7 Minute Miles

John Denver was right

Posted Monday, April 23rd, 2018 06:09 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:09 PM

Mississippi River

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

BRP first timer

Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 10:08 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 10:08 PM

Finally got Grumps down to see MK

Tweet: Wonder what my life would be like if I never had to set an alarm to wake …

Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:52 PM

Wonder what my life would be like if I never had to set an alarm to wake up again? Barely made brunch today

Not so secret now

Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 01:32 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:32 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Roses for everyone

Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 10:03 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 10:03 PM

The Bill Murray was right up my alley

Needed this day

Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 08:48 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Friends at 8:48 PM

Should be drop-dead tired, but I’m not

Tweet: Does it still count as a walk of shame if you are leaving work?

Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 06:57 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:57 AM

Does it still count as a walk of shame if you are leaving work?

Tweet: Not sure what to expect with this one

Posted Friday, April 20th, 2018 07:25 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:25 PM

Not sure what to expect with this one

Tweet: Some of the old Phil Collins songs that weren’t played to death are rea…

Posted Friday, April 20th, 2018 05:28 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:28 PM

Some of the old Phil Collins songs that weren’t played to death are really quite good

They must get first dibs

Posted Friday, April 20th, 2018 12:46 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:46 PM

Raising Cane's LC2

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Love the Vikings schedule – no holidays, lots of noon games, good broadca…

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 10:06 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:06 PM

Love the Vikings schedule – no holidays, lots of noon games, good broadcasters

Something new this time

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 08:45 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:45 PM

Mucci's Italian

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Train tickets to Chicago acquired – Union Station to Union Station

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 06:21 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:21 PM

Train tickets to Chicago acquired – Union Station to Union Station

Headed in the right direction

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 04:44 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 4:44 PM

Snow, but melting in the warm sun

RIP Fred Boos of Grand View

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 01:36 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Links at 1:36 PM

http://www.brainerddispatch.com/sports/golf/4433286-area-golf-boos-remembered-creator-golf-mecca

Tweet: WSJ: On average, a CFM56-powered plane takes off somewhere in the world e…

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 01:18 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:18 PM

WSJ: On average, a CFM56-powered plane takes off somewhere in the world every two seconds

Tweet: Armchair Wild GMs: be more like Chicago, be more like the Blues, be more …

Posted Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 11:32 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:32 PM

Armchair Wild GMs: be more like Chicago, be more like the Blues, be more like the Ducks, be more like the Kings. All will be golfing soon

No tacos this Tuesday

Posted Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 06:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:06 PM

Big River Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Tropicana Entertainment was worth $1.85B? Also didn’t know Carl Icahn o…

Posted Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 01:06 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:06 PM

Tropicana Entertainment was worth $1.85B? Also didn’t know Carl Icahn owned it

Muddy Paws needs our help

Posted Monday, April 16th, 2018 11:55 pm GMT -5 in Food,Links at 11:55 PM

https://www.gofundme.com/help-rebuild-muddy-paws-cheesecake

Keeping Milk & Honey in business

Posted Monday, April 16th, 2018 11:05 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 11:05 PM

Public kitchen + bar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Way to go, Des Linden!

Posted Monday, April 16th, 2018 12:24 pm GMT -5 in Marathons,Running at 12:24 PM

Can’t believe she’s 5’1”

Spring in Mears Park

Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 10:16 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 10:16 PM

Now I’m like…whatever

Tweet: We need Iron Range Red towels, not Surrender White

Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 06:43 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:43 PM

We need Iron Range Red towels, not Surrender White

Secret stuff

Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 12:53 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:53 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: This David Byrne choreography is really something – think I need a new su…

Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 12:44 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:44 AM

This David Byrne choreography is really something – think I need a new suit

Tweet: Worked 14 hours and still had to do about 30 flights of steps to close my…

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:55 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:55 PM

Worked 14 hours and still had to do about 30 flights of steps to close my last stupid ring

Just like clockwork

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:28 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 11:28 PM

Union Depot

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: The 2018 Coachella live streams on YouTube are so good – need to go some …

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 04:18 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 4:18 PM

The 2018 Coachella live streams on YouTube are so good – need to go some year

No snow or ice here

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:27 am GMT -5 in Sports,Work at 11:27 AM

Just a whole lotta dirt and gas fumes

The choo-choo wins again

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 09:02 am GMT -5 in Personal,Weather,Work at 9:02 AM

