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View from the sickie couch

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2012 06:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,Movies at 6:59 PM

Moonrise Kingdom, NYE 2012

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Sarina’s Fit and Food Diaries

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2012 10:32 am GMT -5 in Links,Running at 10:32 AM

http://thefitandfooddiaries.tumblr.com/

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

Time for Portlandia Pancakes

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2012 10:32 am GMT -5 in Family,Food at 10:32 AM

Kid one on her first visit to OPH, Edina, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

Grizzly Man

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2012 10:59 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 10:59 PM

If it doesn’t scare the cows, who cares?

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

And here they are

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2012 09:03 pm GMT -5 in Food at 9:03 PM

Full rack, baby back BBQ ribs, 128 Cafe, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Awesome Ribs Live Here

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2012 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Food at 9:01 PM

128 Cafe, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Eric Burdon

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2012 11:39 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:39 AM

I hope she’s in heaven – or maybe rehab – but I can’t get her out of my mind…

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

Hall of Fame Stairway

Posted Saturday, December 29th, 2012 06:55 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music at 6:55 PM

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Soul Asylum at First Avenue

Posted Saturday, December 29th, 2012 12:01 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 12:01 PM

I had never seen Soul Asylum live before, so the lineup changes didn’t really make a big difference for me (casino acts do that all the time). With ex-Prince players Michael Bland and Tommy Barbarella sitting in with Pirner, how can you go wrong?

Dave had what Colleen called “stage presence,” but I thought he was just being a rock star dick. It was fun to see close up, though, as we stood about three deep from the stage. Security had their hands full all night – tossing multiple drunks out and dealing with some weird shit. Still don’t get people who stand that close and talk through a whole set, but I’ve given up on hoping that will ever change.

The hook to this show was playing Grave Dancer’s Union in its entirety, but that didn’t start until after a midnight break. The three biggest hits are also the first three on the album, so we listened to those from the back of the club and left for the now standard post-concert visit to the Depot (scrambled eggs and tater tots may be my favorite new food of the year). I would’ve liked to hear Without A Trace, but it was just getting too late.

Openers Dead Man Winter and the Honeydogs were both great and well worth showing up early. So many local music connections in those two bands, but I’m especially fond of the whole Trampled By Turtles sound. We even saw the fiddle dude walk through the Depot later, but we didn’t talk to him.

The Strib sent Jon instead of Chris, so take their review with a grain of salt. Here is the reported set list:

  • Gravity
  • Into the Light
  • The Streets
  • By the Way
  • Pipe Dream
  • Take Manhattan
  • Leave This Town
  • Oxygen
  • Lately
  • Can’t Ever Tell
  • I Will Still Be Laughing
  • Misery
  • Just Like Anyone
  • Made To Be Broken
  • Intermission
  • Somebody To Shove
  • Black Gold
  • Runaway Train
  • Keep it Up
  • Homesick
  • Get an Out
  • New World
  • April Fool
  • Without a Trace
  • Growing Into You
  • 99%
  • The Sun Maid

Next concert: the Wilson Brothers.

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Post-concert snack at the Depot

Posted Saturday, December 29th, 2012 01:49 am GMT -5 in Food at 1:49 AM

Tater tots and scrambled eggs, The Depot, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2012 at 1:49 am

One of my favorite sandwiches anywhere

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2012 01:30 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:30 PM

The Godfather, Grandma’s, Virginia, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Frozen balcony outside 401

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2012 11:17 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 11:17 AM

Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

A primary work focus right now

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2012 10:54 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 10:54 AM

IGT’s Game King video poker, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

The Waitress

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2012 09:33 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:33 AM

I’m grown, just trying to get out of this Minnesota cold.

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

Cindi’s Runnin’ From The Law

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 06:37 pm GMT -5 in Links,Running at 6:37 PM

http://runninfromthelaw.com/

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I’d join this club

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 05:37 pm GMT -5 in Shopping at 5:37 PM

Country Club Malt Liquor, Rick’s Relics Thrift Store, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Mr. Clove and his Friends

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 04:36 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Shopping at 4:36 PM

Rick’s Relics Thrift Store, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

All of It

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 03:18 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:18 PM

I got A-1 credit on my come and get it card…

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Open for business

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 03:17 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 3:17 PM

The ice highway between Echo Point and Tower is officially open on Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Cold Ass Honky

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 03:16 pm GMT -5 in Family,Shopping at 3:16 PM

Poppin’ tags, Rick’s Relics Thrift Store, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Jean’s Running Café

