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Birthday dinner for CK 🎉 🐇 ❤️

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 07:15 pm GMT -5

No, *you* have something in your eye

pic posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 05:12 pm GMT -5

Beautiful morning along Sand Creek – shot an 87 from the whites (the new gear is starting to work)

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 03:38 pm GMT -5

Happy birthday, CK 🎂 🎉

pic posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 03:36 pm GMT -5

This weekend > last weekend

pic posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 10:10 am GMT -5

Two of my favorite things

pic posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 09:24 pm GMT -5

Chilitos, I can’t quit you

pic posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 07:23 pm GMT -5

Work on the train

pic posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 12:55 pm GMT -5

While science, medicine, art, poetry, architecture, chess, space, sports, number theory and all things hard and beautiful promise purity, elegance and sometimes even transcendence, they are fundamentally subordinate. In the end, they must bow to the sovereignty of politics…

- Charles Krauthammer

quoted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 11:21 pm GMT -5

Quick binge of HBO’s Barry – didn’t realize Milton from Office Space has been in so many shows

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 11:10 pm GMT -5

My new old guy shoes

pic posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 07:00 pm GMT -5

Kid one must be home

pic posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 06:58 pm GMT -5

First timers

pic posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 12:09 pm GMT -5

Not sure if I’m more surprised by the Twins winning the first two vs. Boston or that Dozier stole third ⚾️

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 11:14 pm GMT -5

Paid for an upgrade tonight – these should work

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 07:09 pm GMT -5

Hello old friend

pic posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 06:17 pm GMT -5

Cisco Live! Orlando 2018

story posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 03:08 pm GMT -5

Last week I attended my second Cisco Live! conference in Orlando (last year was my first in Vegas; next year will be San Diego). It blows my mind how much it must cost to host 25,000 people in a facility like the Orange County Convention Center – setup, food twice a day, video production for keynotes and sessions, utilities, staffing, etc. And then there was the customer appreciation event Wednesday night at Universal Studios, which not only included exclusive access to the original park for four hours, but also had free food and drinks everywhere and big name concerts from Leon Bridges, Cake and Sam Hunt. No wonder my annual maintenance bill never goes down…

Speaking of bills, I needed to do this trip on the cheap, so I stayed with my brother and his wife and leaned on them for ground transportation (along with some 25% off Lyft rides). He took me to Animal Kingdom on Sunday night after I arrived so I could check out the new(ish) Avatar stuff. Na’vi River Journey has the cool Audio-Animatronics Shaman of Songs, while Flight of Passage lived up to the nearly two hour wait. We had dinner at the excellent Satu’li Canteen, which really elevates the whole theme park food quality experience, in my opinion.

My conference pass this time was a new intermediate “Imagine” badge, so I didn’t get access to all of the sessions (or a T-shirt or backpack). It did get me into all of the keynotes and Innovation Showcase presentations, though, along with the “World of Solutions” trade show, the party at Universal and free food for breakfast and lunch each day. I found most of the sessions to be useful and not just a week-long sales pitch to buy new stuff (like you get at some conferences). I learned about a lot of new technology trends, including improved security techniques, software-defined networking and container-based development, along with the evolution of the Cisco platforms and products we’ve deployed at the stadium (which thankfully I don’t need to replace right away).

After the conference wrapped up, I had a little extra time to kill before flying home (I wish the standby rules for Delta were more customer friendly). I spent some more time checking out all the changes at Disney Springs, where I had had dinner earlier in the week with my brother at Art Smith’s wonderful Homecomin’ restaurant. World of Disney was half-closed for remodeling, but I still managed to find some things for people. It was interesting to see retail additions like UNIQLO and the dining scene continues to impress with the likes of Morimoto Asia, Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar and The Boathouse (in addition to all of the old favorites). Also caught Deadpool 2 at the AMC and made a quick trip to Tampa to check out the very impressive Seminole Hard Rock Tampa complex.

See you in San Diego?

Mornings with electricity are waaaaay better than mornings without electricity

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 08:43 am GMT -5

Mini Posts

story posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 09:15 pm GMT -5

Writing doesn’t always need to be a perfectly researched and edited story with links and pictures, which is what I usually try to do here with a “standard” post. Those stories have been few and far between the past few years, as each one tends to take several hours from start to publish. It’s much easier to tap out 140 characters in a tweet (which automatically gets posted here) or come up with a clever caption for a picture on Instagram (ditto).

I’ve had a lot of things floating around in my mind lately and finally decided today I should use my little corner of the internet to write about some of them (thanks to Steve the Sax Man for the weekly inspiration via his Three Things Thursdays). They won’t be long or fancy, but hopefully therapeutic for me (and perhaps useful for someone out there). I created a new mini post category that I’ll tag these with for future reference and will attempt at least one a week to start…

Much love to Thomas, Kat and Kyu (and everyone @EatDrinkRabbit) – hope your new journeys are 💯

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 08:35 pm GMT -5

Freshly cut

pic posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 02:02 pm GMT -5

The MPR raccoon has nothing on this show

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, June 18th, 2018 10:34 pm GMT -5

Sounds like the new Spago is open at Bellagio (hard to believe the old one was at Caesar’s Forum for 25 years)

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, June 18th, 2018 01:37 pm GMT -5

