The first holiday we’re going to discuss today is New Year’s. Roadguy outlined his resolutions for 2008 here, and he is proud to report that he has unequivocally achieved Resolution No. 3:
Yes, he bought a city of Minneapolis parking meter card, and he even loaded it with five bucks. He has yet to use it and still keeps quarters on hand for whenever he’s in St. Paul. (The card can be used in St. Paul, but one has to put money on it in St. Paul first.) Roadguy has been hearing that the cards, which cost $5, don’t work as flawlessly as one might hope — if you’ve got a story to tell, please do so below.
The second holiday worthy of mention today is Valentine’s Day, which Roadguy remembers like it was only yesterday. Alert reader Casey had Cupid on his mind this week when he sent along this unintentionally romantic sign, photographed Sunday in Roseville:
Casey knows that the preferred pluralization of “bus” is “buses,” whereas “busses” is the plural of “buss,” which means “kiss.” Having specific, twice-a-day times for smooching sure sounds like a way of promoting community spirit.
The last holiday we’ll mention, and mention only briefly, is Presidents’ Day, which is Monday. That means Roadguy’s card will go unused another day: city parking meters in Minneapolis and St. Paul will be free (the University of Minnesota, however, appears to be another story; click here).