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.

Enjoy!

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How long is too long to leave your pet in their Halloween costume?

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COME ON. One day a year isn’t good enough for me.

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At work a little early to document some installation shuffling

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Important leaf moment

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It’s finally getting a bit gloomier, which I welcome

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More buffalo slow cooker chicken, this time in “nacho” form

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He’s getting so snuggly in the mornings cuz it’s been getting a little colder

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Made it on my 9 am flight to Minneapolis and BONUS, I got the row to myself! How did I get so luuucky.

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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)…

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So many lakes!

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Made it to my room that I’ll stress out in for the next few days of the museum conference

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And just as I unpacked, the sun started to set and was bouncing light off of all the shiny buildings outside. So lovely.

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Nice and bundled to go out and grab dinner with a few co-workers before the madness of the conference begins

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Downtown Minneapolis

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Sneaky view of “The Local”, an Irish pub downtown. Fish ‘n chips not baaad.

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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.

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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.

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Okay. Ready to go. I can do this!!!

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Game face! *Frazzled eyebrows*

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Fedex Print Center

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All checked in, ready to play.

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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.

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My fellow presenters, so happy and lucky to have worked with such fun, interesting, hard-working, caring folks.

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Finally made it to the Walker! A potato/lightbulb wallpaper by John Baldessari

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View from above

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*lovely*

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Yves Klein

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Laundry by Oldenburg

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A grove of citrus trees in the Hippie Modernism show

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Watching video in a van

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And on a hammock. So many things to climb into/sit on

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YELLOW!

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Polishing the cherry at the Minneapolis Sculpture Park

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So many family photos being taken here

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You can see the Walker in the distance

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Wandering my way back through the city to the downtown area

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So many cute dogs and fat squirrels

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Passed a little underground board game shop, popped in for a second.

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Decided to have a little early dinner on my own, found a little pho place.

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The first evening conference opening event included a ride in these historic buses

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Museum nerds ❤

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Afterwards went to have some soup at Hell’s Kitchen, how could you resist

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The bathrooms had these Haunted Mansion-y portraits

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❤ my Walker pin

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Day one of “actual conference” with a full schedule of sessions and “networking breaks” (*panic*)

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Went to this awesome panel that talked about museums built by users of Second Life and other virtual reality games.

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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)

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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…

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And had a really amazing garlicky pizza. Here’s the place.

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Cute little to go box

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Only had to walk about 12 blocks but it was SOOO windy. Thought my face would fall off.

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The next evening event for the conference was at Minneapolis Institute of the Arts aka MIA.

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I enjoyed these “newsflash” items

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Cheese on cheese on cheese

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My first Alec Soth encounter! I know he lives in Minneapolis.

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When two hapas find each other it’s cute

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Glass display!

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Insane wallpaper

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Dream kitchen

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A graphite palm tree reaching to the sky

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Another view of MIA

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REALLY needed some alone time after the full day, so grabbed some hot funyons and enjoyed the eve on YouTube.

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The next day started with a great session where we got to “Un-Conference” about social media and social change.

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I snuck in a visit to the Mill City Museum

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Which is in an old flour mill that still stands in the old milling district

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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!

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The views are amazing

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A little exhibit about the Betty Crocker evolution

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Welcome to Minneapolis.

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Came across a Japanese restaurant called Zen Box Izakaya

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Grilled salmon with salt!

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Bento!

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Started distributing these tiny #GettyInspired light bulbs

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People who manage social media all checking out our top emojis

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Out for delicious Thai food

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PUMPKIN CURRY, served IN A PUMPKIN

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Last day of the conference already!

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Appropriate amount of bundle I think.

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Aw, I’ve had such a great experience this time around. I don’t want to go!

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Made the really smart decision to grab lunch at a Malaysian restaurant walking distance away. Had some fresh young coconut..mm.

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Roti

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More beef rendang. I’m still on the hunt for delicious beef rendang in LA.

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Too lazy to stand in line here, but it looked poppin’

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See you, Minneapolis!

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Cute tiny illustrations with Minneapolis landmarks

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Hot and sour soup at the airport

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Sunset killing it

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I got my bag into the overhead all by myself

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Back to LA

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HAIRCUT BOY

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The dogs sleeping in identical positions

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ahahah

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Too delightful

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Crispy eggs

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Some time at the dog park

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SUFI, go make a friend

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Picked up this tiny plant for James, his recital is later this day.

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Prep more soup

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Adorbz card made by Kiki and Marie

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Blink

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We’re all here for James’ first recital for his Masters degree

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SO PROUD OF U

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We celebrated after with some soup, frozen pizza, and Masterchef Jr.

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I fell asleep apparently and found photos of myself on my own phone. Zach sprawling.

Happy Monday.

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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