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 02:04 pm GMT -5 in Links,Running at 2:04 PM

http://jeansrunningcafe.blogspot.com/

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Breakfast for lunch

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 02:04 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 2:04 PM

Tower Cafe pancake

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Lunch at the Tower Cafe

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 01:28 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 1:28 PM

Ham and cheese omelet with hash browns, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Orlando looks perfect

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012 09:16 am GMT -5 in Travel,Weather at 9:16 AM

Quite the range of December temps

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2012 at 9:16 am

Wing (and pizza) night at the VC

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 7:29 PM

Kid one and two with their cheese pizza, Vermilion Club, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Wichita Lineman

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 06:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 6:19 PM

I know I need a small vacation, but it don’t look like rain…

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Courtenay’s Auto Pilot Legs

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 06:17 pm GMT -5 in Links,Running at 6:17 PM

http://autopilotlegs.com/

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Polar Bear Swag

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 01:41 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family at 1:41 PM

Kid one and two in the resort lobby, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Chicken wild rice soup fest

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 01:02 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 1:02 PM

Kid one and two, Tamarack, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Grandma and Grandpa Claus

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 03:06 pm GMT -5 in Family at 3:06 PM

Kid one and two with the Clauses

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Frank

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 2:44 PM

Every pimp has a chalice…

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Cookies and Snowman

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:53 PM

After lunch holiday snacks

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Kat’s Tenaciously Yours

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 11:59 am GMT -5 in Links,Running at 11:59 AM

http://tenaciouslyyours.com/

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

Captain America swim gear

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 11:09 am GMT -5 in Family at 11:09 AM

Kid two and her personalized swim jacket

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

Aunt Bethany

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 11:09 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 11:09 AM

Is Rusty still in the navy?

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

It’s called a dress

Posted Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 11:05 am GMT -5 in Family at 11:05 AM

Kid one and her Christmas dress

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

Swag Christmas Eve

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 07:49 pm GMT -5 in Family at 7:49 PM

Kid one and two at Grandma Jean’s house, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Sadie the Christmas Dog

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Family at 6:04 PM

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Dog Presents

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Family at 5:56 PM

Kid two delivering dog Christmas presents in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Meredith’s Daily Angst

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 05:54 pm GMT -5 in Links,Running at 5:54 PM

http://dailyangst.com

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Barnabas Collins

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 01:31 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 1:31 PM

Here are my terms: Goest thou to hell, and swiftly please, and there may Azmodaeus himself suckle from your diseased teat!

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Gemma

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 11:36 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 11:36 PM

Well that was in the past, I hate new things now…

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Keep an eye on Elmo

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 06:08 pm GMT -5 in Family at 6:08 PM

Kid one before our tour of TPT, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Christmas at the St. Paul Hotel

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 01:30 pm GMT -5 in Family at 1:30 PM

Kid one in the lobby at the St. Paul Hotel

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

(Nearly) Frozen Minneapolis

Posted Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 08:47 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Running at 8:47 PM

Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Christmas dinner from the market

Posted Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 11:50 am GMT -5 in Food at 11:50 AM

Winter farmer’s market, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

NYT: Snow Fall

Posted Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 12:55 am GMT -5 in Links,Skiing at 12:55 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/?pagewanted=all#/?part=tunnel-creek

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2012 at 12:55 am

Grover

Posted Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 12:16 am GMT -5 in Family,Shopping at 12:16 AM

Kid one trying on hats, Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2012 at 12:16 am

In her element

Posted Friday, December 21st, 2012 07:28 pm GMT -5 in Family,Music,Shopping at 7:28 PM

Kid one at Fifth Element, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Dee

Posted Friday, December 21st, 2012 05:42 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 5:42 PM

Goddamn, dumpster baby is heavy…

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

The old homestead

Posted Friday, December 21st, 2012 05:30 pm GMT -5 in Family at 5:30 PM

My parents house in St. Paul where I grew up

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Moving supervisors

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2012 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Friends at 8:16 PM

Jason’s dogs overseeing the move, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Time Makes Two

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2012 08:13 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:13 PM

Time makes true love, more than just pretend…

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

End of the World Running Update

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2012 02:10 pm GMT -5 in Marathons,Running at 2:10 PM

The Mayans say it won’t matter, but the New York Road Runners finally decided what they are going to do about the cancelled marathon. When I saw the option headers, I thought they were going to do exactly what I was hoping. Reading further, though, the guaranteed entry option for 2013, 2014 or 2015 requires full payment (again), instead of a free entry (or a reduced entry fee).

