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Posted Saturday, May 31st, 2014 06:42 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:42 PM

The Bank Old Fashioned

Originally published by DK on May 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

It really was a bank

Posted Saturday, May 31st, 2014 06:41 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:41 PM

B.A.N.K. Restaurant, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on May 31, 2014 at 6:41 pm

U Got the Look

Posted Saturday, May 31st, 2014 09:58 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:58 AM

Well, here we are, ladies and gentlemen, the dream we all dream of: boy versus girl in the world series of love…

Originally published by DK on May 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

Lids

Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 09:43 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Casinos at 9:43 PM

Northern Thunder vendor

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Beautiful bike

Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 09:42 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Casinos at 9:42 PM

June prize @ Mystic

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Must hit by $10

Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 09:37 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 9:37 PM

Keepin’ It Hot, by IGT

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Me and Ponch

Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 09:35 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television at 9:35 PM

Officer Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello (aka Erik Estrada) @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Holland Lake doesn’t suck

Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 12:56 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:56 PM

Wish the weather was like this more often

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm

WD-40 fixes all

Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 10:23 am GMT -5 in Biking at 10:23 AM

Lebanon Hills mountain bike trails, Eagan

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2014 at 10:23 am

Couldn’t stop eating this

Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014 11:25 pm GMT -5 in Food at 11:25 PM

New Old Dutch French Onion Dip

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Stay classy, Ben & Jerry

Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014 05:20 pm GMT -5 in Food at 5:20 PM

Scotchy Scotch Scotch ice cream @ Byerlys Eagan

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Reduce the Stigma

Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014 03:10 pm GMT -5 in Links at 3:10 PM

http://makeitok.org/

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Playoff hockey @ Mystic

Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 09:32 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Hockey at 9:32 PM

LA – Chicago, tied in the third

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Special Delivery

Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 06:41 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:41 PM

Chick-fil-A from AV

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm

@DrMayaAngelou

Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 03:40 pm GMT -5 in Quotes at 3:40 PM

My wish for you is joy. When you wish someone joy, you wish peace, love, prosperity, health, happiness… all the good things.

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Mixed feelings on this one

Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 06:23 pm GMT -5 in Food,Links at 6:23 PM

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/blogs/260758251.html

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Quality time with kid one

Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 03:38 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 3:38 PM

Fiesta Cancun, Eagan

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Are cassettes really coming back?

Posted Monday, May 26th, 2014 04:28 pm GMT -5 in Music,Shopping at 4:28 PM

Cheapos St. Paul

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Remembering Jim

Posted Monday, May 26th, 2014 02:35 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays at 2:35 PM

Memorial Day 2014, Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The Lobster Cobb

Posted Monday, May 26th, 2014 01:46 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:46 PM

Smack Shack Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Memorial Day Smack Shack

Posted Monday, May 26th, 2014 01:05 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 1:05 PM

Lunch with Grandma Jean in the North Loop

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm

My MINI from Mystic

Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 10:20 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Casinos,Food at 10:20 PM

The Mini Apple $3 shot glass

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

$2 bingo is right up my alley

Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 07:08 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 7:08 PM

Mystic Bingo early birds

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Sunday cookies

Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 04:40 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 4:40 PM

Kid two made some awesome chocolate chippers

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm

That’s a lot of bird

Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 12:05 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:05 PM

Ernie’s Fried Chicken @ Travail

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Late night pancakes

Posted Saturday, May 24th, 2014 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 10:43 PM

Kid two @ Perkins Eagan

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Hello, Foxy

Posted Saturday, May 24th, 2014 09:51 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 9:51 PM

Lucky Fox @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Suzanne Vega at the Cedar

Posted Saturday, May 24th, 2014 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 2:03 PM

Last weekend Colleen and I headed back over to the Cedar to see Suzanne Vega in concert. We thought I had seen her once before at the O’Shaughnessy, but if I did, it must’ve been pre-blog days.

