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Post-race brunch

Posted Sunday, October 7th, 2018 12:01 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 12:01 PM

Parlour St. Paul has super-boozy malts

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Training run 2 (of 2)

Posted Sunday, September 30th, 2018 12:05 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Running at 12:05 PM

Ready or not, TC10 up next

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Happy birthday, my friend

Posted Monday, September 24th, 2018 11:44 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Holidays,Travel at 11:44 AM

Quick, fun trip to Vermilion to celebrate Mr. Schuster’s 50th

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2018 at 11:44 am

Fall is coming

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:53 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature,Travel at 1:53 AM

Wide range of weather at The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:53 am

Tragedy on the Las Vegas Strip

Posted Thursday, September 20th, 2018 07:22 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Links,News at 7:22 PM

Coroner opens up about office’s role after Las Vegas shooting

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm

Sponsor golf for charity

Posted Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 08:17 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf,Work at 8:17 PM

It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Dakota Pines

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:56 PM

The former Hastings CC still in great shape – shot an 88 from the whites at Dakota Pines

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Keller with Leo

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Shopping,Work at 10:59 AM

Team building with Leo at Keller – shot an 86 from the blues

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

The Birch’s burger is top 5

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 10:02 PM

Nicely done, Chef Shane

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

NotATweet: 2018 Superior Fall races

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 11:13 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Sports,Tweets at 11:13 PM

Congrats to Kaitlyn (50 miles) and all the other amazing Superior fall trail racers

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 11:13 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Columbia

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 12:54 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Tweets at 12:54 PM

Shot a shaky 87 from the whites at Columbia – too many poor shots

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

NotATweet: Back to the lakes

Posted Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 02:43 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Running at 2:43 PM

First time running the lakes in almost two years – six miles with Katie

Originally published by DK on September 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Nice surprise from an old friend

Posted Thursday, August 30th, 2018 08:56 am GMT -5 in Family,Friends at 8:56 AM

Thank you, Glo-Bug

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

The book of the times

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

Thanks, Armon

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

Great to be back (again)

Posted Friday, August 3rd, 2018 05:05 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Running at 5:05 PM

Knees still hurt, but the social support is great

Originally published by DK on August 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Howdy, neighbor

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018 09:52 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Movies at 9:52 PM

This brought back all the feels

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2018 at 9:52 pm

Harper’s new toys in Eagan

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 11:24 am GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Links,Work at 11:24 AM

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2018/06/20/minnesota-vikings-unveil-spectacular-media-facilities-at-tco-performance-center/

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

Happy birthday Jen!

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 10:47 AM

Best accountant ever

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

Smack Shack luck x2

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 10:46 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Food,Friends at 10:46 AM

They aren’t going to let Toyya and I play there any more

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2018 at 10:46 am

End of an era

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2018 01:30 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 1:30 PM

Congrats to the Klas and Cody families on a great Tapemark run

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Go Knights Go

Posted Monday, May 28th, 2018 08:29 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Hockey at 8:29 PM

Herm and AF @ T-Mobile Arena

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2018 at 8:29 pm

The ball-eating tree looms

Posted Friday, May 25th, 2018 12:29 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 12:29 PM

Number four @ Keller with Ed and Leo

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Only one of the night

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 12:21 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Friends at 12:21 AM

…but great to visit with JL

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2018 at 12:21 am

Bike month continues

Posted Friday, May 11th, 2018 03:14 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Food,Friends at 3:14 PM

A little hard to ride after half a Carbone’s large

Originally published by DK on May 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

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

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2018 at 8:48 pm

Thanks John & Cathy

Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2018 02:20 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Travel at 2:20 PM

Nice to be back again

Originally published by DK on March 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Peter and the bar

Posted Friday, February 16th, 2018 10:57 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 10:57 PM

Celebrating with Johnny Cash’s bar in NE

Originally published by DK on February 16, 2018 at 10:57 pm

My partner in crime

Posted Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 10:53 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Technology,Work at 10:53 PM

He’s the secret weapon

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm

So. Much. Fun.

