Last night we had the first thunderstorm of the year! …and I managed to capture this bolt o’ lightnin’.

Semi-interesting fact— Newspapers in the 1800′s often used terms other than “lightning” when describing it.  Their alternate terms included:  electrical bombardment”, “electrical pyrotechnic” or a “peculiar pyrotechnic display”.

TO EVERYONE GOING TO TWINS CITIES PRIDE

IF ANYONE FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE TALKING TO ANYONE AT PRIDE, PLEASE REPORT THEM TO SECURITY. 

There is an aggresive evangelical christian church known as Trinity and they harass LGBT+ people and try to get people to do conversion therapy. They will try to get you to go to a corn festival and harass you on how you will be going to hell. Last year, they stole shirts and disguised themselves as helpful people and instead of handing out flyers that directed people to a tent, they made people talk to them about their sexuality and their religion. These people do not want to help you. They want you to know you are going to hell. It’s scary and intimidating and I don’t want anyone hurt. Please think before you talk to anyone at pride. If they seem to be pressuring Christanity, I say move on and locate someone from park security. Try to remember everything about them. They are more likely to be young, attractive males. Please stay safe and if you need conseling, I suggest going to the OutFront tent for resources. 

ANOTHER THING, DO NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. THIS INCLUDES CDS, COUPONS, FLYERS, ETC… BE SAFE AT PRIDE THIS YEAR, TWIN CITIES!