7 Minute Miles

Welcome to San Diego

Posted Saturday, March 31st, 2012 11:30 pm GMT -5 in Photography,Travel at 11:30 PM

Room 700-something, Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, California

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I really love mountains

Posted Saturday, March 31st, 2012 10:59 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography,Travel at 10:59 PM

Somewhere over Colorado, Delta Flight 1787, MSP-SAN

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Veronica Corningstone

Posted Saturday, March 31st, 2012 03:10 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 3:10 PM

Oh Ron, there are literally thousands of other men that I should be with instead, but I am 72 percent sure that I love you.

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Chicken and waffles are always the right answer

Posted Friday, March 30th, 2012 09:15 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Photography at 9:15 PM

Family dinner at Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group, ordered the “Apple Sauced” cocktail with Night Train chicken & waffles, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

No seeds for you!

Posted Friday, March 30th, 2012 12:12 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography at 12:12 PM

Kid one’s friend visiting the bird feeder, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Work on the seventh tee looks good

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2012 02:41 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 2:41 PM

Expanded middle tee on number seven, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Jeff Probst

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 7:58 PM

Troyzan’s balls haven’t moved in a long time.

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Maybe Tomorrow

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 05:24 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 5:24 PM

I’ve been down and I’m wondering why these little black clouds keep walking around with me…

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

It’s almost the month to Get in Gear

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 02:50 pm GMT -5 in Running at 2:50 PM

Minnesota’s Annual Rite of Spring, Get in Gear 10K, 5K, 2K and Half Marathon, Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Breakfast at the Bay

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 09:52 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Photography at 9:52 AM

Baystreet Grill breakfast special, Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

Photoshop CS6 on the Dream Machine

Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 06:30 pm GMT -5 in Technology at 6:30 PM

On a lark, I decided to run the Photoshop CS6 beta installer on my 13-inch MacBook Air, despite it not having a dedicated hardware graphics card (although it appears that requirement has been removed from the minimum system requirements section). Chewed up a bunch of space on the SSD, but the new beast installed and launched fine.

I need to read up on the new features (this Verge story does a nice job), as some of the things have me totally confused already (WTF crop tool). But overall I’m just happy that Adobe is doing public betas again with their expensive flagship product – bravo!

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Hollywood Jack and Rage Cage

Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 04:18 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music at 4:18 PM

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The Dock

Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 03:22 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 3:22 PM

Fortune Bay Marina, Everetts Bay, Lake Vermilion, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The covers are off! The covers are off!

Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 08:45 am GMT -5 in Golf,Photography at 8:45 AM

Eleventh green, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2012 at 8:45 am

The New Style

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 11:10 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:10 PM

Let me clear my throat. Kick it over here baby pop. And let all the fly skimmies, feel the beat…

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Today’s Featured Martini

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 10:53 pm GMT -5 in Food,Photography at 10:53 PM

Cucumber Sake Martini, Nami Sushi, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Meetings in Minneapolis

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 04:43 pm GMT -5 in Photography,Work at 4:43 PM

On the way to Red Circle Agency, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

The masks really make the room

Posted Saturday, March 24th, 2012 10:03 pm GMT -5 in Food,Photography at 10:03 PM

Wall decorations at Barrio Tequila Bar, Lowertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Sleepover in Shoreview

Posted Saturday, March 24th, 2012 03:17 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Photography at 3:17 PM

Kid one, kid two and friend, weekend sleepover, Shoreview, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

This just never gets old

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 07:31 pm GMT -5 in Links,Video at 7:31 PM

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Cake

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 07:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:19 PM

People you hate will get their hooks into you, they’ll pull you down, you’ll frown, they’ll tar you and drag you through town, but you still don’t like to leave before the end of the movie…

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Weird Nature Tricks

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 02:01 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography at 2:01 PM

Tree droppings, but at first I wasn’t sure…Valleywood Golf Course, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Ty Webb

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 2:00 PM

Don’t sell yourself short Judge, you’re a tremendous slouch.

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Changes at Valleywood

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 01:36 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 1:36 PM

With the continued excellent weather, I was hoping to at least get to a driving range before I play in San Diego next week. Discount Tire in Burnsville got my snow tires off quickly and I found myself at Valleywood in Apple Valley on the first tee just before 10AM. Amazingly, I walked 18 holes and was back at the car by 12:25. Gotta love that!

As you can see above, work is progressing nicely on their new clubhouse. I wasn’t quite clear from the news reports exactly where it was going up, but it’s basically right outside the old pro shop door. It was a little noisy around the site, but the safety fences and temporary paths were clearly marked and not much of an inconvenience.

The rest of the course was the same old Valleywood. They opened for play on March 16th and it seemed like they had cut most greens at least once. Conditions were decent and they had sodding projects started on a few holes. There were also a few new distance signs up that were very helpful.

