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contents September 2012 on the cover: Avian Sunrise has been heard on shows like MTV’s “Real World” and previews for films like “The Vow.” After spending time recording in Baltimore, Md. they are ready to release their latest EP “Little Visits” on Sept. 4 with two concert dates to celebrate.

who, what & when 6

What’s on




Events Recap


September Events Calendar

reviews & recommendations 16

Beyond Borders


Album Review


Way Too Indie


Profiles in Sound


Creative Writing


A Taste of Sarcasm: Sneaky’s Chicken


Delish Delights


Get Involved: March into the Light



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life, love & laughter 34

September Checklist


COVER: A Little Visit With Avian Sunrise


The Scoop: Plain Green


The Real Deal: Todd Hanson


Mommy Mind Trip


Ask the Johns


605 Factoids

fashion & beauty 54


Fashion DIY


Fall Into Trends

fitness & health

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Watch the Avian Sunrise music video for “Little Visits,” their title track single off their new EP.

I hope they’re not piss testing me today

What are some of your favorite memories from the summer? “Running my first half marathon!” - Jillian Lemons, via Facebook.

“Later Babes at Tommyjack’s!” - Sadie Soul, via Facebook.

“I just moved away from Sioux Falls last month for a job transfer. I miss having a drink with my husband and friends at Stogeez, Paramount, and Monks! Sioux Falls was great.” - Karen Walton, via Facebook.

“My favorite memory from this summer was when I was surrounded by all my friends at Bonnaroo listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers!” - Ted Colter, via Facebook.

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contributors September 2012 Carl Anthony – Writer In addition to writing for 605 Magazine, Carl rounds out his resume as a service advisor for Luxury Auto Mall of Sioux Falls and producer of the John Tesh Radio Show on KELO-FM. Carl can also be heard on the KELO-FM airwaves as a weekend warrior disc jockey.

Denise DePaolo – Writer Denise works as a news producer in Sioux Falls. She lives with her husband, Tony, and two Miniature Schnauzers. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going places and taking naps.

Austin Kaus – Writer Austin Kaus is a graduate student at the University of South Dakota who doesn’t see how a September with The Melvins and Doug Stanhope could possibly be bad. He writes barely focused anecdotes about music at

Kilee Kading – Writer Kilee is a Sioux Falls native. In addition to making a great cup of coffee, Kilee is advancing her business goals by studying journalism, business and communications while interning at the American Coalition for Ethanol and Sanford Health. In her spare time she loves to run, drink coffee and be around good company. Jaclyn Lanae – Writer Jaclyn is a freelance writer inspired by the people and places of her heart’s home--the Black Hills of South Dakota. In addition to event planning, she gratefully divides her work time between writing and, well, writing... online as a Social Media manager.

Jen Murray – Photographer Jen is 28 years old and is a graduate of Black Hills State University where she studied mass communication. She currently resides in downtown Rapid City where she spends most of her time doing freelance photography, working at Nachtigall’s Greenhouse, and making jewelry.

Taylor Reaves – Intern Taylor is currently attaining a degree in mass communication at the College of St. Benedict/ St. John’s University. If she isn’t studying in the library, you can find her out on her longboard shredding the gnar on the hills around Collegeville. In the rest of her limited spare time, she is constantly out on a quest for the perfect piece of red velvet cake. Dan Thorson – Photographer Dan is 28 years old and was born and raised in Sioux Falls. He enjoys photography, and is always thinking of ways to approach a subject.

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events Recap 2012

Sen. Thune during the question and answer session

2012 Inside Washington with U.S. Sen. John Thune Members of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network had the opportunity to sit down at CJ Callaway’s for a question and answer with Sen. John Thune on August 9. To see how you can participate in similar events, find YPN on Facebook or visit

YPN members

Sarah Langenfeld won the raffle


Artist Shaine Schroeder

Art enthusiasts gathered downtown Sioux Falls at M.B. Haskett on Monday, August 20 for Shaine Schroeder’s last gallery opening before heading to Los Angeles. Beer and wine were flowing (and a plethora of dogs made an appearance), and the first 20 people received a free signed print from the artist. To find out more about Schroeder’s work, visit shaineschroeder. com. Images by Dan Thorson

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That’s How We Roll The Rapid City Arts Council, in partnership with FAW/SH CREWS and Edge Sports, celebrated art and culture with a skateboard gallery and silent auction at the Dahl Arts Center. The event began August 14 and ended with a free party August 18 with a DJ. The event helped raise money for art programs for kids at the center. For more info, visit Images by Jen Murray

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events September 2012 ENTERTAINMENT September 7 Downtown First Fridays Downtown Sioux Falls. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Check out the Chalk the Walk competition where registered participants will be placed at various public venues throughout downtown. Judges will announce winners at 7:30 p.m. to one 12-17-year-old and one to 18+. Buckets of chalk will be outside businesses for anyone to try! Stop by the State Theatre 5:30-8:30 p.m. to check it out as well. For more info, visit

September 8 49th Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival Main & Dakota Avenues. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This free event is a fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion, and it features over 225 vendors from 10 states. Check out the large food court, activities for kids, live entertainment throughout the festival, and a large variety of vendors. For more info, visit


Falls Park West. 2-10 p.m. Get ready for the sights, smells and sounds of this year’s Germanfest! Mississippi Valley Dutchmen play 2-6 p.m. and Barefoot Becky & Ivanhoe Dutchmen play 6-10 p.m. The 5th Annual Weiner Dog Races begin 4:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Dakota Dachshund Rescue. Check out other activities and vendors at

new beers, live music starting at 4 p.m., Look’s Food Truck and Good Spirits Home Brewing demonstrations.

September 26-30 Northern Plains Indian Art Market For more info, flip to page 34.

September 28-30 Festival of Books For more info, flip to page 34.

GOOD CAUSE September 8 Sit…Stay…Sip Strawbale Winery. 6 p.m. Wine tasting and silent auction to raise money for Oglala Pet Project (OPP), a community-based non-profit organization at Pine Ridge Reservation to enhance the life of pets on the reservation through education, pet wellness, pay-neuter assistance, and rehoming pets. $40 per couple/$25 per person. E-mail for more info.

September 15 Sioux Falls AIDs Walk

September 9 Free Day of Play

Pasley Park. 9 a.m. Opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m., 2-mile walk or 5K. Silent and live auction to follow.

Children’s Museum of South Dakota. 12-5 p.m. Celebrate Kidoodle’s 2nd birthday with a bubble birthday bash including free admission into the museum and bubble activities that will be sure to burst your bubble. For more info, visit www.

September 22 March into the Light

September 9 & 23 Cinema Falls Icon Lounge. 5:30 p.m. This month, see films “The Queen of Versailles” and “The Invisible War.” For more info, find Cinema Falls on Facebook!

September 14 Plain Green Conference For more info, flip to page 42.

September 22 Beervana Monk’s House of Ale Repute. 3 p.m. – 2 a.m. Featuring 30 special

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For more info, flip to page 32.

September 30 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure Falls Park. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Register at

SPORTS September 8 Roller Dollz vs. No Coast Derby Girls The Old Coliseum. 6 p.m. Admission $12. For more info, visit

MUSIC Due to space, here are only some of the biggest shows of the month.

September 1 LifeLight Festival Worthing, S.D. 11 a.m. Free.

September 8 Popparooza 2012 - Outdoors For more info, flip to page 36.

September 13 DJ Abilities Boonies Bar. 9 p.m. With ChatterboxXx and Ecliptik. Admission $10. 18+

September 15 The Kickback Boonies Bar. 9 p.m. With Roman Ships and Amos Slade. Admission $6. 21+

September 17 The Melvins Lite The Vault. 6 p.m. With Tweakbird. Admission $15 adv. All ages.

September 21 & 22 Oddfest: Two Days of Live Music Boonies Bar. 6 p.m. Friday: Johnnyrook, June Embers, The Seen, Soccer League, Van Eps, Ten Paces to Freedom, The Incident, and Beattiger. Saturday: Tennessee Murder Club, Rifflord, Damn Your Eyes, Bullet Proof Hearts, Idyl Exhibit, Cordial Spew, Southmouth, and Typical Hunks. $10 per night. 18+

September 25 Evans Blue Wiley’s Tavern. 7 p.m. With State Your Cause & Core. Admission $8 adv, $10 door. 21+

September 26 Rehab For more info, flip to page 22.

RAPID CITY & PIERRE AREA September 6 Ribfest 2012 View 34, 4251 E Highway 34, Pierre, S.D. 5-8 p.m. $50 entry fee, each fee being matched by South Dakota Cares. Cash prizes for 1st-5th place. Test your recipes and skills. Contact (605) 2245879 for more info.