Posted Saturday, January 20th, 2018 08:58 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Holidays at 8:58 PM

The Lowertown Speakeasy was a hit

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Happy birthday, Herm

Posted Sunday, January 14th, 2018 12:08 am GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 12:08 AM

The perfect touch

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2018 at 12:08 am

Getting the crew to St. Paul

Posted Monday, December 11th, 2017 07:22 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 7:22 PM

Thanks for visiting Lowertown Jen & Toyya

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Skol Shuey!

Posted Sunday, November 19th, 2017 01:16 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 1:16 PM

It’s a Schuster sighting in Medtronic Club

Originally published by DK on November 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm

They are the floor

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 07:10 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Friends,Music at 7:10 PM

MK and EW @ Macklemore, Palace

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Tonight we met Ted

Posted Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 10:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends at 10:31 PM

So great catching up with Yuki @ Saint Dinette

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Pash brought the snow

Posted Friday, October 27th, 2017 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Friends at 4:37 PM

Talk to him, Super Bowl

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Our mini 30 year

Posted Sunday, October 15th, 2017 07:20 pm GMT -5 in Friends at 7:20 PM

RIP Tiera ❤️

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2017 at 7:20 pm

He should be here every game

Posted Sunday, October 15th, 2017 05:16 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 5:16 PM

Great to see this guy sub in at the last minute

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm

The Klas Family Rocks

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 08:06 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 8:06 PM

Sitting on the Klas bench at the State Fair Rummage event

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2017 at 8:06 pm

Real life CSI (from MN)

Posted Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 09:14 am GMT -5 in Friends,Links,News at 9:14 AM

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/7934338/jerry-lewis-cause-of-death-revealed?utm_source=twitter

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2017 at 9:14 am

Or what?

Posted Sunday, August 13th, 2017 06:56 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 6:56 PM

Signs, signs, everywhere signs…

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Color by Kendra

Posted Sunday, August 13th, 2017 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Art,Baseball,Friends at 6:54 PM

So cool – artwork @ CHS Field

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

I spy a Snoopy bunker

Posted Friday, August 4th, 2017 08:36 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Work at 8:36 PM

Golf with ops @ Highland National

Originally published by DK on August 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm

The Science of Pixar

Posted Saturday, July 29th, 2017 07:51 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Friends,Movies,Museums,Science at 7:51 PM

Not what I expected, but still cool stuff

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Before the storm

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 8:40 PM

Nine holes @ Inver Wood before we were pulled off by Thor

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Bruno Mars at T-Mobile Arena

Posted Monday, July 24th, 2017 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music,Travel at 7:29 PM

It seems like forever ago already, but one of the highlights of our Vegas trip last month was a private concert by Bruno Mars at the new T-Mobile Arena that the Golden Knights will call home. The Cisco Live! conference had around 28,000 attendees and most of them tried to squeeze into the arena for the roughly 80 minute set (with no opener and no encore).

We had passes to get in early and were herded to the upper level concourse for free food and drinks. Before the full doors opened, we worked our way down to the arena floor and I got a spot on the end of the front barrier. Bruno and his crew spent more time in the middle of the stage, but it was still a great spot to watch them up close. Conference organizers handed out free hats with flashing lights, so the place was really more electric than it would normally be with a bunch of nerds.

Kid two was more than a little salty that 1) I got to see him first and 2) that I was that close (when Bruno came to my side of the stage, he was literally about four feet away). Ended up taking way more video than usual, just so she could experience it too. No merch for sale and I didn’t get a set list, but it was pretty much what you’d expect. My favorites were the big hits: That’s What I Like, 24K Magic, Just the Way You Are and (of course) Uptown Funk.

Amazing performer, great show (more pics after the jump).


Originally published by DK on July 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Never been to this one

Posted Thursday, July 20th, 2017 02:00 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 2:00 PM

Thanks for lunch, Mark

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Stripes or solids?

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 09:13 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Sports at 9:13 PM

Nice to finally play again

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

It’s a wrap!