Opener Ari Hest was talented and fun (plus very tall and easy to see). This was a seated general admission show, but they offered “premium” center section seats for an extra $15/ticket (which we did). That section was sold out, so I wanted to get there early so we could get decent seats (fourth row).

I picked up her new album Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, but hadn’t had much of a chance to listen before the show. She did a number of new songs, including, Crack in the Wall, I Never Wear White and Don’t Uncork What You Can’t Contain. Lots of fun older songs too, including Marlene On The Wall, Small Blue Thing and The Queen And The Soldier from her very first album (the last song being one of my all-time favorites).

Didn’t get a chance to see the set list anywhere, but I remember she sang Caramel and finished the set with Luka and Tom’s Diner, with Calypso opening the encore. I know people always expect Luka, but it’s such a sad song and one I really no longer want to hear. Aside from that, I had a smile on my face the entire rest of the show.

Vega, 54, mentioned that her mom is from Minnesota and sent at least ten cousins to be on the guest list. She was very talkative all night, telling fun stories about almost every song. She was accompanied on guitar by Irish artist Gerry Leonard, who has worked extensively with David Bowie and used the very cool EBow on several songs.

Up next: Dan Wilson, also at the Cedar

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

It’s going to be a good summer

Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 04:42 pm GMT -5 in Food at 4:42 PM

Sandcastle ice cream Kickstarter punchcard

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Clinic vertigo

Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 03:02 pm GMT -5 in Family at 3:02 PM

Unplanned visit for the wife…

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Emotion in Motion

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 11:18 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:18 PM

I would go anywhere, to meet up with you. That’s just about anywhere, for one rendezvous…

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 11:18 pm

The day 22 MINI was V nice

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Casinos at 11:08 PM

Red Cooper S @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm

200 Free Spins

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 11:07 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 11:07 PM

Konami kicks butt – turned $17 into $112 with free spins and the mini mystery progressive

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

June motorcycle preview

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 11:06 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family at 11:06 PM

Would Dad actually ride it?

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Made it just in time

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 06:48 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 6:48 PM

Kid two choir concert

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

The little reader

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 04:52 pm GMT -5 in Family,Reading at 4:52 PM

Concussed and all

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Beautiful day in Cloquet

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 03:41 pm GMT -5 in Food,Weather at 3:41 PM

Burger stop at Gordy’s Hi-Hat

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Great Vegas history book

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 12:36 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,History,Reading at 12:36 PM

Just finished this week – highly recommended. Get it here

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

2014 Get Your Rear in Gear

Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Family,Running at 6:33 PM

Last Sunday Colleen and I attended the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/walk in Edina. This event is a fundraiser organized by the Colon Cancer Coalition, so we decided to participate in memory of Denise. My aunt also mentioned that my grandmother had colon cancer, which I don’t think I knew.

The course started and finished outside Southdale Mall and had a large area set up with informational tents from various organizations. The weather was perfect and the announcer said there were 5,000 people participating. Reg Chapman from WCCO was one of the emcees and did an excellent job.

I hadn’t done much running this month, so I really had no idea what to expect. The course was supposed to be certified, but my Garmin measured it as 2.88 miles. I loved seeing the 21:10 at the finish, but unfortunately the 6:49 pace the official results claimed was nowhere near what I actually ran. I will take the fourth place finish in my old guy age group, however.

Colleen walked the course in under an hour and they had a great food tent set up with all the usual suspects. Oh, and a giant inflatable colon. Get tested, people…

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Disneyland Prospectus

Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 04:49 pm GMT -5 in Business,Disney,History,Links at 4:49 PM

http://boingboing.net/2014/05/20/disneylandprospectus.html

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

The flowers are trying

Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 01:40 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature,Weather at 1:40 PM

…but it’s still only 52F and windy.

