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This is how my body feels

Posted Friday, August 31st, 2018 04:32 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Work at 4:32 PM

Tired and crumpled up

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Koskinen for my last show of ‘18

Posted Thursday, August 30th, 2018 09:23 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 9:23 PM

Music in Mears

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Porknite is so big now

Posted Thursday, August 30th, 2018 07:30 pm GMT -6 in Baseball at 7:30 PM

Every baseball team needs a pig 🐷

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Nice surprise from an old friend

Posted Thursday, August 30th, 2018 08:56 am GMT -6 in Family,Friends at 8:56 AM

Thank you, Glo-Bug

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2018 at 8:56 am

The Swine Days of Summer

Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 08:42 pm GMT -6 in Baseball at 8:42 PM

Last regular season home stand

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm

The new walleye sammy

Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 12:10 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:10 PM

McKinney Roe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Someday I will have one too

Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 10:39 am GMT -6 in Family at 10:39 AM

It will say “Kingsbury”

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2018 at 10:39 am

My Name Is Prince

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 11:28 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 11:28 PM

I ain’t sayin’ I’m better, no better than you. But if you want to play with me, you better learn the rules…

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 11:28 pm

Day 1, Year 50

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 08:27 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 8:27 PM

Minnesota State Fair

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 8:27 pm

NotATweet: First hint of fall

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 03:38 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Tweets,Weather at 3:38 PM

I’m never prepared for the first day with a hint of fall, but I love it 🍁

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm

50 Years at the Fair

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 03:31 pm GMT -6 in Food at 3:31 PM

Kicking it off @ LuLu’s Public House

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Nice of her to show up

Posted Monday, August 27th, 2018 09:22 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 9:22 PM

…along with four of her friends

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Visiting an old friend

Posted Monday, August 27th, 2018 12:42 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:42 PM

Uptown, Minneapolis

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm

NotATweet: Waking up early in hotels

Posted Monday, August 27th, 2018 06:19 am GMT -6 in Travel at 6:19 AM

Waking up early in hotels seems like a rip-off (have to do it twice too)

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2018 at 6:19 am

Somebody flies home today

Posted Monday, August 27th, 2018 06:17 am GMT -6 in Family,Travel at 6:17 AM

Yay! Missed Little Chef a ton

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2018 at 6:17 am

Mini-staycation (but no cafe)

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2018 09:51 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 9:51 PM

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2018 at 9:51 pm

The Orchid loves me again

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2018 09:42 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 9:42 PM

Also Keepin’ It Hot, babies and FU 🐐

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2018 at 9:42 pm

NotATweet: Birch’s Lowertown

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2018 01:28 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Food,Tweets at 1:28 PM

Too bad Birch’s Lowertown is going to miss most of Saints season

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Happy brunch times 🐙

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2018 12:25 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 12:25 PM

So proud of kid one

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2018 at 12:25 pm

NotATweet: first week

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 09:07 pm GMT -6 in Housekeeping,Personal,Tweets at 9:07 PM

The first week away from social has been a good learning experience

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Catbus with Totoro Inside

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 09:04 pm GMT -6 in Movies,Pop Culture,Shopping at 9:04 PM

Watching the movie now…

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

First time at Hyacinth

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 07:40 pm GMT -6 in Food at 7:40 PM

Some hits, some misses

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 7:40 pm

The book of the times

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 05:15 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Reading at 5:15 PM

Thanks, Armon

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

NotTweet: Shot an 84 from the whites

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 04:46 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Tweets at 4:46 PM

Shot an 84 from the whites at Sand Creek – the new gear is really starting to pay off

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Wish I had a real camera

Posted Friday, August 24th, 2018 07:29 pm GMT -6 in Football,Work at 7:29 PM

Still a cool effect, Vikings

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Twilight Hours in the twilight

Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 08:07 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 8:07 PM

Music in Mears – best booking of the year?

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Needed a Punch fix

Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 12:59 pm GMT -6 in Art,Food at 12:59 PM

Thanks for the reminder, CK & SK

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Social Serenity

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 09:10 pm GMT -6 in Housekeeping,Personal,Technology at 9:10 PM

Decided to try something this week that I’ve been thinking about for a few months. I stopped visiting Facebook regularly a while ago, as I become tired of all the BS there (even after I massively limited who and what I was viewing). Twitter had been my favorite of the social networks, but lately my more political friends (both to the right and left of me) have made that platform as bad as Facebook (if not worse – thanks for nothing, @jack). No major beefs with Instagram, aside from the fact that Facebook owns them.