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 6:31 PM

X Games year one is in the books – learned so much

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Jason’s GoFundMe Page

Posted Saturday, July 15th, 2017 12:06 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Links,Personal at 12:06 PM

https://www.gofundme.com/rt7b2h-jasons-recovery-fund

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Fries and a phosphate

Posted Friday, July 7th, 2017 10:09 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 10:09 PM

Thanks JV for reminding me about Annie’s

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Shusters on twelve tee

Posted Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 07:54 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 7:54 PM

36 holes @ The Wilderness is too much for my tired hands

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm

The Andersons on three tee

Posted Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 12:21 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 12:21 PM

The Wilderness is still the greatest

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

John on Vermilion

Posted Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 07:11 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Travel at 7:11 PM

Back on Birch Point

Originally published by DK on July 2, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Herm sighting in Nevada

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 09:12 am GMT -5 in Friends,Travel at 9:12 AM

Great catching up in the pool

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

Watch out, Vegas

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 11:52 am GMT -5 in Friends,Travel,Work at 11:52 AM

The Vegas virgin has arrived

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

2017 Grandma’s Marathon

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 08:45 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Travel at 8:45 PM

With my lack of miles this spring, I wasn’t expecting much from Grandma’s this year. What happened last Saturday, though, was really something else. Talked into this race by my colleague Shannon, I was hoping to keep up with her for at least the first half. She followed a real training plan, though, and I had only one long run in the last month (and only 162 miles for the year).

The forecast looked warm (again), with clouds and a strong chance of rain. We rode the train to the start, which amazingly had no line to board this year. One last bathroom line wait and we were off. We stayed in front of the 4:15 pacer for a few miles, then I told her to take off (which she did, finishing in a strong 4:17). I crossed the 10K mark in 1:02:29 and was hoping to hold on to a ten minute pace. Unfortunately, a mile later I experienced a pain behind my right knee that I had never felt before. I tried the walk/run thing several times, but ended up basically walking the next 19 miles to the finish.

I believe last year was the first year they expanded the official race limit from six to seven hours, so I kept doing the math in my head to make sure I could walk and still get an official finish. When I finally got downtown, I asked a police officer when the streets re-opened and found out I had 30 minutes left to walk the last mile. No problem, right? I hobbled on and crossed the finish line after 6 hours and 36 minutes (nearly three hours slower than my PR – full stats here).

During that time, the green flags turned to yellow, the sun came out (frying my neck and face), it rained twice and the temp surged past 72F. Walking that long created large blisters on both feet, which caused me to walk crooked (and hurt my ankles). Most of the food was gone at the finish line, but I still got the coveted finisher shirt and medal. The music tent had a nice merchandise stand, so I was able to keep the race poster tradition alive too. The long walk from Canal Park up the hillside to the car was a struggle, as was the shower at my sister’s apartment. Hopped in the car and drove back to the metro right away to get to the Pantages for the Seu Jorge Bowie tribute show (which was amazing – story to come).

Not really sure what my running future holds now. I did sign up for the Donut Run in August (and am still registered for the Get in Gear next year). I’ll leave my name in the London lottery (since I didn’t have to pay anything and there’s like a 2% chance I’ll get picked). To be honest, it’s rather nice to not have any pressure to train right now – plenty of other stressors these days…

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Dara and the Strip Club

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 12:46 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Links at 12:46 PM

http://mspmag.com/eat-and-drink/foodie/so-long-strip-club/

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Shannon before kicking ass

Posted Saturday, June 17th, 2017 11:21 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Travel at 11:21 PM

4:17 in her first Grandma’s (and it was hot again)

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

Excited to try these out

Posted Friday, June 9th, 2017 08:39 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 8:39 AM

My new “jackpot” clubs – thanks, Golf Pro Cody

Originally published by DK on June 9, 2017 at 8:39 am

Happy Birthday Jen!