I was initially disappointed in this, but I think the refund option is the way to go. $255 for a guaranteed spot is just too high – I will take the refund and continue to pay the $11 fee to enter the lottery until I get picked again, whenever that may be.

As for my current running plans, I have a January marathon coming up very soon that I’m not really prepared for 100%. After New York, my mileage dropped way off, primary because I’m a cold weather wimp. I will get in a longer outdoor run in Minneapolis this weekend, though, come hell or high water (insert Mayan joke here).

My bib number for this next race is 1216, which puts me in corral “A” right behind the elites. There are eight corrals, so I’m not sure why they keep putting me there. A few of you know which race this is, but I’m keeping it a secret for now.

The run log sits at 1107.1 miles for 2012, a new personal best. Given the injury issues I had, I’m pretty happy with that number. My knee is much better since the new shoes, but the heel pain still lingers. Hoping for better health in 2013…

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

High-Res Everest

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 10:42 pm GMT -5 in Links,Sports,Travel at 10:42 PM

https://s3.amazonaws.com/Gigapans/EBC_Pumori_050112_8bit_FLAT/EBC_Pumori_050112_8bit_FLAT.html

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Santa likes his RumChata at the VC

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 10:41 pm GMT -5 in Food at 10:41 PM

Santa at the Vermilion Club, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Change of pace

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 01:03 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:03 PM

Beef stroganoff for lunch (no mushroom), Tamarack, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Didn’t know we had one of those

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 09:40 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 9:40 AM

A snowcat driving around the 11th green, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

Jules

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 12:17 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 12:17 AM

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men…

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2012 at 12:17 am

A new addition to the coat rack

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Work at 8:39 PM

Door prize, employee Christmas buffet, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I Love Burlesque Design

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 05:15 pm GMT -5 in Art,Links,Pop Culture at 5:15 PM

http://burlesquedesign.com/node/1719

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Bravo Chef

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 12:48 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 12:48 PM

Someone was being creative in the Bay Street Grill today, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Doomtree Blowout 8 at First Ave

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 01:11 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 1:11 AM

As usual, Chris Riemenschneider had a good write-up of the all-ages third night of Doomtree Blowout 8 Sunday at First Avenue. I’ll let you all go over there and read it if you want the details, but here are my quick takes:

  • I was pretty upset that Stef wasn’t there, but now that I know the full story, I completely understand (I thought he performed both Friday and Saturday before canceling Sunday).
  • Very happy Dessa did her solo songs – might just have to figure out a way to get to Lutsen in January after all.
  • Note to self: find out more about Aby Wolf.
  • That was the first time I can remember a runway at a First Ave show (this was my first Blowout).
  • Also the first time I can remember an intermission – just like an orchestra!
  • Mike Mictlan was impressive at Rock the Garden and was great here too, but I really thought Sims stole the show.
  • Second note to self: skip the long lines outside when you already have tickets and go to the middle door.
  • Ander Other didn’t look very healthy – is he sick too?
  • Get Down might be the best live dance song ever.

We visited the merchandise table before the show and hit the Depot afterwards for soft drinks and tater tots before heading home. Long school and work days on Monday, but I think all four of us would say it was worth it…

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2012 at 1:11 am

Close to a dream lunch

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012 02:43 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 2:43 PM

Petite walleye with fries and corn, Tamarack, Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Every Christmas Letter Ever

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012 12:51 pm GMT -5 in Links,Pop Culture at 12:51 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-siedell/every-christmas-letter-ev_b_1151353.html

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

So very cold

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012 09:54 am GMT -5 in Nature at 9:54 AM

Feels as cold as it looks – Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

Avett Brothers

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012 06:41 am GMT -5 in Marathons,Music,Quotes at 6:41 AM

You say I wouldn’t know you now. Well I didn’t even know you then…

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2012 at 6:41 am

Cheese Dog’s first visit to the Ave

Posted Sunday, December 16th, 2012 07:44 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 7:44 PM

Kid one, two and friend, Doomtree Blowout 8, First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Somebody was busy yesterday

Posted Sunday, December 16th, 2012 05:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 5:19 PM

Kid two (and friends) spent some quality time outside yesterday

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Monetary Bribes

Posted Sunday, December 16th, 2012 12:13 pm GMT -5 in Food,Links at 12:13 PM

http://minneapolis.eater.com/archives/2012/12/13/the-bachelor-farmers-nathan-rostance-erin-rolek.php

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm
 

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