September 7, 14, 21 Prairie Berry Winery presents “Summer Music Series” Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City, S.D. 6-7 p.m. Every Friday night until Sept. 21. View of Harney Peak. Purchase a light dinner from the kitchen and a glass of wine for the patio. For more info, visit

September 8 Spearfish Art Center – Theatre on the Run Various Locations, Spearfish, S.D. 6 p.m. Rotate from one location to the next and watch 15 minute performances. Pick starting location from: Level, Common Grounds, Spearfish Creek Wine Bar, Bay Leaf Café, and Matthews Opera House. Appetizers provided. Pre-purchase required, $20 (only 100 available). For more info, visit or call (605) 642-7973.

September 14 & 15 1880 Train’s Wine Express into the West Hill City Station, Hill City, S.D. Friday 4 p.m., Saturday 1:30 or 5:30 p.m. In the eighth year of this event, enjoy a ride on the 1880 Train while enjoying a tasty meal served with Prairie Berry wines. Receive a keepsake glass and Western entertainment. Tickets are $64, or designated driver $59. 21+ For more info, visit

September 21-29 Pierre Players Presents: “The Red Velvet Cake War” Grand Opera House, Pierre, S.D. Southern-fried comedy about the three Verdeen cousins throwing their family reunion. Outrageous antics ensue. For more info, visit www.

September 29 4th Annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival Downtown Rapid City. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The 4th annual event is a community-wide celebration of the harvest season. For more info, visit

1880 Train Oktoberfest Express For more info, flip to page 35.

Sept. 30 Astronautalis Boonies Bar. 8 p.m. Admission $10. All ages.

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beyond BORDERS

with Mark Lloyd

Borders went bankrupt? So what. That doesn’t stop former employee Mark Lloyd from finding out what’s the next hottest read.

The Postmortal by Drew Magary What if there was a cure for aging? It wouldn’t make you immortal. You wouldn’t be a vampire or anything. You could still get cancer and die. You could still get hit by a bus and die. You just wouldn’t get any older from the point in time that you got the cure. So would you get it? Would you want to live in that world? That’s the premise in Drew Magary’s book. And John Farrell, the hero of the book, has to make that decision. And John decides to get the cure. But what would the future hold for a world that doesn’t age? Would there be groups of people who don’t get the cure and don’t think other people should either?

In John’s future, there are roaming bands of thugs who go around etching people’s birthdays into their skin with butcher knives. What would happen to organized religion? In John’s future, a new mega-cult pops up that celebrates people over God and may or may not be holding people against their will in order to retrain them into thinking like they do. And what about overcrowding? In John’s future, government funded euthanasia has become the norm, and in China, they just nuke a few cities if they need to control the population. So, do you still think you’d like to get that cure?

What to watch for in September

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

The Survivor by Gregg Hurwitz

A middle-aged former drummer for a one-hit wonder rock band finds out he needs surgery to save his life. He decides not to get the surgery, but to instead use what little time he has left to fix his life.

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A guy walks into a bank, goes up to the top floor, and prepares to jump to his death. Just then, some bank robbers come in and start shooting the place up. Instead of jumping, this guy decides to take on the bank robbers and go out in a blaze of glory.

Local Food and Drink Specials


album REVIEW

by Austin Kaus

Knucklehead - Knucklehead You would be hard-pressed to find someone that complains more about cover bands than I. Part of it comes from trying to catch every interesting show thrown since I was 13, part of it comes from actually being in bands that made original songs, and most comes from being stuck in towns where the only live music available involved electric drums and renditions of the same 30 songs often done so badly that John Fogerty considered suing himself all over again. Many of the first songs I heard in life have been twisted and ravaged in front of my very ears, and I’m eternally grateful that I haven’t experienced a band brave enough to spend $45 so their fog machine can run during the entirety of “American Pie.” If I walked into a bar and heard Knucklehead playing the beginning tracks of their new album, I might start the eye roll and snarky comment process before realizing that they’re actually playing their own songs. Early tracks on the Sioux Falls band’s self-titled debut is rock and roll in the most basic of ways, basic chord set-ups and simple lyrics designed to provide a soundtrack for dancing, drinking and twirls until the table breaks, but the album then starts to twist in some pop punk (“GO AWAY!”), a charming bluesy love song (“Bing”) and a potpourri of other genres. A decade ago, Andy Wood, one of several guitarist/vocalists in the band, was a member of local band Burly. During their existence, I worked hard to catch every show of theirs that I could. So, it’s no

surprise that my favorite tracks on the Knucklehead album are those that echo Burly’s funky carnival throb-rock. The sound--as well as the sense of humor--is clearly present in “Tony’s Night Out at the Peach Pit (Where’s Brenda?),” a sort of tribute to “Beverly Hills, 90210” that tells the tale of Scarface looking for pie (WINK) in the 90210 universe and features a breakdown straight out the Burly heyday and bookends composed of a ragged version of the “90210” theme. The other highlight is “Fuct Up in the Head,” a tale of instability told through a dark pop country arrangement. The only other thing I can say about this song is that I have a good friend named Lance that’s been known to dance, and I’ve had a few drinks in my day, but I’ve never eviscerated a happy hour successfully enough to attempt to rhyme Gary Busey with Watusi. Well played, Knucklehead. Well played. There are bolts to be tightened on the Knucklehead machine. The voice in “Flirt” sounds painfully strained, some of the guitar solos are undercooked and the double bass pedal is sometimes undertimed and overused (no need to unreggae “Lost Souls”, fellas). On “Faces,” it becomes less of a pedal and more of a flopping fish. Still, the group--composed of Wood family and friends--made a good record that I find easy to revisit. They clearly had fun on their self-titled debut and they’re ready to go on a follow-up album tentatively titled “Sophomore Slump.” Right now, there is great potential for the production of quirky, interesting rock songs simmering--or delightfully boiling--throughout this entire first offering. Until the second album arrives, we have their self-titled debut and the peach of mind knowing that “Crazy Bitch” will never be part of Knucklehead’s set list. The album is available at the band’s gigs or at


Also listening to: Jim Gaffigan Mr. Universe

Magic Jake and the Power Crystals Magic Jake and the Power Crystals

Super 8-Bit Brothers Strife

Those with low tolerance for observational humor on Disney, gyms, and food might not last through the first half, but this album is worth it just for the comparison between consumption of fast food and celebrity gossip.

The debut album from these lo-fi garage rockers is part Buzzcocks, part Misfits and part Undertones, which means it’s absolutely recommended.

If you’ve been looking for well-produced electro-indie pop, look no further than wherever these two Chicago dance geeks are breaking their Frogger records. The album can be downloaded for free at

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Favorite tracks: “Brains of Rats,” “Deeper Than Sleep.”

Favorite tracks: “Show Me Your Moves,” “Roll It Up (Bit Mummy Data Input Mix).”

way too indie The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy comes to a close with “The Dark Knight Rises,” and, if anything, the series is done being nice. Long gone are the days when little bits of humor would relieve the tension for the audience. Gone too is the excitement and adventure of the previous films. “The Dark Knight Rises” is encompassed in a serious tone that prevents the series from ending on a good note. The film begins nine years after “The Dark Knight” with Gotham City in a state of peace. All the crime orchestrated by the Joker in the previous film has been shut down. Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne who now sports a cane and has been secluded to his mansion. Virtually no one has seen him for years except for his faithful butler Alfred (Michael Caine). The main villain of “Rises” is the mask wearing, muscle bound brute known as Bane (Tom Hardy). Nolan’s version of Bane is a far cry from the abomination that was in the terrible “Batman & Rob-

in.” There he was a doped up bumbling idiot. Here he is all business--the most cold, calculating and uncompromising villain Batman has faced yet. Bane is a man made of rock. With his massive shoulders and gigantic biceps, he intimidates everyone. In one instance he simply grabs someone’s head and snaps their neck. He is remorseless. Other than his mission, which is to reduce Gotham to rubble, Bane simply does not care about anything or anyone. He is the meaning of destruction. After the film’s hair-raising opening, the film settles into an odd rhythm that it unfortunately doesn’t break away from during the film’s remaining runtime. Other than one scene halfway in, the film is not exciting for a single second. Commissioner Gordon, one of the series’ best characters, is bed-ridden for most of the runtime while he has another cop (Joseph Gordon Levitt) running all over town for him. The best sequence of the entire film is a showdown between Batman and Bane in an underground fortress controlled by Bane and his henchmen. Nolan handles this scene with brilliance. Instead of using the loud and intrusive score by Hans Zimmer, he lets the scene unfold in a frightening silence with only the sounds of a waterfall on the soundtrack as Bane verbally and physically decimates Batman. The sound of Bane’s deep voice and his slamming punches are a menacing focal point. It is very tough watching Batman being reduced to virtually nothing. Unfortunately after the showdown, the film settles back into a state mediocrity. The film trudges on for what

feels like forever to a final conflict that feels way too sprawling for the series. The final hour seems way too illogical to ever really happen. The scene with the cops being trapped underground is completely idiotic. How can a man cure his broken back with crunches and push-ups? How does Batman make it back into Gotham, and why when he has only hours left to save the city, does he take time out to make a burning bat signal on a bridge? I can picture Batman now, “Hey guys don’t worry I got this. This is going to look great.” Give me a break. The final five minutes consist of a montage that is just ridiculous. One character is revealed to be a crimefighting torch bearer in a stupid “winkwink” moment, and another is given a second life after we see him die. It’s too much, and it feels like Nolan, a director who almost never comprises his vision, is just being lazy. The film is simply not able to rise out of a state of complacency and ultimately takes itself way too seriously. More importantly, the film lacks any of the excitement of the first two films. In the end I really didn’t enjoy any part of the film. I have never worked so hard at trying to enjoy a movie. Summer blockbusters can be brainy and serious while hurtling through explosions and vibrant action if it wants to, but it has to be fun as well. Unfortunately “The Dark Knight Rises” flies too close to its villain’s coattails to realize this. So Mr. Nolan, why so serious?