So what’s the plan? Well, I don’t want to close those accounts, as I’ve “owned” the kingsbury handle on all three for years. The main reason I’ve kept the Facebook account open is all of the other services that use it for authentication and tracking of progress/levels in various games. You can close your Facebook account and still prevent others from taking it over, but anytime you use one of those other services, it reactivates your profile automatically. Not sure what the rules are for Twitter and Instagram, but I imagine they would eventually allow someone else to take over those handles at some point if I closed them.

For now, I’m keeping the accounts open, but removing the apps from my phone. I closed Tweetbot on all of my computers and will try to go a few weeks without checking the timeline. I spent a few hours going through the layout of my phone apps, deleting a bunch I never use, eliminating folders and grouping apps by pages (primary, secondary, content and media, work and games). I have a great fear of missing out, but I feel like I need to compartmentalize these groupings and look for “cleaner” sources of information. I really just want to know about sports, food, concerts and unbiased business, technology and (I guess) political news. I’ll have to make a concerted effort to reach out to family and friends in others ways to stay up to date with their lives…just like the old days.

I will post more original content here, including short tweet-like status updates. I know the “audience” won’t be as big as the other networks, but I own the content, the platform and the server. You won’t be served ads or tracked (at least not beyond the generic web server log stuff) and I’ve done what I wish more sites would do – turn off comments. My email and phone number are on every single page of this site, so please feel free to reach out directly if you feel the need. And watch for TLS, video and mobile-friendly enhancements coming soon.

Thanks for reading!

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Even wore my Zantigo hat

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 07:22 pm GMT -6 in Food at 7:22 PM

Love this place so much

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2018 at 7:22 pm

Tweet: “Can you picture what will be? So limitless and free. Desperately in ne…

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 06:36 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:36 PM

“Can you picture what will be? So limitless and free. Desperately in need, of some stranger’s hand, in a desperate land”

Originally published by on August 22, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Minnesota train swamp

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 07:34 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Travel at 7:34 PM

Bet there are bluff snakes out there too

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Tweet: Riding the rails through small town America while listening to Wilco and …

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 07:03 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:03 PM

Riding the rails through small town America while listening to Wilco and Charlie Parr has been highly therapeutic

Originally published by on August 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm

Icky Thump

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 04:30 pm GMT -6 in Music,Politics,Quotes at 4:30 PM

Why don’t you kick yourself out – you’re an immigrant too…

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm

For the ride home

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 02:37 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 2:37 PM

Chicago Mix (of course)

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Tweet: The differences between air travel policies and procedures and rail are h…

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 02:28 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:28 PM

The differences between air travel policies and procedures and rail are honestly quite incredible

Originally published by on August 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Tweet: Do we have to get off the train in the Twin Cities?

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 12:35 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:35 PM

Do we have to get off the train in the Twin Cities?

Originally published by on August 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Love these public spaces

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 12:34 pm GMT -6 in Design,History,Travel at 12:34 PM

Union Station, Chicago

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Ah, Chicago

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 12:12 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:12 PM

Chicago Union Station

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Hoping night two happens

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018 07:17 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:17 PM

Wrigley Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2018 at 7:17 pm

This was a steal ($6.99)

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018 04:54 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 4:54 PM

Chef Luciano Kitchen & Chicken

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2018 at 4:54 pm

CLIN-TON

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018 12:32 pm GMT -6 in Television,Travel at 12:32 PM

Thanks a lot, Simpsons

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Niver (easily) retains the crown

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018 10:48 am GMT -6 in Photography at 10:48 AM

Au Cheval

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2018 at 10:48 am

Tweet: Chef Dan always said, if you visit Chicago, eat at Blackbird. Smart guy, …

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 11:20 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:20 PM

Chef Dan always said, if you visit Chicago, eat at Blackbird. Smart guy, that Chef Dan

Originally published by on August 19, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Best dinner I’ve had all year

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 10:32 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:32 PM

Blackbird

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm

Meta Bean Tourists

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 04:49 pm GMT -6 in Art,Family,Travel at 4:49 PM

Warm and crowded @ Cloud Gate

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Wishlist

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 04:44 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 4:44 PM

I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house key on…

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Walking around the Loop

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 04:36 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 4:36 PM