So thankful for this option

Tweet: And of course it was Tuch and Haula scoring in Vegas

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 08:46 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:46 AM

And of course it was Tuch and Haula scoring in Vegas

Tweet: No offense to the new guys…

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 08:45 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:45 AM

No offense to the new guys, but when the announcers say Soucy, Greenway & Seeler more than Staal, Zucker & Parise, the Wild are in trouble

Tweet: Not the viewing party I wanted, but thanks to the Xcel crew for opening t…

Posted Friday, April 13th, 2018 09:19 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:19 PM

Not the viewing party I wanted, but thanks to the Xcel crew for opening the doors

More fun than the couch

Posted Friday, April 13th, 2018 06:09 pm GMT -5 in Hockey at 6:09 PM

Playoff viewing party @ Xcel

Back to the other classic

Posted Friday, April 13th, 2018 05:26 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 5:26 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Back to hockey: Tod Leiweke quits as NFL COO and is named CEO and preside…

Posted Friday, April 13th, 2018 07:59 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:59 AM

Back to hockey: Tod Leiweke quits as NFL COO and is named CEO and president of potential Seattle NHL expansion franchise

Dinner with the foodie

Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 07:33 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:33 PM

Bardo Minneapolis

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

When in Rome

Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 01:58 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:58 PM

Sea Change

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Enjoyed the Amazon/BBC series Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who voic…

Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 07:43 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:43 AM

Enjoyed the Amazon/BBC series Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who voices L3-37 in Solo)

The Orchid was good tonight

Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 12:05 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 12:05 AM

Three good ones (but not the top two)

Tweet: Disappointed in the L, but was (mostly) happy with the effort from the Wi…

Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 12:04 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:04 AM

Disappointed in the L, but was (mostly) happy with the effort from the Wild (and congrats to the Wolves and Golden Knights)

Eagan finally gets a Punch

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:48 pm GMT -5 in Food at 11:48 PM

Not quite the same, though

Tweet: I bet whatever Tom Waits is doing right now is pretty cool

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:00 AM

I bet whatever Tom Waits is doing right now is pretty cool

Tom Waits

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Disney,Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 11:00 AM

Disneyland is Vegas for children…

Congrats, Chef Malone

Posted Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 09:54 am GMT -5 in Food,Links at 9:54 AM

http://www.startribune.com/grand-cafe-in-minneapolis-named-one-of-the-country-s-best-restaurants-by-food-wine/479192163/

I can see my breath

Posted Monday, April 9th, 2018 07:27 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:27 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Best Buy hasn’t opened a big-box store in the U.S. for seven years?

Posted Monday, April 9th, 2018 11:33 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:33 AM

Best Buy hasn’t opened a big-box store in the U.S. for seven years?

Tweet: Spent two hours looking for a photo that turns out isn’t from the timef…

Posted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 11:56 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:56 PM

Spent two hours looking for a photo that turns out isn’t from the timeframe I thought – never going to get these organized, am I?

The Chicory Caesar was wonderful

Posted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 08:40 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:40 PM

Young Joni

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Finished laundry from vacation and packed away those clothes for another …

Posted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 06:09 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:09 PM

Finished laundry from vacation and packed away those clothes for another month

Tweet: Ideal Sunday: Isle of Dogs, final nine at the Masters and dinner @youngjo…

Posted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 02:42 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:42 PM

Ideal Sunday: Isle of Dogs, final nine at the Masters and dinner @youngjoni_mn

Cloud Cult + Sarah Hicks

Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 11:59 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 11:59 PM

Orchestra Hall

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Haven’t been here in a while

Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 7:43 PM

Cloud Cult with the Minnesota Orchestra

Cloud Cult night

Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 07:15 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:15 PM

Orchestra Hall

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Party in the Pit

Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 02:55 pm GMT -5 in Work at 2:55 PM

Monster Jam 2018

Look what came in the mail

Posted Friday, April 6th, 2018 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:53 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Always have admired the website and now the AppleTV app continues the tr…

Posted Friday, April 6th, 2018 10:39 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:39 AM

Always have admired the masters.org website and now the AppleTV app continues the tradition

Tweet: Came out of semi-retirement for the @WeRunMPLS birthday party at Bauhaus …

Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2018 08:35 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:35 PM

Came out of semi-retirement for the @WeRunMPLS birthday party at Bauhaus Brew Labs

Opening day under the heaters

Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2018 03:56 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 3:56 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Twelve Years of Publishing

Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2018 12:48 am GMT -5 in Housekeeping,Personal at 12:48 AM

From what I can tell, I didn’t do an anniversary post last year (lots of moving and Final Four posts, but no birthday cake pics that I can find). The first 7minutemiles.com post appeared on this domain twelve years ago last Friday.