out of 10

Blake Ginithan Read full review:

BIO: Dustin Jansick is the owner of, which is dedicated on providing you with the most accurate and honest movie reviews and ratings. The site is focused around, but certainly not limited to, independent films. Dustin, along with other fellow contributors, not only writes reviews on indie, foreign and art house films, but also posts trailers, news articles, and top-ten lists as well. Check Way Too Indie out on Facebook and @WayTooIndie on Twitter.

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Also watching: The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

7.2 out of 10

It is human nature to be competitive, but if you grew up with a brother you understand the instinctual importance of sibling rivalry even greater. “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon” shows that competition can do more harm than good when it turns into an obsession. In this film, both of the characters envied each other’s life while ironically disliking their own. The runtime of 76 minutes may have been a little too concise, and even though you can pretty much predict the outcome, it still remained entertaining. Dustin Jansick Read full review:

The Imposter Bart Layton’s “The Imposter” relates a story that’s so bizarre it would be impossible to believe it was true. “The Imposter” starts to really crackle when some of the interview subjects offer a theory as to why the Barclays went along with letting a stranger pretend to be their son, but it is short-lived when Layton starts cross-cutting to someone digging up a spot where they think Nicholas Barclay might be buried (you can easily guess if they found a body or not). On the surface “The Imposter” is one hell of a story, but it raises more questions than answers.

6.8 out of 10

CJ Prince Read full review:

Ballplayer: Pelotero


out of 10

“Pelotero‘s” directors, writers and cameramen allow the viewer to receive a slice of the Dominican Republic in only a way experienced filmmakers could do. He shows the entire situation in a believable way and doesn’t fall prey to sensationalism. John Leguizamo’s narration also provides an excellent voice over to scenes that aren’t just white on black text. Overall, “Pelotero” left me with a better understanding and appreciation for where these Dominican and other international players come from and entertained me in the process. Brett Riss Read full review: | 21

September 26 | Rehab Rookie’s Sports Bar | 7 p.m. Admission $15 adv | 18+ by Carl Anthony Rehab is bringing a little bit of everything to South Dakota this month when they stop in Sioux Falls at Rookie’s Sports Bar on Sept. 26, and then again on Sept. 27 in Aberdeen at the Dakota Events Center. And “little bit of everything” really means just that. Rehab, whose name derives from the struggles of addiction, thrives on a country background with a foundation of hip-hop and rock. This homecooked recipe fuses together for a musical meal pleasing both the diehard fan and casual listener alike. “We have heavy stuff, slow stuff, fast stuff, sad stuff, touching stuff, even scary stuff,” commented Demun Jones, who serves as the band’s manager. “No matter what, we have a song for you.” As Rehab travels to 150-plus shows a year with their wide assortment of “stuff,” Jones wears a number of hats in the management position, with a detailed laundry list each day: directing the street team, organizing any pro-

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motional materials, keeping the online presence of the band strong, and tossing right hooks at those who dare to rip off merchandise. “Whatever needs to be done, I do in regards to the band,” revealed Jones. “Even if I need to drive the van or unload the trailer, I’m cool with it.” Jones also performs in Rehab as well; a task, he feels, does not interfere with his management duties, despite the common thought amongst the music community that one often cannot fulfill both responsibilities as an artist and manger resourcefully. Jones, who openly acknowledges his love for performing live, also shows great concern for the behind-the-scenes aspects. He believes serving the dual role makes things operate more smoothly. “We have had managers in the past, but money would go missing and not enough of the right stuff got done,” said Jones. “I make sure we all stay well connected, and when things happen for the band I am sitting right there and can ensure there are no communication failures.” This type of grassroots approach has lead Rehab to success, both in the studio and on the road. Rehab is a fine example of what it takes to sustain and develop a culturally significant sound while building the relationships within the business itself. Pair that with the healthy desire to exceed every expectation of the fans and magic happens. A magic that had people singing the lyrics to “Bartender” well before a major label arrived, a magic that still produces relevant music without the support of said big labels and a magic that keeps Rehab true to the roots so many people have come to love. “We don’t aim to please

any one company, individual, radio station or network,” said Jones. “We aim to please our fans with the many different influences we have.” For those experiencing Rehab for the first time, Jones promises a fun night. “It will be energetic from the beginning,” said Jones. “South Dakota is one of our favorite places to go and we want everybody to come out, enjoy themselves and not have any worries for a couple of hours.” Jones remains dedicated, as both a performer and manager striving for Rehab to become a household name. He feels they are closer than ever in achieving this and insists the live shows and subsequent bonds with the fans are now more necessary than ever. Following the advice he would grant to younger musicians of “don’t stop” and “grind it out,” Jones aims the bands towards that end. “When we satisfy our fans with the live shows, the records will take off,” said Jones. “The fans come to get what we give and to connect with a room full of people is a powerful cycle that is really beautiful and organic.” Singers, songwriters, rockers, rappers and every musician in-between dream for moments like that. Artists can learn from the example of Rehab, flourishing without the traditional avenues major record labels provide. And us “music civilians” can lean something too . . . or maybe just get reacquainted with the things we easily lose sight of. “There is a deep appreciation in our music for our country, our family and the overall struggles of life,” said Jones. “We are very thankful for the musical forefathers who opened the doors so we could walk through.” See Rehab in Sioux Falls at Rookie’s Sports Bar on the 26th and on the 27th in Aberdeen at the Dakota Events Center. Tickets available through

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Brandis B. Knudsen Indian Summer Music Award Nominee by Carl Anthony

“I am going to go where the road takes me,” said Brandis B. Knudsen, founder of Dakota South Records based in Rapid City. “There are sacrifices you have to make no matter what you are doing, but you can go out and chase your dreams and make them come true.” Such bold visions require bold initiatives and the desire, against all odds, to carve out a corner of the world to call home. This is the key but what prompts us to try and find the door in the first place? For Knudsen, it was the worst of all tragedies. “James Morgan was the closest thing to a brother I ever had, and after his passing I had a whole new perspective,” said Knudsen. “I realized no matter how young you are it can all be over in an instant.” Morgan and Knudsen used to talk about performing and rapping together as they grew up. Knudsen, who established Dakota South Records in 2007, felt inclined after Morgan’s passing to get the wheels turning on the

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dream he and his best friend shared so vibrantly. Knudsen, a single father, pushed to incorporate the business legally while writing and recording his self-titled disc, which now serves as Dakota South’s first release. Knudsen recalls Morgan’s memory on the album’s final track entitled “I Miss You,” which has now gained a nomination at the 2012 Indian Summer Music Awards for Best Hip-Hop Song. “It is an overwhelming feeling and a great honor to me because of what that song means,” said Knudsen who maintains it was the hardest on the album to record. “It means the world that it has connected with so many people and that so many can relate to it.” Even with the sadness of losing a friend, Knudsen remains upbeat about Dakota South and the future. His spirits are high as he oversees several projects in development at the label office with the most anticipated being a collection named “Welcome to Dakota South.” “This will showcase and feature all the artists individually instead of just having them collaborate on my album,” said Knudsen. “People will be able to see what talents and abilities they each have to offer.” Though Knudsen desires economic

advancement for the record label beyond Rapid City, he still focuses on charitable giving and social responsibility. Knudsen and his team have been involved with benefits for the Black Hills Food Pantry, the American Cancer Society, Tsunami Relief, Haiti Relief, and HIV Awareness for South Dakota School of Mines. Knudsen has even visited with high school students at public speaking events encouraging them to continue their education. “Despite the negative press hip-hop receives we do try and give back to our community and make it a better place, especially for the youth,” said Knudsen. “Hip-hop is not consumed by race or even genre, and it is something everybody can enjoy and gain from.” Each day for Knudsen is a detailed balancing act, who acknowledges there is not a lot of room for leisure time in his life. With his son Riley, the other artists on his roster, and the unceasing strain serving as both proprietor and performer, Knudsen often turns to his family, which he refers to as his “supporting cast.” Dakota South is emerging, growing longer legs and bigger hands; one of which grasps a better, not so common life for Knudsen and those closest to him. Herein dwells his ongoing search for the door of opportunity in which to place the key of self-reliance and autonomy. “That is why I chase this dream,” said Knudsen. “I feel frustrated at times because it is constant work, but they always remind me of why I do this.” Winners for the Indian Summer Music Awards will be announced Sept. 8. For the latest updates, visit Dakota South Records on Facebook.