I basically went from my last round of 2011 to the first tee with no practice shots, stretching or warms ups. After a scrambling bogey on one, I hit pin-high on the 136-yard par three second hole and made the birdie putt en route to a decent 86. I need a little more practice before the big tournament at Sycuan, but this was a good start…

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Pack these away until next winter

Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 10:23 pm GMT -5 in Photography,Shopping at 10:23 PM

New flannel pants on clearance for $10, Old Navy, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Ready for midnight

Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 10:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Movies,Photography at 10:19 PM

Kid one and kid two before the Hunger Games screening, Regal Cinema, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Atmosphere

Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:37 PM

If payback’s a bitch he’ll be in debt forever…

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Next Stop: the Y Store

Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 11:52 am GMT -5 in Photography,Work at 11:52 AM

The Y Store, Highways 1, 77 & 169, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

Why I have no Ph.D. (h/t ARC)

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 11:29 pm GMT -5 in Links,Schools at 11:29 PM

http://deadspin.com/5893189/what-happens-when-a-35+year+old-man-retakes-the-sat?popular=true

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Grand Marais Police Briefs

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 06:50 pm GMT -5 in News at 6:50 PM

9:37 a.m., Grand Marais: Caller wanted to speak with a deputy regarding the goat on Cramer Road.

1:11 p.m., Grand Marais: Caller said someone has been driving by and giving him the finger.

11:43 p.m., Grand Marais: Caller said he wanted a female removed from his residence because she was drinking and acting nuts, and he couldn’t take it any more.

7:41 p.m., Grand Portage: Some guy turned in counterfeit money at the port of entry.

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Tried a new lunch selection today

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 04:20 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Photography at 4:20 PM

Walleye poor boy sandwich and fries, Tamarack Restaurant, Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

The Flintstones

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 02:41 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 2:41 PM

…you’ll have a yabba dabba doo time. A dabba doo time. You’ll have a gay old time.

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Everest 2012

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 02:39 pm GMT -5 in Links,Travel at 2:39 PM

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/everest/gear-edmund-hillary-hilaree-oneill/

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Nothing like visits on the lake

Posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 11:33 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Photography at 11:33 PM

Dinner, drinks and visiting by the fire with Ann and Steve, Birch Point, Lake Vermilion, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Simple Song

Posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 11:31 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:31 PM

I know that things can really get rough, when you go it alone…

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Winter ice still holds fast on Vermilion

Posted Monday, March 19th, 2012 10:14 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography at 10:14 PM

Echo Point, Lake Vermilion, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Getting *soooo* close now

Posted Monday, March 19th, 2012 04:10 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Photography at 4:10 PM

Tenth tee, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle

Posted Monday, March 19th, 2012 09:19 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:19 AM

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

Monday morning commute

Posted Monday, March 19th, 2012 09:09 am GMT -5 in Personal at 9:09 AM

Some random stuff in my head during the long drive this morning:

  • The MINI has been a good car, but I could use a few less warning lights.
  • If it’s this warm now, does that mean snow in April or 120F in July?
  • People who drive slow in the left lane with their high beams on deserve their own circle in hell.
  • I like to think there is good in everyone, but it’s hard to see that sometimes.
  • As Nick Lowe says, what’s so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?
  • I really dislike getting older and wish I felt like I did in my early 20s.
  • Places I want to return to soon: LAX, MCO and GEG.
  • Why must we choose between Ginger and Mary Ann? They both rock…
Originally published by DK on March 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

The Asado at El Meson

Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2012 06:30 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Photography at 6:30 PM

Tandori style pork tenderloin served over sour cream mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, with a caramelized fennel/onion ragout, in a creamy asparagus sauce, El Meson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Introducing the Links 100

Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2012 02:04 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Links at 2:04 PM

http://www.linksmagazine.com/links100

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

The Beatles

Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2012 01:02 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:02 AM

I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time…

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

The Minneapolis music scene is hell

Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2012 12:55 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Photography at 12:55 AM

Launch Party preparing for their first show, Hell’s Kitchen, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2012 at 12:55 am

First bike ride of the year

Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2012 12:28 am GMT -5 in Biking,Family,Photography at 12:28 AM

Highline Trail with kid two, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2012 at 12:28 am

Daniel O’Grady

Posted Saturday, March 17th, 2012 04:05 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 4:05 PM

Burn in hell, you little green bastard!

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Bowling and Burgers

Posted Saturday, March 17th, 2012 03:22 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Photography at 3:22 PM

Juicy Nookie Burger and chicken strips, Casper’s & Runyon’s Nook, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Nice menu surprise today

Posted Friday, March 16th, 2012 12:01 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Photography at 12:01 PM

Apple slices and caramel, Baystreet Grill, Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Great post from the Edge

Posted Friday, March 16th, 2012 09:25 am GMT -5 in Links,Technology at 9:25 AM

http://krypted.com/iphone/managing-ios-devices-with-apple-configurator/

Originally published by DK on March 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

@ImTracyMorgan

Posted Friday, March 16th, 2012 09:23 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Technology at 9:23 AM

iPhone > Android > Nokia > Land phone > Typewriter > 2 cans and a string > Message in a bottle > Pigeon with a note taped to it > Blackberry

Originally published by DK on March 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

Butters

Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2012 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 7:29 PM

My grandmother’s from Virginia!

