Since my family and I moved up here, the Mankato-North Mankato meso area didn't have its own local bakery. Instead, we were treated to gas station donuts and the big grocery chains had their own bakeries. Their bread products, cookies, and donuts were fine, but I thought Mankato needed a local place.
My hometown of Sioux City, Ia has Sunkist Bakery which is a must-stop place for me when I go back to visit. I especially like their raised donuts, but their other pastries and their cookies are good too. But Mankato had no local bakery during my tenure here until this year when a little shop called Friesen's opened in Old Town.
Apparently I wasn't the only person hungry for a good, local bakery. Today's edition of he local paper has a front page article about Friesen's.
Bake it and they will come — in droves.
"I don't know if I've ever been busier in my life and I never had more fun in my life," said longtime baker Tony Friesen who just opened Friesen's Famliy Bakery & Soup Bar in Old Town.
Friesen, wife Natasha Frost and partner Spencer Vanderhoof have been so busy they've quickly added staff and are already bringing their contractor, Brennan Construction, back to double the size of the space.
"We undersized. We were thinking a little cafe and Mankato was thinking a big, full-service bakery, so we're going to give them a full-service bakery. It's an easy decision to make."
By opening the store, they have created jobs for themselves, but they quickly found that they themselves couldn't adequately staff the place, so they hired extra help.
The recipe: entrepreneurs have idea; entrepreneurs take risk and open business (and thereby create jobs for themselves); entrepreneurs provide a product that people find valuable and do so at a reasonable price, and they are quickly swamped with business; entrepreneurs realize they are understaffed and hire more help. Voila! Jobs created. No preservatives, taxes, or subsidies needed.
I stopped in this morning to see if they had any hot dog buns. Last night I made my famous (in my mind, at least) Philli's Chili and today I have a hankerin' for chili dogs. Unfortunately, they didn't have any buns and I didn't see any raised donuts in the case. But the tiny place was packed and they had a nice selection of goodies and breads, including bread bowls for soup. Hopefully the "full-service bakery," when it's in full swing, will provide hamburger buns, hot dog buns, and, most importantly, fluffy raised donuts.
The best way to explain how to choose a good password is to explain how they're broken. The general attack model is what's known as an offline password-guessing attack. In this scenario, the attacker gets a file of encrypted passwords from somewhere people want to authenticate to. His goal is to turn that encrypted file into unencrypted passwords he can use to authenticate himself. He does this by guessing passwords, and then seeing if they're correct. He can try guesses as fast as his computer will process them -- and he can parallelize the attack -- and gets immediate confirmation if he guesses correctly. Yes, there are ways to foil this attack, and that's why we can still have four-digit PINs on ATM cards, but it's the correct model for breaking passwords.
"He doesn't have much presence, not much of a leader," said another league executive, who spent a great deal of time studying Smith before the draft. "I don't think he's a bad person, but that's not enough to be a quarterback in this league."
Two sources indicated that when Smith went on some visits to teams, rather than interact with coaches and front-office people, he would spend much of his time on his cell phone. Instead of being engaged with team officials, he would be texting friends or reading Twitter or a number of other distracting activities.
"All these other players who were in there were talking to the coaches, trying to get to know people and he was over there by himself," one of the sources said. "That's not what you want out of your quarterback."
According to the Daily Mail, Chris Beardshaw, the award-winning U.K. gardener who is perhaps best known for his work on the BBC's long-running television series "Gardeners' World", claims that exposing a greenhouse full of plants to a constant diet of BLACK SABBATH worked wonders in creating larger flowers in a horticultural experiment. Blasting the music of Sir Cliff Richard, on the other hand, proved a total disaster and killed every plant.
Story here. Well, Sabbath wrote Sweet Leaf. Besides, they totally rock \m/. How could the plants not love Sabbath?
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