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creative WRITING About the author: Known to many as Tim or Mr. Melum, Tim Melum is a high school English teacher in Royal City, Wash. with ties to the University of Sioux Falls. If he is not in the classroom, coaching the high school tennis teams, or wrestling with his two sons, he can be found on a mountain bike or road bike avidly cycling where he can take photographs or in his easy-chair writing about life, or reading from his vast collection of novels.

Snowflakes Arctic butterflies Floating freely in the air Cool, They melt at a touch. With frigid resentment They pile up on the ground, Turning the morning commute An icy three sheets to the wind, All the while deviously laughing At society’s chaotic loss of equilibrium.

The Serenade of a Tear Drop Tear drops hitting the windowpane, Torrential rivers washing away debris, Flooding and staining the old hardwood floor. Raindrops from the eyes. Raindrops form music A cadence on the trees Forming a symphony of a river Rolling through the valley floor The river forming the chorus Echoing through the canyon walls An avalanche reaching a crescendo Sliding gracefully over the falls A teardrop in the air…

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A Picture For Your Travels I gave you a picture of me for your travels Not so you can remember me, But for me to see you As you climb the stairway I placed a ring of an eagle Made of gold from a master On your finger Not so you could show off your earthly riches But as a symbol of the love you shared with all The never ending circle of love As your journey begins to your newly constructed home I stop and pray As the clouds part and shafts of golden light Pour through, I see and believe The covenant is now made Between God and I, You’re the mediator With my picture I see you With the ring I am with you As you look over me And prepare the way For me to begin my journey Up the stairway | 27

a taste of SARCASM Sneaky’s Chicken

with Polly Dean

“I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.” -As seen at Sneaky’s Chicken This month’s column was inspired by none other than a raccoon: A raccoon that has been seen taunting drivers taking the 12th Street exit off the interstate waving from a bright yellow sign and sparking all sorts of curiosity amongst commuters. Why would a raccoon be a mascot for a restaurant? Why is he wearing tennis shoes and a newsboy cap? Why is his name Sneaky? And what is the buzz with Sneaky’s Chicken in general with locations in Sioux City, Okoboji, and now Sioux Falls? Curiosity got the best of us, and 605 ventured in. Right away I noticed the regular clientele are certainly of more advanced age than I. If you’re not coming from the interstate, which I hear has a light-up sign and everything for Sneaky’s, you will have to do a little loop-de-loop to get there. Who in their right mind decided boulevards were a great addition to a busy street, anyway? “Hey, we have this busy street here with businesses on both sides. Why don’t we put a huge sidewalk that no one can walk on right in the middle to make it impossible for people to get places?!” After you do the u-turn or whatever direction you came from, be careful not to pass it. You are not mistaken, it is indeed attached to a gas station. No judgments, it is just not every day you eat at an establishment with patrons pumping gas outside or accidentally popping in thinking that is where they need to be to buy a roadmap. Upon finding the location, you will enter a quaint barstyle cafe jamming to quite possibly the best mix of music I have heard at any restaurant. There is an eclectic mix of oldies, 90’s soft rock, and Motown...fantastic stuff. Inside the walls are covered in quotes from bands, philosophers, Michael Jordan (yes, MJ), and chickens... I am all for wall words, believe me. Every morning I am reminded by my own wall words to “dance like nobody is watching,” but my issue with these quotes is that 1.) Some of them are completely random—inspirational yes, but what does this have to do with chicken and ribs? 2.) The quotes are written haphazardly all over the walls with what seems to be a paint marker and with the finesse of a teenage girl. I know this seems like a small issue, but I take the levelness and

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4211 W. 12 placement of wall quotes quite th S Sioux Falls, treet seriously. (605) 271-7 SD After you stop reading the 300 www.sneak yschicken.c walls and move to the menu, you om will see traditional bar food offerings. We started with a rather large assortment of munchies. The wings were really quite perfect; the sauce was amazing. I loved it. After the wings is where the love sort of fizzles… The only sentence floating through my head the entire dinner was a flashback of our Home Economics teacher telling us that the more colors on your plate, the healthier the dish. As I looked at all our dishes we ordered, all were a lovely shade of brown. It is no surprise that a large portion of the dishes served here are deep-fried. That is what you get at Sneaky’—background music of the bubbling fryers as you enjoy an ice-cold beer. I appreciate a nice deep fried meal every now and again, but it has to be done right. That being said, their chicken is pretty incredible. I am not one who has chicken on a daily or even monthly basis, though if I decided I was in the mood for some chicken, I may just make the trek and follow the loop-de-loop. Now, on to the other offerings: I had every one of the Sneaky Specials. You can recognize these with the little Sneaky face stamp of approval next to the name (i.e. “Sneaky’s Pride” and “Sneaky’s Stuffer”). With each dish I was felt as though I was simply eating to eat. When you are a foodie and you take a bite of a new dish, you want

fireworks. You want flavor. We’re not talking ketchup and mustard here; we want amazing, bold, new, exciting flavors. None of which were included with any of the Sneaky specials. I could have been eating chicken nuggets from my red Tyson bag at home and not been able to tell the difference (except mine are crispier). The meat inside the deep-fried Sneaky’s Pride sandwich was dry and tasteless to me. I had no sauce/dip for them, and I think an absolute insult to a good sandwich is to dip it in ketchup. Sorry, but my 3-year-old dips everything from apples to bread in ketchup. I want something with a little more maturity and flavor. One burger I ordered did feature a “special sauce” (I know, risky at a gas station eatery, but I take my writing gigs seriously). It was just...average. It almost tasted like that cheap sandwich spread you buy at Wal-Mart that tastes like a mix of mayonnaise and tartar sauce. This burger was also described as a mountainous burger with ham and all the fixings. What I got was a cheeseburger with a slice of what looked like Hillshire Farm’s ham on top. Not surprised. Ordering sides is always an adventure of mine that I look forward to with any meal. I was adventurous and tried many and can sum up all of it I really have no words. It is not bad food, but it is not great food. It gets the job done, if the job is just to fill you up. If you eat to be overwhelmed with amazing taste and goodness, then I apologize...don’t go looking for it here. Anyone who has read any of my reviews knows that I, more times than not, am extremely pleased and gracious with anything and everything. Sneaky’s has good chicken, great wings, and just mediocre bar food. Nothing fantastic or awe-inspiring, but if your goal is to get full, then Sneaky’s can do that. Does that sort of argument tempt you to go there? Take away the cute little mascot, and all you have is a cute little place with okay bar food and good chicken. The end.

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Final Grade Atmosphere 2 /5 They are attached to a gas station which, to be honest, is going to throw a lot of people off. A few points can be given for pretty comfortable booths and cool-looking painted concrete floors. There is a smaller bar area with three TVs and pretty ample seating for such a small space. But I just keep going back to the fact that they are a sports bar attached to a gas station in a part of Sioux Falls that isn’t a huge “go-to” for going out to eat. I think Sneaky’s huge clientele is going to be a passerby who gets sucked in by the raccoon in sneakers and a hat. He is pretty adorable. Service 5 /5 Our server was great. He answered all the questions I had, and even let us buy a commemorative Sneaky’s glass (they also have T-shirts, but I guess they are in high demand because we could not get one). He told me about the daily lunch buffet which sounded enticing, if you do not have to function after noon and can sleep off the greasy food coma you will probably suffer. FOOD 3 /5 Like I said above—the chicken is pretty darn good. I think the sandwiches lack a lot of extra flavor, not making them bad, but certainly not amazing. Every one of the sides tastes a little bit generic and almost canned. | 29


Original Recipe by Patrick Sayler the chef of Pomegranate Market

This is a very tasty, high-protein salad that takes only minutes to make. And, because the main ingredients are soybeans and corn, it is easy to source locally!

Edamame Salad: Ingredients: - 2 cups shelled edamame (soy beans) - 1 cup sweet corn - 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper - 1/4 thinly chopped green onion/scallion - 3 tbsp sesame seeds

then toss in the veggies. 2. Top with sesame seeds and green onions.