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Ate half of it in the car

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Food at 9:08 PM

Dave’s small sausage and pepperoni pizza

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Trying a new pizza joint

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Food at 8:30 PM

Dave’s Pizza in Virginia, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Mosquito Heaven

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 07:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 7:13 PM

Lake Vermilion is quite high – perfect breeding grounds for the Minnesota state bird

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Slower than I remember

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 06:06 pm GMT -5 in History,Running,Schools at 6:06 PM

Section 3AA Boys and Girls Track and Field Prelims, May 27, 1986

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Inside Casino de Monte Carlo

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 03:34 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links at 3:34 PM

http://www.businessinsider.com/monte-carlo-casino-photos-2014-5?op=1

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

New 2014 menu items

Posted Monday, May 19th, 2014 12:43 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:43 PM

Thumbs up on the ham and cheddar flatbread sandwich @ The Wilderness Grill

Originally published by DK on May 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Passing of the Old Guard

Posted Monday, May 19th, 2014 09:51 am GMT -5 in Business,History,Links at 9:51 AM

http://www.startribune.com/business/259620131.html

Originally published by DK on May 19, 2014 at 9:51 am

Kid two flower project

Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 06:16 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 6:16 PM

Just about the only reason I go to Home Depot these days

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Go away headache

Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 02:15 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 2:15 PM

Too nice to be sick

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

The Queen and the Soldier

Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 10:38 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:38 AM

I want to live as an honest man, to get all I deserve and to give all I can…

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2014 at 10:38 am

James and the Giant Colon

Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 10:30 am GMT -5 in Charities,Running at 10:30 AM

2014 Get Your Rear in Gear, Edina, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

V excited

Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2014 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 7:46 PM

Suzanne Vega @ The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on May 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

What more do they need to say?

Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2014 12:58 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:58 PM

Beef jerky time at Greg’s Meats

Originally published by DK on May 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Golf at The Summit

Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2014 08:22 am GMT -5 in Golf at 8:22 AM

18 Green

Originally published by DK on May 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

A river of cheese

Posted Friday, May 16th, 2014 06:03 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:03 PM

Dinner at Fuddruckers Edina

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Just One Drink

Posted Friday, May 16th, 2014 12:05 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:05 PM

You drink water, I drink gasoline. One of us is happy, one of us is mean…

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

My bike tried to kill me

Posted Thursday, May 15th, 2014 05:39 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 5:39 PM

Gears locked up – flipped over the handlebars

Originally published by DK on May 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I spy A-Basin

Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 09:38 pm GMT -5 in Skiing,Travel at 9:38 PM

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado from 30,000+ feet

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm

The Airplane Holy Grail

Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 09:29 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 9:29 PM

A full can of Coke *and* a glass of water

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Is that really a USB port?

Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 04:45 pm GMT -5 in Technology,Travel at 4:45 PM

Brand new Delta B737-900

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Today’s Plane

Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 04:12 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 4:12 PM

Delta Flt 1787, SAN-MSP

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Airport food court art

Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Travel at 3:54 PM

SAN

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

One last lunch in the Gaslamp

Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 1:53 PM

Burger Lounge – home of the original grass-fed burger

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

The morning stroll

Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 10:26 am GMT -5 in Running,Travel at 10:26 AM

Ten miles along the San Diego harbor

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

California casinos seem tight

Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 09:25 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 9:25 PM

Didn’t win here either – Sycuan Casino, San Diego

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Thanks for nothin’

Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 06:23 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 6:23 PM

First place in the slot tournament = only bragging rights

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I won! I won!

Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 06:21 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television,Travel at 6:21 PM

Price is Right Showcase Showgirls slot machine by WMS @ NIGA 2014

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Fishing Bob photo bomb

Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 06:19 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Friends,Travel at 6:19 PM

Peter from IGT @ NIGA 2014

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Gold wagging tongues

Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 06:18 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Music,Travel at 6:18 PM

Rolling Stones slot by Aristocrat @ NIGA 2014

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm
 

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