- Rett Martin, designer and dreamer.

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Notes from Russ

It’s been real and it’s been fun…Thank you for reading my “notes” and make sure you check out this final post. I wish you all well.


In the mean time

As evidenced by my lack of posts, writing a blog is not currently a priority for me. Until I a) redesign or b) get inspired, please find me at one of these places:


John Mayer said it

I stumbled across John Mayer’s blog last year some time, I don’t remember how. It’s weird because I’m not a fan of his music, not that I dislike it, I just don’t listen to it. Aside from being pretty funny, on more than one occasion I’ve read something he wrote and felt really connected to it. Here’s a snippet from a post entitled “From the Heart(more…)


What kinda music do I listen to?

I remember the days of late middle school when there was an unwritten rule that if you wore a band t-shirt you had to at least be able to list off an album or two and probably throw out a few song names. Otherwise you were a poser. I had Beastie Boy’s Root Down shirt, a Beck Two Turntables (and a microphone) and a Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire shirt. (more…)


Ten things that have happened since I last posted

A lot of stuff has happened in the last month and a half. Here are ten of them: (more…)


I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last couple months working on Brew52 is the first online beer-tasting festival, and participants are sampling and reviewing a different Minnesota brew each week for the entire year. (more…)


BusTales on MPR

Last week I rode the bus with Chris Roberts from MPR and he interviewed me about BusTales and also talked with some fellow riders about their experiences riding the bus. The piece aired yesterday on All Things Considered…here’s a link to the article on their web site and you can listen to the audio from there:


Halloween and Homebrew

It’s probably a little late to post about Halloween, in internet time a week ago is like so old news, but I’ve got a good set of photos related to Halloween and homebrew that I’d like to share. (more…)


I’m by no means a fashion expert, but I do know that pleated pants pretty much suck. It wasn’t all that long ago that several pairs of my dress pants were pleated, so I don’t want to sound like a snob here. And really I don’t judge anyone for wearing pleated pants (well maybe just a little) especially considering the fact that they’re sold all over the place. (more…)


Options for Thanksgiving Travel

Rebekah and I spent about an hour last night looking for flights out to Connecticut to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. Last year I think we paid around $330 per ticket which seemed expensive. Last night we were getting excited any time we saw a flight for less than $500. Here is the list that we compiled to examine our options in order from most expensive/most convenient to least expensive/least convenient: (more…)


Marcy Holmes Brew

Mr. Lallensack is in town this weekend despite the fact that he missed the registration for the half triathlon he was planning on participating in. So what do two old college buddies do on a rainy day? Why brew beer of course. (more…)