This dish is a perfect pre-workout lunch when paired with grilled chicken breasts. It contains plenty of protein and the honey Sauce Ingredients: and corn provide good - 3 tbsp sesame oil carbs for sustained energy - 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar during exercise. - 2 tsp Bragg or soy sauce - 1 tsp honey - 1 tsp lemon - 1/2 tsp Sri Ratcha hot sauce (optional)

Photo by Patrick Sayler

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Sauce Instructions: 1. Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce until they emulsify and

Photo by Denise DePaolo

Summer Twist on a Whiskey Sour: Ingredients: - 2 oz Whiskey - 2 oz Limeade - 4 oz Sparkling Water - Lime slices - Cherry Instructions: 1. Fill rocks glass with ice. 2. Add whiskey. 3. Add limeade. 4. Top with sparkling water. 5. Garnish with lime slices and cherry.

by: Denise DePaolo

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get involved March into the Light by Kilee Kading

As September marks National Recovery Month, Face it TOGETHER Sioux Falls is hosting the second annual March into the Light event to celebrate recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Saturday, September 22, the event will begin just shy of sunrise at 6:30 a.m. at the Downtown Riverfront Amphitheater located outside of Cherapa Place. The focus of the day is to celebrate life in recovery. Too often substance abuse and addiction carry a negative stigma in society, making recovery difficult to pursue. Face it TOGETHER aspires to rally community support, support addiction education, and inspire individuals in need. 2012 steering committee co-chair Terese Schulte believes that March into Light is a necessary step forward in breaking down the negative barriers of addiction. “The March into the Light is about celebrating recovery and providing hope and inspiration for those affected by alcohol and drug problems. We don’t often hear much

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about the other side of addiction--that life in recovery is positive, rich and fulfilling. So part of our goal is to show the many faces and voices of recovery in our community,” said Schulte. Last year at the first annual event, over 325 participants walked to raise upwards of $30,000 for those in the Sioux Empire area. The second annual walk hopes to build upon this success and raise $50,000. Augustana College director of student activities Jeff Venekamp was also a speaker at last year’s event. Venekamp views the unique sunrise start as a symbol of a renewed

Small town flair in the middle of the big city

perspective for addiction and recovery. “What I like most about the event is the symbolic nature of walking from darkness, which is where you are when you suffer from addiction, and heading into the light, which is where you end up when you recover from addiction,” said Venekamp. Face it TOGETHER hosts this walk not only to celebrate but also with aspirations to motivate and influence those suffering in recovery to continue pursuing the journey forward. The walk is able to enlighten those in the community who are affected by substance abuse in a variety of direct and indirect ways. “Research shows that about 1 in 10 people in the Sioux Empire are struggling with addiction--somewhere around 20,000 people. Thousands more family members and friends are impacted by the disease. And we know that addiction is at the root of many of our community’s worst social, public health and safety problems. So we are all directly affected in one way or another,” said Schulte. Venekamp agrees that many individuals are affected in a variety of ways by these addictive behaviors, “I think this event has the ability to show people that, there are hundreds, no, thousands of people out there and you are not alone, you are not weak. Asking for help with a curable disease is a sign of strength.  I often compare this disease to cancer, asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness for a cancer patient--it is a necessity.” To participate call (605) 274-2262 or visit All proceeds will be used to fund community education and support in the Sioux Empire area.

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september CHECKLIST Pull out your pen and check these items off your list this month!

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Image by Northern Plains Indian Art Market.

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22nd Annual Deadwood Jam Sept. 14-15 | Fri. 4 p.m./Sat. 11 a.m. Deadwood Price: $60 two-day pass/$25 Friday/$50 Saturday More info:

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Augustana headlines Friday and Stray Cat Lee Rocker and Styx headline Saturday at this year’s Deadwood Jam. Other bands Friday include Groove Daddy and Indigenous, while Loaded Dice, Synthetics, Fly Paper, Harper, and Native Run hit the stage Saturday. Purchase tickets at website above. Bonus! Did we mention this is two days of outdoor music with great food, breathtaking views, and WILD WEST entertainment?!

The 25th Annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market Sept. 26-30 | Times vary Locations vary Price: Varies More info: (605) 856-8100 ex. 8476 or Help celebrate 25 years of contemporary and traditional art created by Indigenous People of the Northern Plains. Sept. 26 visit Augustana College’s Center for Western Studies art show 4:30-6:30 p.m. Attend the Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at Farber Hall at the University of South Dakota campus for free at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. For $25 a person, attend the Juried Art Show and Artist Reception Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum. See a Traditional Pow Wow and Buffalo Feed Sept. 29 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Armory Building starting at 1 p.m. Bonus! Don’t forget the Art Market Sept. 29 and 30 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall (Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for $5 a day or buy a $7 two-day pass.

2012 South Dakota Festival of Books Sept. 28-30 | Times vary Downtown Sioux Falls Price: Prices vary More info: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “premier literary event in our Midwest region.” Attend festival sessions that include workshops, film screenings, luncheons, tea parties, and a symphonic performance at the Orpheum Theatre, Zandbroz Variety, the Holiday Inn City Centre, and the Siouxland Library Main Branch. See an exciting line-up of writers like Roy Bluont Jr., Heid Erdrich, and Will Hermes, along with festival favorites like past One Book South Dakota authors Elizabeth Berg, Leif Enger and Kent Meyers. Register at the website above. Bonus! Attend events ahead of time like the Author Reception at the Icon Lounge Event Hall Sept. 27 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. to meet and mingle with authors for the festival fundraiser. Tickets are $50.

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Oktoberfest 1880 Train Style! Sept. 29 | 4:30 p.m. Hill City Station, Hill City, S.D. Price: $48 per passenger (designated driver tickets $43) More info: (605) 574-2222 or

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Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train, brought to everyone by support at Eagle Sales of the Black Hills. The third annual event will feature festive live music by Easy Sounds of Rapid City, all while enjoying authentic seasonal beer and German foods. Get your tickets at the phone number or website above! Bonus! Wear your lederhosen, because there is a costume contest!

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e was wearing an Underoath T-shirt. I thought we could be friends.” A friend in college, or a band mate for life. Members of Avian Sunrise, who began six years ago at the University of South Dakota are now 36 | September 2012

set to release their third EP, “Little Visits,” on Sept. 4. Formed in the latter part of 2008, lead vocalist of Avian Sunrise Bryan Wehrkamp gave the band an initial start when he began writing a song

for his sister, who later lost her battle with depression. In talking to a fellow classmate and bass musician Corey Gross, they were able to assemble a group including current guitarists Luke Volden and Matt Bump, and a

Images by Candace Ann Photography

by Taylor Reaves

drummer who was later replaced by Paige VanderWeide in 2010. “That first time it just felt like we were on to something, like it wasn’t just a jam session,” said Wehrkamp. “It was productive and pointed in

the direction of starting a song and finishing it.” “It’s like that event was kind of a catalyst almost. I feel like that was when we decided to take it more serious in a way that we weren’t just

going to write songs,” said Volden. “We established that we wanted to write songs that would affect people positively, whether it be to help them fall in love or to battle depression, anything to make our songs super | 37

relatable so that people can be met at eye level.” After graduating from college in 2010, the group decided to continue on in the music industry, establishing themselves as Avian Sunrise. The name implied the freedom to create, and the band has been busy doing just that. They first released “Your Broken Fail” EP in 2009 and “A Noisy World” EP in 2010. The group released their first full-length album “Silence in the Sound” in early May of 2011. Avian has gained recognition around the region, opening for national acts such as Owl City, Remedy Drive, Lydia, Silverstein, Quietdrive, and The Dangerous Summer. In the spring of 2011, Avian Sunrise’s songs “What You Deserve” and “A Noisy World” received placement on MTV’s “Real World: Las Vegas,” and their songs have appeared on the movie trailers for “The Vow” and “The Words.” “Placements are such big morale boosters. Even if it’s just an instrumental, you can’t put a value on it because it’s too easy to get down when you’re making music,” said Gross. “It can be really tough, because you have to take cuts in other aspects of life. We could be doing other things that are much more lucrative and financially stable, but this is what we choose to do so when cool things like that happen, it gives you a pat on the shoulder because then you know that you’re doing it right and you can tell yourself to just keep doing it because you know that good things are coming your way.”