Current stats:

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Still running WordPress (currently 4.9.5) with my custom theme and roughly a dozen plugins on the old Mac mini server colocated in Las Vegas. Probably too much of my content gets auto-generated these days from social media (Twitter and Instagram), but that’s OK. I feel lucky that I get to publish most of what I want without interference from trolls or stalkers, which unfortunately isn’t the case for some people I love to read (RIP Daily Angst).

After the technical difficulties last year, things have seemed to stabilize. The highest priorities for enhancements right now are moving to https via Let’s Encrypt, making the theme more mobile-friendly and finally adding a video post type to the mix. I’d also like to experiment with some form plugins for easier data entry of golf scores and adding to the run log. If I ever get my iMac photo library organized, I’d like to add more to the photo gallery section as well…

As always, thanks for visiting!

Tweet: Brought 9-year-old Lapzilla back to life with some single user mode, fsck…

Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 11:13 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:13 PM

Brought 9-year-old Lapzilla back to life with some single user mode, fsck, mount and rm wizardry

Tweet: Hmm: Live Nation, House of Blues, Fillmore Theater, Target Field Station

Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 03:59 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:59 PM

Hmm: Live Nation, House of Blues, Fillmore Theater, Target Field Station

Back to the locals

Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:50 PM

Band Box Diner

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

City of Stars

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Music,Travel at 6:36 PM

Is this the start of something wonderful and new? Or one more dream that I cannot make true?

Manhattan Beach FTW

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:34 pm GMT -5 in Family,Travel at 6:34 PM

Still my favorite in South Bay

Check and check

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:32 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 6:32 PM

Covered them both on this vacation

The beachcomber

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 6:31 PM

SK ❤️ seashells

🎶 City of stars… ❤️

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:30 pm GMT -5 in Family,Movies,Travel at 6:30 PM

La La Land Day, part II

Tweet: Not a speck of snow to be found (see you soon, Minnesota)

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 05:13 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:13 PM

Not a speck of snow to be found (see you soon, Minnesota)

 

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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 Mileage: 69.9

Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/28

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Twins vs. Reds - 4/27
  • Twins vs. Detroit - 5/21
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 5/22
  • Twins vs. Cleveland - 6/3
  • Tapemark - 6/8-10
  • Saints vs. Fargo - 6/13
  • Twins vs. Boston - 6/20
  • Saints vs. Sioux City - 6/27
  • Saints vs. Cleburne - 7/9
  • Summer X Games - 7/19-22
  • Saints vs. Wichita - 7/25
  • Twins vs. Cleveland - 7/30
  • Tottenham vs. AC Milan - 7/31
  • Twins vs. Pittsburgh - 8/15
  • Vikings vs. Jags (PRE) - 8/18
  • Vikings vs. Seattle (PRE) - 8/24
  • Vikings vs. 49ers - 9/9
  • Vikings vs. Bills - 9/23
  • Vikings vs. Cardinals - 10/14
  • Vikings vs. Saints - 10/28
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 11/4
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 11/25
  • Vikings vs. Miami - 12/16
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/30

Upcoming Concerts

  • Trampled by Turtles - 5/4, Palace
  • Kenny Chesney - 5/5, USBS
  • Marian Hill - 5/16, Palace
  • Caroline Smith - 5/17, Cedar
  • I Love the 90s - 5/18, Mystic Lake
  • David Byrne - 5/17, Orpheum
  • David Byrne - 5/18, Orpheum
  • Har Mar Superstar - 6/23, Fitzgerald
  • Trampled by Turtles - 7/7, Bayfront
  • Jack White - 8/6, Armory
  • Beyonce & Jay Z - 8/8, USBS
  • Pearl Jam - 8/18, Wrigley Field
  • Pearl Jam - 8/20, Wrigley Field
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31 & 9/1, USBS
  • Leon Bridges - 9/20, Palace
  • Ed Sheeran - 10/20, USBS