Posted Monday, June 5th, 2017 07:49 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Work at 7:49 PM

Three martini Mondays are a great way to celebrate @ Freehouse

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm

Jayhawks at Minnesota Zoo

Posted Monday, May 29th, 2017 10:39 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 10:39 AM

Music at the Zoo is such a great series (and venue). Sue McLean and Associates does a great job booking every year, (usually) keeping prices reasonable for a wide variety of acts to choose from each summer. Last year, the Jayhawks made their Zoo debut on July 1 with a great show that I would’ve missed if not for my friend DGS and his extra ticket.

I don’t remember too many specifics now, so I’ll send you over to Jon Bream’s review at the Star Tribune. I do remember the quirky openers Folk Uke, who sang some great R-rated songs: Shit Makes The Flowers Grow, BJ to a DJ and Motherfucker Got Fucked Up. A few more pics after the jump. You can view the 2017 lineup here (we are going to Robert Cray on July 12).

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

2017 TC 1 Mile

Posted Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 12:04 am GMT -5 in Friends,Running,Work at 12:04 AM

A week ago Thursday was my fifth TC 1 Mile (and second as a captain in the Corporate Team Challenge). We had a small team this year, but I found it funny that the U.S. Bank Stadium team was larger than the U.S. Bank team (we also had more people than Best Buy, Cargill, Medica, Buffalo Wild Wings and HealthEast). This qualified us for the fastest team competition, which required a minimum of five participants (with at least one woman and one person 40 or older). Our combined time of 1:02:46 was good for second to last place, but I’m extremely happy with our group. The winning team from 3M was amazing: a blazing 25:30, which included a 4:38 by a 46-year-old (!).

Our two fastest runners from last year did not return to defend, so I was just trying to stay in the sixes (while not getting injured before Grandma’s). My PR was set in 2013 (6:10) and I’ve been all over the map (6:20, 6:28 and 6:47) before trotting to a 6:58.4 this year. This was good for 726th out of 1,962 overall and 52nd out of 103 in my age group. I still really like the new route by the Guthrie, but could’ve swore we turned left at Izzy’s and not one block further down. That was a tough one mentally, but the bigger problems were my lack of training and the extra weight my doctor wants me to shed.

Thanks to Shelly, Liz, Erin and Sarah for joining me this year – well done!

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2017 at 12:04 am

Work it, Jim

Posted Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 11:11 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Friends,Sports at 11:11 PM

Mr. Cunningham does such a great job for the Twins (and Wild)

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

The back held out

Posted Sunday, May 7th, 2017 11:25 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 11:25 AM

Sunday round with Leo @ Gross National

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

Lauryn Hill at First Avenue

Posted Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 11:28 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Friends,Music at 11:28 PM

I’ve run into my friend RW the past two days in a row, which reminded me of the Lauryn Hill concert at First Avenue last September (that I never wrote about). You can read Chris Riemenschneider’s review of the 9/4/2016 concert here, since this is all I really remember from that night:

  • We loved the Fugees and were sad we hadn’t seen any of her other recent visits.
  • It was the most money we’ve ever spent on a First Avenue ticket.
  • We learned RW is a true First Ave VIP and got us one of the tables upstairs.
  • Ms. Hill completely lives up to the diva reputation (and her band probably wanted to kill her by the end of the show).

That cover of Nothing Compares 2 U was amazing, though.

Not sure why all the pictures from this show were so terrible, but here you go…

Originally published by DK on April 25, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Back in Sun City

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 07:20 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Travel,Weather at 7:20 PM

Round number two was a little rougher

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm

All the Minnesotans are here

Posted Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 03:05 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 3:05 PM

Golf with John and Cathy @ Palmbrook CC, Sun City, AZ

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Didn’t seem like 30 years

Posted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 10:33 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 10:33 PM

Great visit with St. Paul Central classmate Paul Diedrich @ Okra

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Behind the board

Posted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 12:29 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 12:29 AM

Son Volt @ First Ave with DGS

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2017 at 12:29 am

Pool in the Sinatra Room

Posted Sunday, March 19th, 2017 04:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Friends at 4:34 PM

SK and Kodos visit Lowertown

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm
 

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