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In early 2012, Avian reached out to Paul Leavitt, who has previously recorded A Dangerous Summer, Circa Survive, Yellowcard, Conditions, Senses Fail, and many more. Avian already had success recording with Leavitt for their full-length, and after raising over $3,000 on Kickstarter from fans and supporters, they headed back into the studio in Baltimore, Md. The “Little Visits” EP is said to be the most dynamically different to date. Avian believes that in this EP they have created an accurate portrayal of the direction in which they are heading with their music through the growth and versatility compared to albums past. “We’ve been continually trying to craft ourselves,” said Wehrkamp. “I don’t know that we totally and completely figured out, but I think that our music is starting to get to a point where it’s starting to get its own thumbprint because of the instrumentation, the vocals or the lyrics.” “Little Visits” contains elements of thicker harmonies, beat-based rhythms, a cappella , and a portion of rapping at the beginning of the song “Overthrow.” However, instrumentally, the band kept to a general song structure, so while each was unique they were able to relate with each other as well. “We’re just trying to push new things with this EP, because we aren’t really afraid to be different” said Wehrkamp In addition to the instruments, the “Little Visits” EP is emotionally

dynamic as well. “The EP in its entirety is about different emotions we feel and the ways in which their ‘visits’ affect us,” said Wehrkamp. “The emotional encounters we portray range from dreamlike visits from people who have passed away, to falling for a newfound love/significant other, to facing death, to feelings of extreme anger and guilt.” While the album conveys the spectrum of emotions, including a couple happy songs (like “Pretty Eyes”) and those that are otherwise bittersweet (like “Little Visits”), Avian stepped outside of what any had ever done to create a song written as a personified emotion. The song, “Brother Guilt,” while not considered to be an upbeat song, brings a sense of relatability through a conversation with an emotion represented as a brother. “The entire song is the back and forth conversations we so often have when faced with being guilty of something and how it can have a hold on us,” explained Wehrkamp. Members of Avain see that while positivity is generally associated with happier songs, a positive effect can be formed through a connection to the music. “I think more than anything life tends to be a struggle, so we want to write about the things that people inherently struggle with,” said Wehrkamp. “Positivity is more about affecting people positively so that they can connect with it, and I think that’s probably even closer to spot on.” And while the media placements

(L to R: Bryan Wehrkamp, Luke Volden, Paige VanderWeide, Corey Gross and Matt Bump)

and the release of their new EP suggest success, members of Avian have not lost drive. Over the years they have found that in the industry, one must stay aggressive in a way that is both humble and confident in order to show what this Midwest band is capable of. “It’s about taking a risk and hoping you get your chance to present in the best way why you’re worth their

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time,” said Gross. Less than one month after Avian finished recording their newest EP, they began working on other songs that have already made their set lists in recent performances. Each member has collectively been writing in preparation for a possible recording deal in the future. “In the past I remember going

into the studio when we’ve gotten the products back for the first time and I think to myself ‘I don’t know how I’m going to write songs that can be better in my own mind than the ones that we just did,’ but, ironically, the turnaround time has been shorter every time,” said Wehrkamp. “We’re always looking for inspiration, because you never know when you’re going to

need to kick out a bunch of songs.” Avian is set to play at Popparooza on Sept. 8 at Poppadox Pub, where they will be showcasing their new EP. The outdoor event will feature other artists including ShowBaby, Peace By Revenge, Fivefold, The Evolution Project, along with Martin Dill of Janitor Bob for the after party. Tickets will be sold at the gates starting at 3 p.m., and all ages are

welcome to attend. The next stop is Rapid City Sept. 23 for 605 Magazine’s Release Party starting 8 p.m. at Ifrit’s Hookah Lounge. Avian is excited for their first show in Rapid City, and is also looking forward to playing new songs for their hometown crowd. “We’ll be doing some things that

we’ve never done before since it’ll be the last time we play in Sioux Falls for awhile,” said Gross. “It’s a great way for people to end their summer.” “Little Visits” will be available Sept. 4 on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and at For more info on Avian, find them on Facebook or Twitter or visit

CATCH AVIAN’S SEPTEMBER SHOWS ShowBaby, Avian Sunrise (EP RELEASE SHOW), Peace By Revenge, Fivefold, The Evolution Project, and more Also featuring Martin Dill (of Janitor Bob) for the after party Sept. 8 | 3 p.m. Poppadox Pub, Outdoor Show ALL AGES Tickets $10 605 Magazine Rapid City Release Party Featuring Avian Sunrise & the IHL DJs Sept. 23 | 8 p.m. Ifrits Hookah Lounge Tickets $10 door (includes free hookah!) 18+ w/ I.D. | 41

the scoop Plain Green 12 For weeks there have been billboards and other forms of advertising making abrupt statements like “Plain Awesome,” “Party Plainer,” and “Go Plain,” claiming that “Sioux Falls isn’t Plain Enough.” But what does it all mean? “The whole idea is that ‘green’ is a word that’s kind of been gone. It was really popular five years ago, and then I think people lost that excitement about it,” explained Brooke Orcutt of the Sioux Falls Design Center. “We’ve been trying to change with the word ‘plain,’ so let’s be plainer.” Citing the MSN article that dubbed Sioux Falls one of the Top 10 Best Cities for Families, Orcutt discussed one of the reasons why this particular word was chosen. She said, “People probably think [South Dakota] is the plainest thing known to man, but, you know, that’s one of the things that makes our culture and our society so great.” As for the actual event, it is anything but plain. The second annual Plain Green Conference and Marketplace focuses on sustainability in design, community, home and food on Sept. 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls. Registration begins at 7 a.m. along with a continental breakfast with the exhibitors. Opening keynote speaker—and “wild card”—James Kunstler begins at 8 a.m. with “Can America Remain Civilized?” “He speaks his mind, which there’s nothing wrong with that,” chuckled Orcutt about Kunstler. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a “progressive lunch.” The typical progressive lunch is when each course of the meal is served at someone’s home, so one person serves the appetizer, one person serves the main course, and one person serves dessert to make the night a unique experience. “We’re doing that in the Orpheum,” said Orcutt. “[Pomegranate Market] is going to be having different stations you have to go to, and the nice thing about that is you’re going to get educated along the way.” Throughout the day 42 | September 2012

there is a wide array of workshops in design, energy and lifestyle like “Your Farm in the City,” “Pocket Neighborhoods,” and “Sustainability 101.” Orcutt described that this year’s conference is widespread for those who are well versed on sustainability and for those who are simply interested in finding out more. “Activities like ‘Sustainability 101’ are for people like me and everyone else who is asking what it means,” said Orcutt. “If you’re getting your feet wet and want to learn about it, it’s good to go listen to because it’s really starting from the beginning.” Closing keynote speaker Susan Szenasy is the editor-inchief of “Metropolis Magazine” and will discuss “Sustainable Design and Innovation.” Everything all comes to an end at the closing reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. where food and wine will be provided. Other activities include an opening party at the Museum of Visual Materials Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6-9 p.m., and on Friday Jessica Farley will teach DIY crafts while Good Lutheran Services will be there for anyone interested in creating plarn for sleeping bags for the homeless between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Orcutt is excited for this year’s change in lineup. “We made the schedule a little leaner this year so people don’t feel quite so overwhelmed and rushed. The topics are pretty friendly for everybody,” she said. If anything, the Plain Green initiative is to get everyone involved, or at least thinking. Early bird registration is $95, which ends Sept. 4. After the deadline it is $130. Teachers and students have a special rate for $30. “That’s for breakfast, that’s for lunch, that’s for dinner… You get 11 people you can go hear about their ideas. It’s a really good deal,” said Orcutt. To find out your carbon footprint, visit, and to register for the Plain Green Conference and to find our more info, visit Trash 2 Treasure Enter the product design competition by taking anything that is at the end of its cycle and turn it into something else. Submissions are due Sept. 7 and the competition is open to all ages. Two $250 prizes will be given out for People’s Choice and Juror’s Choice, and the winners will be displayed at the Plain Green Conference and will be shown at the Museum of Visual Materials throughout September. E-mail for more info! | 43

the real deal Todd Hanson Age: 31 | Hometown: Yankton, S.D.. | Specialty: Love for Brews

When Yankton native Todd Hanson was about to graduate from the University of Hawaii with a degree in global environmental science, he had no idea that he would not only have a successful career in the beer industry, but he would have a hand in branding one. Boulevard Brewing Company, based out of Kansas City, has been experimenting and finetuning a new year-round brand to its “family of beers,” and in his seventh year as a regional sales manager for the company, Hanson came up with the name that stemmed from his family farmland in Mission Hill, S.D.: 80-Acre. Tell us about the new addition to Boulevard. Todd: We have been working on this beer for years. The brewers have been trying to formulate a hoppy wheat beer. And how did you become directly involved? Todd: I kind of got involved in the marketing side of it when we were trying to name the beer. We had tons of ideas but nothing was really sticking. I had just put in the name 80Acre. I grew up on a family farm, and the farm was on about a 160-acre plot. We had one 80-acre that was a ways from the farm where we would put up hay. When you put up hay you have to put it up around 4-6 a.m. whenever the hay has the perfect amount of moisture in it. That acreage was far away from the farm so you had to ride about a half an hour on the tractor out there. I thought the name had a ring to it, so I talked to the