Millennium Park

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Tweet: Abe Frohman sighting in Chicago

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 02:19 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:19 PM

Abe Frohman sighting in Chicago

Originally published by on August 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Thanks, PSG, we have a contender

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 02:11 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:11 PM

Eleven City Diner

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Cities are cool

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 01:15 pm GMT -6 in Travel at 1:15 PM

Cermak-McCormick Place Station

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Robot flashbacks

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 01:08 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:08 PM

Marriott Marquis Chicago

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Chicago Doge

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 01:06 pm GMT -6 in Art,Pets,Travel at 1:06 PM

Doge art is cool

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Video Game Metaphors

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 12:26 pm GMT -6 in Games,History,Mini Posts,Technology at 12:26 PM

For the longest time, I’ve had this image of a video game in my mind that I thought was a metaphor for life. It was a racing game that used forced perspective, with the road stretching to the horizon and an endless supply of other cars coming at you that you needed to avoid and pass. I got really good at the game, basically being able to play non-stop, never losing and only quitting when I got bored. Pass, pass, pass…run up the score.

Today I thought I’d research this game, always thinking it was Enduro by Activision. I never had an Atari 2600, though, so if this is the game, I must’ve played it at a friend’s house (I seem to recall using the “paddle” controllers for it). I had a number of Intellivision driving games (Auto Racing, Bump ‘n’ Jump, Triple Action), but none of them fit the look and feel model I’m thinking about…

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Tweet: Let’s play two

Posted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 09:51 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:51 PM

Let’s play two

Originally published by on August 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm

Wow, this place

Posted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 07:37 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:37 PM

Wrigley Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 18, 2018 at 7:37 pm

Tweet: Greetings from Wrigleyville

Posted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 07:30 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:30 PM

Greetings from Wrigleyville

Originally published by on August 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Tweet: I don’t think airplanes (and the engineers who design them) get enough …

Posted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 04:29 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 4:29 PM

I don’t think airplanes (and the engineers who design them) get enough credit for being amazing

Originally published by on August 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Well, are you?

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 05:37 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 5:37 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Anaheim vs. The Mouse

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 01:49 pm GMT -6 in Business,Disney,Links at 1:49 PM

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disneyland-hotel-subsidy-20180815-story.html#

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Hope this project works out

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 01:34 pm GMT -6 in Personal at 1:34 PM

Community Performing Arts Center (First Ave on the River)

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Working down the new menu

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 12:07 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:07 PM

McKinney Roe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Tweet: Surprised to learn that last year in the MSP market, the Orpheum sold mor…

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 09:48 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:48 AM

Surprised to learn that last year in the MSP market, the Orpheum sold more tickets than Xcel and Target Center (388,475)

Originally published by on August 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

My first stadium

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2018 12:04 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Football,History,Sports at 12:04 PM

Don’t think I saw a Vikings game, but saw lots of Twins there

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm

MOR POWER

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2018 11:23 am GMT -6 in Technology,Work at 11:23 AM

Everybody needs a quick recharge

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2018 at 11:23 am

Jules, Pulp Fiction

Posted Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 05:55 pm GMT -6 in Movies,Quotes at 5:55 PM

Well, I’m a mushroom-cloud-layin’ motherfucker, motherfucker!

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Tweet: Wonder what % of the world’s digital storage is consumed by bad photos

Posted Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 08:35 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:35 PM

Wonder what % of the world’s digital storage is consumed by bad photos

Originally published by on August 14, 2018 at 8:35 pm

Fair or foul

Posted Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 07:44 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:44 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Tweet: Not a fan of primary voting, but cast vote #4 this morning

Posted Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 07:10 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:10 AM

Not a fan of primary voting, but cast vote #4 this morning

Originally published by on August 14, 2018 at 7:10 am

Tweet: Sounds like I should’ve headed to the zoo tonight for David Huckfelt an…

Posted Monday, August 13th, 2018 10:06 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:06 PM

Sounds like I should’ve headed to the zoo tonight for David Huckfelt and Son Volt

Originally published by on August 13, 2018 at 10:06 pm

Tweet: When there’s a tailgate downstairs, you tailgate downstairs

Posted Monday, August 13th, 2018 07:02 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:02 PM

When there’s a tailgate downstairs, you tailgate downstairs

Originally published by on August 13, 2018 at 7:02 pm
 

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