You don’t want the bumpers, life doesn’t give you bumpers…

- Dad

quoted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 11:25 pm GMT -5

A very happy Father’s Day

pic posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 07:13 pm GMT -5

Opening hole: 400 yards (irons off the tee, wedges in). Second hole: 264 yard par three

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 01:28 pm GMT -5

Happy Father’s Day

pic posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -5

Not a Phil fan and I cancelled my USGA membership a few years ago – they deserve each other

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 10:05 am GMT -5

Back in the saddle

pic posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 09:39 am GMT -5

Nice job, Cass

pic posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 09:35 am GMT -5

Those eggs were amazing

pic posted Saturday, June 16th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -5

So much for our Saturday round at Ridges

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, June 16th, 2018 07:59 am GMT -5

Zone boarding: marketing > science

pic posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 07:07 pm GMT -5

Update from ATL: managed to get from end of concourse E to gate A4 and eat dinner from the clown before boarding 🍟 ✈️

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, June 15th, 2018 07:00 pm GMT -5

Great feeling waiting for my flight back to MN, Sony Studio headphones blocking the chaos and @munsongs singing in my ear 🎶

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, June 15th, 2018 03:18 pm GMT -5

This was a nice one

pic posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 01:28 pm GMT -5

$140 on a 45-cent bet

pic posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 09:50 am GMT -5

Quick side trip b4 heading home

pic posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 09:47 am GMT -5

Florida rainy season is intense – every single day has included a brief downpour with a side of lightning

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, June 14th, 2018 05:11 pm GMT -5

Grabbing a little ramen

pic posted Thursday, June 14th, 2018 03:47 pm GMT -5

Cake does not disappoint

pic posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 10:54 pm GMT -5

There might be more people in the park during this private party than they normally have

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 07:53 pm GMT -5

Hey there, Leon

pic posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 07:42 pm GMT -5

Kid two said it’s the dankest

pic posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 06:03 pm GMT -5

Three days into my conference and this is the first session on phones

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 02:07 pm GMT -5

All our stuff is now obsolete

pic posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 01:48 pm GMT -5

Florida does have perks

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 01:15 pm GMT -5

Dayum, Chef

pic posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 06:47 pm GMT -5

Disney Springs night

pic posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 06:25 pm GMT -5

Never thought I’d hear so much love for open source at a Cisco convention

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 03:06 pm GMT -5

Innovation Showcase

pic posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 02:56 pm GMT -5

Only halfway through day two and I’m already nearing peak nerd fatigue

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 11:50 am GMT -5

Day one of network nerdfest

pic posted Monday, June 11th, 2018 01:39 pm GMT -5

Also telling how many terms used in the keynote today that I hadn’t heard before: SD-LAN, Kubernetes, Tetration

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, June 11th, 2018 12:38 pm GMT -5

It’s a bit telling that I need to tether to my phone to get a data connection for my laptop at this convention

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, June 11th, 2018 12:26 pm GMT -5

Florida NerdFest 🤓

pic posted Monday, June 11th, 2018 08:58 am GMT -5

Long wait, but it’s pretty

pic posted Sunday, June 10th, 2018 07:40 pm GMT -5

Hard to believe it’s 20 years

pic posted Sunday, June 10th, 2018 06:33 pm GMT -5

Best attraction theming ever? Definitely one of my all-time faves

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, June 10th, 2018 06:22 pm GMT -5

Alien desserts are fancy AF

pic posted Sunday, June 10th, 2018 06:16 pm GMT -5

Landed safely (and on time) at MCO – thanks @Delta

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, June 10th, 2018 09:44 am GMT -5

Off to Orlando

pic posted Sunday, June 10th, 2018 06:25 am GMT -5

Light is fading fast…

pic posted Saturday, June 9th, 2018 08:51 pm GMT -5

Switched my traditional Sunday Tapemark breakfast to Saturday due to travel

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, June 9th, 2018 09:01 am GMT -5

So many memories of June weekends

pic posted Friday, June 8th, 2018 02:11 pm GMT -5

Celebrating 47 years of @tapemarkgolf (17 in a row personally) at @SouthviewCClub

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, June 8th, 2018 11:25 am GMT -5

Nothing beats playoff hockey as far as I’m concerned

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, June 7th, 2018 10:27 pm GMT -5

First night of Music in Mears with Alex Rossi and @TOTBOSStruck

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, June 7th, 2018 09:15 pm GMT -5
 

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  • Chris Koza - 6/28, Music in Mears
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  • Dusty Heart - 7/12, Music in Mears
  • Dan Israel - 7/26, Music in Mears
  • HazelFest 2018 - 8/4, Hazelden
  • Jack White - 8/6, Armory
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  • Aby Wolf - 8/9, Music in Mears
  • Kind Country - 8/16, Music in Mears
  • Pearl Jam - 8/18, Wrigley Field
  • Pearl Jam - 8/20, Wrigley Field
  • Twilight Hours - 8/23, Music in Mears
  • Erik Koskinen - 8/30, Music in Mears
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31 & 9/1, USBS
  • Liz Phair - 9/15, First Ave
  • Hamilton - 9/18, State
  • Leon Bridges - 9/20, Palace
  • Avett Brothers - 10/11, Mystic Lake
  • Ed Sheeran - 10/20, USBS
  • Hippo Campus - 11/23, Palace
  • Elton John - 2/21/19, Target Center
  • P!nk - 5/5/19, Xcel