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Making good progress this week

Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2012 06:45 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Photography at 6:45 PM

12th Hole, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Someday I will hit on these

Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2012 09:22 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Photography at 9:22 AM

Mystery Magic slot bank, Imperial Rome machine that paid out $3395 yesterday, Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

Johnny Cash

Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2012 08:54 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:54 AM

So hard times or easy times, what do I care, there’s nothing I’d change if I could.

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

Beware the Ides of March

Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2012 08:53 am GMT -5 in History,Links at 8:53 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ides_of_March

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2012 at 8:53 am

Gangsta’s Paradise

Posted Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 5:00 PM

I’m an educated fool with money on my mind, got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye…

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Our latest servers

Posted Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 04:56 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Photography,Technology at 4:56 PM

Servers to support MGT kiosks and IGT slot tournaments, Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Two more boxes to go

Posted Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 03:08 pm GMT -5 in Food,Photography at 3:08 PM

Wisconsin Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Earliest Opening Ever?

Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 05:55 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Golf at 5:55 PM

After learning we had regained the number one spot on the 2012 Golfweek Best in State rankings, I decided to take a little hike out on The Wilderness at Fortune Bay this afternoon.

Sunny skies and temps in the upper 50s are doing a pretty good job of melting snow on the course. Our golf course general manager Tom Beaudry says we are on schedule to open in about a month, which would be a new record.

Advanced bookings are way ahead of the past few years and many summer weekends are already sold out in the resort. If you are looking for a specific time to visit this season, it would be wise to call now (800-992-4680).

A few camera phone shots from my stroll (check out the “new” water feature on 13):

Originally published by DK on March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Back on Top

Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 02:59 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Links at 2:59 PM

http://golfweek.com/news/2012/mar/12/golfweeks-best-courses-state-state/

Originally published by DK on March 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

My New Registrar

Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 09:45 am GMT -5 in Links,Technology at 9:45 AM

https://www.hover.com/

Originally published by DK on March 13, 2012 at 9:45 am

Timmy

Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 09:44 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:44 AM

Timmy!

Originally published by DK on March 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

Going, going…

Posted Monday, March 12th, 2012 08:43 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography at 8:43 PM

Rapidly disappearing snow cover, Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Lucky Saint Paul Golfers

Posted Monday, March 12th, 2012 03:57 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 3:57 PM

Email from Golf Saint Paul, sent March 12, 2012

Originally published by DK on March 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Agent Cooper

Posted Monday, March 12th, 2012 01:45 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 1:45 PM

Got to find out what kind of trees these are. They’re really something.

Originally published by DK on March 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Kids: OMG!, OMG!, OMG!

Posted Sunday, March 11th, 2012 08:40 pm GMT -5 in Family,Hockey,Photography at 8:40 PM

Kid one and two, row 5, section 105, Wild-Flames, Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Minnehaha has started to murmur again

Posted Sunday, March 11th, 2012 02:23 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Photography,Running at 2:23 PM

Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

The Caniacs

Posted Saturday, March 10th, 2012 08:27 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Photography at 8:27 PM

Kids one and two (plus one more), Raising Cane’s, Burnsville, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

John Gotti

Posted Saturday, March 10th, 2012 08:23 pm GMT -5 in Quotes at 8:23 PM

Don’t ever say anything you don’t want played back to you someday.

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Beautiful Day for a Summit Run

Posted Saturday, March 10th, 2012 05:09 pm GMT -5 in Photography,Running at 5:09 PM

Summit Avenue (near Governor’s Mansion), Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Another dinner visit to Dinkytown

Posted Friday, March 9th, 2012 09:30 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Photography at 9:30 PM

Kid one and two at Annie’s Parlour, Dinkytown, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm
 

DK Avatar
DK on Twitter DK on Facebook DK on Instagram  Email DK 7 Minute Miles RSS Feed
612.224.5422

Looking for something?

Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2018 Run Mileage: 113.7
  • 2018 Bike Mileage: 825.4

Upcoming Races

  • TC 10 Mile - 10/7/18
  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/27/19

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Vikings vs. Seattle - 8/24/18
  • Saints vs. Winnipeg - 9/2/18
  • Vikings vs. 49ers - 9/9/18
  • Vikings vs. Bills - 9/23/18
  • Vikings vs. Cardinals - 10/14/18
  • Loons vs. Galaxy - 10/21/18
  • Vikings vs. Saints - 10/28/18
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 11/4/18
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 11/25/18
  • Vikings vs. Miami - 12/16/18
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/30/18

Upcoming Concerts

  • Twilight Hours - 8/23, Music in Mears
  • Erik Koskinen - 8/30, Music in Mears
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31, USBS
  • Taylor Swift - 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, Target Center
  • P!nk - 5/5, Xcel