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marketing guys about it and they liked it. We ended up going with it and they asked me to send some pictures of the farm. The label of the beer is an old Farmall tractor like the one we used on our 80-acre. What was the appeal of the name to the company? Todd: I think the name really resonated with the brewers and our whole team down at Boulevard because they thought it was a cool way to pay homage to the farmers and the land where all our ingredients come from. Do you think people who aren’t beer connoisseurs will enjoy it? Todd: Yeah, I think it’s a good gateway into hops and into bitterness because it has a big, hoppy aroma, but the taste isn’t overbearing. The beautiful thing about craft beers is

that once you start acquiring that taste it just gets better and better. You start dabbling into all different realms in the craft beer world, and it’s pretty amazing what craft brewers are doing with different flavors and styles. You had release parties all over the area in mid August, including at an outdoor concert. What is your goal with those events? Todd: If you get people to taste it that’s our job, and then they decide if they want to keep drinking it, and hopefully they will! What are some of your favorite beers from Boulevard? Todd: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Saison-Brett, and our Pale Ale. I think 80-Acre will be one of our beers I’ll drink pretty regularly. How does your family feel about the local connection of the beer? Todd: The family is pretty excited about it. My dad and I grabbed a few 80-Acres the other day and he and I shared one. It was pretty cool. My dad isn’t into crazy beers at all, but he liked it. I knew he would say that, but later on my mom told me he really liked the beer so I’m pretty stoked. I’d really like for down the road when I’m retired and hanging out on the back deck that I can drink an 80-Acre and be proud that it’s a beer we brewed and I have a little history with it. 80-Acre is available year-round everywhere in bottles, and Sioux Falls is the only market to get it on tap as a way to “honor the role South Dakota agriculture played in naming the beer.” For more info, find Boulevard on Twitter and Facebook or visit | 45

mommy mind TRIP Susan is a busy mom of two children. She doesn’t think you should take anything she writes as advice, and highly suggests that you don’t follow her parenting practices.

No Plenty of Judgement Here Judgment is a natural part of parenting. No matter how many books you’ve read, courses you’ve taken, or years you’ve worked in a child-related field, someone in your life undoubtedly knows more than you. As a new mother, I’ve received my share of judgment. It’s often cloaked as concern, or “just trying to be helpful,” but it’s judgment nonetheless.  Here’s a somewhat embellished conversation I heard between two women at a restaurant the other day. We’ll call them Wanda and Laura. Wanda: I’m trying to decide between a cowboy theme or circus theme for little Jimmy’s birthday party this year. I’m thinking of renting a pony for the party. I want this year to be extra special for my little prince. Laura: A party with a pony? I guess you don’t mind exposing your child to disease-hoarding vermin. I chose a ‘miniature’ party for little Sally. Everything at the party is tiny: Tiny cakes, tiny finger foods, tiny favors. I got the idea from Martha Stewart. Wanda: You’d actually take advice on party planning from a convicted criminal? What’s next? Michael Vick gives you pet care tips? Besides, Jimmy has so much personality and spirit; a party of small things just wouldn’t suit him. Sally’s miniature party sounds horribly dull for children. Laura: The party was elegant and understated. Just like my little Sally. Most children aren’t as mature as her, though. She is reading at a 10th grade level. I’m sure your kids wouldn’t have enjoyed it. Wanda: You probably think  Sally seems  mature because she’s an only child. Only children never learn how to interact properly with other kids. She’ll probably end up living alone in an apartment eating Chinese takeout every night with her 42 cats. Such a shame. Laura: You mean  proper interaction,  like when your children run around screaming their faces off like escaped inmates? My daughter would never throw a fit at Target because she didn’t get the latest Justin Bieber ‘pop-and-lock’

action figure. I guess that’s the difference between us. I set firm boundaries for my child. Wanda: Boundaries like she’s only allowed to eat french fries twice a day? I guess poisoning your child with saturated fats doesn’t bother you. We only eat fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmers market in our home. At this rate, you’ll be ordering three cakes for her next party: Two for her and one for the rest of us.   Laura: Poor thing, Jimmy never just gets to be a kid. So many rules and expectations. He’ll never be able to live up to them all. You’ll be at the psychiatrist’s office  with that child in no time. Have you heard the phrase ‘childhood anxiety disorder?’ Wanda: There isn’t a pill to fix everything, Laura. I believe in allowing my child to experience hardships so  he can cope later on in life. I don’t shield him from the world with medications. Our ‘Mommy and Me’ zen yoga instructor has taught us so much about living without medication.   Laura: You didn’t even have him immunized. That’s okay, though, my daughter took all those painful shots so your kids didn’t have to. You’re welcome. Wanda: I’m sensing some hostility in that last comment, Laura. Is everything okay between us? Laura: Oh my, absolutely! Little Jimmy is an absolute darling. I just adore him. Wanda: Oh, good! We just love your girl so much. I couldn’t stand it if anything came between us. Laura: Don’t worry, that will never happen! After overhearing this conversation, I downed the rest of my glass of wine and got out of there fast. I hope they didn’t see me knock down that waiter as I sprinted to my car.

BIO: Susan has worked with new parents and babies for several years. She has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She likes punk music, eating food that other people cook, and making her husband and two kids laugh with her silly antics. You can find her at her blog at (Fair warning: The blog is often profane and may be offensive to readers without a sense of humor) and on Twitter @MommyMindTrip.

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ask THE JOHNS Yes, all three of these guys are named John. Yes, it was a popular name in the ’80s (I’m sure you feel their pain all you Katies, Michaels and Jessicas). But these three gentlemen, when not complaining about how they got Facebook “timelined,” are here to answer every question you throw at them. They’re suave, sort of hip, and are here for you. The identity of these three amigos has been altered to protect the innocent.

1.) I have my reunion coming up and all I can think about are all the awkward conversations that will probably take place. Do you have any advice on how to smoothly end a conversation? -Nervous JR: Just say you are going to freshen up your drink. And if things are getting really awkward, ask the bartender to make it a double. JW: First off, after you get out of the Ferrari that you’ll clearly be renting for the reunion, help out your two professional models that will be escorting you the whole night. Later, if any of the conversations get awkward, all three of you just start making out and the person will probably just walk away. If that fails, throw money at them and make your exit. JT: Initiate your exit by saying ‘it was great catching up with you’ (even if it wasn’t). Then shake their hand and finish the conversation by saying ‘best of luck in your new career/marriage/family,’ and simply walk away. 2.) I only see one of my friends whenever it seems like they want something... I really like them and just wish whenever they contacted me it didn’t follow with a favor. Do I confront them about this? -Anonymous JR: Heck yes you do. You are their friend, not their servant. JW: When someone asks me to help them move or paint something, I just do a really bad job of it. I paint over windows or drop their TV, for example. You’d be surprised how few of these calls I get now. JT: Your friends are people you care about and want to help, but if this friend only contacts you when they need

something, they are using you. It is unfortunate, but by always being there for them when they need a favor, you are enabling them to continue their behavior. You need to either cut ties with this person or tell them how you feel. If they want to be friends with you they will apologize and change. 3.) I had a few too many and kissed my best guy friend. Since you are all guys, how would you want the girl to act the next time she sees you, because I feel really weird now... -Eek JR: Exactly the same. But maybe next time, let him head for second base. JW: If you are not hot, just understand it was a mistake and there are no hard feelings. We are still friends, girl. Just keep your hands to yourself. It is only going to keep our friendship stronger, and nothing is more important than that! If you are hot, I would be down for round two. JT: If it were me, I would clear up the situation with the girl. If he does not, then you need to. My guess is that he has not said anything for one of two reasons: 1.) He liked you before you kissed him, and now he likes you a whole lot more after. 2.) He is a little freaked out because he thought you were just friends and now he thinks you like him. In both of these scenarios you both need to talk about what happened and get back on the same page. By not saying anything, you are creating a lot of confusion. In the first scenario, if you say nothing you might end up leading him on. If you say nothing under the second scenario, the guy might think that you like him but he doesn’t feel the same way, making him feel awkward around you. Bottom line, you need to talk to him about what happened.

Disclaimer: Ask the Johns is a sarcastic piece. Their advice is not meant to be taken literally… except maybe John T’s.

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The estimated number of attendees at this year’s JazzFest.

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The amount of money a student can save on tuition when enrolled in University Center Foundations classes.

25 The average number of births per woman in the U.S. is likely to plunge to a 25-year low in 2012-2013, according to Demographic Intelligence. Experts say this dramatic decline could be due to the economy. Cited by “Huffington Post.”


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fashion DIY

with Jessica Farley

Notebooks and journals keep all of your individual thoughts and ideas, so why not personalize it!


Cost: Under $1 Time: 20 minutes Skill level: Easy

Supplies: - Small paper clip - Rubber band - Cd cover art, cereal boxes, or greeting cards - Ruler - Pencil - Scissors - Typing paper Directions: - Reduce, reuse, upcycle! This DIY notebook is an awesome way to use some of your old CD covers or other items around the house. (You can also easily use cereal boxes or greeting cards). - First, choose a cover for your notebook. - Next, measure the length and width of your cover. Cut sheets of typing paper about a 1/2 inch smaller (length and width). - Fold typing paper in half and score with scissors. - Using a ruler, find the middle of the folded side of typing paper. - Make a mark on the fold one inch above and one inch after the middle point. - Punch half circles on each mark. - Using the typing paper as a guide, mark then punch two half circles on the seam of the cover. - Insert typing paper into cover. - Thread rubber band through one hole and connect inside the cover with a paper clip. - Thread the other side through and connect with the paper clip. - Go forth and sketch, write, or jot down some digits from miscellaneous items found at the office!

