Well, Des Moines, we had a good run. We escaped Mother Nature's winter wrath for a good while, or at least we thought we did. According to reliable sources (my handy iPhone), today's high is supposed to be 10 degrees. As an Iowa transplant from Texas, my brain doesn't even know how to internally process that. Despite all that, hopefully today's newsletter will give you the strength to make it through today's freezing temps... (If you like what you're reading, then subscribe at yourmorningjuice.dmjuice.com and tell a friend to do the same.)
What do we want? Food trucks! When do we want them? Now! Where do we want them? EVERY. PLACE. POSSIBLE. Des Moines city officials are mulling over the idea of bringing food trucks to parks and neighborhoods outside of downtown. Maybe to places like Gray's Lake Park, perhaps? Who knows. Potential park sites would be approved on a case-by-case basis and require a public bathroom nearby and approval from the Park and Recreation Board as well as the City Council.
The world lost a music legend on Sunday. David Bowie, 69, passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie, even in his passing, has given us all the valuable career advice that any of us should want or need. Go out on your own terms, with the same restless creativity that defined the best years of your life.
Nostalgia: 20 best David Bowie songs of all time
Let's say that money isn't an object and you had a year to add whatever you wanted to your house, what would you change? Me? I'd add in an elevator. (Running up and down the stairs all day goes against everything I believe in.) Well, this couple turned one of their bedrooms into a dressing room and closed off part of a hall to make a bath, which features an all-marble shower with a custom seat.
I'M KINDA BUZZED AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE...
- Lena Dunham made a stop in the Hawkeye state to talk about Hillary Clinton, "Girls" and why she loves us Iowans
- How do you stay warm in the winter? (Spoiler: wine, whiskey and cuddles)
- Free beer + The Maytags = A place that you should be
- Ameena, Juice