London last year.
How long is too long to leave your pet in their Halloween costume?
COME ON. One day a year isn’t good enough for me.
At work a little early to document some installation shuffling
Important leaf moment
It’s finally getting a bit gloomier, which I welcome
More buffalo slow cooker chicken, this time in “nacho” form
He’s getting so snuggly in the mornings cuz it’s been getting a little colder
Made it on my 9 am flight to Minneapolis and BONUS, I got the row to myself! How did I get so luuucky.
I’m a sucker for these United snack boxes, especially this one with honey mustard sauce to dip pretzels (YUM), cheese spread and salami (YUM)…
So many lakes!
Made it to my room that I’ll stress out in for the next few days of the museum conference
And just as I unpacked, the sun started to set and was bouncing light off of all the shiny buildings outside. So lovely.
Nice and bundled to go out and grab dinner with a few co-workers before the madness of the conference begins
Sneaky view of “The Local”, an Irish pub downtown. Fish ‘n chips not baaad.
Got back to my room and viciously finished up my presentation. The next morning I was co-leading a workshop about museum video and storytelling.
The next morning I woke up at 5ish to continue polishing the presentation. It was sooo cold in my room, the blankets were all so thin.
Okay. Ready to go. I can do this!!!
Game face! *Frazzled eyebrows*
Fedex Print Center
All checked in, ready to play.
Big room, small tables. These are smaller workshops that are about 3.5 hours that focus on a hands-on kind of approach to a topic.
My fellow presenters, so happy and lucky to have worked with such fun, interesting, hard-working, caring folks.
Finally made it to the Walker! A potato/lightbulb wallpaper by John Baldessari
View from above
Laundry by Oldenburg
A grove of citrus trees in the Hippie Modernism show
Watching video in a van
And on a hammock. So many things to climb into/sit on
Polishing the cherry at the Minneapolis Sculpture Park
So many family photos being taken here
You can see the Walker in the distance
Wandering my way back through the city to the downtown area
So many cute dogs and fat squirrels
Passed a little underground board game shop, popped in for a second.
Decided to have a little early dinner on my own, found a little pho place.
The first evening conference opening event included a ride in these historic buses
Museum nerds ❤
Afterwards went to have some soup at Hell’s Kitchen, how could you resist
The bathrooms had these Haunted Mansion-y portraits
❤ my Walker pin
Day one of “actual conference” with a full schedule of sessions and “networking breaks” (*panic*)
Went to this awesome panel that talked about museums built by users of Second Life and other virtual reality games.
I didn’t really photograph much conference stuff, but I did live tweet all the sessions I was in (so sorry if you were annoyed since I never tweet, but found ALL MY TWEETS pouring in at once)
Around dinner I always found myself maxed out of my social capacities and need to recharge my introverted social self…so I walked to this pizza place…
And had a really amazing garlicky pizza. Here’s the place.
Cute little to go box
Only had to walk about 12 blocks but it was SOOO windy. Thought my face would fall off.
The next evening event for the conference was at Minneapolis Institute of the Arts aka MIA.
I enjoyed these “newsflash” items
Cheese on cheese on cheese
My first Alec Soth encounter! I know he lives in Minneapolis.
When two hapas find each other it’s cute
A graphite palm tree reaching to the sky
Another view of MIA
REALLY needed some alone time after the full day, so grabbed some hot funyons and enjoyed the eve on YouTube.
The next day started with a great session where we got to “Un-Conference” about social media and social change.
I snuck in a visit to the Mill City Museum
Which is in an old flour mill that still stands in the old milling district
The mill exploded because of a flour dust issue, then was rebuilt. After it closed one night it went up in flames, suspected accidental arson. Now it’s a museum!
The views are amazing
A little exhibit about the Betty Crocker evolution
Welcome to Minneapolis.
Came across a Japanese restaurant called Zen Box Izakaya
Grilled salmon with salt!
Started distributing these tiny #GettyInspired light bulbs
People who manage social media all checking out our top emojis
Out for delicious Thai food
PUMPKIN CURRY, served IN A PUMPKIN
Last day of the conference already!
Appropriate amount of bundle I think.
Aw, I’ve had such a great experience this time around. I don’t want to go!
Made the really smart decision to grab lunch at a Malaysian restaurant walking distance away. Had some fresh young coconut..mm.
More beef rendang. I’m still on the hunt for delicious beef rendang in LA.
Too lazy to stand in line here, but it looked poppin’
See you, Minneapolis!
Cute tiny illustrations with Minneapolis landmarks
Hot and sour soup at the airport
Sunset killing it
I got my bag into the overhead all by myself
Back to LA
The dogs sleeping in identical positions
Some time at the dog park
SUFI, go make a friend
Picked up this tiny plant for James, his recital is later this day.
Prep more soup
Adorbz card made by Kiki and Marie
We’re all here for James’ first recital for his Masters degree
SO PROUD OF U
We celebrated after with some soup, frozen pizza, and Masterchef Jr.
I fell asleep apparently and found photos of myself on my own phone. Zach sprawling.
Much love friends.