BIO: Jessica Farley is the author of the local fashion blog She is constantly inspired

by fashion found in magazines, movies and TV, but is mostly influenced by street style: real style by real people. An expert thrifter and lover for all things vintage, Farley takes pride in finding eclectic, one-of-a-kind fashions for herself and others (she is a fashion stylist and personal shopper as well). Besides fashion, Jessica loves working on creative projects, her family, Google, cupcakes, and art.

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fashion Denim. Stripes. Polka dots. And don’t forget a splash of color. Don’t be afraid to try some of this season’s trends.

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health Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

by Kilee Kading

Poorly understood and often overlooked, temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition more common than expected for many Americans. Over the course of a year, more than 35 million Americans experience pain and tension due to what is also referred to as TMJ. Temporomandibular joint disorder, often shortened to TMJ, affects and limits movement in the temporomandibular joint, causing moderate to severe discomfort. TMJ has become a common issue that many overlook or grow used to. “It is quite a common disorder, but so many people have learned to cope with the pain or don’t think that any of their symptoms could be related to their teeth, so they don’t address those concerns with their dentist,” said Dr. Holly van Hofwegen of Pillar Dental. TMJ is often misdiagnosed or passed over due to the commonality of symptoms. “Typically, the signs and symptoms of TMJ lead a patient to consult with their physician rather than seeking treatment and diagnosis from their dentist. Often times the medical profession treats these conditions with anti-inflammatory drugs or pain medications so the symptoms are masked rather than treated,” said Dr. van Hofwegen. Developing TMJ There is not a specific age range that TMJ develops within, nor a universal rhyme or reason for the disorder. Although the cause, age, and treatment vary by patient, several overlapping factors play an instrumental role in the early development of TMJ. While genetics may increase the risk, infections, dental procedures and stress contribute to the disorder’s development. Many patients who develop TMJ experience moderate to severe symptoms. Dr. van Hofwegen notes that symptoms include: headaches, jaw joint pain, a clicking-jaw noise, limited movement, dizziness, ringing in the ears, difficulty swallow-

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ing, sensitivity in the teeth, jaw clenching, and grinding. Stress, age, and lifestyle all contribute to TMJ’s developing. Megan Martin, Lacey Dixon, and Christine Lanpher each experienced TMJ differently. For Martin, freshman year of college brought about different levels of stress. Martin first noticed her jaw losing range of motion while she was away at school. “I started stressing more and began grinding my teeth at night. At first I noticed my jaw started cracking more when I opened it to eat or talk, then I started losing full range when using my mouth,” said Martin. “It was incredibly painful when it cracked or when I tried to open my mouth wide… I almost think I have gotten so used to the pain and lack of motion that I don’t think about it anymore.” Thankfully, changing daily habits can minimize the symptoms. Generally softer foods and eliminating gum-chewing can offer temporary relief. Martin and Dixon also incorporated several adjustments to experience relief. “I had physical therapy that included ultrasound treatments, strength exercises, and the use of a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit. I had medical procedures called orthosis to hydrate the discs in my jaw, and I use arthritis medication and pain medication,” said Dixon. “I continue to apply the lifestyle changes I learned in therapy that adjusted how I eat, sleep, and travel. A TENS unit and ice pack are good friends of mine!” Martin was advised to pursue nonsurgical procedures due to her young age.

“I chose to get a mouth guard from my dentist rather than wear my retainer. I also went to a physical therapist to get a stem and ultrasound performed on my jaw…also made sure to wear my retainer every night to help the grinding of my teeth issue,” said Martin. “It helped the irritation a little, but I still couldn’t open my mouth without experiencing pain. I took ibuprofen every day to help the inflammation.” Lanpher first noticed headaches and clicking and popping noises when she was in the fifth grade. Throughout her treatments Lanpher was forced to adjust her daily lifestyle. For example, she was forced to give up playing the clarinet and saxophone and had to adjust her workout regimen. Many of Lanpher’s options of treatment were too invasive or not possible due to her young and her jawbone’s small size. Treatment for Lanpher included intra and facial ultrasounds, a variety of splints to alleviate symptoms, and ice packs for swelling. Braces and teeth-pulling were also used to correct her bite. Recommended Treatment Dr. van Hofwegen recommends a TENS process as treatment and to elect surgery as the very last option. “The treatment that we recommend is a neuromuscular approach in which the muscles in the head and neck are relaxed with electrical muscle stimulation (TENS) so that the physically neutral position of the patient’s jaw can be found. An orthotic is then fabricated to enable the patient to stay in this physiologic neutral position even when they aren’t TENSing. This typically resolves pain and all the symptoms shortly after the orthosis is delivered,” said Dr. van Hofwegen. Because there is not one way of treating TMJ, minimizing activities that heighten discomfort and maintaining a stable bite can avoid TMJ from developing. “Unfortunately there isn’t a sure-fire way to avoid having TMJ. It is very important to keep all your teeth to ensure a more stable bite, but if the teeth are poorly aligned, orthodontics or a more involved treatment may be necessary,” said Dr. van Hofwegan. “The severity of symptoms vary from day to day, but there are daily symptoms from jaw pain to limited mobility to headaches. I can minimize pain through food choices, behaviors, and pain management learned in physical therapy,” said Dixon.

Think you may have TMJ? - Start by avoiding hard candy or food that is difficult to chew. - Use an ice pack to reduce swelling. - Limit full range jaw motions. - Consult a dentist to ensure your jaw has a stable bite. | 61

health profile: Jana Lindsey by Jaclyn Lanae

In 2000, at the ripe age of 16, Jana Lindsey of Black Hawk, S.D. was named to the U.S. Ski Team. While other teens were planning for their junior year, Lindsey was planning to represent her home country as a freestyle aerial artist in the biggest contest of them all--the Olympic Games. After two olympics and 14 years as a competitive aerialist, Lindsey has now graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a degree in communication and her sights set on her future. She plans to use her education to help The Speedy Foundation--a non-profit organization dedicated to understanding mental illness, preventing suicide, and fighting stigma through education, research, and advocacy. As she begins the next chapter in her life, looking toward a career in public relations or event planning, she shares with us her regimen to stay fit and healthy and is ready for anything.

likes it. I even ran my first half-marathon--the San Francisco half marathon--in July. I usually try to run three to five miles three times per week. I also like to do Pilates and yoga. I take a Pilates class once in a while and do yoga at home or join the free “yoga in the park” classes to change it up. We have a dog now, too, so I hike or run with her a lot. I just really like to get outside and do something every day. It doesn’t always happen, but I do what I can. What about your diet? Was it pretty strict when you were training? No, not really. We were kind of on our own. There were a few nutritionists that worked with us, but they didn’t lay out a

How does that compare to what you do now? Well, my body didn’t used to respond well to running, but I recently picked it up and my body really

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What were your workouts like? We had a workout coach that put together a program for us. It was a lot of lifting, squats... a lot of core, back and lower-body exercises, especially in the summer. We’d spend three days a week lifting and five days a week we’d be at the pool working on our jumps. The winter workout was toned down just to keep us strong. We didn’t do anything too intense while we were competing.

detailed meal plan. They would have if we had asked for it, but it wasn’t necessarily given to us. So what was your typical diet like? I just tried to stay balanced and focused on recovery. I tried to take in a lot of protein and good carbohydrates. I’m kind of a picky eater so it was hard sometimes, especially because I’m not really a meat eater either, and we were traveling a lot. Depending on what country we were in and which hotel we were staying at, there weren’t always a lot of good options. So I just tried to limit sugar and preservatives, and I stayed away from fast food. I had a calorie base I was going for, and I tried to get there with an emphasis on fruits and veggies, and got some good protein in there too. How do you get your protein in? I have to get creative. I eat a lot of nuts and nut butters. They’re such an easy snack, and easy to travel with. I like tofu too and I will substitute higher protein grains in some dishes. I’ll use quinoa instead of rice for my stir-fry, for instance. What is your diet like now? It’s very much the same, really. I like to cook, but like I said, I’m a picky eater so I experiment a lot in my cooking. I just replace the ingredients I don’t like with ingredients I do. I really like stir-fry, tacos, enchiladas, and egg scrambles. What’s your weakness? Chocolate! Chocolate is definitely my downfall, but I was never the person that never ate dessert, either. I just always try to keep my diet balanced and eat everything in moderation. | 63

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